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!

Helen


5 comments:

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.
hugs,
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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.