Saturday, 4 July 2015

Alice in Wonderland - 150th Anniversary Blog Hop


Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;







Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using Random.org to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland project for the hop:





I had bought a lovely set of Alice in Wonderland "Quartet stamps" ages ago at ebay and this was the perfect occasion to use them. They are really tiny, so the booklet is too ;)

Its height measures about 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm)!

 

When it unfolds it reveals all the other lovely images from the set! Aren't they adorable?



As you can see I tried to give my accordion booklet an aged look with cracks and stains and worn edges...it's the 150th anniversary of the story, right? ;)


To achieve that look I first stamped the images in black archival ink and then sealed the whole booklet with a coat of matte DecoArt Decou-page to prepare it for the next step. After all had dried I applied some DecoArt media clear Crackle Glaze around the images and used a fine tip brush that I had loaded with water to dilute and smudge the  Crackle Glaze coat towards the images so there wasn't a sharp edge. 


I left the Crackle Glaze to dry naturally for about two hours and then rubbed in some DecoArt media Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to make the cracks visible. 


After all was dry I sprinkled on some golden and dark brown drops of spray paint and let them dry naturally (which takes quite some time as the surface isn't porous anymore...it took almost half a day...and speeding up the process with the heat tool would have caused bubbles from the layer of Crackle Glaze...so I had to be patient...lol...poor me). 


















I applied some DecoArt Metallic Lustre "Gold Rush" around the front and back covers' edges and found a matching ribbon to tie my booklet closed. 


I hope you like it! It really is a rather simple project but the images are so gorgeous that they didn't need much of a show put around them. So here they are...and I never tire of looking at them. 

Have fun hopping and good luck with the prize draws! 

Hugs,
Claudia 
xxx


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48 comments:

  1. Wow, such an amazing project for the hop. I am now following you, would love you to follow me too
    Lori xx

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  2. Your mini booklet is beautiful - the crackle glaze creates the perfect background for the images x

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  3. What a great accordion book well done love the effects

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  4. Fantastic project, and such a great idea that I m ust steal it for another project I am thinking of. I am adding you to my list of blogs. You never know you may inspire me with other ideas I could never have thought of. Many thanks for this one. xx

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  5. Amazing project hun!!

    So very inspiring! Smiles.

    Hugs,
    Karen.xx

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  6. Absolutely beautiful Claudia, a wonderful make to celebrate the 150ys milestone. Love it!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, love the imagery and how you aged. Stunning. Tracy x

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  8. Great Idea. I love it, Claudia <3 :-)

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  9. How fantastic - such a teeny tiny little project - you much have the patience of a saint ?!! It's really stunning :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  10. fantastic project Claudia.
    i love miniature things and this little book is adorable

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  11. Fantastique creation Claudia!!! Love these stamps. Big hugs. Caty

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  12. I adore miniatures and your book ROCKS! Love the crackle background and fabulous collectiion of stamps. xxD

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  13. Gorgeous project and great crackles.
    Julie x

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  14. What a beautiful project! Love the cracked background.

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  15. Claudia....your accordion book is adorable. Beautifully aged pages and perfect selection of stamped images.

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  16. The crackles really make this special. Well done. You scored on the stamps, too!

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  17. Fantastische Alterungseffekte, zauberhaft, wie auch die Geschichte!! LG Kerstin xx

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  18. I love the old real images of Alice and that Lewis Carrol stamp is fantastic!! Awesome book and so tiny!! Fabulous!!

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  19. Love love!!! And so tiny!!

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  20. I just love this little booklet! The images used and crackle finish are wonderful!

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  21. Hello Claudia,
    This looks wonderful, I am loving all your crackle and the hint of Gold.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  22. Hi this is so lovely, what a great project!!!! love all the accents!! thanks for sharing!!

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  23. Love your little folded booklet - great Alice stamps!

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  24. Beautiful work Claudia. Such a wonderful blog hop. So much fun. Judy

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  25. What a treasure Claudia!! I adore all things Alice!! let the hopping begin! xo

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  26. Spectacular project! I love it!

    Kemly Sc.

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  27. WOW!!! I'm totally blown away with your little book - it may be little but the project is phenomenal!!!

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  28. Hi Claudia,just fab,another great project from this dt,love oldy worldy things and i love this,great

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  29. This is just too adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Wow! This is STUNNING!!!! Love it and love THE old touch and I'm a big fan of crackle. :)) I'll be back!

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  31. This is gorgeous!! Love all the stamps and your super booklet!

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  32. I absolutely love this! I am partial to a good crackle effect and this is so clever and beautifully done!

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  33. this booklet is utterly beautiful. it has such an aged look, just wonderful. xo

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  34. Oh My--This is a small little booklet, isn't it! Well, it's just darling, Claudia! Its miniature size is perfect for this Alice in Wonderland blog hop! She could have kept this in her pocket when she was itty bitty!! :) :) Such a fun and wonderous creation!! XOXO-Shari

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  35. This is fantastic, what a perfect time to use those images. Some of them I have never seen in stamp form before. Love the antique look of this project, the colors and crackle - perfect :)

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  36. Hi Claudia, taking the time to visit you a bit.. and starting with this fabulous booklet that I LOVE so much... Fantastic idea to add such beautiful crackles and images (some I have too, and never used yet shame on me!..), everything perfect and gorgeous! Hugs, Coco xxx

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  37. A wonderful little book♥

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  38. Ich war mir so sicher, schon kommentiert zu haben ... sei's drum, also nochmal: ganz zauberhaft, Dein Leporello für Alice - und so schön verpackt mit der großen Schleife. Gefällt mir sehr!
    lg Irmgard

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  39. This is adorable, I love Alice in Wonderland.

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