Thursday, 28 March 2019


Hello Everyone!

I am guest designing over at the Frilly and Funky blog and the challenge for this month is "March Madness" and we would love it if you would play along.

Here are the criteria...

Host: Suzz

Challenge Theme: March Madness

Description: Don't be afraid, the challenge isn't going to require you to use basketball inspired images. Instead I want you to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland. I started from this quote of a conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice:  The Mad Hatter asks Alice: "Have I gone Mad?" and Alice replies "I am afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret.  All the best people are." The challenge is to take any idea or concept from this wonderful tale to inspire your project. There are so many wonderful bits or pieces to be inspired by like the Queen of Hearts, the mad hatter, the looking glass, tea party or Alice herself.  The possibilities are endless. Anything can be your inspiration but make sure you reference what inspired your art from the story!

Here is my take on this challenge.

I chose to go with a tag. I used some lovely silkscreen stencils and white acrylic paint to do the teacups and also the script and splats. The background is blended oxides in tea dye and walnut stain.

 Next I painted the tea cups with distress inks.

The Mad Hatter, Alice and the Rabbit were images I found on google and I fussy cut them and added them to the tag with the quote that says...

Mad Hatter - Have I gone mad?
Alice - I'm afraid so you're entirely bonkers.
But I will tell you a secret all the best people are.

I added an acetate clock under the rabbit and down below the mad hatter. and did some splats with white and black acrylic paint and finished the tag off with some flowers, seam binding that was died with tea dye and added a little key.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!




  1. Congratulations on the Guest spot Val, so lovely to see you strutting your stuff for Frilly and Funky. A great theme for this challenge and I love the images you chose to highlight your stacked tea cups. The story of Alice used to frighten me when I was a child; it's only as an adult that I've go to appreciate it. Fabulous work dear friend; glad to know all the best people are bonkers! x

  2. Congrats on the GD..beautiful tag and love the theme. Magical!!

  3. Great idea. I'm looking forward to working your challenge...

  4. Congratulations on the guest spot, your tag is stunning! I just love all the details, you my dear never disappoint!

  5. Congrats on the GDT! Looove your tag- those tea cups... sigh!!! Brill:)

  6. Congratulations on the GDT spot Val. Your tag is stunning!! Loooove the teacups and the colour mix is so gorgeous!! hugs xx

  7. Congratulations on the DT spot. I love this funky tag ❤

  8. Wow this is amazing, I love all the characters you have on this tag.. love the close up views..

  9. Congrats on the GD spot. Beautiful the whimsy!!