Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Circus.

Hi everyone, we are off to the circus this week, can you smell the sawdust? I went as a child, got very scared by the flying trapeze, mesmerized by the clowns and fell in love with the horses! Haven't been as an adult but I guess tastes change. However I can still remember the excitement and how big everything seemed. I decided to make a dimensional tag this week, using the fabulous Graphic 45 'The Cirque' papers.

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I took a box for the marquee, covered in large spot paper with smaller spots for the inside. Added an advert then fussy cut the clowns from an 8"x8" sheet and then stuck them down in layers with sticky pads so that they tumbled in and out. I stamped a grass front and gave the top clown a hoop to hold onto as when I stuck him down he looked as if he was holding onto thin air! Bold stripes for the top with a red punched edge and the sign Cirque. I loved making this, hope it will live in my large sketch book with all the others. I think I will have problems shutting the book by the end of the year.
I hope you all have a lovely week, can't wait to view all your circus creations!

17 comments:

  1. Amazing! I love the depth you were able to achieve and the action packed scene. Blessings!

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  2. Aren't these Graphic 45 'The Cirque' papers fab...but what is more fabulous is what you have created with them Barb!! Love your Big top with the 'clowning around' scene..Wonderful tag!

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  3. Barb your circus tag is so wonderful,the show has begun.
    Anni

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  4. Nossa...que encantadora tag!!!!

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  5. Great job! You sure are handy with the scissors!! Really fun!

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  6. Beautiful circus scene! Valerie

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  7. Great to see the three dimensional effect, works really well.

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  8. What an amazing tag Barb well done

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  9. Hi Barb - gotta love a bit of Graphic 45!! You have created so much movement by making your figures tumble in and out of your Circus tent tag. You captured the atmosphere of the circus perfectly.

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  10. Fab tag Barb, lots to admire, not least your amazing cutting out :0)

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  11. Oh my, the movement in this tag is amazing. Well done.

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  12. WOW!!!!Barb, your tag is incredible! You have taken the images and made a true work of art!
    Bravo and enjoy the circus
    Hugs
    Ivy

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  13. A clever 3D tag, love all the tumbling clowns and the grass in the foreground, Jane xx

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  14. The depth of this 3D creation is amazing, Barb. What hard work - well done, its fab! Carolyn x

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  15. Not sure if the 3D treatment does this but fantastic movement, action and excitement on and bursting off this wonderful tag, Barb.

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  16. Fabulous tag... love those papers you have created a wonderful scene.. simply Brilliant.. Hugs May x x x

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  17. Wonderful tag love the 3D effect!

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