Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Mad Hatters Tea

I've never worked on an Alice in Wonderland piece before. I don't remember reading the book as kid, but  I do still have my childhood copy the Lewis Carroll classic. The Tim Burton flick must have touched on something deep inside my mind (as deep as my mind runs anyway) because it gave me terrible nightmares.

I dusted off my old copy of Alice's adventures and have started to re-introduce myself to the story and it's characters.

The visuals that are stirred up while reading it are wonderful. Almost every page is bringing new snippets of inspiration. And all that nonsense! It's all very charming.

The size of the actual box, not including the dodads, is approximately 7 x 8.57". Much of the imagery, and that glorious little spoon, comes from

This piece is now listed in the etsy shop


  1. Thanks so much for joining us at The Altered Alice! I really love the the way you caught the surreal, nonsense quality of the stories in this fascinating piece! Gorgeous!

  2. Really, really cute Nichola!

  3. Amazing detail and fabulous composition. Looks like a mad dream (in the nicest possible way,of course. LOL) I would never want to wake up. It's just gorgeous! xxD

  4. You did an amazing job
    re-connecting with Alice! I love your details of this gorgeous shadow box! Great job!

  5. This is full of fantastic!


  6. This in incredible. Stunningly gorgeous, so well composed and full of fabulous detail. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Hi, I have just found this project on pinterest. I have repinned it. I hope that is ok. Amazing project. TFS.
    Regards Florence