Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Le Cirque de Holleil

UPDATE:  Wow I just found out I won a random prize for posting my tags on the G45 facebook fan page.  The most exciting part is that the Graphic 45 blog featured 3 of my tags.  Such an incredible honor, and sure made my day!

Oh boy was it ever a pleasure to use the latest and the greatest Le Cirque Graphic 45 paper for my Mystic Paper project this month.  Hopefully you can tell how much fun I had playing and creating my 4 tags and 2 cards.

First is my very favorite tag, I wish you could see all the layers.  I really should have done a side view. 

And here is a card I made using the back, striped paper to create a poofy circus tent.  I sprayed it with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist to mute the color and add some sparkle and lined it with gold and black Stickles.  To make the curtains I crumpled them while wet with the mist and used a heat tool to dry them into shape and give them a great crispy texture.

I added a simple tag and feather inside to really finish it off.

This one is the most plain, but I loved the blue color (Broken China distress ink sprayed with water and edged with Vintage Photo ink) so much I wanted a simple tag.  I made the folded, stamped  flower using the back of a tag.  The picture part is from two different tag images with the stands and circus cars in the background and Miss Louise popped up in the front.  Fun where the paper led me.  :) 

I just about wrote, "this one was just FUN," but they were all such great fun really.  I wanted this tag to have lots of clowns, like how many clowns will fit into a VW bug kinda thing.  The clown charm on the chain dangles and swings for a touch of whimsy.  The ticket image is a Tim Holtz stamp.

Then I did a simple card, but the paper really makes it playful.

So I had to make the inside just as lively.

And for the last tag I did something a little more girly.  Soft pink seam binding and Tattered Rose and Brushed Corduroy ink with a shimmer of the Iridescent Gold glimmer mist.  I made a 3D popcorn box from white cardstock which I inked with Fired Brick and glimmer misted.  A touch of gold Stickles for the "lights" around the poster and some cool Tim Holtz wheels to make it look like a carriage or boxcar.

Be sure to stop by Sheri and Jenna's blogs to see their wonderful projects this month, and stay tuned for our next kits.


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

These are absolutely FABULOUS Holly! You did a great job. Graphic 45 is such a great line - all of the lines!!

Charee Filimoehala said...

Fantastic use of our Le Cirque collection. Thank you for sharing your inspiring and beautiful work.
Happy Papercrafting!
Charee Filimoehala
Graphic 45

debi said...

Holly, your card and tags are so beautiful and fun!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that last tag is the best! I have to say I really love the teacup in the previous post.

I too live near Litchfield Park.
I hope you can make it to the bloggers tea on the 29th. Details are in my blogs sidebar.

Sugah Beez said...

Your cards and all of your tags are so charming! I love where your imagination lead you - such beautiful details! Blessings ~ Heidi

Terri said...

Holly, I love all these tags, and your cards. They are so fun looking it makes me want to make tags and cards too!
I do love the first one, so fabulous but all the others have really wonderful elements to them as well.

fairyrocks said...

They are gorgeous
Keep smiling and creating