Sunday, 24 March 2013

Anything But A Card Spring or Alice in Wonderland

Hello again and welcome back if you have already stopped by today. I was not joking about the buses ;)

Over at Anything But A Card we are entering into our second week of our current challenge which is Spring or Alice in Wonderland.
 I love the Alice in wonderland story and I love the Octopode Factory's images, especially the AiW so it was a no brainer that I would use one. I went for the Mad Hatter and coloured him with copics, fussy cut him out and coated him with clear embossing powder.
 The back ground is a piece of Stamp Board,Im not sure what the top coat is made from but it takes colour brilliantly and really makes the bright colours pop, you can also scratch into it to bring back the white.
 I started by using Dylusion sprays starting with lemmon at the top and working my way down with pink, a little orange and then purple drying each colour off as I went.
 The leaves were stamped with archival ink in black and are from Dyan Reaveley and the doodles along the bottom are also from one of her stamp sets.
The colour has been added using Distress re inkers, mown grass, Picked raspberry, peacock feathers and ripe persimmon. they have been painted on and then dabbed carefully with kitchen towl. I also added some stars with a great stamp from The Artistic Stamper using white ink.
 To add some hi lights I used a scoring tool and scraped away to reveal the board underneath.
I finished of with a sentiment from Tim Holtz.
 Thanks for stopping by, No more posts for today I promise ;) but beware of tomorrow x

The Octopode Factory are having a going green theme, The leaves and top hat are my bits of green.

Over at the Altered Alice they are having a Mad as the March Hair challenge, I have used the mad hatter for my piece.


  1. Hilarious! Although the pink and purple hurt my poor eyes a little bit which got too used to grey, light grey, dark grey ... lately ... blah :-D It's great, Mark. Love the mad hatter and the coloring. Hugs, Suzanne xx

  2. ...this is way cool Mark, love that quirky stamp and your shading is awesome, super colour palette too...Melxx :)

  3. Love the stamp and colour combo.

    Stampboard top layer I think is clay, hence the smooth surface.


  4. Beautiful colors and I like the scratched highlights. Love that Hatter and his coloring is fabulous!!!

  5. another great make , fab colours and super quirky image! trace x x

  6. Yum - fabby colours and what a cool image! I'm going backwards through the day, so I guess I've got more wonders in store!
    Alison x

  7. This could not be more different than your other piece today but it just goes to show how far you have come in your crafting when you can turn your hand to any style! Love the image and really love how you scratched back to get the white highlights.....another triumph Mark. Anne x

  8. Very pink but hey why not... looks great. Stampbord is a claybased surface, and if you mess up you can always sand it off. Have a good day. Love Francesca

  9. WooHoo, Mark! Fabulous colors on your fun and quirky piece. So happy you shared with The Altered Alice. xxD

  10. Great colours and stamps - what more could we want? Meant to comment on this when you put it on the blog but forgot - sorry! Have to say, I do love the pink. . . .

  11. I really like all of the blended colors in the background and the fun, funky swirly things (technical term!) at the base of your card! The Mad Hatter is pretty amazing too!

  12. Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice! I love the layers of colors. Stampboard is great, and I think it is a white clay coating.