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Friday, 31 July 2009

SCD - wk12 - postcards - CIRCUS

The theme for this week 'SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT' challenge is

CIRCUS

This one was particularly difficult for me as I never liked them as a child...the clowns were just downright scary & I always felt sorry for the animals!!!! I did take my daughter to one when she was 7 though but all I liked was the mahoosive python they brought out. It made my MIL move faster than I had ever seen her.....she was gone hahahahahaha. But I think that my fear & dislike of circuses must have reflected in my crafting as my postcard is pretty dark.....sorry X

I downloaded the image of the trapeze artistes and then layered up patterned & plain card to make a tent opening. How I wish that penny black was real tho....it was an image I cut off another stamp!!!!

Thank you for looking, LOVE & HUGS XXX

11 comments:

Janice said...

I love the way you have created 'curtains' on your card, that is really effective. I wonder why so many of us are frightened of the circus? Something to do with it being so different from our normal lives? Don't know, but I don't like it either. I went to the Moscow State Circus when we were in Russia and I still didn't like it.

Carol said...

what a gorgeous postcard love the way the curtains are pulled to the side with ribbons.

thank you for joining us this week Karen...xx

Traceyr said...

Seems to be a theme of not liking the circus. Clowns are scary aren't they.

I don't think your postcard is dark though and you have done well with the theme - not a clown in sight.

:)

Kaz said...

I love this Karen, it's got a real vintage feeling to it. The curtains ore fab.

Dezinaworld said...

Beautiful work Karen a great postcard and i am laughing like mad at the MIL story hehehe
hugs June xxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is brill hun love it love cheryl xxxx

Gez said...

Great postcard Karen. I noticed your stamp straight away coming from a family of philatelists! Thanks for joining us this week on Something Completely Different. Gez.xx

LiveArt said...

Super postcard!! Love the image and what you've done with the curtains!!

Linda

Dawn said...

Hiya Karen
wow you have done a great job - so vintagy looking too and those acrobats are such a great image!

Thanks for joining us again!

hugs
Dawn

Angelnorth said...

You found a fab image to use and the curtain effect looks great! I've never been to a circus but thanks for the laugh with the python story :haha:

Zoechaos said...

Not dark at all very Cirque du Soleil. If you dont like clowns don't pop over to my place this week - sorry