I am a DT newbie on the fantastical Alice in Wonderland inspired challenge blog,
I was floored when Jessica asked me to be a part of this awesome team of hers.
I kinda feel as though I "owe" Jessica a little bit for my blogging and challenge card making.
Ya see, a little over 2 years ago I received an email from my friend MacKenzie, showing me this card with an incredible altered TGF Ian image that turned him into the guys from The Ramones. That card was the beginning of my stalking Traci aka "Wicked Pixie" (she's awesome!), and I was inspired enough to enter TGF's "Rock Out Ian and Anya challenge.
I needed to create a blog to enter (or so I thought), so I did, and I made a really cute Alice Cooper, "Welcome to my Nightmare" Ian, complete with hand drawn boa constrictor.
Well, I won the contest and have kept some sort of contact with Jessica ever since.
By winning that contest, the first contest I ever entered in blog land, I had the confidence to forge forward into what I now consider to be a full blown addiction and creatively enriching way of being.
I owe a huge thank you to MacKenzie, Traci, and Jessica for (unbeknown to them) getting me started on this exciting path.
Now, that being said, here is my slightly less than spectacular debut DT card for Oh, Alice!
`Why, what are YOUR shoes done with?' said the Gryphon. `I mean, what makes them so shiny?'
Alice looked down at them, and considered a little before she gave her answer. `They're done with blacking, I believe.'
`Boots and shoes under the sea,' the Gryphon went on in a deep voice, `are done with a whiting. Now you know.'
`And what are they made of?' Alice asked in a tone of great curiosity.
`Soles and eels, of course,' the Gryphon replied rather impatiently: `any shrimp could have told you that.'
`If I'd been the whiting,' said Alice, whose thoughts were still running on the song, `I'd have said to the porpoise, "Keep back, please: we don't want YOU with us!"'
`They were obliged to have him with them,' the Mock Turtle said: `no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.'
`Wouldn't it really?' said Alice in a tone of great surprise.
Now this card did not turn out at all like I had envisioned, or in the end, had hoped.
My son's name is Gryphon, so I have quite a few Gryphon stamps, and statues, and stuff, and figured this was going to be a real no brain-er.
Make it sparkle and shine, and use a Gryphon. Not so hard right?
So very wrong! Not sure if it's newbie jitters or what, but this card is not my best work.
It is sparkly though.
This week's sponsor of the Oh, Alice! challenge is Sparkle Creations.
The images over at her site are adorable and I want some! She is generously offering a $20 store credit to one lucky random winner. Not to mention a coupon code for all that enter this week's challenge (drop by the Oh, Alice! blog for more details).
Just show us what makes you SPARKLE or SHINE.
Remember , you have until FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10th at 8pm CST to enter this contest! Winner will be posted on Saturday 9/11's post and good luck to all who enter!