You Are Now Entering Wonderland

Welcome to the world of Wonderland. There is an abundance of Alice In Wonderland stamps on the market with styles to suit every taste.  Here I used six  stamps from the “Wonderland” plate by Oxford Impressions. They also sell Classic Alice and Illustrated Alice.
Old, faded and distressed is what I was aiming for. All four sides  were painted with Tapestry Green and Camisole Pink heritage colour emulsion paints. Yes, I managed to sneek some pink paint in here LOL. Although, in my defence it is very pale! I have to thank my KCUK friend, Jack,  for sending me a gift of two Alice books – used a piece of text tucked behind Lewis.The rose tree is versatile, as well as the full image I also partially inked to create a rose bush. Inking the same stamp with soft green pigment ink I stamped directly onto the top portion of the wood base to create an arbour effect.The only embellishment, apart from the clock bead, was some felt border. I bought it at a  time when I expected to consume myself with scrapbooking, that never did quite happen. Anyway, I knew that one day it would be exactly what I would be looking for to use on a project.This is the first of my Alice projects, the others I will scatter throughout the month of May and probably beyond.

(I would like to thank Suzanne Melvin for the “Wonderland” set I received courtesy of Oxford Impressions )


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JeanFB
    May 04, 2010 @ 13:24:08

    Wow, this is so beautiful! Love what you’ve done with the rose topiary/bush, and the lovely vintage text behind the Carroll stamp. The colors are exquisite, too.


  2. lynne
    May 04, 2010 @ 13:28:00

    Jean, thank you. I did wonder if the colours looked slightly washed out in the photograph so thank you for reassuring me. Lynne


  3. Lucy Edmondson
    May 04, 2010 @ 14:28:37

    This is absolute amazing! Love it! As you know, I have the other two OI Alice sets but I love that you have used the more unusual and historical of the sets, with the photo-real stamps of Carroll, and Alice Liddell. I love the arbor effect. On the front, it creates the impression of Carroll’s headstone – was that what you were aiming for or is it just in my imagination – either way it is just fabulous and probably one of the loveliest Alice pieces I have seen,

    Lucy x


  4. craftytrog
    May 04, 2010 @ 15:15:31

    Fabulous art Lynne. Love the effect you’ve created with the paints, & all the images are wonderful. That green trim looks great too, and I thought it looked like a tombstone too! xx


  5. Lynn Stevens
    May 04, 2010 @ 15:21:45

    Lynn, This soooooo cool. Don’t you just Love Suzannes stamps!
    Thanks so much for your sweet words and for entering my giveaway.
    Best of luck GF!!!
    hugs Lynn


  6. paula akers
    May 04, 2010 @ 16:28:12

    VERY COOL! I was able to pick up a copy at a flea market once and this reminds me of the few illustrations it held—one of my first “grown up”/nonpicture books, if I remember correctly. TFS!


  7. Cath
    May 04, 2010 @ 17:18:55

    Gorgeous, Lynne. I was looking at those stamps the other day and the site is open now, to tempt me, lol – good job I can’t afford them just yet cos there are a couple of hers I’d love… I wanted to sell OI and asked for wholesale when she first began but she wasn’t ready – I didn’t ever get back to her – pity!


  8. Kate
    May 04, 2010 @ 21:24:55

    Oh I love it, especially the “photo” images.
    Pink and green is a combination I use too but I’m not so good at subtle and muted.



  9. debbiek
    May 04, 2010 @ 23:01:54

    Lynne, you did a really good job with this set of stamps. Love the added felt embellishment. Can’t wait to see more of what you come up with:)

    Debbie K.


  10. 2amscrapper
    May 05, 2010 @ 01:21:01

    I love the look of your blog. And I’m a hug Alice fan which means I think your project is incredible!


  11. thefrugalcrafter
    May 05, 2010 @ 12:51:55

    what a darling book!


  12. Nancy James
    May 05, 2010 @ 16:57:29

    Hello Lynn
    your “Alice” project is fantastic! I love the soft color tones you used with the images.
    Thank you also for the sweet words on my blog…you know those from “Scotland” hold a dear place in my heart. My Grandparents were from Ayr (Stevenston and Saltcoats) and we still have many cousins there.

    Have a great evening! 🙂


  13. Hazel
    May 06, 2010 @ 08:31:56

    I love this Lynne and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of your Alice projects. xxx Hazel.


  14. Penny
    May 11, 2010 @ 01:35:58

    Wonderful piece, Lynne! You’ve made a great project with those stamps – I love all the sage green, the depth you’ve created with the tree stamp, and just the overall dimensionality of it – just perfect!!


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