Saturday, 31 July 2010

Oh Alice ... CHAPTER 24: Windows and Broken Glass...

`Now tell me, Pat, what's that in the window?'
`Sure, it's an arm, yer honour!' (He pronounced it `arrum.')
`An arm, you goose! Who ever saw one that size? Why, it fills the whole window!'
`Sure, it does, yer honour: but it's an arm for all that.'
`Well, it's got no business there, at any rate: go and take it away!'

There was a long silence after this, and Alice could only hear whispers now and then; such as, `Sure, I don't like it, yer honour, at all, at all!' `Do as I tell you, you coward!' and at last she spread out her hand again, and made another snatch in the air. This time there were TWO little shrieks, and more sounds of broken glass. `What a number of cucumber-frames there must be!' thought Alice. `I wonder what they'll do next! As for pulling me out of the window, I only wish they COULD! I'm sure I don't want to stay in here any longer!'

Hello's CRYSTAL CLEAR that today you're all joining us for a fabulous challenge here at Oh, Alice! We have all sorts of lovely techniques for you to try today!

Your mission today with Oh, Alice, should you choose to accept it, is to try a technique using cracked glass, crystal effects (or glossy accents), or a window stamp/technique. There are TONS of possibilities with today's challenge and we are SO ready to see all of the fabulous creations you enter!

There's some lovely inspiration from the DT over at Oh, Alice.. or you can go to them direct ...
Jessica {The Mad Hatter}
Emma {July's tea party Guest}
{the Twisted thirteen}

and here's mine...
I had a few disasters this week... I'd seen people do the scracked glass effect and I thought that I could get that efffect by freezing glossy accents! NO way!! it DID not work! LOL ... still a sludgy mess on the table. lol! So then this morning I found out it was clear embossing powder... I might not have put enough on or left it in long enough.. but it did not really anyway.. I still have the window effect as I used my labels nesties to create a window in the card! Perhaps I'll try it again one day. LOL! Might need to actually see a tutorial first! LOL! The colours I used are: B00, 02, 05, 32, 60, C1, 3, 5, 0, R20, 32, 35, 37, E000, 02, 00, 30, 31, 51, 53, 55, and RV19
The gorgeous Alice image is from Spesch Stamps

the inside..

close up of image before freezing..

closeup of image on final piece... the area the flash lit up shows more accurately what it looks like


  1. Wow Sammi this turned out amazing. So cool. I love it to bits. Great inspiration for anyone joining Oh Alice.

  2. This looks fantastic Sammi! I thin your cracked glass looks amazing and I love your window! Oh and gorgeous coloring as always!

  3. Fabulous card Sammi! Love your coloring and your cracked glass/glossy accents turned out just fine!

  4. WOW Sammi this turned out PERFECT!!!! LOVE the window and that super sweet Alice1

  5. Looks great to me. Next time try the ultra thick embossing powder. I've been told you can also use the regular and make 2 coats for embossing powder before you freeze it. This seems to be a challenging challenge for a lot of us. Mine was a mess.

  6. Beautiful card Sammi and I think your cracked glass effect worked fine. Gorgeous Alice image is coloured in perfectly. Mel xxx

  7. This turned out amazing! Great cracking hehe.
    Kristy xx

  8. Well, the results look GORGEOUS no matter what happened along the way!!! Love it that you used a traditional window aperature to showcase your glass! A window with glass in it. . .Hmmm, maybe we should share that concept. . . ;-)

  9. I think it looks fantastic. The key to getting that great cracking is multiple layers of embossing powder, heat it, put more on, heat again, more on, heat again. The thicker it is the better it will crack.

    With all that being said, I think yours looks great , the color of Alice is great.

  10. Stunning! I really love this look! You really did an awesome job with her :)
    hugs, margie

  11. Amazing card, love the cracked glass effect I saw a tutorial for it a while back and fancied giving it a go and never plucked up the courage but seeing your superb piece of work I'm just going to have to give it a go. xx

  12. This turned out so cool!! Just like she's falling...awesome job!!

  13. This is beautiful, such an awesome design and great colour
    love tasha xx


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