Join the Circus

Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a Circus themed card that I made especially for my niece's first Birthday.

I've included some of my process pictures for you ;)

The background was created by using Decoart paints on a Gelli plate and creating patterns by adding various items from around my craft room to add interest. You can also see the little clouds there from the Whimsical Summer set too which I used a Zig clean colour pen to colour around the edges with.

The elephant from the African Animals set was stamped onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper (which is my absolute favourite) and coloured once again with the Zig clean colour pens ( these are my favourites too).

I hand drew the Circus tent as Rubber Dance doesn't have one of those designs ;)

 Once again coloured with the Zigs', look how bright they are!

Ah of course the giraffe couldn't be left out could he, also from the African Animals stamp set.

I adhered all the fussy cut images onto the Gelli print background and added the sentiment from the Happy Birthday set, everything was then added to a 5x7 card.

The recipient was very happy with her card and I hope you all enjoyed a little trip to the Circus too!

Stamps Used:

Hope you like it
Donna x


Bibi Lindahl said…
Awww, what a lucky little girl to have such an artistic Auntie like you, Donna. Your card is both gorgeous and fun! Love the tent you drew by hand!! It's nice to see that the animals have escaped ;-) Running away to stay in your garden, no doubt!
Thank you so much for sharing! ♥ ♥ ♥
aussie aNNie said…
Gorgeous, so love this.x
Craftyfield said…
Very cool, I love the colours and the circus themed design!
What a fabulous first Birthday Card, full of colour and the Talents of *Auntie Donna* :)) Love how you have given the Animals a happy tent to play in. Full of fun and creativity.
Hugs Tracey xx
So beautiful - you are such a pro with colouring and backgrounds!
ionabunny said…
Very cool. Love the tent with the giraffe sticking out the top. Hugz
Dorthe said…
Oh Donna, it is a very happy and so wonderful card. That little niece will love it later in her life !! You always create the most sweet stories , which I so love, and also here there could be told so many funny tales for the lucky child .Amazes by your coloring of both giraffe and elephant -and your own tent creation, is gorgeous, too. Dear Donna- You should think of creating a children`s story book , really !!!!! Such a happy feeling seeing this art card from you . Hugs, Dorthe, xx
Julie S said…
Wowza! Your card is absolutely fantastic, Donna!
Fliss said…
This is absolutely gorgeous Donna, so colourful and full of lovely circus detail. Really love the tent you drew too which fits the elephant (Nellie to my mind :D) so perfectly.
Fliss xx
I love your card Donna! What a circus LoL. This is for your niece's first Birthday.....Are you going to top it for her second Birthday? I can't wait for the next one. We all wish we had a aunt like you.
Have a wonderful sunday.
Hugs, Anita
Ink Art Designs said…
I love the circus theme ... what a brilliant idea for a first birthday!!!
Dot x
Susanne Rose said…
I love your card Donna! It is fantastic. There are so many details. Brilliant!
xx Susanne.
Brilliant card Donna! 😍
Margik said…
This is stunning, Donna!
That's so cool - a wonderful big top surprise!
Alison x

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