The piece of artwork I have decided to share today was actually made as far back as December 2011, yes you read that correctly … 2011! It has been something that I’ve always intended to blog but sometimes other projects have to take priority. During some chatty e-mails with my lovely friend Alison (do you know she has a Giveaway at the moment?) I mentioned this canvas and so I point the finger of responsibility at Alison for the reason I am sharing it now!
When this stamp collection was released I was somehow drawn to it yet surprisingly enough the theme, which is circus, is not a favourite of mine. As a child I did not like the circus and thankfully I didn’t have to endure it more than once! Yet the images on Oxford Impressions’ Vintage Circus plate are so appealing, maybe it is the vintage style that makes them so and not too many scary clowns!
I will let you decide whether or not this looks like my style!
When I received this set, which was a surprise in itself, I knew it would be a chance to have some fun with a chunky canvas. At the time I made a decision to use colour but limit the palette and also to keep embellishments to a minimum. The chipboard bunting was perfect to create the circus banner.
I wanted to create a scene where the boy and his dog are peeking out from the curtains taking in the sights of the circus and stand in awe at the performance by the trapeze artist. The ruffled seam binding not only softened the outline of the stamped curtains but also gives a better impression of the boy peeking from the parted curtains.She swings from the circus banner.A chunky canvas deserves to have the edges decorated so I stamped a bundle of tickets. Yes, definitely a lot of cutting out for this canvas!Thank You for visiting this scheduled post this evening. I plan to catch-up with your creations very soon and see what fun you have been having.
17 Jan 2013 41 Comments