Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Curious Design Challenge- Components for Creating

Hello friends!

Why is a raven like a writing desk?? Did you ever wonder about this question that always seems to be asked, but never answered? Well I have the answer for you! A raven is like a writing desk because Edgar Allen Poe wrote "The Raven" on a writing desk! Ah ha! Isn't it nice to know the answer? :)

How are those ideas coming for our Curious Design Challenge?

I have been cruising around Etsy for some handmade goodies to add to your designs! 
Check out these amazing vintage Alice in wonderland stampers! You could stamp these images onto a shrinky dink to make some charms, or do an image transfer onto a scrabble tile!

Look at this wonderful Cheshire cat pendant.  
"Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
The Cat: Oh, you can't help that. We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
Alice: How do you know I'm mad?
The Cat: You must be. Or you wouldn't have come here."

Look at these amazing keyholes!  Do you remember the scene in the Disney Alice in Wonderland cartoon when Alice looks through the Keyholes mouth to see if the white rabbit has gone through the doorway?
Look at these wonderful tear drops by Suburban Girl Studios. Remember when Alice leaves the key to the door on the top of the table and cries those giant tears?   

"Doorknob: I forgot to tell you.
[laughs]
Doorknob: I'm locked!
[laughs]
Alice: Oh, no!
Doorknob: But of course, you've got the key, so...
Alice: What key?
Doorknob: Now, don't tell me you've left it up there!"

This gorgeous heart by Staci, would be perfect for the queen of hearts!


How about these fanciful mushroom buttons that could be used for a clasp? 
"Caterpillar: By the way, I have a few more helpful hints. One side will make you grow taller...
Alice: One side of what?
Caterpillar: ...and the other side will make you grow shorter. "

I hope these wonderful components gave your some inspiration for your pieces!

Happy Curious Creating!

xo Genea



5 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

I love it, I can't say I'm up on Alice in Wonderland but I love how you included snippets of the story along the way, nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what you make with these items!!!! You are inspiring!!

stacilouise said...

:) Love them all!

somethingunique said...

Looks like fun....

Genea said...

Thanks Kristi!
I think our pieces are just perfect for this challenge!

Thanks Anonymous. These items are currently in other's shops for sale. They are some items I think would fit in nicely for our challenge :)

Thanks Staci! You picked some of the same one's I did so I thought I would do some more hunting for cool finds ;)

Are you joining in Lana??

xo Genea

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