Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh Alice...

Just as Alice said this, she noticed that one of the trees had a door leading right into it. `That's very curious!' she thought. `But everything's curious today. I think I may as well go in at once.' And in she went.

Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table. `Now, I'll manage better this time,' she said to herself, and began by taking the little golden key, and unlocking the door that led into the garden.

Then she went to work nibbling at the mushroom (she had kept a piece of it in her pocked) till she was about a foot high: then she walked down the little passage: and THEN--she found herself at last in the beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains..."

Hello out there! It's a lovely day here in Wonderland and we are celebrating the summer with a nature theme today! Well, TREES and FLOWERS and BIRDS to be more exact! We scored a GREAT sketch sponsored by PAGEMAPS today that is just perfect for today's theme:



For my second Oh Alice post I was not only inspired by the pagemap sketch but also the story and just had to have an element of a key on my card. I used this small key I had handy and cut a small mushroom out of my paper to mimic the drinking of the potions, eating of the mushrooms and the key of course. I have to admit I have a few tree stamp sets I adore but I have been hanging onto this old SU one for years still without seeing ink so it was time to get it dirty. I used craft ink pads to show more vibrantly on the kraft paper. Hope you like it!

Now hop on over to the Oh Alice challenge blog to see the other amazing creations and see how you can play along as well. Happy Saturday! Andi



8 comments:

Renee' Dezember said...

oh this is beautiful! tfs

Deconstructing Jen said...

Oh wow! this is just gorgeous. I love the tree you created!! That's a wonderful sentiment also. Gorgeous job!

Peggy said...

Just gorgeous! Love the key! A perfect touch!

Lynne Phelps said...

WONDERful card (geddit?) for a wonderland scene! Using craft/pigment ink on the kraft paper is a GREAT tip. I really wanted to use an image with a door in the tree on my card but couldn't find one. Which I had been as brilliant as you and thought of using the key to represent that opening! Lovely implementation of the sketch!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

LOVE the key element. I have a million keys!! Why didn't I thin kyou use at least one?! Well, your card is beautiful. Very autumnal. Gorgeous.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Andi! I love the tree, the pretty Earth Love paper and the beautiful trim. YOu totally rocked the sketch, girlie!

Erin said...

Great use of the key, looks great. That is a cool tree, love the fall colors and this is one of my fav. DP's.

Emma said...

WOW, I love your tree it is absolutely amazing, love it! Oh and your DP is Awesome as well, works perfectly with your tree!