Tuesday, 4 September 2012

FunFair


Hi everyone, this is coming in just under the wire...why you ask? Because I did a circus themed tag instead and didn't realize till this afternoon. SOooo..I went off to our local amusement park which has a merry-go-round that is of quite historic significance. The city of Fort William bought it in 1934 when the travelling carnival it was part of went bankrupt. It is a C.W. Parker carousel and only 1 of 3 similiar carousels that are known to exist. The ride is operational and several children were excited to go on! I snapped a lot of photos and also some of the other rides; Tilt-a-Whirl, Bumper cars, airplanes, tanks and boats that go around in a circle. It was a hot afternoon, 29 C. and 34 C with the humidex! This park is at a beach so a lot of people were playing in the water. I used to go there a lot when I was little, with my sisters and cousin. There was a terrifying(at the time) roller coaster as well that they have recently taken down due to safety issues. I say they are 45 years too late!!!!
I edited the picture using picmonkey, which I hadn't used before, and added the words "merry-go-round" in one of their cool fonts. I used 7 gypsy paper as a base on black cardstock and also used black cardstock for a frame on my picture. I used an older set of embellishments (star sticker and stick on brads) from Me&My Big Ideas.
Hugs,
Ivy
p.s. see you tomorrow with my circus tag!

7 comments:

  1. I love the photograph you took of the carousel. You did an excellent job with the tag, and would have never known it was done at the last minute. Blessings!

    PS - Know you're ready to post the Circus tag. LOL!

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  2. Lovely tag, better late than never! Valerie

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  3. Glad you made it, lovely tag! x

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  4. Beautiful photo...and a fabulous tag!

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  5. How gorgeous-- love that horse!

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  6. Great to go to a place that's familiar to get inspiration! Thanks for sharing your great tag, and your memories.

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  7. Lovely tag ivy. You have framed your lovely photo beautifully. You have captured the essence of those lovely old carousel horses.

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