Thursday, 19 May 2011

How Curious????

How amazing are my new Indigo Blu stamps :D I got them at their launch at Port Sunlight last week and fell in lurve!! Only problem is I want the whole range of stamps LOL :D

Ok so how to :D

I started by covering my cute little house in a piece of text from my Alice book .

I stamped over the whole thing with my crackle stamp in coffee archival ink and left to dry.

Next I stamped the ruler along the edge in black ink, masked the edges and coloured with wild honey distress stain - two swooshes and it was done :D

I coloured the rest of it with barn door distress ink pad and added a clock and an ink blot stamp in black archival ink.

I stamped the white rabbit on to a separate piece of paper and coloured with promarkers and stuck it to my house with Claudine's matte medium.

I masked the rabbit off and sprayed the watch with gold cosmic shimmer mist but found this dulled the stamped image too much. I decided to stamp the watch section again on to acetate and when dry cut out and glued over the original stamped image with a little glossy accents.

I added the tiny type letters and glossy accented them and left to dry overnight so I wasn't tempted to stick my fingers in to check if it was dry LOL :D

I added walnut stain distress stickles randomly to add a little subtle sparkle around the edges carefull applied with my splodgey finger :D

Alice was stamped onto white shrink plastic with coffee archival ink and coloured lightly with pencils - the colour intensifies so much when it shrinks so if you are too heavy handed it looks awful.

I left a tab at the top of Alice when I cut her out and punched a hole so that she could dangle in the bottle.

Once shrunk with my heatgun I added little eye hooks to the cork of the Tim Holtz bottle and attached Alice with a jump ring .

I threw in a teeny key then put the cork in and wrapped the neck of the bottle with bakers twine and added a hand written tag.

To attach it to the house I drilled a little hole and threaded a piece of wire through then wrapped this around the eyelet in the cork.

I also made little holes at the top of the house to add more wire to hang the piece up.

I am going to enter this in to the Altered Alice challenge this month fotr the theme of time :D

Hope you like it :D


Julie xx


  1. Oh awesome Julie. I love this, it has total muchness x

  2. Julie this is faberoooni!! love that crackle on the house xx

  3. Wow Julie, what a super piece TFS.

    The stamps look amazing so I can understand you wanting more. Start saving...LOL

    Toni xx

  4. Ooooh. Well done. It's gorgeous.
    I love how you put them all together, especially the shrunk Alice (really appropriate...heehee).
    Congrats on a lovely blog.
    Love Kay

  5. love this-really fab and so nice that you've used the stamps you just bought.

  6. Really fabulous!
    Beautifully created!

  7. Very cool house and bunny, bottle...all of it! <3 Candy

  8. These stamps are amazing and I love what you have done with them.

  9. This is a fabulous work of art. Every detail has been thought out and is so much a part of Alice. Covering the book with Alice text is so cool and I simply love the "Drink me" bottle with Alice who has been shrunk. Everything is awesome. Thanks for sharing your art work in the Altered Alice challenge.

  10. This is gorgeous Julie. Love the shape, the colour, the little bottle, in fact - everything!
    Fliss x

  11. Wow! Fab entry for the challenge.....thanks so much for taking the TIME to join us at Altered Alice!

  12. Fabulous piece, love the little bottle and I agree these stamps are great, in fact I ordered them too. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice. Tracy x

  13. Fantastic creation, so much detail and work in there :)

  14. I love this, the little Alice in the bottle is awesome.

  15. Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! FANTASTIC entry. So many visual references to the story, it is just wonderful. Love the text background and the crackle overlay. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Indigo Blu image!

  16. Wow! This is a fantastic piece of art! Great textures and images!

  17. A beautiful piece, and congratulations for receiving a honorable mention :-)


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