Friday, June 26, 2009

A MAD TEA PARTY ON A PINK SATURDAY

Mad Tea Party Magazine



nce upon a time, in THE LAND OF BLOG a wonderful storyteller named Vanessa. lived in a corner of this magical place. The name of her place was called A FANCIFUL TWIST. Vanessa sent a message throughout the land to come and join her for a Mad Tea Party.


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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorSo, it was about this time that I was reading the most magical story book about Alice In Blogland.

mad-tea-party-09 The story began with a cake, you see. A special cake made especially for the Mad Tea.

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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorIt began with a not so smiley cheshire cat named Dinah too, or was it Mittens? Oh right, it was Mittens.

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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorAnd a very very untimely Rabbit named Sam. Oh right, I think his name was actually White Rabbit.



alice-in-blogland-inside-doorNow all of the characters in this story were on their way to Miss Vanessa's party. Yet, they stopped off to have a totally respectable spot of tea with Mad Hatter, before traveling to Miss Vanessa's.

100_4182Now, The Mad Hatter was very anxious to begin the festivities...

My creation

alice-in-blogland-inside-doorBut Mad Hatter simply asked "WHERE'S ALICE?"

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So many questions in this story, enough to drive you mad!

alice-in-blogland-inside-doorEveryone was seated of course, and Mad Hatter was handing out the cups of course. Well, where was Alice, anyway? They all looked a bit confused and totally mad, because Alice needed to take her seat of honor of course.

My creation

alice-in-blogland-inside-doorAfter all wasn't the Mad Hatter Party supposed to have an Alice? It seems that Alice had been eating those silly little cakes that made her very very big, and she had gotten herself stuck.

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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorThe pity of the whole thing was that she had knocked over the drink that would have made everything perfectly normal again, you see.

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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorShe called for help, but everyone was already at the party in the garden with Mad Hatter. Even Dinah, oh I mean Mittens wasn't anywhere to be found. All of a sudden who should appear, but Pink Saturday Miss Bunny Surprise.

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Alice had remembered, "Oh yes, it's time for Pink Saturday!!" Miss Bunny Surprise had brought Miss Bev from HOW SWEET THE SOUND to gather her Pink Saturday friends around her to help set Alice free.




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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorSoon, Alice was free...well kind of free. So, Alice went to the party, wearing the sweet little house and all, and had the most glorious time. Then the untimely Rabbit suggested that we all head over to A FANCIFUL TWIST in THE LAND OF BLOG.

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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorOh, and of course all of her Pink Saturday friends were invited to come along and meet up with dear Miss Vanessa.

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alice-in-blogland-inside-doorSo, here is the most curious part of the story, instead of the END, it was just the beginning. Because all over the LAND OF BLOG others were celebrating this perfectly respectable Mad Tea Party too.


alice-in-blogland-3 MISS VANESSA'S MAD TEA PARTIES

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mad-tea-party-09THE BEGINNING.


ALICE FOOTNOTES
alice-once-upon-a-timeI love opening up lots of books and researching a story before I create something. The song for this post is Ice Dance by Danny Elfman because he has written the music for the new Alice in Wonderland which we will all visit in 2010 created by Tim Burton. Graphics: The graphic backgrounds and some of the elements I added to my illustrations were purchased from the wonderful Pickleberrypop, and the house is from Two Peas In A Bucket

108 comments:

Chrisy said...

Oh my...how wonderful fanciful your party is! Thank you so much for letting me stop by! Please come on over for a visit to my mad tea party for fun, games and giveaways!

Sabii Wabii said...

Bravo! How did you do those graphics! Very well done indeed!

caren said...

Amazing! Happy Pink Saturday and mad tea party day!

A Fanciful Life said...

I just LOVED this! Wonderful graphics, so inventive. Hope to see you at my tea party too!

Sharon

HurricaneKassi said...

I love your mad hatter. Thanks for posting. -HurricaneKassi

Susie Jefferson said...

This is simply STUNNING! Love it, love it, love it - and I'm going to link it to my blogs if that's OK with you?? This is one of the most charming and imaginative pieces I have seen in a very long time. Thank you.

A very Happy Pink Saturday to you!

LiLi M. said...

Happy Pink Tea Party! What a magical post!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Great compositions!



~ Gabriela ~

parasols and maryjanes said...

Your blog is enchanting, inventive and so so creative. I love it here!
Carol
Come to tea with us on Sat.

What Happens Next said...

Gorgeousness!! Oh, my!!

Rose said...

Fabulous tea party, very magical!

Rose

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

What magic! Great party! Blessings.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a wonderful quirky beautiful story post! Yours are always awesome! Especially this one!

(Thanks for entering my GIVEAWAY! Every one is welcome and there's plenty of time to sign up!)

DellaRae said...

Very creative...I enjoyed it so much!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a beautiful party you created! Everything was just lovely!

Very Happy Mad Tea Party Day to you!!

Betty

Christina said...

Very creative! I loved it!

Maggi said...

So magical! And thank goodness Alice arrived in time for the festivities! (And the Mad Hatter is dashing as always!)

You're invited to my mad tea party as well, I do hope you can visit us!

Have a great day and thank you for the tea!

Skellyton Art said...

Wow! What a great job! Thank you for the party! Do come to our party please...

Beverly said...

Karen, this is perfect. I am so glad we were all able to help Alice. And, even better that she invited us to go along with her.

I had am delightfully marvelous time.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear one.

suesueb said...

i'd like a cup too please! fun, fun post!! happy pink week!

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND A MAD TEA PARTY....
I AM GIVING YOU A STANDING OVATION AND THE CROWDS ARE CHEERING....
ENCORE...ENCORE....ENCORE...
OR we will pull sweet Alice out the stage door.....
you are just awesome
so very creative and detailed and colorful
you are a genius
your mad hatter is just awesome
hugs
debbie

Charli and me said...

What fun! I enjoyed your post so much Karen. You are so creative. I love all of the art work. Thank you for having me to your tea party.

Runako Designs by Dee said...

wow, beautiful graphics, and a wonderful party, thanks for having me, please stop by my party sometime today.

Betzie said...

This was SO DELIGHTFUL!!! Thank-you for the MAGIC! LOVEd how you tied in Pink Saturday too...very very creative!!!!!!! COme visit my puppy's party if you get time...they'd love to have you. xo

shiborigirl said...

What a wonderful post! Hurray for Pink Bunny Surprise, who saved the day...

Stoop by my place for an adventure, why don'tcha?

Kate

Diana said...

Idaclare, your party was delightful! And you blog is too. I enjoyed taking a look around while we were waiting for Alice.

Cori G. said...

what wonderful images you've created.
i love how they spill all over the page...I mean screen ;).

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!

Rhonda Roo said...

Wow! I feel like I was transported to somewhere else, indeed! Wonderfully magical! Thank you thank you!
(my tea party is of the southern variety) :)

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

This is amazing.
Happy PS

Lots of luv,
Ita

fairiemoon said...

What fun! Your Mad Hatter certainly did look mad. He almost could have doubled for the Cheshire Cat.

A Very Merry Unbirthday to you!

Erin :)
http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

great party! so fancy! you did awesome with the graphics! Happy PS!

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Yummy! What a wonderful party! I think I made need a nap soon. Stop by later today if you get a chance.

♥Mimi♥ said...

My goodness, you certainly have a wonderful imagination and playful attitude! Thanks so much for the wonderful Pink Saturday blog post! One of the best I've ever seen!

Pretty Things said...

I ADORE your Mad Hatter! He is so divine! He has a touch of The Cowardly Lion to him so I think that's why I love him so much.

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

slommler said...

What a fabulous party you are having!! Love the Mad Hatter and Alice is darling. Hope you visit my Party as well.
Hugs
SueAnn

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

delightful! what an enchanting post!

dawaioser said...

Pink Saturday indeed & I love it! Your party is so creative and full of awesomeness. Thank you for including us on your day.

Come by and visit my parties when you have a free moment. :)

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/687243.html

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I enjoyed your post and your pics :) ~ Lori

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

What a FABULOUS blog post! I love your art as well, most gorgeous!

Marina Capano said...

Karen! wonderful!congratulation!

just beautiful parties post!

All Amazing! Happy Pink Saturday and mad tea party day!
Marina

T=ME said...

A mad pink saturday tea party.....how grand. It was so lovely to attend!

Carrie said...

I love that song! And I love your story! You did such a great job with it. :)

Have a wonderful day filled to the brim with lovely tea parties.

Different Dog said...

Love it!!!!! So cute! What a beautiful party!

Sue said...

What a wonderful Tea Party. Love the Mad Hatter. Such beautiful photos.
~Sue~

Deborah said...

DeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeLightful! You certainly are a clever one with the graphics. Please join me for tea, but watch out for Alice...
**blows kisses** Deborah

Deborah said...

DeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeLightful! You certainly are a clever one with the graphics. Please join me for tea, but watch out for Alice...
**blows kisses** Deborah

Deborah said...

DeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeLightful! You certainly are a clever one with the graphics. Please join me for tea, but watch out for Alice...
**blows kisses** Deborah

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Is it okay for a grown woman to clap in delight Karen? How perfectly magical and wonderful. xo Lynn

Deanna said...

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday

BRAVO, APPLAUSE AND ENCORE!!! Your best post ever...and I adore all of your posts but this is pretty special! Absolutely wonderful.

Hope your day is full of Pink happiness!

Deanna :D

Robin said...

How fun and creative. You are the photoshop Queen! Cheers to you and that wonderful story you put together. Sipping tea, Robin

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Karne, you have truly outdone yourself on this. Absolutely gorgeous. I love Alice and Wonderland. I collect her. I will have to post some of my beautiful pop up books that I have. Alice and Wonderland is one of the first books I read to my grandchildren. They too, love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Please stop by Country Wings in Phoenix. I would love to have you list as a Follower. "Country Hugs", Sherry

stefanie said...

WOW!!!!!

Shannon said...

your story is just darling! xoxo Shannon

TattingChic said...

What a delightful post! I love Alice's house-dress, LOL! Poor Alice, that must've been so uncomfortable, but it is nice that she had a good time anyway! :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen! You've done it again! Wonderful, wonderful pink tea party post!!

Patricia said...

What a great title for your beautiful post. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great new week.

Mermaid Queen said...

What beautiful graphics you create! I enjoyed my visit. Martha

TesoriTrovati said...

Enchanting illustrations. That Mad Hatter is indeed mad! Thanks for letting me visit.

I am having a giveaway on my blog...come by and say hi at
http://treasures-found.blogspot.com

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Daydreamer :) said...

In a word - CUTE!
H :)

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

Your party was so fun! Thank you for a lovely time!

XO,
~Krista

toopixiedolls@yahoo.com

P.S. I'm having a giveaway at my party, come visit if you have the time!
http://twopixiedolls.blogspot.com

gemma said...

What FUN!
So glad it's pink Saturday...
I like all the colorful Saturdays
especially pink ones.
See you at the party!

Cre8Tiva said...

i'm here at last..love your style...i will add you to my follow list...i am enjoying the parties and dancing my day away...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

Renee said...

What a lovely treat.

Renee xoxo

Bella Dreams said...

Super duper! I loved it! Your Mad Hatter was wonderful!

Stepping off the edge said...

Just lovely! so clever.
>:0)
Tracey

Shell said...

A fabulous beautiful party. Mittens and your Mad Hatter are enchanting. Glad the Pink Saturday friends helped Alice get free.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a fun tea pary on a very hot summer day...m.

Nicole said...

Great Party! I love all you wonderful graphics!

Karin said...

wonderful!

thank you so much!

karin

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

oh my goodness what a fanciful party you have going! I'm so happy to be invited!

Cheers!

Cat

58 Cherries said...

A lovely tea party! So much fun - stop on by my part, too, if you haven't already. Have a great weekend.

Nicki
58cherries

apparentlyjessy said...

What a gloriously fun party! I smiled reading the whole post!
I think Mittens is a lovely kitty!

Jessy

Gabrielle said...

I love it here, thank you for all your creativity. I'm going to have to crank it up a notch for the 3rd annual tea party, I can see!!

turquoise cro said...

Happy PINK!!! Please come over for a while!

Claudia said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy Pink Saturday!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Karen,
This is so impressive; I just visited Vanessa and both of you...your graphics and ideas are so great and many notches above anything I can come up with! Cheers to you my dear angel! Anita

Heather said...

Was that a chocolate cake topped with black & white cookies? Be still my heart...

LaLa said...

What a mad trip down the rabbit hole that was.

I loved the cake, I do apologize for being late. So many parties, so much tea, it really has been a busy day for me!

Thanks for the stories, thanks for the pie, and now my dear friend, I bid you good bye!

Love LaLa

Lanimoz said...

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*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Such a lovely:*:* *:*party!! Your mad Hatter is the best yet!*:*:*
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http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

CLapping!!! bravo bravo!! That was unreal! So much detail and clever wonderland digital magic!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for being such a sweet person, full of whimsy and creativity and kindness!! Love, Vanessa


(I have been so sick all day, sorry I didn't get here sooner, sparkles!)

MagicMarkingsArt said...

wonderful, whimsical, creative photo's - thank you for sharing your party.

Her Art Nest said...

Amazing party....your graphics are just wonderful! Thanks for letting me drop by to enjoy all of this. Truly outstanding. Hope you had a magical day. ~Nan

Chickenbells said...

What a lovely party...everything was so colorful and fun! Thank you so much for inviting me...

Kat said...

I can't wait to see the new Alice in Wonderland! Happy tea party day!

Jen said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! My party ended hours ago, but I wasn't ready to put my frolicking shoes away. Thank you for having me!

Anne Fannie said...

That was a beautiful post with great graphics!
Happy Pink Saturday...
~Ann

Rhondi said...

Karen
You have such a wonderful imagination. I loved your story about the tea party. Hope you're having a good weekend and congratulations to your daughter on her graduation.
Hugs, Rhondi

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I like the twist where Pink Saturday came in :-) It was so perfect timing. I mean who would help Alice stuck in such a situation? Good thing Pink Bunny was there. She should also have a special seat for her on the table :-)And that house skirt LoL Oh well, it was still a happy ending . . . I mean a very nice beginning :-)

Oh I'm A PS participant but not this Saturday. Somehow I haven't got to post one. But I wanted to visit still and I enjoyed it very much

Joyce said...

You are so totally amazing!! I loved this!

dana said...

OMG!!! I just visited Lynn's post from Life on Cedar Hill and I told her I would singing We're Painting the Roses Red all and NOW, I'm enjoying it at my visit to YOUR post, too!! How delightful.....

You gave us such a fun visit to the tea party--I'm so glad we Pink Sat folks were able to get Alice out of her pickle--actually, she looked really cute wearing a "house dress"!!

Hope you are having a great weekend! Dana

KatCollects said...

Very creative and fun post, happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

Beckie Holso said...

Very cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! What a fabulous trip you've led us on! Wonderful art and a magical story!

Gourdqueen said...

So loved your party! Great use of different material.
Linda

rochambeau said...

Hi Karen,
Your story is wonderful! Love how you incorporated your images for the Mad Tea with fineesse!

Wishing you well!

xox
Constance

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

You are impressive dear! Blessings to you and thanks for the visit!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a whimsical take & a fun, fun adventure, too. :)

thank you for your lovely hospitality. wishing you wonderFULL wanderings throughout the Mad Hatter weekend!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a fantastic journey this has been, I truly enjoyed stepping into your wonderland. Sorry I am late, but it has been a mad weekend and I have saved the best for last! Twyla

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to be so late.....so many tea parties to attend. Along the way I fell down the rabbit hole and somehow got lost at the bend. But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me so very thirsty.

Well, it has been splendid but I must be going. I have many more tea parties to go to still.

May the day ahead be a beautiful one for you.

Cassandra said...

what a pretty pretty party!

daylily777 said...

Hi,
WOW. What an imaginative party. I love Alice wearing the house to the party. I'm glad she made it.lol
The artwork and photography are marvelous. You are invited to come by my party.
~Myrna

Kaye Barley said...

This was a WONDERFUL party! thank you for having me.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is incredible! So clever, and so many wonderful pictures. You rock! laurie

aforestfrolic said...

A bit late, I am, you see...my clock decided to let me be...and of course I have no sense of time, as I have been partying since early 2009. Thanks for visiting our little 'Mad' Adventure though and so glad I came by to see yours too! Your tale was wonderful and I love all of your images! I have been wanting to start digital scrapping and doing art on the computer...please share any tips you may have when you get a chance.

Jamie :)
p.s. I Love your playlist and have been sitting on your blog since Saturday listening to your music, tee hee...so thank you for that.

BunnyKissd said...

Such creative images! What a lovely time I've had! Thank you for having me! ^-^

Victorian Lady said...

So sweet Karen! :) Glad to see you joined the party!


I am having a party too...a video where Alice loses her temper! lol

You, of course, are invited! :)

Mere

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This, my friend, is AMAZING!

XO,


Sheila :-)

msartist said...

I'm late. I'm late. So glad I found the party. It was enchanting~
Thank you for the lovely time.
~Theresa