Today's post is all about "ALICE" and if you haven't guessed yes I do mean Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is by far one of my all time favorite fairy-tales and it will come as no surprise to you all that I have created a whole range of Alice inspired projects.
This particular project is reinvented version of the original, the original design started out on a greetings card. The card I chose was buff and I will cover the card in another post, but it was out of a desire to create the growth potion effect that is a fundamental part of the book. The part where Alice grows so big that those of a certain size would only get to see her legs and skirt.
So I thought long and hard about how I could re interpret this effect on my card, with several rough sketches, numerous templates... I finally settled on a design, which is below.
But as time went on I felt it was lacking a little and so I reinvented the wheel to improve on my original concept for the card as featured below:
This I feel is a crisper design and the machine stitching just add that extra bit of finishing that the previous card didn't.
From here I went on to create stitched version in a shadow frame. ALTHOUGH it received much acclaim and many were purchased... I was not 100% content with the proportions.
Finally I decided that it was the size of the frame and the lack of frame/mount. So I completely re-designed the wall art to fit a square shadow frame with a crisp mount. This meant that the proportions of the felt design were much smaller but somehow this worked much more to my satisfaction. I then wanted to add a little something extra, so I riffled through my own personal collection of Alice memorabilia and a fitted an Alice themed playing card into the frame. I can't take any credit for the playing card, but I do feel its the perfect partnership for the design.
So here is the new frame...