Jun 3, 2012

"Don't Stop Playing Alice!"

"Mystical and Very Magical"
is the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight...

I have been silently admiring the Alice in Wonderland style of card for some time and I love the whole magical/fantasy world that everyone creates. 
It is always so much fun...
 So I decided to give it a go this time.


When I saw this image it reminded me of the Saturday nights when a group of families in our neighborhood would get together and have a card night (Pontoon)...each family took turns to host the night.
Those nights were the best fun and I have great memories of sneaking a sip of my dad's beer when mum wasn't watching, and finally being big enough to join in...
but only on the games that were for matches.  lol

 I found the larger card stamp and thought it would make a great mask
(you could win a hand of Pontoon with a jack and 7 if you were lucky!)
Alice and the deck of cards is masked and the playing cards are positioned as a backdrop and foreground piece.
And then cut with a nestability using the out of the box technique (I have so much fun with this technique)
They are all layered with mounting foam.

The background is a little difficult to see, but it is distressed inked, splattered, stenciled and overstamped with keys and clocks.
I have stuck some Jak paper onto cardstock and die cut the flourish...after peeling the top layer off I added some crystal glitter.

Can you see the queen of hearts???
Above Alice is a die cut heart with a crown that has been stamped on acetate and glittered...
Get it??? lol
(that's my clever bit for this week)

I hope you enjoy the amazing DT pieces over at FSC and get out all your glitter and wings and wands and all things mystical and magical and join us for this fortnights theme...

Enjoy!

I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

33 comments:

Netty said...

Smashing post Dot it made me giggle.... Loving your DT card and of course I love Alice such a fab character for the challenge, Annette x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! Beautifully constructed card and your take on the Queen of Hearts is very creative! Bravo! Yvonne

Debi said...

great card Dot, love the colours and Alice of course, Debix

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card....thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic Alice themed card, I'm a great Alice fan.

Molecraft said...

A fabulous creation, lovely design! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

karen said...

oh Dot this is lovely, i love it
karen x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Dot - and very cleverly masked with the playing cards. Love the crown!
Have a great weekend
Avril xx

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Dot, I love dimension and yours certainly has lots of it! A x

TRACEY MO said...

very cool project great layout

Thanks for joining us at Craftymess

Tracey DT

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Dot, this has come together beautifully. As I look at it I remember you saying how you would leave a piece on the table and keep coming back to it when you have new ideas. The ideas and dimension on this are fabulous and I love the story behind it too. We play Canasta and Crib these days, but have played pontoon in the past.
Hope you are having a great weekend. It was lovely to chat to you the other day, must do it again soon.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Dot, love how the cards are flying around Alice ! Sue C x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fabulous thme card, I love all details!

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, a smashing take on the FSC theme, beautifully thought out so wonderfully made, fantastic. xx

Sara said...

Hi Dot, a great card I love the use of colours. A great design I love the butterfly in the bottom left corner. Thanks for joining in our challenge at the game, from Design team. Hugs Sara

Susan said...

Nice to meet you Dot! This is awesome! I'd love to learn some of the "out of the box techniques" LOL :)
Thanks for joining us over at THE GAME :)
Susan G (DT)

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous card, Dot! Love that image of the flying cards, and that crown is a fantastic touch!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabby post and amazing card Dot! I used to play looooong card sessions with my friends back at the teens time, oh how much fun we then had! Hope you are well my friend! xx

Terry said...

Love this Alice themed magical card, Dot! Wow! The cards just pop as if they are flying out of the deck! Love the embossed glimmer edging! Oh great choice with the music! Have a great evening!

Moira Gray said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining in the Craftymess Challenge.

Dezinaworld said...

Fabulous creation Dot. Thanks so much for joining us in 'The Game'
hugs June x

Faye said...

Fab card and colours, thanks for joining us over at Emergency Crafters Faye x

Jack said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card - looks amazing
Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week
Hugs
Doreen

lynne said...

Hi Dot
This is quite wonderful with lots of interest and you captured that quirky sense of Alice so beautifully.
Wishes
Lynne

Feebsy said...

Oooh this is a fabulous card, I really love the background colours and the playing cards are perfect, I love how the flow from the main image. Alice looks stunning too.

Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Martina2801 said...

Your art is fantastic, dear Dot! What a wonderful Blog you have! Thank you for your lovely comment on my Blog; I am going to sign up to follow your blog and I will be back for frequent visits for inspiration! Best to you! MARTINA xxx

scrapclose2theheart said...

I love this & I love the looks of your blog. I would love to follow but I couldn't quite figure out how to do that.

Anita Kejriwal said...

Very nice and creative! I love the way you have used the cards on yor project. Thanks for playing along the Game. Anita-DT

Sue said...

This is fabulous Dot, I love anything Alice. Your post made me smile, it describes perfectly every Saturday night of my childhood at my Grandma and Grandads, only we played Newmarket rather than Pontoon x

Neet said...

Those games nights sound like fun to me. How fabulous - and how I miss that kind of thing happening these days. Guess folks are too busy with other things.
Lovely card you have made - Hugs, Neet (new follower)

Sandie said...

A fabulous entry for our challenge...it's gorgeous.

Sandie@Craftymess Challenge Blog.

Shirl said...

Phew finally here hunny to say this is just tooooo perfect.

Would have loved to join in the card games I too am partial to cards especially the game of crib.

Hugs Shirley x x