Hi there! This month at The Altered Alice we are challenging you to show us your most daring disappearing act! Just like the Cheshire cat who likes to disappear and re-appear. For my project I have created custom Alice in Wonderland Fridge magnets using images from our sponsor Dilly Beans. The Design team is using 3 of the Alice in Wonderland Characters designed by Megan Suarez of Dilly Beans.
*Stay tuned at the end of this post for a little trip to a real live Wonderland that I found while on vacation.
Fridge Magnets aren’t for everyone but I happen to LOVE them! I feel a fridge full of fun magnets is just plain…FUN! Plus I have a 6-year-old who loves to hang his Masterpieces on the fridge. Fridge Magnets are always in demand at my house. Creating custom fridge magnets is a fantastic way to add personality and function to the most used appliance in your home. You can view a tutorial on how to create your own custom fridge magnets here.
Here are the three Alice in Wonderland characters from Dilly Beans. All of the images were colored with Copic Markers and mounted and sealed to Pro-Mag Magnet board with Mod Podge.
The Cheshire Cat was printed multiple times to create an interactive Wonderland scene in which he “Disappears”.
In order to tie the scene together I needed a background to layer the Alice in Wonderland Fridge magnets on top of. I created this tree and added the quote for this months challenge within the illustration.
`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?’
`I should like it very much,’ said Alice, `but I haven’t been invited yet.
`You’ll see me there,’ said the Cat, and vanished.
Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again.
— Chapter 6, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Here are All the details about our Sponsor and our Challenge….
Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!
Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls! You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog and an Etsy shop with Megan’s artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms; the design team will be featuring the first three.
But wait there’s More!
Welcome to the Terra Cottage Cafe! We had a wonderful family dinner here while vacationing at Lake Harmony, PA. Let me tell you the cottage style decor is just as delightful as the food! Nothing short of Wonderland!
As soon as I got through the door and saw those colorful tea-cups I knew I was in for a real treat. If the outdoor seating wasn’t cute enough…check out the seating options inside!
This is the room we had dinner in. Our table was right under the falling chair, which left me feeling like I had fallen down the rabbit hole!
The metallic blue striped walls are the same color blue I used for the striped drawer on the Alice in Wonderland Dresser! Great minds right?
You can tell by this picture that there was a LOT to look at here. Terra Cottage Cafe was a feast for the eyes indeed. Not to mention all the inspiring ideas I got for future projects!
How Cool is this? A vintage Coffee table turned mirror! What a fabulous up-cycle! My grandmother had a table just like this one. I love the distressed yellow paint and the way the table legs were used to frame the frame holding the mirror. Let’s not forget those gorgeous vintage door knobs with keyholes to boot!
Here’s another idea I love…layered wallpaper! Notice how the top layer is torn in patches to allow the layer underneath to show through? I can’t wait to try this on a project! (Off to fetch some Mod Podge and scrap book paper!)
What a whimsical idea for shelving! Old window panes nailed to a wall shelf. The red shutter with the decorative bird-cage ties the whole thing together.
My little man photo bombed this shot but he’s a cutie so we’ll let that one slide Speaking of cute…how adorable is this fabric scrap wall? Wouldn’t this look great in a sewing room or pretty much anywhere for that matter?
This is one of my favorites. I literally gasped when I saw it. This painted floor is just gorgeous! The peeled paint whether it is just wear and tear or purposely distressed just adds to the charm. As soon as I find a floor to paint I’m sooo doing this!
I had a nice relaxing week with the fam in the Poconos this past week. It was a nice break from designing. Of course that didn’t stop me from soaking in (and of course photographing) all the inspiring design ideas I found. I have plenty more to share with you so I do hope to see you again soon!