Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh, Alice!- chess card

I just found this AMAZING blog the other day and I'm seriously surprised that I didn't know about it before! It's called Oh, Alice! and it's Alice in Wonderland themed!!! I know, it's awesome, right?
So they have an Alice in Wonderland challenge each week using a different idea from the book. It's like this blog was made with me in mind!
So this week's theme is Chess or anything chess themed, such as a chessboard pattern.
This is my card:

I incorporated a chess theme with the checker board patterned background, and the birthday "queen" idea.
I'm really happy with how it turned out.

I wrote the "birthday" with a white gel pen- the only thing I don't like is my terrible handwriting!

Here's the crown:

I didn't own a crown embellishment, so I googled "cartoon crown," printed it out, and cut it out over a blue paper. Then I used a sliver paint marker to add a border and details, along with some silver paper and some pearls.
Pretty cool, huh?

Supplies used:

Kraft cardstock
K&Company K-Ology Addison Chipboard letters
Purple Making Memories paper
Blue paper (?)
Random silver paper (I think it's from a school project)
Marcella by K pearls
EK Success metallic silver paint marker
Uni-ball Signo broad white gel pen
Prima stamp
Fiskars Threading Water punch
Zing! clear embossing powder

(I also entered this int the ABC Challenge. G is for glitter, and these letters are glittery, so I hope that counts!)

So... what do you think? Please let me know with a comment!
Don't hesitate to check out the rest of my blog!
Gotta go study for midterms! (help!)


  1. Love this! The little crown is perfect!

  2. Very creative interpretation of the challenge! I love the checkerboard background and those large letters are FAB! Your handwriting looks perfect in this context, and the crown is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with Oh, Alice!

  3. Oh, yeah, if you are an Alice fan, be sure to check out my other blog, The Altered Alice!!! It's on my profile.

  4. Great card, love the letters you've used. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x