Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Mad Tea Party

The challenge at the Altered Alice this month is to celebrate the Mad Hatter and to bring something to the Mad Tea Party.
This is what I came up with.
I thought I'd try and create the Tea Party from the book. I started with a canvas and I painted it with Eco Green acrylic paints and stamped a few leaves over the top with Distress ink, then I attached it to some green board. I cut the image of the tea party from an old Alice book and enlarged it then coloured it in with Promarkers and cut the figures out. After I attached them to the side of the canvas I put some lace around the sides. I made some [not very well] tea cups and saucers with air drying clay and coloured them with acrylic paint. The last thing was to decorate with some flowers and leaves.
I decided to bring two things to the party the first being a piano so that they could have a jolly old sing song and knees up, the second is the kitchen sink [the teapot on the table] so that they could wash up after the party. There's a couple of pints on top of the piano so I suppose that could be a third thing.

14 comments:

  1. Hazel,
    You have reached perfection with this.
    Wishes
    Lynne

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is soooooooooooooooooo lovely, I would like to sit down there at the table! Hug, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hazel, THANK YOU so much for this entry that PERFECTLY captures the spirit of The Altered Alice's Mad Tea Party!!!! SO creative, I love all the tiny bits and bobs and am so impressed with your ingenuity! You have ROCKED this challenge, LOL!

    I also appreciate your party contributions! Piano music and a sing a long to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat" seem like very appropriate party activities, and while I live on PG Tips, a pint or two would be absolutely welcome, especially when my throat is parched after all that singing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hazel, I love it!!. It´s lovely and very sweet. I also like the piano present. You've done a beautiful work. Congratulations!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So brilliant & creative! Love it Hazel! xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pure genius Hazel! Looking at those pints on the piano I begin to see why they thought the hatter was mad...!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hazel, this is magic! I love it - everything about it. I love the piano - pure genius. Hugs, Neet x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fabulous, such a creative piece I love it, all those tiny details. Thanks so much for joining us at The Altered Alice. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  9. How adorable..I just love this !! So clever Hazel...Esther xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your contribution to the Altered Alice tea party challenge made my day. I'm smiling from ear to ear. Great tea party replica and bringing the piano was brilliant. What's a party without music. You actually brought everything plus the kitchen sink. Great project!

    ReplyDelete
  11. FABulous!!! So very creative. xx Kim

    ReplyDelete
  12. What fun! Like Barbara, I'm grinning from ear to ear...lol. When I first took a peek at your project, I thought you had made a cake! I love that the piano will serve tea, and so happy that you brought along a pint. Seems like you've thought of everything...including the kitchen sink! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete