Saturday, April 2, 2011

Circus Tent

This week at Make it Colourful the challenge theme is to color bright colors and I couldn't resist using the new Make it Crafty Carnival images!


The sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps so I added a few Meljen's images for a grand parade. I added lots of embellishments too and of course used my favorite paper from last week! The tent banner was first inspired by one of my teamies who came up with a more creative name... that's just a teaser so head on over to the Make it Colourful challenge blog to see which one. ;D


Here's the Circus Tent background before it was mounted on the card. The sky was created with the Copic airgun and I used three of the BG colors to spray it (BG11, Bg72 and BG75). The angle of the airflow was a bit awkward and not what I'm used to. Plus I wasn't able to adjust the airflow with the single can setup so I'll have to work at my technique.


DT Challenge: Make it Colourful Challenges (bright colors)
Main Stamp:
Circus Tent (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Stella and Rose Mabel (MME), Patriotic Bear (MD), Noah's Loving Elephants (MD), Giraffe's Necktie (MD) and Life is a Circus (Imaginisce)
Metal Die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge
Copic Markers:
Y000, Y32, Y26, Y35, YR14, YR18, YR21
BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78
G21, G24, G28, YG67
R11, R12, R14
E50, E51
E42, E43, E44
C1, C3, C5, C7

Did you know? Wilson Alwyn "Snowflake" Bentley (February 9, 1865 – December 23, 1931), born in Jericho, Vermont, United States is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimed. Bentley poetically described snowflakes as "tiny miracles of beauty" and snow crystals as "ice flowers." He captured over 5,000 images of crystals in his lifetime.
[Wilson Bentley, Wikipedia.org]

11 comments:

  1. OK, trust you to put together a whole circus! lol Really-really=really fun and colourful and of course faultlessly shaded!! You're definitely on my "kiss the ground under their feet" list, lol
    Hugs
    Annika

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  2. Lovely and bright and cheerful! Love those elephants too!

    Arabella

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  3. Wonderful card Barbara, so bright and cheery. Hugs Donna x

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  4. did I tell you already that this is my new FAVOURITE card!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! It's absolutely magical. perfect colours, perfect characters and PERCECTo colouring. xxxooo

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  5. That is a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the images.

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  6. THis is truly fabulous, Barbara! I loooove it!

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  7. WOW! Barabara, you've really outdone yourself with this card! IT'S AMAZING!

    Hugs, Meesh. xx

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  8. Wow Barbara! This is gorgeous! Beautiful colouring and fab scene.
    I looked at those elephants and thought about them at the circus too, but you've got the whole circus there! Viv xx

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  9. What a great combo of digis! Love that you added Meljen's cute elephants and giraffes to the circus troupe... and those yummy colouring is making me drool! :)

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  10. Wowee Barbara... this is AMAZING!!! So creative and full of inspiration. It makes me want to go see the circus... LOL...
    I love it!
    Hugs,
    Lynda

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