Monday, 3 September 2012

a lovely garden and some unusual flowers

Tracy Evans' Altered Alice post really caught my eye yesterday.  This month's challenge is garden and/or flowers and is inspired by the following passage,

"...she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted!  Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole:  she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw.  How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander among the beds of those bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head through the doorway; 'and even if my head would go through,' thought poor Alice, 'it would be of very little use without my shoulders.' -- Chapter 1, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I've been enjoying adding flowers to my art journal pages recently so decided to give the Altered Alice challenge a go!

The background is Dylusions spray inks; the flowers are from a laser cut birthday card from Waterstones.  I thought they were suitable 'Wonderland-like!'; I'm sure the flowers in Wonderland aren't ordinary ones!


  1. Hi Sarah, wow your pages are gorgeous. I always love your colouring techniques and your pages always have so many layers of interest. The flowers are perfect for Wonderland and your pages. So good to have you joining along Sarah and thank you so so much for the shout out. Great to see you getting a little creative time. Tracy x x

  2. those flowers are perfect (ooops, just echoed Tracy lol) we're all going to be raiding Waterstones for their lasercut cards now Sarah.

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  4. So sorry! Too many typos in the last message. Fabulous pages. Your flowers are perfectly "Wonderlandish" (I made that up, LOL) Always enjoy coming to your blog, Sarah. Thanks for joining our flowers challenge at The Altered Alice. xxD

  5. Love the background and those beautiful flowers!

  6. Fab background! Gorgeous pages! Hope you can keep blogging once you're back at work!!! Chrisxx

  7. Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! Stop by in a couple hours, the final post will finally be live!


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