27 August 2008

The Big Top

Today's card uses the new High Hopes Circus stamps and all the characters are stamped in versafine, water coloured with distress inks and cut out. They're all mounted on 1mm dimension tape.

I cut the card base to give the shape of a circus tent, covered with Doodlebug striped paper and black card for the inside. Cut flags and stars from some sparkly blue card and used these to make a rope of flags along the canopy and on the tent poles, the stars are placed for the circus ring which is drawn with a white gel pen. I added loads and loads of stickles which I wish would show up more in photographs but it's very sparkly. Made a banner for the top with the sentiment and sponged around this and all the edges of the tent. TFL.

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Rach said...

what a great shape Chris, love the images that you have used. makes a lovely scene..well done. hugs Rachxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Chris I think this must be one of the best cards I have ever seen, that brilliant shape you have made just makes a perfect backdrop for these lovely cute circus images, I could go on and on but I will just say you are one very very talented lady.
Loads of hugs as usual
Jacqui x

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is a stunning card. Just love this scene, all your little characters, just gorgeous. Great idea to cut the card to a tent shape. Cool.
kim x

Taniaj said...

Love the card Chris even the clown looks great and I have a thing about clowns> So you got your new stamps Tx

Bev said...

Amazing, fantabulous, gorgeous, stunning and whatever other words of praise there are out there!! I absolutely love this card Chris and acree with Jacqui, it's one of the best cards I have ever seen!!!

There's something for you on my blog
hugs Bev x

All Pink girl said...

O M G this is fabulous ,brilliant xxxxxDawnxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh my gosh Chris... Wow, wow, wow! This is just fabulous. Your tent is amazing. Love it! Hugs, Nikki x

Debbie said...

Cool Card

I love the shape, so unusual but oh so right.

Love Debbie xx

Lynsey said...

Wow what a great card! I love how you have made your card into a circus!
Lynsey :)

Jami said...

This is just darling Chris!! I love the shape, and all the fun color, and the sparkle!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, and for the link. I've long been an admirer of your work, and I just love your stamps!!
Smiles from Korea,

mueppi said...

What a freat work, Chris
Just live this scene and all your little characters!!!
It`s wonderful and great!!!!
Hugs Gisela

mueppi said...

Ohh Christ,
it is a prolem for me to write in english!
I would say: It`s a GREAT work!!!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Sue said...

This is great chris, i've never seen one like this before,Brilliant:-)