Monday, 7 May 2012

Alice in full technicolour!

This is a project I made ages ago for publication (one of my madder ones, I might add!) and when I sent it in they couldn't use it 'cos they already had a project using Alice stamps (that'll teach me to check before hand!) It now hangs right near my computer and I thought I'd blog it on this grey day. (I don't think I've blogged it before - if I have, apologies!)

It's made out of cut up envelopes - you know, the sort with windows in, usually with the dreaded bank statements or whatever. I thought this was a much better use! I've coloured the windows with alcohol inks and stamped on the paper behind then added stuff on top. All the text is cut from envelopes as well:

The back looks like this:

Don't look too closely at the stitching - it took me ages - years even - to work out that that was to do with the bobbin tension (didn't know the bobbin had a tension!). Knew I should have gone on that 'know your sewing machine class'.

When put together it hangs as a rather wacky mobile:

The lovely Alice stamps are by Stamp Attack The wonderful background stamp on the back is by Chocolate Baroque.

Thanks for looking!



Sid said...

Brilliant mobile Helen, love your colours too !!

Dawn said...

I'm loving this mobile great use of colour & B&W I like alot ;0)Dxx

shamraiz said...

Hi Dear, this is delightful, your image, apart from being beautifully colours, is just adorable!!!
I love your combination of colours and papers, I do wish I could do that - it would look a disaster.
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MezzoKat said...

My mother used to read the Alice books to me when I was quite young, and I've love the stories ever since. I love what you've done with them.
Thanks so much for all your kind comments on my blog!

MezzoKat said...

Sorry, I mistook you for someone who visited my blog. Still love your Alice creations.