Monday, 10 September 2012

Circus


Hi everyone before I post my tag thank you so much for all your well wishes for Callum.  He is on the mend.  We are off to have a confirmation X-ray tomorrow - I can't believe it is 2 weeks already.

Here is my tag for this weeks Circus theme.  I was originally thinking of doing a knife thrower tag with a spinning wheel but then I saw this image from Cirque du Soleil and I just could resist.  It bought back happy memories of the two fabulous shows we have been lucky enough to go to.


I printed out several images so that I could layer them up.  The first one I cut into my tag shape and added an acetate layer so that the reflection looked even more realistic and it has worked a treat.  I added a yellow border and lots of pink bling for dramatic effect and then I got on with the layering up.  It was actually a great image to make 3D.  Her pose is perfect for it infact.  I made her tutu out of Tim Holtz roses that I sprayed with orange, yellow and pink Dylusion sprays.  I made real shoelaces and added knots of thread to her hat and then I cut some yellow paper into really narrow strips and made a pom pom explosion for the top of her hat.  I added just a touch of glitter and I enamelled the Cirque du Soleil logo and my word strips - they are not quite dry as you can see from the photo but it is getting late!!!!


Cirque du Soleil are a wonderful company.  They make magic on the stage with fabulous stage sets, costume, music, lighting and not forgetting extraordinarily talented acts.  They transport you from the every day to a slightly crazy but definitely fabulous and wondrous world.

I am trying to get a head start on my other tags though I am not sure if my blackberries will be dry in time for me to post tomorrow.  Here is a sneak peek. Remember the sugar sticks I made with glass beads.......

I just need to work out what to do with them now I have grown them!!  Getting them off their sticks is going to be a bit of a faff!

See you soon fellow taggers!  I am going to see what you have all been making this week......coffee in hand of course!

8 comments:

  1. My how colorful! And flexible!!

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  2. Wow! Superb tag, great colours. I have been racking my brains to think of how to get blackberries and there, you've done it! Can't wait to see the tag! x

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  3. Oh this is stunning Helen..love everything about your circus tag...especially the 'roses' tutu, hat and sweet little laces!!

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  4. Wonderful choice Helen, the reflection is brilliant and all the extras you made and added are just inspired!
    Your next tag is going to be great too, I just know it :0)

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  5. Great tag! I've only seen Cirque Du Soleil on TV, but it's on my bucket list. Blessings!

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  6. Brilliant tag - the reflection is magical!

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  7. Wow Helen, you are so creative! Thanks for sharing the reflection idea - must try that. Can't wait to see what you do with your wonderful berries! Carolyn x

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  8. Helen, this tag is amazing...really amazing!

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