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Thursday, September 6, 2012

'Alice in Pink' a Steampunk Pink Third Coast Project!

Hello Everyone!
We're half way through the Steampunk Pink challenge I'm hosting over at the Third Coast Creative Challenge blog and here's my latest inspiring creation titled 'Alice in Pink'.

I went mostly with the baby pink colour scheme for this project even though I usually prefer darker pinks.  But it works for me coz I like the menacing and quirky vibe of the 'Snow White-esque meets Alice' twisted world with the looming evil Queen of Hearts watching Alice's every move in her magic mirror.

Click on the photo on the left if you missed seeing my first Steampunk Pink creation titled "Steampunk Caprica 6" - inspired by my idea of what BSG's Caprica 6 Cylon would have looked like if she existed in the 'Firefly' verse ;0)

All the images are by Third Coast Rubber Stamps:
Steamy Alice (KG-060-Q), Steampunk Stella LG (KG-043-T) and 'Steamy' word stamp (WS-187-B).

Alice and the Queen (aka Stella) were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth heavy weight cardstock.  I added dimension to my project by stamping the Alice image twice, fussy cutting her out and layering with KoolTak clear foam tape on top of the panel with the White Rabbit included.  KoolTak allows you to add layers without seeing the ugly white or black foam of traditional pop dots when the project is viewed at an angle!

I used the following Sketch Copic markers to do all the colouring:
Alice's Hair and Gold-Yellow Details on all the images:  Y15 and 17.
Queen's Hair: C03, 05, 07, 09 and Black110.
Skin:  E0000, 01 and 02.
Eyes/Eyeshadow: B000, 02, G09.
Black Eyeliner and Eye Highlights:  Copic Multiliner and White gel pen.
Alice's Dress:  V0000, RV10, 13 and W3.
Stockings:  C3, 5 and V0000.
Queen's Hat:  R29, 39, RV10 and 13.
Clocks and Bottle Glass areas:  B000 and 02 (Bottle heart R29).
Steampunk leather and Boots:  E11, 13, 15, 18, W3 and 5.
Rabbit Fur:  E41
Rabbit's Clothes:  E0000,000, 00, RV10, 13, C3, 5 and 7.
Metallic details:  gold gel pen.

Cut both panels to size and colour the backgrounds with Pink Madder Lake and Rose Madder Lake Derwent Watercolour Pencils.  Blend with a Dove Blender Pen.  Stamp the word 'Steamy' many times to fill the background around the image of the Queen panel with Angel Pink Memento ink.  Distress the edges of both panels with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and apply Black Soot Distress Ink with a foam ink applicator tool.  Cut a mat from black cardstock just slightly larger than the panel and adhere together with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.

Add Judikins Diamond Glaze to the glass areas on the Queen panel and put aside to dry.

 Cut a mat for the Alice panel and also die cut out a Spellbinders Fancy Tag 2 from black cardstock.   Cut the fancy label in half and trim away some of the unwanted areas.  Adhere the Alice panel to the mat with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive and then adhere the label pieces to the top and bottom of the panel to create the look of an ornate mirror.  Embellish with 4 self-adhesive pearls (Recollections).

Now for the upcycled part of the project and where the inspiration for the pastel pink colour scheme actually originated!  Those of you who shop at 'bebe' probably recognized the pink with black hearts tissue paper the store wraps up our clothes in ;0)  To make the background panel I ran a piece of white cardstock through my Xyron to add permanent adhesive and adhered the tissue paper to it allowing it to wrinkle and crease as it got stuck down.  Distress the edges and apply Black Soot Distress Ink to match the stamped panels.  Adhere the Queen panel to the tissue paper mat with QDA. 

Cut a length of white lace and adhere it to the Queen panel with tiny dabs of Judikins Diamond Glaze and secure the ends to the back of the tissue paper mat with double sided tape.  Cut a mat from black cardstock slightly larger and adhere the tissue paper background to it with Quick-Dry adhesive.  Then adhere the Alice 'mirror' panel as well.  Die cut out a Cheery Lynn Designs Fancy Flourish from a scrap piece of pink decorative paper (My Mind's Eye Tres Belle collection).  I had a piece left over from my Caprica 6 card.  Cut the flourish into two pieces and adhere in place with dabs of QDA.
  Complete the project with a single self-adhesive pearl in the top left corner of the Queen panel, 3 black pearls down the left hand side of the tissue paper mat and 5 self-adhesive pastel pink paper roses (Treasures by Shabby Chic).

 TCCC#4 Steampunk Pink challenge over at the Third Coast Creative Challenge blog ends on Sept 12 so which begins Friday Aug 31!  See you over there soon ;0)

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
 Poisoned Peas - #6 Dark Fairy Tales
 Crafts and Me #100 - Add a Flower
Tanda Stamps #201 Myth and Mystery
 Craft Room Challenge - Collage Art
Tuesday Alchemy #30 Anything Goes
 Unique Crafters Challenge - Sept- Anything Goes
House of Gilli - #40 Favourite Colour Combo
Doodle Artifacts - Recycle-Repurpose-ReInvent - Anything Goes  I used the tissue paper I'd been hoarding for a while 
Joyful Stamper Inspire me Fridays #75 - Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody #2 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #40 - Something Old, Something New everything is from my 'old' stash except for the paper roses which are new

 Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. Wow and Wow--this is so cool. You tissue paper was the perfect backdrop for this art piece. Thanks for entering at Recycle, Re-Purpose, and Re-Invent.

  2. Fabulous project with so many wonderful details!

    I'm totally inspired!

  3. Fabulous creations and I like all the layers, the tissue paper makes a perfect background for your creation! =)
    Thanks for joining us at our Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  4. FABULOUS - lovely combination of fab images and I really like your little added touches - like the glaze on the glass. :-) Thank you for joining us at Poisoned Peas. :-) x

  5. This is so amazing! I absolutely love it. Great combination of the two images. There are so many cool details and layers. Beautiful colouring . WoW! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-invent. I'm so glad I came to visit.

  6. This gorgeous work, Leigh! Perfect for our challenge at PPP. Thanks for joining us. I hope you join us again.

  7. Wonderful love your theme and rockin' steampunk pink Alice and the Witch is brilliant and perfect for our Tanda Teaser, thank you for sharing with us. XOXO Zoe

  8. Awww...This is so stunning! Lovely image and sweet details!Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy This week! Good luck!Hugs and sunshine!

  9. Fabulous images and wonderful coloring of them! Thanks for playing along with us at Poisoned Peas!

  10. Wonderful card! Love all combined images and details like the clear glaze for the eye glass! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  11. This is just outstanding work girly! OMG!! I starred and drooled over this! I just love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with us at Poisoned Peas Please challenge blog!
    (PPP DT)

  12. Absolutely stunning i really love the images and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining in at challenges 4 everybody good luck Trisha x DT.

  13. Very cool, Leigh! You have the BEST imagination! Love this!

  14. Stunning. Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please Challenge Blog. I hope you will be able to join us on our next challenge as well. Good Luck~Patti (PPP DT)

  15. Oh gosh how wonderful. I love your choice in images the coloring tone is perfect.wow.thanks for playing with us at poisoned peas please.
    susan s.

  16. What a work of art! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week x

  17. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

  18. Just a wonderful use of images & colors!

    Thanks for joining us Poisoned Peas Please....

    Sandy S
    PPP DT

  19. Gorgeous creation, fabulous details!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    Wish you good luck for the draw;-))m

  20. A fabulous piece, I love the colours and the brilliant images. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. Really dramatic and striking...Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this fortnight. Suzanne :)

  22. Wow, what a fantastic creation! I absolutely love this, it's so unique and a little bit different! Thanks for joining in with our Collage theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  23. Very cool how you set this up with the evil queen watching Alice! So glad you linked up at RRR!

  24. What fun!!! love it, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  25. Leigh, Very cool feminine Steampunk, love the colors and also the recycled tissue paper background. Thank you for sharing this on Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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