Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mad Hatter - Inks vs. Watercolor?

I'm in a swap for "Tea, Coffee, or Hot Chocolate" on the stamp-shack. With my muse missing in action of late, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do, so I started pursuing through my collection of stamps to see if something called to my muse. My DS saw me shuffling through my stamps and asked what I was doing. When I told him, he said, it would be great if you had a mad hatter! You see, my son just finished reading the Lewis Carol version of Alice in Wonderland and aboslutely loves it. Well, as luck would have it, I had a Mad Hatter stamp!! I rarely collect word stamps, but the saying I used on this card, I just loved, so paired with the Mad Hatter stamp just felt perfect to me! I made this one last night. I played with a handful of layouts and on a couple of different papers. I was just playing, but in that play, I lost time. Isn't that the best!! This one is done with different distress inks, which is not a medium I use often. I finished is last night, but didn't upload it because I wanted to try something else too.

My favorite medium is watercolors and acrylics. So, I decided to do this layout all over again, but in watercolors. So, first thing this morning, I played all over again. I'm just loving this layout. I think, next I'll do it on tiles!

If you notice, the Mad Hatter has a pretty cool cup of tea. It's only half a cup of tea, but I love that it's cut in half lengthwise (taken from the story!) and the tea doesn't fall out!! OK, so which one do you like better, the inks or the watercolors?


Anonymous said...

These are sooo awesome! I love them both! But the brighter colors is more fun ;)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Muwhahaha - I so could rule the world with enough caffeine! I

LuvLoz said...

Both versions look fantastic!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

This choice is as tough as coffe, tea or hot chocolate! :D

tami said...

I love it when I lose time while playing!!! Tough call on the colors. . . I'm more drawn to the colors of the distress inks, but the words pop more with the watercolor. I love them both!

Mrs. Fence said...

I love them both, but I like the inks the best! FAbulous, as usual!


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