Compared to the more ‘serious’ things that I have posted lately, this journal spread is a little bit whimsical. (Head’s up though……….I have another more serious one brewing!) I can’t believe that I made another ‘cut & paste’ geometric piece….. this REALLY is not me at all….. I am the ‘mother of tearing’ AND……..I had originally intended to make this page red & black & white……..then other colours just kind of crept on to the page…….. I adore all things Alice…… there is JUST so much food for thought there! I have been collecting Alice bits ‘n’ pieces for years now, but I just bought these chess pieces from Green Pepper Press (Courtship #GPP-990 (5 x 8.5 ins) & I was just looking for a chance to use them. The words on this page reads………’Winning is not what matters It is how you play the game. For when it is over, the Queen & the Pawn both go back into the same box.’ I started by layering pages from an old children’s encylopedia from the 1940’s with pages on Royalty & Heraldry. These made an interesting back drop to my ‘Royal Court’ scene. Each of the pieces in the composition were made individually, then assembled so that the page was a little more dimensional. I added ‘blocks’ of chipboard behind some pieces so that they were more 3D as well. I have used the GORGEOUS Cosmo Cricket – Half Way Cafe papers for the characters & of course…… no page of mine would be complete without some Basic Grey. The ‘chess board’ is made from the same children’s encylopedia & paper from the ‘Black Tie’ range of BG.