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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Altered Alice Challenge is wrapping up Splendidly!

I'm late, I'm late posting this out today. I've had quite a month that's sent my schedule in a whirlwind. Much like Alice's time in Wonderland, I'm not really sure where I'm at or what direction I should be going. One thing that's for sure is there is just one day left to join in at the Stampendous sponsored April challenge on the Altered Alice Challenge blog.

If you do, there is a chance to win the stamp set I'm using on my project today.

Here's bit of a splendidly dressed cup of tea. It's fitting to end the challenge with a tea party isn't it? I used some of those fitting stamps from the Wonderland set Stampendous is giving away for entering the challenge... yes there is still time. See the details on the Altered Alice blog.

First off this tea cup is from my favorite book! I made a cupcake a few weeks ago with a template from this book. If there is ever a book that has good ideas for paper sculpting it is that one!

Here are the short instructions for this project: I promise they'll be as short as I can make them.

Stampendous Supplies:
Wonderland Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Acrylic Handle Block
Aged Black Embossing Enamel
Midnight Black Embossing Enamel
Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
Sterling Silver Embossing Enamel
Crystal Embossing Enamel
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad

Other Supplies:
Cream cardstock
Clear Acetate
Circle die cuts
Mushroom Alcohol ink refill
Saddle Brown Ink Pad
Red ink pad
Tea cup, saucer, spoon and sugar cube template (Paper Sculpt Sensation - by Marion Elliot)
Liquid glue
Glitter Glue

  1. Photocopy the template out of the book and cut out the shapes (I enlarged the template a bit so the stamps would work on the cup they way I wanted.)
  2. Trace the shapes onto cardstock and stamp/emboss your design leaving the gluing areas on the template free from embossing powder.
  3. Embellish with sponging and more bling with glitter glue. Set them aside to admire while you make your cup of tea and accessories.
  4. Cut out a circle from acetate. Stamp Alice image and heat dry or let set to dry. Turn circle over and drop alcohol ink on top and smear around while it's still wet. Dry with a heat gun, with a back an forth motion so not to warp the acetate.
  5. Score some cream cardstock in a 3 x 3 grid at 3/8-inch intervals. Snip between grids to make a small box (one side will be open, but that's to you have a way to clamp on some tweezers.) Glue into a cube and emboss with Crystal embossing enamel. Repeat for however many sugar cubes you desire.
  6. Cut out spoon template, trace and cut out. Score according to instructions and emboss with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
Enjoy a little cup of tea!

Wait! I think Alice caught a glimpse of that ever aloof Cheshire cat.

Don't let him ruin your party! There's always more in the tea pot. (and one more day to play along on the challenge. Deadline is Friday, April 27th 8 p.m. EST (GMT -5))

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  1. This is amazing! it looks so real!!

    1. Thanks! It's so easy to make it look real with embossing powders.

  2. Ok... this is just so unbelievably beyond fantastic that you've ruined me for all other projects!!! I absolutely MUST have this for my office if I have to fly out there and pick it up! What an absolutely incredible project!!!! I am floored!

  3. I just love love love love this. Did I mention to you that I love this? I must make this project! Your blog always gived me a push in to new fun exciting ideas. Thank you!

  4. Love love love love this!!! Did I tell you that I love this! I hvae to do this project!!! I love coming to your website to get the craft bug!

  5. oh my goodness!!! Janelle, you amaze me with your creativity!!! LOVE that Alice is seeing her reflection in the tea!


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