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Friday, 28 October 2011

Circus Fun with Paint Party Friday #33


I have been sadly missing from PPF which is a shame because there are always wonderful things to catch up on and the art is simply amazing. I am sharing a journal page this week, not usually my kind of subject but this just grew out of my control and I kinda like how it finished out. keeping up my NIL BUDGET on crafting material is prooving to be rather inspirational lol.  I used a freebie download (the lady with butterfly wings) Some packaging for the back ground (Bubble Wrap) some coloured pencils I haven't used in ages.


This is a stamp set I bought and don't use very often, but it's really fun to get it all inked up lol. I have been collecting old books to use for ripping up, painting and stamping on which I did here with this odd girl with wings. I drew her face/head myself. This is me splashing in puddles ;0)


And this is to represent one of the stars of the show (I wasn't going to start drawing elephants & clowns) I used to go to lots of Circuses when I was really small and they were a wonder to me. That was when they still had animals as well as high wire acts, clowns etc. So this is basically I child hood memory that invited it's self on to the page. I hope you can also join in with the Paint Party Challenge. Love Dawn xx

26 comments:

Carol said...

Very nice!!! Love the re purposing of the old book!

craftattack said...

Lovely pages, Dawn! Valerie

NatashaMay said...

What a great journal spread to remember the childhood days. :) Love how colorful you made everything.

Karen said...

WOW Dawn...what a fabulous page!!! I love the quirkiness of the mushrooms xxx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome work ~ love your style ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Janet said...

Fun journal pages! I like how you've just used what you have....very creative.

Jennibellie said...

Lovely journal, think I need to stick to the nil budget too lol thanks for sharing much love Jennibellie x

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great journal!
Sticking to a nil budget is an awesome challenge to set up for yourself! :) Way to go!!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

iamrushmore said...

I like that this took on a life of it's own! you say it's not your usual kind of subject, but it came together beautifully and you must have been driven by something you needed to do. that's what our journals are for, no? I admire your commitment to use what you have.

Gloria said...

Nice pages Dawn. Your journal pages are full of life. Great going. Happy PPF!

Zorana said...

That's a sweet journal spread! Using supplies that we have always sparks the creativity. Great job!

shedreamsofthesea said...

Nice pages, I used bubble wrap all the time when I was moving. I really like the effect it created.

EVA said...

What fun! Great pages. You captured the circus feeling well!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The circus is in town here this week so this is very appropriate... love the idea of using what you have on hand... I really should start thinking about that happy PPF xx

Tammie said...

entirely cute piece
fun that you enjoyed doing something you don't often do.

Kristin Dudish said...

What a fun way to remember your childhood! It is a fun challenge to only use what you already have :)

xo
Kristin

MollyGirl said...

love the colors you've chosen for these pieces...and the use of 'found' supplies. very nice done!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wonderful Pages, I've always been a fan of the bubble wrap effect! Happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

Your Journal Art is awesome. Your NIL BUDGET produced beautiful results. Happy PPF!

Pointy Pix said...

this is a lovely journal page -I love the background and the white bubble effect you created.

wednesday said...

What a fun journal page, you really did capture the mood of a circus.

Anne said...

Great journal spread! It's so fun and happy.

I love how you're using up materials instead of buying new ones. I always want more craft materials, too, but I think we're more creative when we use what we have.

Happy PPF!

Rosie Kaplan said...

I especailly really love the right hand page. The woman with wings is fabulous.

Geckostone said...

Wonderful journal pages and I love how your blog font is matching your journal colors! Deb

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Awesome colours and fabulous layering. Crafting on a string makes you look at the world with different eyes. ANything in my kitchen (but the kitchen sink ;) ) can end up on my pages. :D

Juls said...

fabulous!! Loving your paint effects! Hugs Juls