Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Le Cirque ...

Remember way back in January when I said that i had to have the new Graphic 45 line "Le Cirque"???  well it's okay if you don't remember ... but it is here if you are so inclined to reread it ... but take my word for it ... you don't have to go back ...

So, I was lucky enough to get my hands on the paper ... omg, it is so yummy and even though i have clown fear it has all but disappeared when using this beautiful paper!  I picked up my paper at Tiny Seed, the best little vancouver based online shop around.

So here is what i have done so far and omg, i think i will need to pick up a few more pieces cuz it is just so much fun!


full size layout ... remember you can always click on the photo to enlarge it ... i loved using the zipper with it, and i also used and old prima lollipop flower, i just took it apart and used some paper as additional layers and a free button my daughter picked up.


just some close up detail

I used glossy accents and a bit of glitter to my hand cut bunting.


I just wanted to neutralize some of the background yet still give it a circusy mayhemish feeling ... yes that is my daughter on a teeny tiny kids bike ...


I used some gesso along with various inks and glimmer mists to give the background a sort of whitewashed yet rusted feel.


I cut out several of the page elements from a second sheet and raised them using pop dots.

So here is what i have done so far and omg, i think i will need to pick up a few more pieces cuz it is just so much fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by ... peace, love & paper, Jo

8 comments:

fairyrocks said...

Beautiful LO's Jo. Funny I was just working with this paper, A mini book that Ms. G45 herself taught. I didn't get it finished in the class. I was lucky enough to be taken to the Edmonton Wholesale earlier this year.
Anyhow, I didn't know it, but Diane designs all her own papers. She travels and gets her inspiration from the places she sees. She is a real class act too.
Well, enough of that. Thanks for stopping by, always nice to see your work. Keep smiling and creating.
Pam J.C.

Lynn Stevens said...

Jo, These are Fabulous pages!!! I love how you used the fun photos of your daughter. The one on the trike just cracks me up! LOL and great use of the embelishments.
Must be the week for circus fun!!!
hugs Lynn

BEAR's Mom said...

Jo these are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!!
love the lions head embellie...
great job ~ i can see why you'd want to do more ~ FUN
~victoria~

Pondside said...

It's all so intricate and perfect - I don't know how you do it!

Izzy said...

Great layouts JO! loved that paper line.

Judie said...

Jo, you are just an amazing woman! Your sense of style and composition is excellent!!
xoxo

Jenny said...

This is amazing. I love the zipper in the layout...and the paper is just scrumptious. Wow.

laterg8r said...

love the lion head and the circus feel definitely comes across :D