Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How Much Is Too Much - 177 Clowning Around Challenge

This was a little daunting when I first read the requirements, especially when I saw the picture of the clown. It did get me thinking along the lines of having fun and I remembered that I had a picture of my Nephew and Brother. They had spent a fun day at the fair which I am sure their would have been a clown lurking around some where. Now I say lurking because there is quite a few people that are quite frightened of them, weird thought process for me but we each have our own fears and for some its clowns.

Well represented the red circle by stitching one around the doily, I also machine stitched lines down my page to represent that clown game, you know the one you drop the balls down and hopefully it lands in one of the decent numbers so you get a decent prize and of course the buttons are the balls. Was really getting into whole spirit of clowning

I stitched some scrappy muslin to the side to represent the clowns fluffy hair poking out from his hat and used the white paint for what their faces are usually painted in. I cut 8 patterned papers into strips then punched decorative edges on each before I layered them together and the background, doily and die cut piece make up the remaining 11 topping it off with my one flower.

So as you can see I had heaps of fun and the best part is that all but the background pieces were from scraps that I had.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to reading your comments and hopefully seeing you over at HMITM playing along.

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  1. WOW totally FUN.... always good to have used up all the stash ... I know the add some stitching thats awesome... those buttons too... TFS... hugs...xoxo

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely awesome! I love the entire lo, everything looks perfect...very cool!

  3. Love this, those strips look great and cute pic.

  4. As always, loved reading how you created this fun and bountyful page! sweet photo too!