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Thursday 21 July 2011

Stampsmith : Vintage

There are going to be quite a number of photos in this posting as there is quite a lot to see.

I was keen to join the Stampsmith Challenge again as I do not think I have since March. Their challenge subject this month is Vintage and I was thinking for a while what I could make. I love these images from the sheet "Life is a Balancing Act" and I just have not used them enough. I set myself the extra challenge of using this set. 


As you can see they are just wonderful.

 A Juggler. I added his balls to a thin piece of wire so they look as if they are in the air.

So where did I begin? My first thoughts were to look at old Circus posters. I had a good browse on Google images to wet my appetite and get the creative juices flowing. And you will never guess what i found! I found a link to a free download of a Vintage Circus Carousel courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Hey, I thought, this would be great and what fun to construct. I would not need to use the characters they provided but these great images instead.

Another Acrobat

I even used the Tightrope Walker and created a high wire for his act!

Another glimpse with a balancing act in front.

A close up of the unicyclist.

And what is even better the whole platform rotates!

Hope you enjoyed my playtime.


Lynne Moncrieff said...

I am particularly thrilled that you joined TSC as I am hosting this particular challenge and really wanted to see all styles of vintage. Well you stepped up to the bar and then some. Fabulous!! Imagine that being a free download, it is the perfect setting for your stamping images.
Good Luck with the Prize Draw and again, thanks for joining us :)

Valerie H. Marshall said...

Wowzers, Laura!!! This is unreal!! What a brilliant idea and execution of it! Simply fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at The Stampsmith Challenge! Best of luck in the draw!
Val :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow this is absolutely fabulous, love all the little details and the carousel is wonderful. Wonderful piece, so creative. Tracy x

Netty said...

Totally fabulous, and am totally in love with this wonderful project. xx

Artyjen said...

Fantabulous Laura! It's as good as being in the Big Top ;)
Love the balancing people :) Such fun
xoxo Sioux

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, this is a wonderful project.

Debbie said...

LOL! I LOVE your circus!! Awesome! Great detail Fun!

Anonymous said...

An amazing 3D triumph! Love it! I have these stamps but never thought to use them this way.

Lesley Edmonds said...

WOW!!! What more can I say....

Jean Franks Beck said...

WOW! What a delightful piece! Your attention to detail is extraordinary, such a treasure this is. :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Oh! This is so creative. Love all your characters and bright colors. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is so clever and so fun too. Love how you did this, its so different and inspiring.
If you get time, please pop by my Dezinaworld blog today as i have a free collage sheet for everyone. I hope you will like it. Have a great day !

The Stampsmith said...

Laura, Your Balancing Act piece is breathtaking! Wowzers, indeed! The creator of the stamps, Jack Sherman, told me to tell you he was so pleased and delighted. Bravo.
If you'd like to email me the scans, I will put them on my website (in the middle of a revamp right now). I'm at estelle@stampsmith.net
Thanks so much!

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