Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Alice, part 3

Hi there everyone. Can you believe it is only a week until Christmas and even fewer days until Hanukkah begins? And Saturday we are officially into winter, but the good news is after that the days will be getting longer, even if it is not rapidly. I will still take that! I am not fond of so much dark.

I am back today with spread 3 from my Alice in Christmasland storybook.
You can read parts 1 and 2 here and here if you have no idea what I am writing about.
So I couldn't do this story without a tea party. That is so essential (in my mind) to the whole Alice story. Plus, making tea themed art is so much fun.
So I created this part of the tea party spread using some more Studio Light/Art by Marlene images and a Stamperia paper teapot image. I also used an old Hero Arts teacup stamp and a couple of tea themed charms, as well as creating the outer part of the teabag.
Here's what the words say:

It's Always Tea Time
Quietly Alice snuck out from under the chair 
and made her way to the table nearby.
Being an athlete, Alice was able to climb up the chair leg and then jump
from the chair onto the table.
Mother had her china and teacups
set out on the table already for Christmas breakfast.
And her sister Mary, in her typical little girl fashion
left some toys on the table also.

For this part of the spread I used more Studio Light/Art by Marlene and Stamperia paper. I created the rabbit and also stamped a few other items.
The left page says
Let's have a tea party.
We can eat cream cakes and strawberries.
Curious and curiouser.

And the right side says
"Psst." said the rabbit.
Alice looked around.
"I am down here"
Alice looked down to the floor and saw the rabbit.

And finally,  a page with some more the story. I painted the page with both red and pink paint. I stamped the clocks and words, Then after adding the story words, I added some clock hands and a little metal clock charm.
This page goes:

"Come with me" said the rabbit. "I can help you.
But you better hurry since we are late."

"Help me?  You are a toy rabbit. How can you help me?"
Alice questioned.

"I can take you to the queen and she can help you get back to normal.
But we must hurry.  But it is 11 PM and we must do this before Santa arrives
at midnight  or else she loses her power for another year."

"The queen?" Alice was thoroughly confused.

"The Queen of Hearts of course. She is a real witch 
excet at Christmas when her heart fills with love."

Alice shrugged. It was worth a try.
So Alice hopped down onto a chair and then
onto the floor and had to run quickly to keep up with the rabbit.

Once again I am linking up to Yvonne's fun challenge at Art Journal Journey I am also linking up to Moo Mania and their latest challenge which is Anything Goes.
I hope you are enjoying my story and I also want to thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.


Valerie-Jael said...

Your Alice pages are fabulous, love how you have thought this out. Well done. Yes, time is flying, and my birthday is also on the Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

Nice twist on the story.Love the happy pictures and tea art. Looks like a skating rink outside my window. Be careful out there.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGolly, dear Erika. Your imagination has gone into overdrive. This is incredible and that bunny is out of this world. I can't believe you drew/created it yourself. It's stunning. I love it.

It's been forever since I saw a metal clock charm. What a great find in your stash. And those clock hands. I KNOW I had some of those at one time, too. Wonderful memories, even if they were of embellishments.

Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey, dear.

Divers and Sundry said...

Delightful! I'm enjoying this story and your creative illustrations.

sheila 77 said...

Oh Erika, this is beyond anything. It's a complete story book with these marvellously inventive illustrations and story. I love the helpful rabbit with the black whiskers and teacup, and the floating hearts, and the unicorn and teacup on the party table and so much else.
Of course I will have to catch up with the previous parts of the story.
I am intrigued by Mother with flowers and bird in her hair.
It's a tour de force.

Meggymay said...

Another amazing chapter of your Alice story and I would love to be at the tea party. The images you used are fantastic, the rabbit looks so cute.
Thank you Erika for sharing this story with us at AJJ, it is great inspiration for the theme.
Yvonne xx

Iris Flavia said...

Yes, yes, yes, the days are getting longer, yay!!!
I love that garland! We have heaps of them here, too, they make me feel happy.

Beautifully made, I hope more is to come (no idea if I want to go to the store before Christmas!!! People go nuts here. Plus, with having Christmas deco all year round I can wait till later, right ;-)...)

Beautiful work, wow, thank you for sharing!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

a beautiful, golden, fascinating journal, I love this story with pictures!
I wish you a merry Christmas time,

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what amazing pages! The teacup and teapot images with the wording are gorgeous and I love the fabulous tea party characters too 😁. The red background of clocks looks very festive, I'm so looking forward to finding out what happens next 😉. Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

froebelsternchen said...

I love your imagobation and thesr pages are simply wow!

Jeanie said...

This is just so charming and so creative. I love every page you've shown, every word written. Completely delightful!

craftytrog said...

Another fun chapter, and beautiful art too Erika! xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow, beautiful vibrant art journal pages. I'm loving this series.

Neet said...

Your story just goes better and better. I love how you have used the artwork by Marlene to illustrate your work. This really is Fun (with a capital F) and I cannot wait to read it all.
Hugs, Neet xx

Eileen Bergen said...

Curiouser and curiouser. Who would have guessed that a biology teacher would have such a delightful imagination for writing fantasy. Eileen xx