Saturday, January 23, 2010

Clowning Around!

There is a real challenge in creating something for another Crafter ... and we all know I LOVE a challenge! There is something special about making something for someone who looks at the detail and really appreciates the work you have put in! That is what I love about circle journals ... knowing that the time and effort I put in will be returned in the work that I receive.

If circle journals are new to you then basically you make a book ... decorate the covers ... add a few pages of your own work ... enough pages for all the contributors in your circle and then a sign-in section at the back ... you then forward the journal onto the next person in your circle and each month you get a new journal to work on ... depending on the number of people in your circle will decide when you get your original, completed book, in return.

This particular journal is a stamping Circle Journal ... so you also enclose a stamp for people to use on your pages ... How cool is that?

I decided on a clown stamp and designing my covers was a real joy with the Zutter Canvas Artboard Covers.

What I used:-
Bind-it-All; 1/2" Round-it-All; Rivet setter tool; 5" X 7" Canvas covers; 1 1/4" Antique Silver Owires; Perfect Closure; water colour paper; White tissue paper; Idea-ology tickets; Tim Holtz doodads; Claudine Hellmuth Matte multi medium; Butternut scrapbook paint; Ranger jet black archival ink; Ancient page bordeaux ink; Ranger distress inks in spiced marmalade and mustard seed, Ranger rock candy crackle paint; Pro markers; red gems and dymo tape; Artistic Outpost send in the clowns stamp set; Tim Holtz harlequin background stamp set; Dymo tape gun.
Go on ... sign up for a circle journal ... you know you want to!

Note, with this particular style of Perfect Closure you can add customization to match the project. Here I added some Dymo labeling to the buckle.  You can also add in a tiny piece of your patterned paper or a coordinating cardstock to further coordinate with the project! No clowning!

Zutter Zister Design Team Member Linda Elbourne


Hels Sheridan said...

Even though I really am a scaredy cat when it comes to clowns, these don't have me running for the hills...and I love the bright happy colours on this piece...that ickle closure is just soooooo cute! Thanks for sharing xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Love this Linda, love the bright colors! Thanks so much for using Artistic Outpost images! Don't forget about the AO monthly referral program, see for more details.

Elaine A said...

Linda -

This is just so much fun! What a fabulous job you've done creating this.

Elaine Allen

Ann said...

Hi Linda - I absolutely LOVE your circle journal, the colours are stunning!! Please tell me where I can buy those clowns from as I really need them for a scrapbook project I'm working on based on The Circus!! Thanks Linda. Hugs Ann xxx