That is the theme of the current challenge at Left of Center Creative Challenges where we are sponsored by the fabulous Ike's Art and I have gone a bit arty for my card this week!
One of the fabulous facebook groups that I belong to had a little tutorial on using distress inks, water, and a few other bits to make interesting backgrounds for our cards - this was led by the fabulous Zoe Russell and I had a play along and ended up with a few different backgrounds and this one I thought would be great for today's card.
I have used the Ike's Art image 'Hatter' which depicts the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland - I only recently read the original novel and found it a tad darker than the Disnified version of my childhood! I have also recently been watching YouTube videos of Dyan Reaveley for Ranger Inc and so my card has become a mesh of both Zoe and Dyan - thank you so much for the inspiration ladies!
I have used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Weathered Clock die on the card and the image is coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut. The background colours were Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive and Wild Honey with the edges coloured with Dusty concord and Black Soot before mounting onto the card. The dots are a Visible Image stamp called Retro Dots and have been embossing using Purple Heat it Up embossing powder. The white pen throughout is a Uniball Signo white pigment ink pen. I really hope you like it!
I had so much fun making this card! Even my 12 year old son was asking about making a card since this is a good bit different from things he's seen me making before. I image that you'll be seeing more like this from me!
I'd like to enter this card into the Ike's Art challenge this week - Anything Goes.
It's also Alice in Wonderland inspired songs at Musically Challenged this fortnight - my favourite band are called Terrorvision and one of their greatest songs is called 'Alice What's the Matter?' which I always took as a reference to Alice in Wonderland feeling lost and confused. The song begins with the line 'Tick, tock, tick, tock, Alice What's the Matter?' Hence my using the clock on the card with the Hatter. I will also enter this into the Simon Says Monday Challenge - A is for 'Alice'
Thanks for looking!