Okay, I was excited and a bit nervous when the gals at Cinema Saturday put this up for the challenge this week. Excited, because I've been wanting to see this movie despite mixed reviews. Nervous because I hadn't seen it, and "out of the box" is kind of challenging for me. Turns out, the movie is just amazing.
I LOVED IT!!!
For the costumes, art direction, etc. which were fantastic and sooooo Tim Burton (with much more color than he normally does), I thought the story may lack. What I found was that there was just so much heart, character building, and so much connection I felt to so many of the characters. I wanted to just hug the Mad Hatter who is just full of "muchness", and made me want to always keep my "muchness" on display. :)
I love the part where the Mad Hatter just goes listing all different hat types. I wanted to make a ton of tiny different paper hats for my project, but time ran out -I needed to go be muchier instead. However, I did get one hat done satisfactorily, a fez, which reminds me of another Hatter part where he is talking to Alice, and just randomly interjects "Fez" into a sentence. It made me laugh!
So, here is the baby's funky little monkey wearing a Fez that I made with the Sizzix Bigz XL die "Baskets & Blooms" -I just trimmed around and cut the handles off, then stamped a brocade-y pattern, sponged a little gold, and braided and knotted some gold cord.