Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CIRCUS - A Gypsy Life .

Another case ready to solve 
CSI case file #Scrap365-5 
This was such fun. 
bringing back happy memories of my circus adventures as a child 

thanks Debbi for the wonderful inspiration 
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the large circle is from Dusty Attic chipboard , 
altered with Dusty acrylic paint
Dusty in color Sunshine :DA0905
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
 Circle Frame set : DA 0490

stripes, flowers, buttons, paint, string, triangles, tie something.
I circled some of my journaling ..
A Gypsy life ... ONCE A YEAR the Ashton travelling Circus came to our little country town. Everyone could feel the excitement building . Us kids would gather together and race down the street to see the clowns the animals and the big tent . I loved it all. The Costumes, the artists, the smells and the music .
my Testimony continues on the back ... Only a certain type of person can ever be showmen and women.
They are restless, they long to see over the next hill,
constantly training and moving from one place to another.
As soon as one show finishes, they pack up and go on,
always restless, always following the sun."
now for a little history...
James Henry Ashton founded the first Australian Circus in the early 1800’s and was first licensed by an act of Parliament in 1851. For his whole life and for generations after, the Ashtons have visited both regional towns and big cities, bringing joy to the people of Australia for over 160 years. For generations, the Ashtons crossed flooded rivers, and deserts, drove through snow-covered mountains, fended off bushrangers, and even traversed where there were no roads to reach the communities who have loved and inspired our family of performers for generations. People came from all around to enjoy Ashton Circus. In the 1800’s, Ned Kelly sometimes watched the show and even had tea with the performers after the show in gratitude.

thanks for looking , 
until we meet again, have fun scrapping xoxo


  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! Saw this on fb and had to come over for a closer look. This is awesome Heather. Looooveee that black background, it makes the whole piece so dramatic and is perfect for the theme. Love all your elements too ... the papers, the brads, the shapes, everything just blends together perfectly. Absolutely, over the top stunning work!!!!! ox

  2. I think that this one is my NEW fave layout. This is how I imagine a circus... all beauty and mystique....such a beautiful design and I just LOVE those papers. The little pop of yellow is like sunshine. A beautiful layout my friend xox

  3. BLACK AND RED - beautiful layout!!!

  4. WOW! STUNNING! AMAZING! Wonderfully created.. love it..

  5. Wow, wow, wow.....another brilliant piece from you Heather....Love divine photo and every element which enhances it....tooooo splendid :)

  6. Wow wow wow!!! This is gorgeous! I am LOVING the colors and those layers!!!!!

  7. Incredible! The way you used the colors is amazing!!!

  8. This is just such a fabulous page Heather! Incredible! Loving all the colors and layers on this!

  9. This page is fabulous!!!! I love it!

  10. Wow! Simply stunning! I love the black, white and red color scheme!

  11. Wow, very different and very stunning, love it!!

  12. I also need to say Wow, what a stunning layout!

  13. Wow Heather...this is just stunning! Loooove your details and elements as always....just fabulosity itself! That photo is just perfect...so, so super! ;-)

  14. Heather I think this is one of my all-time favorites from you. It is just absolutely magical and your journaling reminds me of a book I read, the Night Circus. Absolutely amazing page! xoxo

  15. Oh wow this is so bold and dramatic! Love it!!

  16. Absolutely stunning! The details are wonderful, the colors, the pic, the composition...everything! And I have to think of the night circus, too! Great book, by the way;)


  17. This is a stunning layout!! I just love your work, so many layers and details! that photo is amazing too! lots of greetings, Sanna :)

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