Hi everyone. Happy Saturday. It is dark and very wet here today as it is pouring rain. All our snow is gone but it is supposed to get cold again after this front moves out and there may be more snow come Tuesday. I am glad it is the weekend after what was a somewhat long and rather eventful week. But mostly a good week too. I will fill you in on a few things another day.
So last month I did a bit of a tease (which you might possibly remember) with some photos from a project I was working on. Some of you guessed an Alice theme, and it is, but maybe not exactly like you suspected.
So I have finally finished it. Hurrah-hurrah.
So let me share a bit with you today.
So this is a story by me that was inspired by the famous story Alice in Wonderland but not in any order or any particular way. It is not actually the story Lewis Carroll wrote with just my art.
I used a fold out journal I had to make it.
So here's front cover. The story is called Alice in Christmasland. I added bits of song tissue paper to a blue painted background. The letters are hand drawn, painted and made a bit sparkly.
On the left is the inside of the cover and on the right is the start of a 2 page spread.
You can read the intro better here. (Sorry, I seem to never be home when it is light out with these short hours of daylight and long days of work and with the way this book folds it was hard to get good photos.)
So let the story begin:
In these modern days
there was a girl named Alice.
And she was precocious
to say the least.
So when Christmas rolled around
Alice had a thought.
How did Santa fit down the chimney
with a bag full of gifts?
He was such a large man and
there were always so many gifts under her family's tree.
Curiouser and curiouser.
So one cold but calm night
she climbed up on the roof and
Took a peek down the chimney.
That is how it all began.
I really love how the top of my house came out. I sketched the building and painted the roof brown. Then I stamped the design on tissue paper and added it. I love how some of the tissue looks like light snow on the shingles. The chimney is hand drawn and colored. The windows themselves are part of a die cut and then I decorated the inside of the house views. I also added some paint for snow, drew and fussy cut my ladder, and added some little glistening snowflakes which are actually those fake gemstones.
And for Alice on the roof I used a punch out from Studio Light, art by Marlene. I kind of wish I had made my own person, but that still intimidates me a bit. I did create the hat for her head however.
I have to say how much fun I had making this book, and I will probably say that again before I am done showing you.
And there will be more to come another day. It would be a really long post if I showed it all in one day.
I am linking up to Yvonne's fun words and numbers challenge at Art Journal Journey
Hope you are having a fantastic start to your weekend!