Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ladies & Gentlemen, step right up....

Hello there crafty peeps! 

I have had one heck of a week and just barely made my card in time for this week’s Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge.

My 17 year old nephew has moved in with us so he can attend a local University. It’s going to be a journey of firsts for all, as we did not have any children and he is far away from home for the first time in his life.

I am seriously considering banning and/or hiding movies such as Animal House, Dead Poet's Society, Good Will Hunting, Scent Of a Woman, American Pie, from the house, need I say more.  
Anyway, on to my card…

This week our Anything Goes challenge has a “Circus” twist. The circus is a great theme because it is open to so much interpretation, so muster up those creative mojos and let’s see what you’ve got!

This is my  "Circus" interpretation…

Now I’m pretty certain that you must be shielding your eyes, or doning sunglasses due to my colour explosion, but to me the Circus means colour overload!!!!

This is a “A Day for Daisies” digital image called “Miss Clair Clown and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.

I printed the image onto Neenah cardstock and then coloured her up with my Copic markers. I chose to work with primary colours because you can make them bold or soft by just adding or removing one of the markers from the tone collection you are using. Plus children totally relate to them as well.

I also layered a few areas for additional depth. Have a closer look...

I love the layering because the images just seem to come alive as if they could just walk off the paper.

My layout is from Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, #162 which is perfect because it is basic. You all know me by now I'm sure not big on embellies, not to say that I don't like them!

Today I used a new Cuttlebug embossing folder (purple), scraps for everything else, EK Success border punch (which I coloured with copics so it matched) and lastly a wee button with bakers twine. The sentiment I found hanging around so I used it today...pretty simple!

The more I look at the card though I wish I had used a white matte behind the purple paper as it seems sort of lost without it. Oh well!

Anyway peeps, it's your turn to show us your interpretation and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by :)S


  1. Ohhh, that woke me up this morning, lol!!!! Gorgeous card!!! I love the embossing, it totally reminds me of big polka dots on a clown pants! Your colouring is awesome as usual! Hugs, Brigitte (good luck with your nephew!)

  2. This is so cute, Sandra! I love the bright colors and adorable image! Fantastic coloring and card design!

  3. Sandra, this is just fabulous! Your colouring is awesome and the perfect choice - I agree - Circus screams bold colours to me too. Love your card and thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  4. Hold on, let me put my sunglasses away! :) This card is spectacular! I wish I could color like that. I love all the bright, fun colors--perfect for a clown! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

  5. What a fun image, and the bright colors are just perfect for it! Very cute card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! :)

  6. Hi Sandra! I'm loving this fun colourful circus card. :) I love the additional layers you added to the balloons...what a great effect. Hope all is well with you!

  7. So cute Sandra and I love the bold colours - it shouts Circus! Great effect with the layers/

  8. Hello Sandra,
    Brilliant card, I love the image and all the bright colours.
    Just dropped over from Eclectic Ellapu - and became your newest follower.
    Suzie xx

  9. Love that darling clown. What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. I love the color explosion! It works so well with this adorable clown. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Hi Sandra, Trisha here (alias "Pokey-Dot the Clown" - really!). Your card is Fab! The colors are right on. Looking forward to working with you over at Eclectic Ellapu!

  12. Hey Girlfriend, Just had to stop by and tell you that your card is just darling and I love your color explosion and I see you tried Zen-tango on the background looks awesome.
    Hugs, Patricia