Friday, January 27, 2012

Alice In Wonderland Tea Cup Cards

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The irony of that quote...LOL...
Almost seems as if it was written for my blog! 
Ahem, right then, on with it...

I worked on these yesterday so that I could show you some of the amazing variety over at 
All of the Alice In Wonderland images are from Nicecrane Designs. 
Here is Alice and The DodoBird
 Alice is colored with Copics, but I've left the Dodo bird black and white for fun.  If you notice the tea cup in the back, you will see that I've also divided it between black and white on the left and color on the right.
I originally had her dress yellow then showed it to my daughter who said, "Her dress is supposed to be blue, Mom."  Miffed, I sat back down and grabbed a blue copic and began coloring.  "Oh, you big moron!" is what I said to myself.
Next week when I go volunteer at the elementary school, I'll be making time to sit in on the art class and relearn my color wheel.
Yellow + Blue = GREEN...geesh!

 The Toad that delivers mail in Alice In Wonderland
 He is also colored in Copics.  Originally I think the legs were to be white for stockings, but I wanted more green on him so I colored them in as his actual skin color.
I did not try to match any specifics on their outfits from the original movie.  I just wanted to color them however I saw fit.
 I received those cute little playing cards from Pamela at Free Vintage Digital Stamps, in a blog candy win.  They fit perfectly with the theme.
The Mad Hatter
He is also colored in Copics.
I think he's probably my favorite.
I just love that pocket watch and the hat and the numbers on his hat, and the vest and, yeah, he's definitely my favorite. 

These are the fabulous digital stamps I used and if you're interested in checking them out, just click the picture.
 OR...if you have issues with colors like me, here are the pre-colored images as well.
As much fun as these teacup cards were to make, they wouldn't have been possible were it not for the other outstanding free digital images found at The Graphic's Fairy, (teacups, clock and birdcage images were used) Magic Moonlight, and Paper Crafts Online Downloadable Sentiments and the waiter hand with "drink" coming out of the teacup is from my old 2011 chef calendar.  Always handy to keep those things around for neat-o whatnots. 

Have a wonderful weekend,
Lisa !!

This is a repost, but I would like to link up to The Graphic's Fairy for Brag Monday


Margaret said...

Holy crapola!!Talk about Wonderland!! These are amazing and you have done an incredible job of showing off these images! The coloring is crazy cool (even if you forgot how to mix colors for a bit! hehe!)and I love all of the bits and pieces added to create the 'total picture'! And yes, we are a little mad...why else would anyone spend tons of money and countless hours to create things that so few appreciate and understand! Besides, who couldn't use a little madness now and then!

Unknown said...

WOWWWWWW these are just magical Lisa!!!!! You did a spectacular job on these!!!!! Love these images and the design you created!!!!!! WOWWWWW!!!!!

Stampindamour said...

OMG!!! This is so creative!!! You are so creative! You are the *QUeeN* of dimensional paper art! Love it! xo

-pamela ;)

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Lisa, this is all so AMAZING!!I dont know where to start...brilliant colouring, love the green dress,love the green frog legs,and I have to admit, I love the Mad Hatter too.He is my favourite....I'm still gasping for air here...WOW!!knock me over with a feather...gorgeous work..


Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely stunning Lisa,,,,you are really so creative,,love the bright colors you aply to my funny Alice Picts,,,,and all over how you layered them,,,.I am really proud you are now in my CT,,,horrayy for Lisa.

Shelby said...

You absolutely just completely rock the vintage world! You sure you were born in the late 60s early 70s?:) And as you know most of the time I could be Alice's friend and companion in the mad mad world!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
I can understand why 'The Mad Hatter' is your favourite! You may have something in common!!!!Ha...
What a wonderful exhibition of art work you have given us this week, I really am running out of superlatives where you are concerned, it is obvious that the images from 'Nicecrane' are drawing out the best in you, as every piece you have coloured up is just delightful. And you know Q I like how you put your own take on the characters, this is your creative genius at work and long may it continue, there should be NO RULES where artistic expression is concerned. WELL DONE.
I have you to thank also for 'Nicecrane images' liking my comment on your previous post and offering me a free image, how about that!

lalkygirl said...

wow what a fabulous set of projects ,so much detail; and the vintage look is awesome
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Jacq said...

Hi Lisa,
OMG OMG WOW WOW WOW !!!! These just Blew me away!!! Simply STUNNING set of cards Lisa...If I had to pick a favourite it would be the Mad Hatter card..Love everything about these cards Lisa..Total Perfection!!! Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour with these Stunning creations, and Good Luck. Hope you will join in with us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh My... well i just love anything Alice in Wonderland .. and these are no exception.. works of art in a teacup lol
The mad hatter is my fave .. i wonder why lol
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Wow that´s stunning! I´m speachless! *-* Wow.....xD
Thank you for joining in the fun at FTC Challenges! :)
xoxo Nina

Anonymous said...

Hello a wonderful job.
A stunning design.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
** Karla

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What gorgeous coloring skills you have! Love these images and how you've used them!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is amazing! Love all the details. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs xx

Unknown said...

Wow these are amazing Lisa, so much work and lots of detail!!! xxx

fatmonica said...

These are stunning!Thanks for entering them in the ATCs with Attitude challenge.

Bianca said...

What a fab card! I love the the nostalgic pics very much! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Beverly G said...

Beautiful creativity in this post, so many wonderful details. Thanks for entering and hope to see you again at ATCs & Cards With Attitude.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Wow these are amazing Lisa. I am going to show these to my daughter. She loves anything Alice in Wonderland. Thank you for sharing them with us at The Stamp Man challenge.

Janette said...

Such a fantastic for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Joanne said...

Fun and fantastic. Thanks for joining us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

Mitralee said...

sorry, these took my breath away.....

plus I got squinty-eyed trying to figure out how you did it all.....

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are amazingly beautiful,love the images, thank you for joining us over at ATC's With Attitude thius fortnight, hope to see you again soon xx