Friday, May 11, 2012

Alice-Time For Tea!

Happy Friday, everyone.  I worked on this off and on all week and it is done.  My passions are divided this time of the year between my studio and my garden.  I love garden art and have been pampering my garden and front porch and it needed a little something, so I decided to add a little "Alice" and I am also entering this in "The Altered Alice" challenge, I love this challenge site.  I did a plant stick for my Jade plant. with one of my favorite items to alter, a paint stick, every time I go to the hardware store I pick a few up so I always have a stash on hand.  I started off by painting this one with my paint daubers "Ranger Ink" Lettuce Green, I then added a strip from "Graphic 45" Alice Halloween Boarder.  I drilled a tiny hole in the top and adhered a Tim Holtz Note holder pin to hold my Alice Medallion.  The Medallion is a large Ellison die Oval cut and I added 2 layers of chipboard since it will be outside.  I doodled the outside edges and then I masked in the trees with a "Crafter's Workshop" stencil and colored the trees with copics.  The Mad Hatter is an Alpha Alice Stamp set.  The clock at the top I think is from a Tim Holtz embellie set but not positive, I have had it for ages.  I attached a wee bottle filled with green water and put a "Drink Me" label on it, computer generated.  At the bottom of the oval I put a key hole brad.  I then added a bow died with Dylusion inks, "Bubble Gum Pink" and "Crushed Grape" and behind that a green Prima Flower.  I added another note holder pin and attached a tag with an ancient metal frame airbrushed red, tag reads, "Time For Tea".  My front porch is my time out place, I will drink my tea or coffee there, sometimes take my phone calls there, sometime just sit and watch the birds, butterflies and drangonflies flitter or watch the cats try to catch same, not too worry they are all too fat and lazy to really catch, they just put on the show.
This is a close up of the Medallion.
And a close up of the tag and paper on the paint stick.  So that is it for my Friday share, hope this takes you into a fab, fun weekend.  Hugs

12 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Sandi, how WONDERFUL! So this is what you were waiting to dry. I'm sooo glad you were able to join us at The Altered Alice. A perfect addition to your quiet place. Gorgeous and whimsical. I adore it! xxD

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Sandi, this is so perfect. I love it. Hope you have a wonderful week end. Sandy

1CardCreator said...

Love it Sandi!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this Hun,brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Sue said...

This is fantastic Sandy, so creative x

Bonnie said...

Adorable!

Carole Beath said...

This is fabby....absolutely fabby..... A Sandi work of art indeed. Love that pop of colors, the details and idea of a plant buddy.
Carole

Angela said...

Oh what a great project Sandi! This is awesome! hugs, Angela

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun piece!!!!
just darling

Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! I think our Amy has started a trend in Alice garden art! Be sure to check the past couple months to see her amazing garden! I love your altered paint stick; you are right, what a great item to alter! I love all the fun elements. I love jade plants too, and I'll bet yours looks fab all dressed up with the Mad Hatter!

Christy said...

What a great addition to your garden! So whimsical :) I will have to pick up some of those paint sticks for my garden! Wait.... Roarie will eat them! Lol

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab project