Painting the Roses Red

To join a few challenges including our I Can Hear Music challenge over at Try it on Tuesday, I created this fun “Painting the Roses Red” page using my new Alice Through The Looking Glass papers from Stamperia – I hope you like it!

I started by covering the background with some grey and silver acrylic paints, smudging them onto the page using a baby wipe. Then I layered some decoupage paper and design papers over the top using a glue stick and Liquitex matte gel medium.

The framed images were cut from the Alice Through The Looking Glass papers by Stamperia, decorated with some washi tape roses and mushroom stickers and then layered together on the page. To finish, I added the wording which were letter stickers by Docrafts.

Do you remember this fun song from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland?

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing this Lancaster Red beer and wishing the T Gang a very Happy T Day and sending E very happy birthday wishes! If you look closely at the bottom of the pump clip, you can see the Red Rose of Lancaster which is a heraldic badge dating back to medieval times and is often see here in Lancashire as it’s our county flower.

Hoping that you’re staying safe and well! x

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


I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Alison the Craftytrog is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen Play it again Sam so I’m joining her with my Painting the Roses Red page.

A Study in Contrast challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with my contrasting colours of black and white to the red.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #166 – Anything Goes challenge with my page.


26 thoughts on “Painting the Roses Red

  1. I do remember that song from Alice in Wonderland, and it works perfect for your page. I like your red theme today. You can’t go wrong with a red ale/beer and roses, can you? I do like your page and thanks for sharing it at Alison’s challenge at AJJ. I hope all is well with you and you’re having a great T day. Have a great end of the month too Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Wow! I’ve never been an Alice fan. Guess I should say I was never exposed to Alice in Wonderland, but I love what you have done with the page and that song that was new to me, too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey using Alison’s theme.

    What a fun drink. I learned about the red roses when I learned about the War of the Roses while making my Kings and Queens altered book. I would recognize that symbol anywhere, now and I am sure so would every Brit. Not sure how many in the states would, though. We don’t know your history that well, I fear. Thanks for sharing your incredible art and your Lancaster Red beer with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo!

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  3. Sadly I didn´t know the song – that way.
    We watched it in Rügen, my Brother, Mum and me, on a laptop (in German). It was her last holiday. So I have very fond memories (well and sad ones) of this movie.
    We were in a restaurant that featured pics of this, that´s why we watched it in the first place!

    Hmmmm, that beer looks tempting!!!
    Happy belated T-Day

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  4. A wonderful journal page Jo and I loved the images you used and the Alice connection.
    Great inspiration for the themes at TioT and AJJ.
    Have a good rest of the week.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. That song takes me back too, so many great toe taping tunes discovered in Disney films. Lovely papers Jo the red wording really does pop. Hugs Tracey x
    P.S My Hubby would approve of the Red Lancashire Beer :))

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  6. Great layout! Alice in wonderland is one of my favorite movies. The red, white, and black colors do make a lovely contras. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge. ~Janna TFJ DT

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  7. Very fun take on the contrast with the striking colors of red, white and black! Glad you shared with us this beauty in the Study in Contrast Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

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