Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wonderland

Is the very last formally scheduled challenge over on the Altered Alice blog
And I just so happened to make a piece that fits the bill perfectly without even realising.
As you may have seen around blogland there is a bit of spool mania going on..
These little carved circle chunks of wood are just such fun to work with..
So yes.. i've done another!
I guess I was in a wonderland kinda mood as this thing practically made itself.
I had it in my head I was going to make another shabby chic one but after painting the spool with distress paint & ink and picking a Tim Holtz stamped ticket as my wrap around the idea of an alice/wonderland theme popped in my head. 
I stamped mini checkers on top and bottom of the spool, 
I then stamped and cut out the mad hatter & the word wonderland from white card, smooched over a bit of distress ink and bobs your uncle.. Job done.
I found some funky fibres {I believe these were some of the many freebie strands obtained with each 'craft obsessions' purchase} 
No i've not shopped recently before you ask!
I tied them to the jump ring at the bottom along with a few choice charms to set the wonderland theme.
I'm quite chuffed at how it all came together.. And this won't be the last one you see on the blog either.. Thats for sure lol
Thanks for dropping by, mucho appreciated always xo
Stay Inky
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21 comments:

Helen said...

just gorgeous Nicky, love it - and how you got so many fibres hanging off it I will never know!

isisimaginings.com said...

Love it!

Astrid Maclean said...

LOVING YOUR SPOOL IDEA!!! Great idea to make them into charms! Really like the one on your inspiring desk on post below too!! Oh and those butterflies made me laugh out loud!

sam21ski said...

They are very addictive aren't they!!! Fab make xxx

Sam xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I so love this! The little charms are great and the subtle colours go brilliantly with the whole thing. I am really inspired by Alice at the moment too. These spools are just so adaptable. I have to order some and start making presents!x

Lin said...

Nicky I love love love this!!! The fibres are just brilliant along with the little charms..I agree we will be seeing a lot of these around blog land!!

Sue said...

Love this Nicky, I have a box full of these fibres too -) x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully put together Nicky, I love these spools.
hugs {brenda} x0x

snazzyoriginal said...

WOW! Love that tangle of fibres, so effective xx

Netrix said...

Ooh nicky. Yum yum. It's fab, you are responsible for my last eBay purchase, yes a hooooge bag of 60 spools lol of which I need to collect today from the PO!!
I adore this one. Does it sound mad of me to say I'm going to make up a stash of them as C h r I s t m a s pressies??
Thanks for sharing chic xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks fab x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

That's so cool!

Carol McCready said...

Great project.

Carol Q said...

lovely Nicky!

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous!!! xxx

butterfly said...

Fabulous Wonderland spool - it's so gorgeous - and a great way to use those lovely CO fibres!
Alison x

DonnaMundinger said...

What a briliant idea! Soo creative and I adore the fibers and charms you chose. Thanks so much for sharing with The Altered Alice. xxD

Svenja said...

Wayyyy cool!

Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice! LOVE the spool tassel. The charms are perfect and those fibers are gorgeous; it's lovely!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Well, seeing as I am from California, I have to say 'This spool art is AWESOME!!!' I am an Alice in Wonderland 'anything goes' person.
I love your blog and your creativity.
Cheers!
Teresa
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Denise Fletcher said...

Great work!