Monday, 10 September 2012


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 in hand of course!


  1. My how colorful! And flexible!!

  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

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

  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)

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

  6. Brilliant tag - the reflection is magical!

  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

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


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