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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alice in Wonderland MADNESS Blog Hop - "Cheshire Cat" Wind-chime

Howzit Everyone!
Welcome to our March Smeared and Smudged members blog hop
"Alice in Wonderland - MADNESS"

I'm a huge Alice fan and couldn't wait for this hop to start!  I created a Cheshire Kitty diorama wind-chime featuring Smeared Ink's Cheshire Cat and the mushroom from the Alice digi.  If you're hopping with us then you arrived via Sarah but if you started here and would like to hop from the beginning then the blog hop roll is below my project!


Here's a little video so you can see it in action!
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 My Ever After High doll and American McGee kitties think it's most Wonderlandful ;0)


 I love upcycling cardboard inner tubes from duct tapes and sellotapes and couldn't resist using this  large one I've had in my stash that came from some kind of packaging.  I painted it with Black Soot Distress Stain and while it dried I got to work on my images.  I printed out the Cheshire Cat digi image three times and the mushroom from the Alice digi twice, coloured the areas I needed with Copic markers and then fussy cut out all the components of the diorama.  When I made my Down the Rabbit Hole ATC I removed the Cheshire Cat from the original image in Photoshop CS6 and used that for my background.  I printed it out, creased it and applied Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks with a sponge applicator tool and some metallic silver highlights to the swirls.   Before assembling the diorama I poked holes into the tube and added the hanging loop and hung the 3 wind-chimes from a variegated metallic fiber.  The diorama components where all adhered in place with little flaps cut from black cardstock and glued with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive.  The background was added last and then covered with black cardstock.  For the outside I used the same Cat-less background image, elongated it, added a purple gradient background and printed it out twice and adhered the panels to the outsides of the tube.  All the tube edges were finished off with a black broad point Prismacolor marker.  For a touch of sparkle and magic I applied Vive Pearl Transparent Magic White dimensional paint to the kitty's tail, hair, the mushroom spots and the "We're All Mad Here" text.
 

Thank you for visiting with me today!  Your next stop on the hop is Susan S!
I'm entering this one into the following challenges:
Haunted House Designs - The Naughty Corner 
 Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes 
Ike's World Challenges - Coloured Hair
Ike

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Altered Eclectic Challenges *About Art Accents

28 comments:

  1. You are so creative Leigh - I love this wind chime. Such great use of the image, it looks so cool in 3d. Great funky colours too - brilliant x

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  2. You are so creative Leigh - I love this wind chime. Such great use of the image, it looks so cool in 3d. Great funky colours too - brilliant x

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  3. how fun Leigh. I love your color choice and what a darling chime. you so rock!
    hugs

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  4. Love this windchime! So gorgeous and you are so creative, this is just amazing. Brilliant colors! So fun!!~kim

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  5. Oooh what a fabulous project Leigh very creative indeed and am lovin every inch of it :) xx

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  6. Leigh, you have outdone yourself! This is fabulous, and such a creative idea. Love the way you have created depth with the images.

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  7. Wow! this is amazing! Love your colouring and the 3D layering inside, this is wonderful!! Love it! mo x

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  8. You just know I am gonna have to copy this, Leigh! I love the sound and movement and how you layered those fav images together
    to make this super awesome!!

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  9. OMGoodness..... YES.... I LUV this piece and most certainly would love to copy this one too :-D You are so creative. xxoxoxox

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  10. Fab project so very creative. Then colours really are perfect for this. Thanks for joining Atsm

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  11. This is just gorgeous - beautiful colours and an amazing creation!

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  12. Awesome project - you are so talented.
    Great work and thanks for sharing and playing along at ATSM challenge
    Sarah x

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  13. This is out standing
    .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

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  14. Wow - amazing work! Love your wind chime! Thanks for linking up with us at ATSM!

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  15. This is amazing Leigh! Great and genius as always!

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  16. What a spectacular image and phenomenal colouring it'll be ages before I get this out my head lol

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  17. Fabulous work Leigh! Thank you for playing along with us at IWC xx

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  18. Wow this is amazing! So clever. Great images and super colouring. Love it. Sorry I'm late commenting, thanks for playing along with ASM!!

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  19. Totally amazing love everything and the sound of the chimes

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  20. The movement of the wind chime makes it look so 3D love it!

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  21. Fantastic creation. Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

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  22. So cool and creative, Leigh! that's one naughty kitty. LOL Brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us in the dungeon at HDH. xxD

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  23. wow that is sooooo awesome, thanks for playing at HDH

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  24. I love this! Great use of an up-cycled item. I really love the scene you created. So much depth. Very fun!
    Thank you for joining us in the dungeon at HDH.

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  25. Stunning as always X thanks for joining us at hdh x

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  26. Beautiful sweetie - so creative - love it xx

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  27. This is fabulous - I love your colour scheme! Thanks for joining in with us at HDH, and sorry my comment is so late, I'm playing catch-up.

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Leigh S-B

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