Thursday, 4 March 2010


Anyone who knows me, also knows that I cannot draw for toffee! I didn't own any stamps, up to today, that resemble anything like a clown or a circus come to that, so trying to achieve the Sunday Stampers challenge #93 - Clowns, was near impossible. (Check out the Ink on My Fingers link in the side bar).

However, Jennie at the Artistic Stampers shop came to my rescue by quickly dealing with my order for the Tim Holtz Random Gatherings stamp set. I finally completed the challenge using one of the 4 stamps.

I decided to make an ATC, mainly because my swap box is very bare, but I used mountboard instead of card. The new distress inks formed the base before I stamped the image. I then mixed some red Perfect Pearls with water and sprayed all over the card. I went over the word with a gold pen, re-stamped the image on scrap card so I could cut out the clown's faces and the strong man's leotard. The weights are coloured black with Copic and the stickles at the top is gunmetal, the beadazzles are jazz and the middle clown's hair is cut from some fancy fibres.

After problemating since Sunday (is that a proper word?) I've done it. Hooray!


Lindsay Mason said...

Brilliant ATC Joanne - and I don't even like clowns! Love that new word "problemating"! Don't think it is a real word, but it should be, and I will be borrowing it from you! See you on Saturday....Lindsay x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab fab fab .. thanks for joining in with the challenge hun...loving your clowns :O)) x

Jill B (jilleebee) said...

Love the card! Clowns are scary but its still totally fab!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brill, I am not a clown lover either cause of Stephen Kings It!!! Grrr.
I love how you have put this together, you are so talented. Mmm I have bought stuff from Jennie too and service is brill. Hazelxox
P.S Did you get my ATC's, just concerned as got another thing back from ROyal Mail.