Friday, October 2, 2015

Mad Hatter for Mad Hatter Day (October 6th)!

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is anything "Alice in Wonderland" in honor of Mad Hatter Day on October 6th. Carla, Penny, Karen, Vannessa, and I challenge you to create a project for this challenge. You should check out their blogs to see their gorgeous artwork.

Here's my card with SCACD's The HatterIf you like this digital stamp and are an International friend, you can now buy it HERE.

The Hatter was resized in PhotoElements, then printed out onto Neenah cardstock with my laser printer. It was then colored with Copic markers and set aside while I created a background for it.

A 4.75" x 6.75" piece of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) took a ride through my Big Kick (Sizzix) inside the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder (ProvoCraft). Black cardstock was die-cut with the hat, hatband, and cane die from an old QuicKutz Snowman set. The hat band was adhered to the hat, then all the hats were adhered the embossed cardstock using Media Matte Medium (DecoArt)

When the piece was dry, it was painted with a layer of Carbon Black Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paint (DecoArt), then sponged with Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, and Metallic Gold MFA paints. I finished the painting by stippling Quinacridone Magenta and Transparent Red Iron Oxide MFA paint over top of the other layers of paint.

Sometimes I don't feel like fussing endless to lay out a card, so I visit various websites to find sketches to use. Lazy I am. Yep. This time, I found one that would work at the paper players challenges.  

So, according to the sketch (shown below) I matted the image panel with black metallic cardstock. I found some shiny shimmery blue metallic paper that was embossed with the Clocks embossing plate (Cherry Lynn Designs). This layer was matted with the black metallic paper that had been punched with a Lattice Border punch (Martha Stewart). 

Silver metallic cardstock was die-cut with the chain die from the Rope and Chain die set (All Occasions), adhered to a strip of black metallic cardstock, and adhered per the sketch. The image panel was adhered over these layers.

Gold metallic cardstock was die-cut with an old Pocketwatch die set (QuicKutz), which oddly didn't have a a watch face, though it had watch hands. Never fear! I found the correct size watch face from the Retro Mod Clocks Shapeabilities die set (Spellbinders), which I used to cut and emboss the clock face from green cardstock. I used a gold gel pen to highlight the dots. Gold metallic cardstock was also die-cut with one of the dies from the Decorative Border die set (All Occasions). The clock and the chain were adhered. The card front was adhered to a 5" x 7" black card.

Here's the sketch so you can see how I did!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. Alice in Wonderland AND steampunk? I love it! Awesome background, and the main panel really pops with the bright colours. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  2. Your card is so fun! Your coloring of The Hatter is amazing! The gold metallic background is perfect! So happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. This is super fun! Nice detail and texture in this card!

  4. A steampunk Mad Hatter?! How cool is that! What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. Alice goes steampunk, how fun!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  6. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

  7. I didn't know October 6th was Mad Hatter! Mad Hatter and Steampunk...great combo! Thanks for joining us again at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  8. Fabulous Steampunk card. love all the elements on this thanks for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of snarky stampers.

  9. le travail est parfait , mais ou est la moustache ?? dommage on ne voit pas pas les hauts forme caché merci à bientôt nate

  10. So nice the Mad Hatter on this moulded background, and all colored very well. I like it much.
    Dear Greeting

  11. I agree with everyone about he wonderful theme of Mad Hatter and Steampunk! Delicious theme! Your LO is awesome sauce and I love the central image! You use of all the EF is so creative and wowzers! Thanks for sharing your process as well!

    Thanks for joining in our challenge at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk challenge! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  12. Whacky and so cool! Thank you for playing along with us at SASPC!