Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday 2-8-2011

Hello, all! I have something really fun to share with you! At least it was really fun to create! Over at The Altered Alice Blog they are running their first monthly challenge since taking over for the Oh! Alice Blog. Here is the challenge in there words:

To reflect all these puzzling changes, the challenge is to make something that features a dress form, OR to make something that changes in form! While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project does feature Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!

I thought about doing a dress form on my project but I'm not really into the dress form craze that is going on right now and so I began thinking of something that changes form. What better thing than a caterpillar changing into a butterfly?! So I took that idea and used a fabulous sketch over at the Pages In Time Blog and designed this page below. Look carefully because the caterpillar changes into a butterfly in the next picture. Following the photo of the page, I'll show you how I did it.

Sketch for Thursday Sketch at the Pages in Time blog. 

Metamorphosis (caterpillar) layout. Using the beautiful sketch from Thursday Sketches at the Pages in Time Blog, I created a base for my design. This is the caterpillar part.

Metamorphosis (In Between) layout. There is a "wheel" underneath the striped green paper on which both the caterpillar and the butterfly are on and as you turn it, the charachter "changes".

Metamorphosis (butterfly) layout. Here is my version of the butterfly the Disney Caterpillar turned into in the movie. I used many flowers from my stash, The Paper Studios Basics papers, Thickers, and a whole lot of stickles. (Sorry my watermark navigated itself onto the photo, lol).

So this is where I started with this idea. I used a regular little eyelet to fasten my "wheel" to the background.

Here is where I realized that if I kept the wheel where it was, my characters would bever fit. So I moved the circle over some.

This is the green striped paper strip for over the wheel. I added quite a few layers of mounting tape to make sure it was raised enough.

This is me arranging things and testing the wheel mechanism. 

Here you can see that I love using Stickles! Lol! The butterfly wings are stamped and cut out and glued on a different color of caterpillar.

This is a close-up of the face on the flower. I made it with a push mold and modeling clay and painted it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Northern Lights


  1. What a great take on the theme.....I love that it is so different. Thanks for playing along.

  2. Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice! What a great interpretation of the challenge. LOVE the wheel and the way you changed the Caterpillar into a butterfly, so clever! ALL the details are charming, the flowers are terrific, and I love the way Alice is looking at the photo with us! Lovely entry, and of course your name goes into the hat twice for featuring Wonderland!

  3. Great take on the sketch! I love it! ^-^

  4. Fabulous job! Love the clay modeling, the concept, heck...I love it all! TFS

  5. Terrific take on the challenge, such a great idea. Annette x

  6. Celina, this lo is FANTASTIC!!! I love how you made the flower and the catepillar dial! I love it!

  7. Oh my goodness lady...you are so creative! Love your take on the sketch and the changing caterpillar is wonderful! Thanks for sharing how you did it too!

  8. How cool! I saw this LO over at Pages In Time. I love it!

  9. what an awesome and creative take on this challenge....TFS how did the butterfly metamorphosis!

  10. Great layout, love how it moves. The face in the flower is very cool too. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice.

  11. Your page layout is wonderful and your interpretation of the challenge at The Altered Alice is creative and amazing. Fantastic project.