It’s all about the fun of the circus today with Clearly Besotted’s new Life’s a Circus set. There’s a wonderful array of solid images in the set, many of which are perfect for using as silhouettes against a night sky. My favourite is the ferris wheel; don’t you think the ferris wheel has that ability to transport you back in time to your childhood? It does for me and as I type I’m reminiscing about the fair that used to visit our village once a year. Boy did I make myself sick on the rides each and every year LOL. However, the ferris wheel was that safe bet for a bit of a thrill when you were perched right at the top, but nothing too speedy and stomach upsetting :D
I masked an area of a Neenah solar white panel wide enough to fit the wheel image and blended in Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold; adding a touch of Chipped Sapphire to the base where it blended with the Picked Raspberry to a purple colour :D Don’t you just love when you peel back the masking paper to reveal the gorgeous inky colours against the stark white! I stamped the Ferris wheel from Life’s a Circus in Versafine Onyx Black and then added a few gold splatters with some Heidi Swapp gold color shine. The sentiment is gold heat embossed onto a vellum ticket cut using the Line Shape dies from Simon Says Stamp. The ticket is held in place with a few dots of glue on the back of the gold embossed letters. To continue the gold accents, there’s a fine strip of gold glitter card just to ground the scene. Finally a couple of sequins finished it off and all that was needed was to foam mount the panel onto a top folding card base.
The new Clearly Besotted sets will be going live at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) today at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp! The products might be on Simon’s site now but will show as out of stock until the product launches, however is you do fancy any of the new sets then get them in your basket quickly as each month sets do sell out :D Here’s a recap of the projects I’ve made this release, but for more inspiration pop on over to see Stephanie :D
Stamps – Clearly Besotted life’s a circus; Dies – Simon Says Stamp line shape; Card – Neenah solar white 80b, 110b, Bazzill 40b vellum, DCWV glitter card; Inks – Distress Inks chipped sapphire, picked raspberry, dried marigold, Versafine onyx black, Versamark; Embossing Powder – Simon Says Stamp ultra fine gold; Sequins; Mist – Heidi Swapp color shine gold