Sunday 18 August 2013

Clowning Around -( me board)

Afternoon All. Happy Sunday!

I have had a stupidly productive Sunday and have a few projects and posts to show you today

Firstly if you remember HERE - i started my 6x6 'ME Board' where i wanted a collection of boards reflecting all aspects of my personality... the first one representing me pretty well! lol

Well today I have another to show you - this one being SO much fun to make and look at - it also has some real funky details which ill go into, but first, here is my second ME board - something i have always been - The Class Clown!

So, where do I start?!
I used an utterly new colouring style for this lovely Magnola stamp = Tilda dressed as clown. Im very much new to colouring, i tend to blend shades of the same colurs, but on this one i specifically wanted to blend some different colours into eachother, as you can see ive gone from blue, into a green into yellow - im so pleased with how this turned out! im sl glad I was brave enough to give it a go - i must be braver in future :)

There is a special little trick to this board, which the camera unfortunately wont pick up, - My fun little clown does a dance! the images is attached via a small spring so when you move the board, the image wiggles around a little - its much fun to watch (simple things!)

The flowers also add some fab dimension and are all from The Ribbon Girl, the ribbon being from my local craft store, very colourful and glitters, however i couldn't decide which colour to use, so i ended up braiding three - turned out quite good considering i just couldn't decide lol

The background was a piece of card i picked up at my local store ages ago and always found it was too bright and offensive to use - until now! I cut the letters (the 'L' is meant to be backwards) using my portrait and coloured with my markers and stickled it to within an inch of their life!
I used some ranger inks to distress the frame (also cut on portrait) and add some more colour to my little clown friend

I love this board, it really reflects me, mainly back in my school days where i was always the class clown, loved attention and making people laugh - a trait i got from my dad and im very proud of :)

Here are some more pictures - im going to enter this into the Dreamtime Designs DT call - and also have a go at the lovely blog candy! Blog candy - it was made with this challenge in mind but ill also, of course, have a go at the challenges below

Thanks so much for sticking with me - comments always welcome :)

My previous 'Grumpy' board and the new one together, which will eventually be hung with the rest of them

+As You Like It - fave ribbon (braided three lol)
+I Love Promarkers - summertime
+MarvelousMagnolia - anything goes
+Totally papercrafts - fave colours


  1. Looks like you had a fun time playing with your ribbons and stash! thanks for playing along with us at AYLI challenge this time, hugs Samantha

  2. Gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  3. Hi Emmey,
    Wow, look at you go with your ME board :) The class clown hey, well I definately think you have done a great job at portraying that :) Love the board hun. It's so colourful & love the texture. Great use of the ribbons too :)

    Thank you so much for your entry to the DT Call for Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge & for entering into the blog candy :) I just need you to add the badges for me to your blog & link them up to mine if thats ok so that it will be fair to everyone else. Good luck with your entries hun :) Fantastic work. Hugs, Lisa.

    Dreamtime Designs:
    Blog: (Blog Candy)
    Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge: (DT Call)

    1. Oops. knew i was forgetting something - you are now in my sidebar hun - thanks for your comments :)

  4. Lovely blending & a really bright cheerful card. Thanks for playing with us at S&C with Magnolia this time x

  5. What a fab, fun project, love the cute, wobbly clown and bright colours. thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  6. Fun card.

    Thanks for sharing at Totally Papercrafts this week.


  7. Gorgeous card!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Marvelous Magnolia!
    Barbara GR

  8. Great card! Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia Back to School Challenge. We will have another fun one tomorrow. We hope you will play along again soon!
    Stamp and Create with Magnolia

  9. Wow, Fab colouring, but especially the actual different colours that blend from one to the other, it looks seemless, wow would never think to do that (or think i would be brave enough to attempt it) but this looks so effective and the whole thing together looks great x

    1. Aww thanks hun! It was my first attempt at such a thing as I never thought to do it either lol weird how something simple never even occurs to me lol I saw someone else do it, not tried it since but really should, give it a go, you might surprise yourself :)