Unbirthday Tea Party

I thought I’d have some fun creating an Alice in Wonderland page to celebrate our three hundred and sixty four unbirthdays – a very merry unbirthday to you!

I started by ripping an Alice in Wonderland Paper Tissue into pieces and then sticking the different characters and flowers onto the page using a glue stick and some Liquitex matte gel medium. When dry, I added the club, spade, heart and diamond playing card images using a stamp set from Studio G and black Archival Ink. Next I added the wording which reads “A very merry unbirthday … with another cup of tea” and is taken from the song in the Disney animation of “Alice in Wonderland”. The letters are from Docrafts and once arranged I covered them with some Liquitex matte gel medium to hold them securely in place. To finish, I added some gold glitter enamel dots.

This song always makes me smile, here are some of the lyrics too:

A very merry unbirthday
To me … To who? … To me … Oh you!
A very merry unbirthday to you
Who me? … Yes, you! … Oh, me!
Let’s all congratulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unbirthday to you!    

As we are having an unbirthday tea party today, I baked a Victoria Sponge and filled it with homemade Bramble Jelly and lightly whipped cream to celebrate – yum (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m also sharing my post with the T Gang (did you notice the Mad Hatter on my page is holding a teacup) and wishing you all a Very Merry Unbirthday T Day; don’t forget to help yourself to a slice of cake (double grin!).

Hoping that you all stay safe and well! x

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Challenges

I’m pleased to join the lovely Mia from Craftartista over at Art Journal Journey and her Flowers challenge this month with the flowers on my page.

I’m pleased to join in the Tea Party challenge over at Country View Challenges with Unbirthday Tea Party page.

I’m also happy to be able to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my unbirthday page.

I’m also pleased to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge too.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Caspari Paper Pocket Tissues (Alice in wonderland in a winter garden)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Studio G Clear Stamps (VS4911 Series 11)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Docrafts A4 Ultimate Die-Cut & paper Pack (Folk Christmas PMA160933)
  • Dovecraft Premium (Festive Wonder Glitter Enamel Dots DCDOT036X18)

27 thoughts on “Unbirthday Tea Party

  1. Fabulous and fun page Jo, good idea to celebrate the unbirthdays. I’ll be singing that song all day now….The sponge cake looks delicious, wouldn’t mind a slice of that just now with my coffee! Have a wonderful T day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I am humming the tunes and smiling at your fantastic fun journal page Jo. It really lifts the spirits and brightened the day. Its a super entry for Mia’s theme at Art Journal Journey.
    its a delicious sponge cake, I think it will be all gone by now.
    Happy T day wishes JO,
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. Your Alice Unbirthday page is so much fun. That is really a clever idea. And I have to say a Victoria sponge is a favorite cake of mine. Not too sweet but just enough. I have never heard of brambleberry, but homemade jam is always delicious and such a treat. I haven’t made any jam for a couple of years and lately I have had the itch to make some more. O hope you have a super T day and thanks for linking up to AJJ. Hugs-Erika

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  4. A very, merry Unbirthday to you! Your post really made me smile. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories. Your page would make a lovely table cover to show off that fabulous cake. Take care and a Happy T Day to you.

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  5. I’d never heard that song before, but it’s certainly catchy. I can see how you came up with the title to your journal page. It’s really clever. Thanks for sharing it with us using Mia’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    WOW, that cake looks amazing. What a great way to tie the cake back to the tea party Alice was going to. Thanks for sharing this with us for T this Tuesday.

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  6. A brilliantly quirky Alice page, with those gorgeous flowers dotted around – I don’t know how comfy the Cheshire cat will be on those prickly holly boughs though! Delicious looking Victoria Sponge … we’ve got unbirthday homemade flapjacks on the go at the moment.
    Alison x

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  7. I LLLLLOVE Alice in Wonderland, Jo! And I really enjoyed the video! Thank you!!!
    As for your page, it is fabulous! I love the characters, the layout, everything! Thank you so much for entering this in my challenge at AJJ! Kisses!!!

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  8. I love that song and it made me smile as well! Your Victoria sponge cake looks delicious!!! Bramble jam and cream sound like the perfect filling.
    Your journal page is perfectly Alice, full of many wonderful characters.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  9. Great fun Jo and the Victoria sponge looks delicious, our eldest GSs favourite.
    I love your journal page and the gorgeous BG paper too
    Happy belated T day
    Jan x

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  10. A fabulous fun page Jo, so bright and cheery and a great way to celebrate the everyday – unbirthday! Your cake looks delicious, but I suppose it’s all gone now!
    Off for a catch up with my coffee!
    Avril xx

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  11. Oh dear Jo! You have made me want to watch the whole of the film of Alice with your clip and I am singing the song in my head as I write this. I have lots of Alice memorabilia around the house as I am a real Alice fan. Have you seen the statues in Llandudno? There is a kind of trail around the town and also some bits and pieces in a park at the Great Orme. Well worth a visit if you are an Alice fan like me.
    I love your journal page, so full of fun and figures, it immediately captured my imagination and I would have loved a piece of your Victoria Sandwich to eat whilst I was reading your blog post. Ah well, maybe I should bake today.
    Thanks for the post. Happy Unbirthday!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  12. So Wonderful Art page Jo !! It´s incredible how you created it, so beautifuly. The images are very beautiful, and love the word unbirthday, so funny. Wish you spent a lovely T-day.
    Well … I would like to taste this fabulous Victoria sponge… yummy !
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, stay safe, and big hugs,
    Caty

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  13. That is a perfect page for our Country View challenge, Jo! The Alice theme is very popular this month… The gorgeous cakes is distracting me no end, plus home made bramble jam…yum!

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