Down the Rabbit Hole
‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); `now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!’ (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). ‘Oh, my poor little feet, I wonder who will put on your shoes and stockings for you now, dears? I’m sure I shan’t be able! I shall be a great deal too far off to trouble myself about you: you must manage the best way you can;—but I must be kind to them,’ thought Alice, ‘or perhaps they won’t walk the way I want to go! Let me see: I’ll give them a new pair of boots every Christmas.’
And she went on planning to herself how she would manage it. ‘They must go by the carrier,’ she thought; ‘and how funny it’ll seem, sending presents to one’s own feet! And how odd the directions will look!
ALICE’S RIGHT FOOT, ESQ.
NEAR THE FENDER,
(WITH ALICE’S LOVE).
Oh dear, what nonsense I’m talking!’
Just then her head struck against the roof of the hall: in fact she was now more than nine feet high, and she at once took up the little golden key and hurried off to the garden door.
Poor Alice! It was as much as she could do, lying down on one side, to look through into the garden with one eye; but to get through was more hopeless than ever: she sat down and began to cry again.
This is definitely a stash project. The only tricky thing you need is the photo—it needs to be the full width of your page. So if you’re doing a 12×12 page, you can use a 12×8 or similar size print. If you need to print on an A4 printer, you can do a 9×9 page with a 9×6 photo. You can even go as small as a 4×6 photo on a 6×6 page.
Aside from your photo, you’ll need the cardstock for your background, some patterned paper, some lettering for your title and some accents to match. I used scraps for everything aside from the cardstock rather than cutting into new sheets. I also used a journaling stamp from Banana Frog.
This will definitely be less frustrating than stretched out Alice right now. The sketch is simple—one giant photo, plus a place for a title and a place for an accent. Your journaling can go in either of those two places, or in the gaps left either side. You can use the sketch for a landscape (horizontal) photo, or turn it for a portrait (vertical) one. The instructions are written for the horizontal orientation.
Choose a colour for your background and some patterned paper to coordinate. Cut a two inch strip of patterned paper as wide as your page. Place this along the bottom of your photo and place both of those on the page to judge the spacing. With a border of background at the bottom, adhere the patterned paper, then the photo over the top to leave enough pattern showing for your liking.
Cut a rectangle of patterned paper for the opposite side of the photo, where your title will go. Adhere this so it overlaps on top of the photo.
Choose one or more styles of lettering to layer your title on top of the patterned rectangle. Try letting some of the letters go beyond the patterned paper.
Choose some accents and secure them to the other side, overlapping on top of the photo.
Add your journaling. I stamped a box with lines on patterned paper, then cut it out. On this layout, I placed it with the accents, but on the second it fit right into the title box, so try it in both places to see what looks best with your photo. You can also journal straight onto the cardstock in the empty corners. Feel free to embellish to your heart’s desire, but this one is done! Go take a photo, upload and claim your points!
Here’s a second take, using a portrait photo and using a bit more embellishment. Adapt to your style however you like: the challenge is to use a BIG photo with two areas of embellishment to the page.
I hope you enjoy something bold but fast to create!
If you upload your page and post a link in the comments for the Box of Sweets post at shimelle.com, you will be entered in the draw for a bonus prize. Good luck!
For more information about the cybercrop, visit UKScrappers.
xlovesx28 April 2007