Saturday, October 23, 2010

CHAPTER 35: Chessboard, Chessmen? It's YOUR Move...


"They don't keep this room so tidy as the other,' Alice thought to herself, as she noticed several of the chessmen down in the hearth among the cinders: but in another moment, with a little `Oh!' of surprise, she was down on her hands and knees watching them. The chessmen were walking about, two and two! 

`Here are the Red King and the Red Queen,' Alice said (in a whisper, for fear of frightening them), `and there are the White King and the White Queen sitting on the edge of the shovel -- and here are two castles walking arm in arm..."
--Ch. 1: Through the Looking Glass

Hey everyone!

The challenge at Oh, Alice this week is again the brainchild of DT member Lynne-to use some aspect of the game of chess! You might want to use a checkerboard pattern, or feature a King, Queen, Knight or Castle (Rook), or some other aspect of the game we haven't thought of - we just need to be able to clearly see CHESS in your creation!


I was JUST about stumped with this one...didn't help that I waited WAY too late at night to start it either, LOL.  I found this cool marblelized chessboard pattern online (by Googling images) and printed it out on REGULAR copy paper if you can believe that, along w/ the sentiment.  Doesn't look too cheesy does it?


I colored Creeper Tuesday from the Greeting Farm who is looking quite coy as she claims "It's YOUR Move"  ;)  This card also uses the Saturday Sketch over at Club Anya & Friends by my dear friend Jen Shults:


We are THRILLED to announce that there's a prize this week, too! Thanks to our generous sponsor, PAPER MANIAC, this week, they are giving away a set of Artistic Outpost Alice in Wonderland mini-stamps AND a sheet of E.A.D. Designs Stickerz! How awesome is that?

Checkmate! Have YOU met your match? You have until FRIDAY, October 29th to enter your creation and throw your hat (or should I say, crown?) in the ring for this awesome PAPER MANIAC prize this week! We'll announce the winner her in Wonderland during our next challenge!
See you soon!

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13 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

So cute! It didn't click in my feeble brain that you were the Oh, Alice chickie - so cool, I love that challenge!

Sparkle said...

So darling! I love your board background!

StampinCathy said...

This is one adorable card. I just love your take on this sketch.

Erin said...

Not cheesy at all, and I love the sentiment.

Lelia Pierce said...

This image is perfect for the sentiment/challenge. How CAH-YUTE!

XXX

Emma said...

For a girl who was stumped this looks AMAZING! I just love Tuesday, she looks fantastic! A great card Jess!

Kim Y. said...

So cute! I never used checker on cards but this works! Very cool!

Lynne Phelps said...

I started late too, think I got mine in around 3 or 4 a.m.! You'd think I'd be better prepared when I posed the challenge, but NOoooo. I LOVE your card - she looks like she is thinking hard about her next move, and that printed checkerboard is PERFECT! Love the colors you chose too!

WickedPixie said...

Hi Jess! I just saw this on the Oh Alice blog and I thought it was so awesome!! I have not been on the computer much (a little burnt out at the moment) but I wanted to make sure I came by and told you how much I liked it!! :-)Traci

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Awww....this is super cute Jess!! Love how you used the checker board!! Fabulous job!!

meme said...

She looks like she is pondering her next move, Jess. I think your card came out great. Checkerboard find bonus!

Tasha said...

Jess this is amazing you totally rocked this challenge
love tasha xx

Jessie/knightrone said...

As I sit and watch Alice...I LOVE this!!