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    Art Dolls from Marie to Alice (& an Alice in Wonderland Giveaway)!

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Announcements, Art Projects, Giveaways, Marie Antoinette, Nichola Battilana

    Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Teri’s and Nichola’s projects that are still available on the new site.

    Another banner day with projects by two talented designers: Teri Calia and Nichola Battilana — plus related new items and a Wonderland Madness Giveaway!

    Teri has fallen madly in love with creating Mannequin Art Dolls; and we love that she has: because they’re fabulous!

    There is so much to take in with both dolls that I am having a hard time trying to figure out where to start! First, the base used for both is the New! 13″ Paper Mache Mannequin and clever girl that she is, Teri used New! Paper Mache Easter Eggs for the heads.

    The Nesting Marie Mannequin at right is just gorgeous, with it’s tiny little diorama in her middle (with tiny curtains and a scene from a Marie Antoinette painting) and a birdcage in her hair.

    And what hair! Teri made an over-the-top powdered wig using New and On Sale! Wool Roving (and I’ll bet that just like the real wigs from that era, Teri used a sculpted base so that all of that form isn’t made of hair — and lucky for us, Teri’s promised to write a future/second tutorial about making her wigs).

    Teri did post a tutorial for us today, with info on how she cut the mannequin and inserted and glued in the masonite shrine and the egg for the head.

    Of course, Marie also has to have something gold now, doesn’t she? Teri used the New and On Sale! Gold Crinkled Paper Ribbon for the poofs and panniers on Marie’s skirt. How perfect is that?!

    Here’s a link to the full Supply List for the Nesting Marie Mannequin.

    The Wonderland Madness Mannequin is a mad wonder! (And we love all things Alice, so today’s Giveaway is also Alice themed!)

    From the lovely Mad Hatter-ish New! Top Hat (atop another gorgeous wig) to another scene cut into the mannequin’s torso (this time with a New! Flocked Mouse, wearing his own tiny top hat), the details are beautiful!

    Here’s a link to the full Supply List for the Wonderland Madness Mannequin. And more photos of both of Teri’s mannequins are in the Gallery.

    An Art Fairy by Nichola and Some Announcements

    Yes! The design team continues to amaze with the variety of art projects they create using the January Kit! The Paper Fairy at left by Nichola Battilana! From the Autumn Flower Mix on her hat to her fancy wings, she is sure to spruce up any dreary Winter corner of your hosue. And check out how sweet (yet speedy) she looks in Nichola’s house in the pics on her blog post! (Where she’s been hard to find since “she’s been in the pantry eating the chocolate chips!”)

    Here’s the list of other supplies Nichola used.

    Now on to some announcements:
    BOTH of the current swap due dates have been extended:

    Lovesick — A Sweetheart Book Swap has been extended to February 21st

    Victorian Paper Dolls Swap has been extended to February 14th.

    AND if you want a quick run-down and links to what’s currently On Sale (including the Valentine’s Day goodies for those 2 swaps), check the Sale Section! I just added some badges at the top of that page so you can jump to whole sections of supplies that are on sale.

    But before you run off and get engrossed in reading either blog post (or sale items), don’t forget the Wonderland Madness Giveaway, back in stock items, and a recap of Thursday’s newsletter — all below.

     Thursday Recap: Madonna of the Birds Tutorial!

    Copic Marker Tutorial
    by Lora Mahaffey!
    (And congratulations to
    Kathy Cabble for winning the Birds & Cages Giveaway!)

    Antique Brass Birdcage Charm
    On Sale!

    Rabbits in Teacups Stickers
    On Sale!

    Tropical Birds Clear Stickers
    On Sale!

    ——— Sticker Sale Ends January 29thView All ———


     January 30th Update:
     The Wonderland Madness
     Giveaway Winner is Beth W!

    Hooray! A Wonderland Madness Giveaway!

    Miz Meghan pulled a lovely group of Alice things (mostly used in Teri’s art doll); here’s just a few:
    – Paper Mache Top Hat
    – Flocked Begging Mouse
    – Mist-a-bles Scallop Ribbon Set
    – Tenniel’s Alice Collage Sheet
    – Down the Rabbit Hole Collage Sheet
    – Go Ask Alice Collage Sheet
    – I Wonder Collage Sheet
    – Mad Tea 6×6 Paper Pack
    – Petite Teastained Purple Pansies and Leaves

    Here’s the full list (with photos and links) of all the goodies in the Giveaway.

    To enter the Wonderland Madness Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or Monday (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, January 27, 2014).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Posted by Leslie, January 26th, 2014

    154 responses to “Art Dolls from Marie to Alice (& an Alice in Wonderland Giveaway)!”

    1. Susan Harkness-Williams says:

      Alice.how I love you.

    2. Sarah Stout says:

      I love both Alice and Marie! Such a cute idea. 🙂

    3. Mary Toriello says:

      Love Alice!

    4. Blair Lowery says:

      So many goodies

    5. Carolyn S says:

      What fun to win this prize and create an Alice Tea Party project.

    6. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

      Love all the Wonderland items!

    7. Vickie says:

      That cute fuzzy little mouse is adorable. I’m thinking of something Queen of Hearts…
      Good Sunday morning to you!

    8. Robin Parker says:

      Cute giveaway…Thanks! Robin

    9. Maggie M says:

      Oh, how I need this delightful project/giveaway to get me out of the creative/financially strapped rut I’m in. Every year (or so it seems), January finds me obsessing and depressed creatively…help me out of this rut, please 🙂

    10. DebbieK says:

      I love anything Wonderland. Thanks for the chance to win such great products. Happy New Year, Alpha Stamps!

    11. Joelle Platz says:

      That set is absolutely adorable!! Love Alice themes.

    12. Kimberly says:

      LOVE ALICE! Would so love to win.
      enJOY a lovely Sunday,

    13. Gloria Stafford says:

      Lovely assortment!

    14. Roxanne says:

      Ohhh la la! I would love to have these goodies!
      Hats off to the Design Team! such creativity and sooo inspiring!
      Thanks for sharing!
      Love Love Love this stuff!

    15. ALICIA A says:

      Wonderful Wonderland Madness, for sure! Love it!

    16. Pam Weiler says:

      Another great giveaway. I would love to win anything Alice. She is one of my favorite characters.

    17. Melanie says:

      I LOVE Alice in Wonderland!! What a wonderful idea.

    18. Donna Meyers says:

      Alice is my all time favorite to work with.I love all the faces that John TEniel uses better then many I have come across.I would so blessed to win this.
      Lots of ideas please!!!

    19. Ronda Garner says:

      Ewwww yummy hope I win all those deIish Items.

    20. Holly Day says:

      Oh, my goodness–does anyone _not_ love Alive in Wonderland? Beautiful!

    21. Alice H says:

      Of course I am crazy about anything Alice, given my name, but these are especially sweet.

    22. angelic says:

      I love Alice in wonderland! Thanks for the giveaway.

    23. Deb Neerman says:

      Just when you think you couldn’t host a bigger and better giveaway, you do it! Love, love, love this Alice collection … I’ll take two of everything! WoW!!

      Thanks so much for the chance to win, Alpha Stamps!

    24. Rosemary Woodruff says:

      love it…down the rabbit hole sounds good to me…..

    25. Love it, love it, loooove it, I would love to win just 1 time, just like lotto !!!!
      thank you again !

    26. Florence says:

      A tea party!! What fun

    27. Virginia S says:

      Simply awesome! Especially love the papier mache top hat!!!

    28. Theresa Goldman says:

      gorgeous assortment of goodies, once again. yummy….

    29. Jane Thomas says:

      Love all of the goodies in this giveaway!

    30. LoisC says:

      Great giveaway….would love to use this for one of my best friends – an “Alice”!

    31. Nellie Cotnam says:

      thank you for offering such great assortments

    32. Lorna Dufrane says:

      Wonderful selection

    33. I love this article and would have so much fun with the items you’re giving away! Thanks for the chance!

    34. Karen says:

      I love all frou frous about fairies – oh please let me win this! What a wonderful collection of goodies.

    35. Laura says:

      How wonderful! I could have lots of fun with this, thank you for the chance to win such wonderful goodies!!

    36. Jo Ellen says:

      Beautiful artwork!

    37. Jennifer says:

      Excited about your new roving! I will have to check it out.

    38. Mary Mac says:

      So many piece with this fantastic giveaway. Love the top hat.

    39. Laura says:

      Wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance.

    40. mary walker says:

      oh, how I would love to spend a crafting evening with Alice and Marie, Thanks for the chance.

    41. Lori Wilczek says:

      I just love Alpha Stamps giveaways!!

    42. Cindy Fitch says:

      Did I fall down a rabbit hole? This is a Wonderland of goodies. Thank you for a another great giveaway!

    43. Kris Martinez says:

      Alice in Wonderland – Classic! What a great giveaway!

    44. I’d love to tumble down the rabbithole!

    45. Another great give a way, these are fun and I love seeing all the beautiful ephemera!

    46. Dianne says:

      Love all the great things you show!

    47. Karen Crowder says:

      I’m “mad” for Wonderland!!!!!

    48. SAM sabatino says:

      my mouth is still wide open in awe–i can’t find any words yet to describe my feelings as i am still looking at these wonderful dolls—-so much talent—unbelievable !!! thank you–thank you–thank you… SAM

    49. carol says:

      would love to add these goodies to my Alice collection.

    50. Marianne says:

      Another great giveaway!

    51. Diane Dainis says:

      Amazing Giveaway as usual. Very generous of you and they are beautiful.

    52. Janet Dietzman says:

      OOOHHH!! I love the dolls!! And the top hat is a show stopper. I am soooo gonna make some of these!!

    53. Beth W says:

      The top hats have my heart racing-they are fabulous. Definitely getting some so I can start playing. Thank you for a chance to win such a wonderful give away!

    54. Collette says:

      Cool! Cool!! Cool!! Collette

    55. Traci says:

      LOVE Alice and would love to win. Love the projects today such a creative design team!

    56. Sandi Cotroneo says:

      Such a beautiful and generous giveaway.

    57. Orlie Severson says:

      I would really like to try my hand at Alice. I have done other things but this is my first. Can’t believe all the goody in your give away.

    58. Marcia says:

      You guys just outdo yourselves every week! we so appreciate it!

    59. Lynn Fox says:

      How do I love AlphaStamps? Let me count the ways! Thank you so much!

    60. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

      Alice is absolutely my favorite. I would so love to play with this awesome giveaway. Thanks for being so generous.

    61. Ginger Benedict says:

      I’m in love with the little top hats! I’m seeing projects now in my mind. So Cute.

    62. Karen N says:

      Wow…Alice and an Alpha Stamps giveaway. What could be better?

    63. Lori Turner says:

      Oooohhhh! I love all things Wonderland! Yet another awesome AlphaStamps giveaway! Blessings, Lori

    64. Darlene Propp says:

      Thanks for another wonderful giveaway! Love it all!

    65. Juanita M says:

      AlphaStamps out did themselves again with this give away.

    66. Jill ONGLEY says:

      Alice is my favorite fictional character.

    67. Ronda Liebert says:

      I am a lover of all things Alice. I have a small collection of dolls and arty stuff. I would love to create with these goodies and make something for my collection. Thank you for the chance to win.

    68. Wendy says:

      i’ve so wanted to do an Alice project. With amazing goodies like these, what’s to stop me. Fabulous giveaway!!

    69. Juliana says:

      I’ve loved the story of Alice since I was a little girl. I would love to get my craft on with some wonderland goodies! Great giveaway!!!

    70. PLEASE pick me! I have loved Alice forever. I even have her as my Facebook photo! Wonderland is my favorite place to be….

    71. micupoftea says:

      Now this is definitely My Cup Of Tea! Love the products- paper, Stickles, a hat form – perfect for me to create an Mad Hatter party! Thank you for the chance to win and craft up some Alice goodness 🙂

    72. Kat Filby says:

      I love Alice in Wonderland. The rabbit is so amazing.

    73. Jen says:

      ’twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe…
      Lovely set! Hope I win!

    74. Shannon C. says:

      That’s a wonderland of goodies! Oh, the possibilities…

    75. I LOVE everything about your website I would love to win thanks for the opportunity

    76. Judith Janes says:

      Please enter me in the give-away! Lovely treasures!

    77. You keep coming up with things I love. Alice is another one for sure.

    78. Gilda says:

      What a great giveaway. Love Wonderland theme.

    79. Sandy Holva says:

      Oh, Oh, I NEED this kit!

    80. Gypsy Angel/kim says:

      Love Alice!!! Would love to win!

    81. Connie L. says:

      Yes please, some fantastic finds!

    82. Pam P says:

      Oh yeah!! This one is mine!!!

    83. Susanne says:

      Oh, Alice!

      Wonderful works by amazing artists!

    84. Jackie says:

      Alice is my absolute Fav! I want to be her in my next life! Such fun! Those mini teacups are soooo sweet!

    85. coco says:

      Oh la la!!! Fabulous giveaway, I love Alice and I’d love winning it!!

    86. Lorna says:

      Oh, yes, more Alice! It so happens I have some nice Alice items that would go so well with this giveaway.

    87. Jeanne Kelly says:

      I can think of at least 6 impossible things to do with this kit before dinner tonight!

    88. Nelda Johnson says:

      I love everything Alice!

    89. Carmen Willis says:

      Who doesn’t love Alice, and Marie! I Just love the Paper Mache Hat. I’m totally inspired and I have so many ideas swimming around in my head. What a great giveaway!

    90. Jen R says:

      Yet another generous giveaway!

    91. Barbara Nekic says:

      I love this collection. It would be such fun to play with the pieces and make beautiful wrt.

    92. Kim B says:

      Thanks! Fun stuff!

    93. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      This gives a whole new meaning to the expression, “egg head.”

    94. Suzanne Poulos says:

      Alice is my hero! My art studio features vintage Alice paperart pieces that I’ve created over the years. What a lovely & inspired giveaway. Thank you for providing such a prize, and continued success to you!

    95. melody says:

      Oooh, I looove that paper mache HAT!

    96. Michele biondolillo says:

      Could March Maddness be setting in already?

    97. trish says:

      wow! wonderful giveaway!!

    98. Nita says:

      All so beautiful, please enter me in your giveaway….

    99. Amanda Miller says:

      Love,love all things Alice 🙂

    100. Emily N. says:

      Would love to decorate that hat!!

    101. sheila AR says:

      Love that hat!! Mad giveaway!! Please contact me down the rabbit hole where I will create wonderful stuff with my goodies

    102. Sharon B says:

      Love. It. All.
      Would love to win and play!

    103. Carol Slowik says:

      Awesome! Please enter me!

    104. Beth says:

      What a combination! Fantastic stuff to create with!

    105. Alice says:

      Every single piece of art you post is like a wonderland of beauty. I love them all!!!

    106. Ann C says:

      Its a wonderland of goodies!

    107. Cynthia says:

      Oh my my favorite rabbit in a brand new way.
      Just his hat is left. I love it!

    108. One data I will win!

    109. wonderful assortment !

    110. Brenda Lubrant says:

      I love today’s project because it is just sooo cute! I see some little tea cups in the giveaway kit that I would love to have.

    111. Nancy Schlis says:

      What a wonderful selection of treasures to work with!!!!

    112. KIM says:

      I am completely Mad about Alice.

    113. HawaiianLibrarian says:

      OMG what a wonderful stash of wonderland goodness. Mahalo for the op to win.

    114. Christine Hurley says:

      The creativity in this project is awesome!!

    115. Natalie Laney says:

      Love, love anything Wonderland.

    116. April James says:

      My stars! Such an assortment of absolutely splendid things!

    117. Luna Bird says:

      you guys have way too much fun 🙂

    118. Brody Klotzman says:

      madly in love with all this!

    119. Ann says:

      Alice in Wonderland is always a favorite! And what a wonderful giveaway overflowing with AS goodness!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    120. marla b says:

      How do you do it? Another thoughtful and inspiring collection- Alice! Would like to tip that top hat to you!

    121. Diane Douglas says:

      Love everything Alice in Wonderland and all the great items in this Give Away. Thanks again Alpha Stamps for another chance to win!!

      Take care,

    122. taradid says:

      I’m late, I’m late for a very important…comment? Love Alice and this amazing giveaway!

    123. teri steele says:

      Oh looks like fun I am excited about the hat the ideas are pouring out

    124. Cynthia says:

      Your Alice designs are the best. I’d love to win. I even have a huge paper mache top hat in the closet waiting to be decorated.

    125. Donna says:

      Really nice!

    126. Anything Alice in Wonderland! I’d like to decorate my craft room completely using Wonderland decor. Thank you

    127. Jo says:

      Love all the Wonderland pieces -especially the new paper mâché hat!
      Hope I win this giveaway -it’s awesome!

    128. Marcie says:

      wonderful work and prizes.

    129. Lisa Riel Abate says:

      This kit is like winning a free trip to Wonderland! Love it!

    130. Melanie J. says:

      Love the Marie and the Alice doll projects.
      Would love to win the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

    131. Debra Gibson says:

      LOVE the Marie doll! Wonderful project!!

    132. cathy norton says:

      Two of my favorite things in one giveaway. LOVE IT …..

    133. Rhona R says:

      I absolutely love the Wonderland products! Just working on an album now and the kit would really go a long way 🙂

    134. April Dudko says:

      Ter’s Marie is so wonderful! Love the little diorama! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies, so generous!

    135. Kathy Bumb says:

      Love this beautiful giveaway – love your great store!!!

    136. Catherine Warner says:

      You’ve hit my soft spot this time,,,,my favorite story…I would sure love to win this give away…

    137. Jennie says:

      Beautiful. Just beautiful!

    138. Barbara Ramey says:

      I love this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    139. I would love the chance to win all of the Alice in wonderland craft items! Thank you for giving me the chance! Hello to all of the design team and employees of Alphastamps. You gals and guys do such a wonderful job! Keep up the good work! I love looking and getting inspired to do a Alice scrapbook!

    140. LeAnn A says:

      Love it!

    141. LoriSW says:

      A lovely assortment, Meghan, thanks for a great looking give away!

    142. Conchi says:

      Please, please, please!
      I love all them!

    143. Stacia says:

      Fun, as always!

    144. Rosemary Woodruff says:

      this is to “die for”….love it….I know anything made with these items would be fab.

    145. shari peters says:

      Oh how I love these Alice in Wonderland items. I have read the book at least 20 times and many of my greeting cards are Alice themed. I would love to win this give away. Thank you for the chance.

    146. Mary Pugh says:

      It looks like another great give-away, how do you do it? The top hat is awesome!

    147. Carla Velting says:

      These are very beautiful and sparking much creative imagination. If only I wasn’t at work, then I could be at home and start to create.
      Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

    148. Thalia Kottke says:

      Oh my, what a glorious kit, I would so love to win this one.

    149. Dena Cottrell says:

      Another lovely giveaway from this very generous company. You have beautiful items for those that like making collages. I live the top hat and mouse. I would love making an Alice themed collage with that hat. Awesome giveaway!

    150. Sylvia L. says:

      I have a feeling the top hat is going to be sold out very soon…love the mannequin form and tiny teacups, too!

    151. DEBORAH EMMONS says:

      Wonderland for sure. I wonder how you keep coming up with such great giveaways?

    152. Lori Devoux says:

      I would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    153. yvette leblanc says:

      Love it!!!