Introducting LeighSBDesigns Christmas Collection! Enjoy our Christmas Festivities with daily Inspiration & Flash Sales!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Tea Time Hissy Fit" - when things go horribly wrong at a Wonderland tea party!

 Once upon another day in Wonderland at another Mad Hatter Tea Party....

 I was excited to find an invite to the party when I got home from spying on all the guests and I see you all did too so welcome to the party!  I'm so glad you all decided to dress up in the Steampunk style too, the Mad Hatter will be so pleased :0)

Pull up a chair and help yourself to some tea and cake....UHO, what is all that ruckus about?


Oh NO!  The Mad Hatter is making fun of the Cheshire Cat's wings...the horror...and...oh my, the Cheshire Cat is throwing a huge hissy fit!!!!

....a few seconds later....

Oh dear, the Cheshire Cat just stalked off in a huff...well that was an unfortunate turn of events!

Well, you're all here now so I may as well tell you how I created my "Tea Time Hissy Fit" diorama while you enjoy your tea and cake ;0)

See my Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Royal Rooster and the Rocketeer posts to see how this project began with Blockheads' new Fringe Folktails stamp set and then continue reading!


I also used the tea set and text images from Blockheads' Coffee Tea stamp set and stamped them with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.


I used the following Copic Sketch markers on the tea set:
E0000, 000, 41, R27, 39, 46 and a white gel pen to add all the highlights.  Completely cut out all the images with a pair of sharp detail scissors and put all of the stamped elements to one side for now.


Create the 'tree trunk' frame for the diorama and the table from two different shades of brown cardstock and emboss the wood grain design into them with Tim Holtz' Woodgrain Texture Fades embossing folder.  Apply Black Soot Distress Ink to all the embossed areas with a foam ink applicator.  The tea party took place in the Wonderland forest so I embossed a sheet of white cardstock with Cuttlebug's Stylized Flowers embossing folder 3 times to cover the entire piece.  Colour the daisies with Copics Y11 and 15, the stems with YG11 and added some details with YR07.
For a touch of sky I used a Blue Derwent Pastel pencil and blended it with a Dove Blender pen.  Cut a mat from black cardstock the same size as the white embossed panel and adhere them together with Xyron adhesive.


Cut a real doily in half for the table cloth and dry lay all the stamped elements to determine their positions and adhere everything in place one by one.  Edge the entire diorama with a metallic gold paint pen.


A closer look at all those details.

 
Give the Cheshire Cat's wings and the Mad Hatter's outstretched arm some dimension by curving the cardstock.


For the fairytale 'Tea Time" book I stamped the text onto a scrap piece of Neenah cardstock and die cut it out with a Spellbinders Deckle edge Rectangle die.  Distress the book 'page' with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Die cut out the book 'cover' from a scrap piece of brown cardstock with a Spellbinders Labels 7 die and distress it with a touch of Black Soot Distress Ink.  Edge both the cover and the page with a metallic gold paint pen.  Fold the die cuts in half, curve the cardstock pieces and adhere them together to form the open fairytale book.  Adhere the book to the diorama with dimensional clear KoolTak foam tape


Punch a tiny hole into the bottom edge of the book and attach a jeweled antique gold alarm clock charm to it with a tiny jump ring (Bead Landing Found Objects - Michaels).  Decorate the entire diorama with flowers and leaves because we are in a Wonderland forest remember!  Die cut out some leaves with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage die from green cardstock and crease and scrunch them to give them dimension.  The smaller leaves and little flourishes are clippings from a Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die.  Distress the leaves with Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress inks.  The paper flowers are all by Scrapeabilities and I embellished all the centers with Recollections flat back clear gems.  I also added some real vintage watch parts for that extra Steampunk touch.  Everything was adhered in place with Judikins Diamond Glaze.


Complete the diorama with a small Tim Holtz Alterations easel die cut from black cardstock and adhere it to the back with craft glue.

Phew, that was quite a lot of work with all the planning, colouring, cutting and assembling but totally worth it!  I'm thrilled with how it all turned out and so is Di, the creator of these wonderful little creatures!  Now my diorama is on its way to Portland Oregon to live in Blockheads' brand new store :0)


Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents<

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous teaparty card Leigh..love all the images and colouring and a very entertaining post..fabulous work.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow...your card has so much detail! It's very nicely done. The images you've stamped and colored are beautifully done. I also like the die cuts you've used on this card. It's very special. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hahahaaa.... you had me at "hissy-fit"!! Love the Alice spin and your work is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such an adorable and fun card! Love it! i am your newest follower!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

    ReplyDelete
  5. i love your steampunk tea party! what great stamp sets. thank you for joining our challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Fabulous card, so detailed! Wonderful charm too! Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight. Good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just love this card and all the charaters are fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  8. So much fun! Your diorama is darling and I enjoyed reading about it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wild and Wacky love your quirky turn of talent, brilliant composition and the colouring WoW. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a fun post and great spin on Wonderland ! Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. beautiful details on your party guests! Lovely coloring! Very fun card and story that went along with it! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is great, thank you for entering our Steampunk challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm sad :( It was like reading a story book and now it's over. This creation is soooo stinkin' cute, I wanted to turn the page to see what happens next! Super job on all the work you've put into this...it really looks fantastic!!!
    Read your message on the MIM blog and had to giggle. You definitely used tons of paper here. LOL!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx
    Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Brilliant fun card, so much going on and fantastic colouring. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz CSD DT

    ReplyDelete
  16. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow, this is absolutely fabulous, and definitely worth all the work! I love all the elements to this (that little clock charm is gorgeous!) and you've put them together perfectly. Thanks for joining in with our Charms/Pins theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a great card! LOVE all of you fussy-cutting, layers, and amazing details!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great creation. I love all that detail!

    Thanks for playing at Mad for Markers this month.

    Happy crafting
    Sam

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh wow I enjoyed reading your post, and wow I just love your coloring skills! I really love this, I am a big time AIW freak! I love all your embellies, and the time and thought you have put into this is just outstanding! Wow girl! I am so impressed!! Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please challenge blog!
    Peace,
    Kristy
    (DT PPP)

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz CSD DT

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wonder-ful project, Leigh!!! Sounds like they were drinking something stronger than tea!! Love how you added the lace tablecloth!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is beautiful work. So glad you joined us at PPP. Hope to see you again.

    ReplyDelete
  24. holy fabulous! thanks for playing with us at PPP!

    ReplyDelete
  25. You are right about all the details. Wowzers! Thank you for joining us at PPP. :) Ciao~Patti (DT PPP)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Fabulous amount of work and well worth it... this is excellent :-) Thank you for playing along with us at Poisoned Peas :-D xxx

    ReplyDelete
  27. Stunning! All the detail! Awesome coloring & lots of eye candy!

    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please...

    Sandy S
    PPP DT

    ReplyDelete
  28. The amount of work you put in this shows. Thanks for playing at Poisoned Peas Please.

    ReplyDelete
  29. First let me say thank you for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please..second let me compliment your extreme perfection for details. How marvelous.I am a devoted fan of Alice this just spun my mind into creativity.Excellent presentation and disposition. congrats . wonderful.Bravo.
    susan s.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Lovely creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.
    Hugs,
    Julia

    ReplyDelete
  31. OMG That is out of this world awesome, love everything about it, so cool.
    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.
    hug
    Suzi
    PPP DT

    ReplyDelete
  32. This is awesome, Leigh! You are rockin' this stamp set! Love all the details and your imagination!
    Hugs,
    Leslie

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting and leaving us some love, your comments are most appreciated!
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...