Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A bit of silliness...

The Altered Alice blog challenge this month is a strange one to say the least. "Best Butter"!!! I've had this old ad in my head ever since seeing the challenge. Anyone my age in the UK will probably recognise it immediately as being for Country Life English Butter. Anyway, since I couldn't get rid of it, I thought I'd just go with the flow!

"Mad March Hare"

You really can't beat a good bit of inking for colour! I'm waiting on some dylusions and can't wait to try them, but in the meantime this is coloured with liberal amounts of distress inks. The stamping is all from Indigo Blu's Alice I set. I wanted it to look a bit ghostly, so stamped off the first images and used the second ones (same colour distress inks as the backgrounds).

"Best Butter!"

The hare is adapted from a Dover Publications free clipart image - he's one of those paper dolls. I added lots of little bits of glaze here and there and touched up the image with some pens. Glossy accents was used to make it look like real butter on the toast. After decorating, he's cut out, shaped and stuck on to the background with Pinflair for some added dimension.

Indigo Blu unmounted stamp set - Alice 1
Distress Inks: Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Pine Needles, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo
Mad March Hare image from Dover publications
Cardstock: thick red for card blank
Adhesives: Pinflair, Glossy Accents
Sakura Glaze pen
Inkssentials opaque pen: white
Gold pen
printed labels

Entered for the following challenge;
Altered Alice - Best Butter!


  1. What a fabulous card I love the backing. Would you like to pop over to my blog I have nominated you for an award.

    Chris xx

  2. This is a little different, do like this card :D

  3. really brilliant card so different in the nicest possible way and thank you for taking the time to do the tutorials xx

  4. love the colours and such a unique creation
    Hugs Kate x

  5. Oh this is fabulous, and yes I remember that ad lol. I like the Alice challenges 'cos you can be as quirky/wierd/downright mad as you like lol x

  6. Fantastic card Maddy. I love the colours and the glossy accent on the toast is just genius. The craft room is almost there! Shelves are up on one side of the room, I just need the other side done.....when I make the space for them lol. Lee x

  7. Such a wonderful creation, love all details.

  8. I really like your work - have become a follower and will be back!

  9. Fabulous, love the butter on the toast, looks so life like. Great background and image too. Thanks so much for joining in The Altered Alice Challenge. Tracy x

  10. Gorgeous card love the colours & layout x

  11. Ha! Love the story behind your creation...well done :)

  12. Thanks so much for playing again with The Altered Alice! LOVE the tone-on-tone stamping over your vivid background. I'm not a Brit but I love the ad jingle, I can almost hear the advertisement playing in my head, LOL! That hare is fab, is there a link where I can get him or is it a print thing? Very cool, love the humor in this wonderful card!

  13. Lynne, here you go
    http://www.doverpublications.com/zb/samples/479587/children61d.htm there are some other free clipart paper dolls too.

  14. Love the colours and details. Kathy xx

  15. AMAZING! The background is too cool for words and the jingle makes me giggle. Fabulous work. thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice. xxD

  16. Again, great techniques and stunning results :)



  17. Loving your slice of buttered bread !!

  18. uaau vocĂȘ criou um belo "background"
    charmoso seu coelho!


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