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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Alice in Wonderland for Nicecrane

I have something a little different today, it is a gift for a friend.

I loved reading Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, when I was a child.  My favourite bit is where the White Rabbit, dressed in a lovely waistcoat, runs along at the side of Alice.  He pulls out a pocket watch, exclaims that he is late and then pops down a rabbit hole.......

I have had these images of Alice for a little while now, from Nicecrane and recently had the opportunity to get them out, colour one of them and make a journal page for a friend.  I have two friends called Mo and this is the friend who does not have a blog, she is better known as TwinkleToes.  Last year Mo did a year long challenge with the Craft Barn which used letters, words and definitions.  She put all the pages into a journal. Mo sent me her journal to have a look at, it was beautiful and I made her a journal page using the letter T for time for her to add to the journal if she wished.


I did not see the need to explain what the word time means, I think White Rabbit says it all.  I added a Prima pocket watch with the word time inside and added a Prima glass bead which magnifies the word nicely. The watch has been coloured gold with alcohol ink and finished off with Treasure Gold, White Fire. I did a little stenciling in the background and the pattered tea party paper is from the Alice collection by Graphic 45.



The image was black and white and you can find this and many, many more wonderful images, both black and white and fully coloured from Nicecrane HERE.

The image I used is from the Colouring Alice Volume 1 which you can find HERE.


I gave the White Rabbit a different colour of jacket, I really love this image and it was so easy to colour with Promarkers, Copics and Prismacolour pencils.  I coloured him twice and then layered up one of the images to give him some dimension.

If you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland, Ignacio at Nicecrane has lots of wonderful images in this series.

Thank you for looking.  Take care if you are being affected on either side of the world by the dreadful weather.  Hugs, Anne xx

47 comments:

  1. Hi Anne,This is lovely. My sisters favourite Disney character too. I'm sure your friend will delighted with it for her journal.

    Julie x

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  2. Totally brilliant Anne, his face just screams 'quelle horreur'! Love the way you have coloured his attire. The stencilling excellently depicts him shooting rapidly down the hole, very clever. Really love the pocket watch and the glass magnifier is terrific. I have some of those little 'knobs' too, must put them to use. I'm sure Mo is thrilled with this page, her journal must be fab.

    Wishing all well with you. Sleep well, Nicola x

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  3. A fabulous card Anne, I love the image and the way you have coloured it and the pocket watch adornment fits the whole setting perfectly. Xx

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  4. What a beautiful coloring on this famous image Anne,and your ornament is a delicious to watch,,,,,,,,, I am falling in lovw qithy your 3D effect on my Rabbit,,,,,,You are Rock,,, Anne.

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  5. Honestly, you are the sweetest friend, Annie! Twinkle Toes Mo is going to be over the moon with your T creation for her journal. It's outstanding in every way, especially your gorgeous coloring of the b/w image!! I can see right ahead of me that you have also thrilled Ignacio to bits!! He is so right ~ you ROCK!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  6. What a great card Anne and wonderful use of that Nicecrane image, - it loks super and I am sure will be much appreciated!!

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  7. This is fab Anne, and I am sure will be treasured! I lovethe way you have used the image ...really great make ...I liked that partof the story too. Xx hugs x

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  8. This is lovely Anne, you have coloured in the image beautifully, I'm sure Mo will love it! I have enjoyed children's fiction far more as an adult and this is one of my favourites! Love barb x

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  9. this is wonderful Anne - such a perfect image choice and I love the others on the sheet too - brilliant. I'm sure your friend will love this - big hugs Rachel xx

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  10. Love the depth of colour you have and so beautifully coloured. The stencilling in the background really adds movement to the piece. Elaine x

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  11. This is fantastic Anne. Love the choice of image for this theme and the little pocket watch is so clever. That stencilling really helps draw the eye in too. Love it. Jenny x

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  12. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the way you have coloured and layered that fabulous image. The hanging pocket watch looks wonderful, the stencilling looks so effective and beautiful papers too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  13. This is so adorable, Anne!
    Love the pocket watch you added and I too love that special passage of the story. We had a record we used to listen to as kids, where I loved that part the most because of the rabbit's voice sounding so very worried.
    Your lovely make brought back this memory. Thank you!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  14. Lovely Anne, I too love the white rabbit image and you have used him fabulously. Imlove the cute little pocket watch and highlighting the word time is perfect with the bead.

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  15. What a fabulous image Anne, and coloured beautifully too. I'm sure your friend loved the journal page.
    Have a great weekend .... hugs Linda xx

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  16. Hi Anne, love the journal page. I have seen this image used many times in different ways but just love the way you have interpreted it. As always, it's beautifully finished....
    hugs, Angela x

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  17. So cute!!!
    I love Alice in Wonderland! Always have.
    My mom insists it was the first book I ever read :)

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  18. How lovely, I bet Mo was was thrilled. Beautiful colouring and I love that bit of stenciling leading the eye into the image, clever ! and of course your lovely little pocket watch, happy days Anne xx

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  19. Hi Redanne how wonderful this is, the colouring is done so well. I am sure your friend No will love this. The Nice crane site is really lovely, I have enjoyed looking around it. X

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  20. Hi Redanne, this is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured, I love these Wonderland images...always loved the book, gorgeous! Carole Z X

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  21. Look at you go! The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and I'm late and Johnny is definitely waiting on me!!!! Love the watch piece with the magnified glass on it. You are so clever, not to mention pretty!
    sandy xx

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  22. Yay, it's mine :D I have thanked you privately Anne, but was so happy to see this in my email this evening. I feel soo very lucky to have this in my journal; it certainly adds a bit of clas to it. Thank you again Anne, *Hugs* Mo xx :o)

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  23. This is another stunner Anne!! lots of huggles and have a great weekend Sue xxx

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  24. Hi Anne, Fabulous card, Love Nicecrane images...your colouring is fantastic... Love the papers & design... Great idea with the pocket watch... Love it.... Hugs May x x x

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  25. Delicious, Anne - I'm a huge Alice fan, and your White Rabbit looks absolutely wonderful... great colouring on the image. And the pocket watch is just so cute!
    Alison xx

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  26. The subtlety of colour and design is lovely Anne. The watch embellishment pulls everything together so well.

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  27. A card is special but a journal page for your friend's journal is such a special and thoughtful gift.
    Your colouring is so exquisite that I actually thought it was a coloured image from Ignacio, stunning in so many ways.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  28. Hello Miss Anne, this is really, really brilliantly created, the background is perfect, that pocket watch is FABULOUSSSSS,, colored to perfection, I love that late rabbit:), love the teapot paper, BRILLIANT journal page for your friend, what a wonderful gift, made with love.. Thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))

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  29. I do believe Mo will love the "time" themed journal page you created for her! It is simply fabulous. Love how you have colored the white rabbit and added background stenciling! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and hopefully with decent weather. Hugs!

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  30. Gorgeous! I love the tea cups with the watch chain! Love your image, how perfect for Mo and thoughtful! I love what you did. My kids were in a Alice in Wonderland play, one of them was the thief of hearts. lol Love the memories.

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  31. Anne I am a HUGE wonderland fan! I was on the Altered Alice DT once upon a time so I love seeing Alice Inspired Art. Your coloring of the White Rabbit is superb and you have showcased the "Time" theme beautifully! What a fantastic addition to the journal this will be :)

    Amy*

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  32. Love the pocket watch!!! I'm sure this will be a treasured addition for the letter T in her journal.

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  33. Anne, this is stunning I love everything about it.
    The Teacup Paper and the watch brings it all together
    Have a great week ahead

    Patricia xx

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  34. This will be a stunning addition to your friend's journal. Love this NC image, and your coloring is lovely. You always find the best embellishments to add as a finishing touch and this is no exception. I'm getting Ignacio's new birds. You did him proud with this sweet Alice image. TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

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  35. Oh my goodness. I just love this card (and I don't even like Alice in Wonderland!). I especially like the pocket watch and the wonderful colors. Betsy at PaperCalliope.com

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  36. You had me at the theme! Love the rabbit image, but that little pocket watch is perfection!

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  37. I do love your 'Time' page Anne, even though like Betsy, I don't like Alice in Wonderland. It was a book I read 2 or 3 times as a child because everyone else seemed to like it and I thought I was odd because I just found it the stuff of bad dreams, lol! However, with your page I can ignore the Alice connection and just appreciate the artistic skill which is lovely.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  38. I love what you have done in Mo's book Anne it looks really good and I know she is thrilled to bits with it. Xx

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  39. This is just fabulous, Anne. Love your extra clock and the way you've colored this sweet image.

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  40. Saw your beautiful White Rabbit over at Nice Crane, and said "Wow" again! Wonderful image, marvelous design on your work too! The fish sandwich was quite good, and our relatives seemed to enjoy their food too. (Not always the case LOL). Then we had a delicious ice cream dessert, came home, stuffed tummies - didn't have to fix any dinner. Took a long nap after getting an early shower!!! What a pleasant afternoon. oh yes, it was sunny & warm too. We're expecting some more cold stuff. Hugs

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  41. This is just wonderful, brilliant colouring
    Rosie x

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  42. Fabulous - you just reminded me I need to do an Alice tag quickly. Mine will not be a patch on yours. Great use of colour and great imagery.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  43. Anne, you've made a lovely Journal page for your friend Mo, the colours you used give it a very 'vintage' look and the image really captures the word 'time' perfectly. I'm taken with the tea pot and cups paper, and love the pocket watch charm too. I'm sure your friend will be delighted with your journal page because it's gorgeous, but mainly because it's made by her friend!
    Hugs
    Lottie x

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  44. Having such good friends, a bonus if they are crafters as well, is everything Anne. Making something for a friend gives so much pleasure and Mo will undoubtedly treasure this page forever. Fabulous piece and also the subject of time.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  45. Hi, Ann, wow.. this is such a beautiful creation! Love your perfect coloring and the pretty image. Great design! :)

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  46. A lovely page Anne, and what a sweet gift, I love the classic Alice Art and your page really shows mr rabbit off to his best xx

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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