Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Greatest Show on Earth!!

Hi Everyone,
I hope that you are all enjoying this weekends sunshine, for those of us in the UK it's been a long time coming, and like me I hope you are all making the most of it.
Today we see the start of another new fortnightly challenge at
and our theme is
Make something 3D,
Our challenge this fortnight has been chosen by our special guest designer Alison Bomber AKA Butterfly. I have been an avid follower of Alisons for a long while now as her work is stunning.If you want to visit her blog and see what I mean you can find her HERE.  
We are a stamping challenge blog so some ruber stamping should be the most prominant feature of your project.
So for my DT piece for this fabulous challenge I have eventually got around to using the wonderful Blocks/Cubes die from Sizzix and created this Circus themed Stack.
Cut from mountboard and then painted with mustard seed distress paint, here you can see the first 2 sides

and here the second 2 sides.
Loads of stamping, infact there is some stamping on everyside I have only used black and vermillion archival ink, (even on the tops which I have forgotten to photgrah) some I have stamped onto white paper and cut out to give some contrast.
I used the following stamp sets:-
Circus - Andy Skinner
Graphic 45 - Le Cirque set 1 & 3
Tim Holtz - The Big Top
Tim Holtz - Bitty Grunge
Tim Holtz - Stuff to say
I have aged everything using Vintage Photo and gathered twig distress inks and a Vintage Photo distress marker.
Other bits to finish off are some Tim Holtz chit chat stickers and Tim Holtz seasonal washi tape.
I'd love you to join in with this fortnights challenge there is some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT which you can find HERE.
Our sponsor for FSC is a fabulous company called Flonzcraft and
the winner of each challenge will receive a very generous voucher for Leo’s Store of $20.
thanks for stopping by and see you soon
Amanda X


  1. I love, love, love your Big Top balancing act... what fabulous ATBs. Brilliant use of all those amazing images, and the Mustard Seed is somehow the perfect colour for the bold bright world of the circus, especially with the great retro look of the black and red accents. Fantastic 3D creation... thank you so much for your lovely words and for having me along to play at FSC!
    Alison xx

  2. wow this is great love the circus theme on it!!!!

  3. Oh fabbly decorated boxes Amanda. I've made a box today too so I may just link up

    Sam xx

  4. What a gorgeous brings a smile on my the bright yeoow and stamps..great :-)
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  5. Wow Amanda!!! This looks like sooo much fun. No two sides are the same, absolutely incredible!!!
    Dot x

  6. This stack if blocks looks fabulous. Love all the images and the bright background colour.
    Yvonne x

  7. Wow! These look soooo brilliant!
    LOVE the colours, their vibrant look and the circus theme! Just perfect!

    Claudia x

  8. Hi Amanda, Fabulous blocks - love the colours with the circus theme images -and great choice of quotes.
    Avril xx

  9. These are great Amanda, fitting colours and great composition. Chris xxx

  10. Just love this, Amanda! I have yet to play with ATBs, but I am slowly being lured in by creations such as this one! Well done, my friend!

  11. WOW! This is stunning! Love your circus theme and the colours you've used. Now. Do I 'need' that blocks die? keeleyx

  12. ooohhh...this is just so much fun, love it ! Bright colours, fab images and times three - just fabulous ! Esther xx


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