Friday 1 June 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - The Written Word

Hello again.

The theme for the challenges this month is "The Written Word".  So, I got my thinking cap on and have incorporated two of my favourite things in my first project this month:
  2. Alice In Wonderland
Here is my finished project

The background is a gel plate masterboard that I created using PaperArtsy Seth Apter Chalk Acrylic Paint, PaperArtsy Seth Apter Stamp Set ESA01, and a Carabelle Printing Plate.  I love the texture that has come through on the finished print.

The quote is from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous set CMS165.  I love this quote and use it a lot.  I highlighted it using a white gel pen to make it stand out on the painted background.

The main image is one of the original Carabelle stamps.  It was this stamp that led to me Carabelle.  I am always on the look out for Alice themed stamps - and I totally adore this one!  

The image was stamped and then coloured using alcohol markers,  then cut out and mounted.

I added strips of washi tape so that Alice didn't appear to be floating and drew around her with a Stabilo All pencil which I then softened with water.

So, there we have it.... my first project of the month.

Do pop over to the CVC Challenge blog and see the other amazing projects that the team have created.  And I hope that I have inspired you to join in - don't forget, for every entry there is a chance of being picked at random to win a £20 gift voucher in the Country View Crafts shop.

Thanks for joining me.  

Happy crafting!


  1. It's been a while since I have played with my Gelli plate... your print is lovely Miriam, great colours and layers and the finished card looks beautiful!

  2. Oh this is delightful Miriam, a gorgeous background for Alice and your super quote. Happy June xx

  3. This is just perfect - love it Hugs Debsxx

  4. Love the colours Mim xx Beautiful xx

  5. This is beautiful Miriam, when I see things like this it makes me want to give my gelli plate one last chance lol. Have a very happy June, Sue xx

  6. Awesome background, Miriam!!! I love your chosen quote - I just realized I didn't have it so I put it in my Amazon cart :-) Happy June!!! xx

  7. I love Alice too ! Great piece, great background too !
    Corrie x

  8. love this stamp of alice - never seen it before but I've come across it twice this week! Beautiful! Great quote too! Fab background - love it all! Hugs rachel x

  9. This is beautiful, Miriam! Your Alice looks so pretty against the fab background. And I love this sentiment.
    Evelyn xx