Friday, 28 July 2017


It's Svenja's turn to set the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers - the Disney film of Alice in Wonderland celebrates its birthday today so she'd like us to make cards inspired by wonderland or its beloved characters.

I love the original Tenniel illustrations more than the Disney ones. They're old enough I had a hunch they'd be public domain by now so I decided to go down that route. I found this version of the dodo here and had some fun with an image transfer. If you're new to the world of transfer, this video from Andy Skinner is a good introduction to the technique of making areas opaque.

The background is re-inkers on watercolour paper with water droplets and a few circles stenciled in white pigment ink over the top. I didn't decide to stamp the flourishes until after I'd done the image transfer so those are stamped with Stazon as it had to be something that would be OK on the surface that had been coated with satin glaze.

I've absolutely no idea what I'll do with this card but it was fun to make!


Digital image (laser printed)
Cold press watercolour paper
Tim Holtz Distress inks by Ranger (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch)
Adirondack Pigment ink (Snowcap)
Stazon (Teal)
Vintage Flourish stamp by Indigo Blu
Dymo labeller
Font One dies by Spellbinder
Little Stars die (comes with embossing folder) by Marianne Designs
Wink of Stella pen (clear)
White acrylic paint
Satin Glaze by DecoArt

Thanks for stopping by! Do have a look at the ideas from the DT, some of which go to show you don't necessarily need stamps or other "specific" Alice in Wonderland stash to evoke the story!


Dotty Jo said...

Your card is simply fabulous - anyone would be delighted to receive it! Jo x PS Send it to me.....

Shabneez said...

Funnily enough I was thinking the same as your previous commenter - send the card to me! A wonderful creation - loving all the textures you've created. Shabneez x

Svenja said...

Can I join the queue? Lovely, lovely background, Joanne, and I entirely understand that you prefer Tenniel over Disney. Same for me, actually.
Did you know that the Dodo might be a reference to Lewis Caroll himself? His real name was Dodgson and he had a bit of a stutter, so probably would have introduced himself as Do-do-dogson...

Paula Whittaker said...

ooohhhh I love this - simply fantastical!

Dotty Jo said...

And I love it still! Jo x