Sunday, August 24, 2008

Vintage Circus Carnival Art Card

Vintage Circus Carnival Art Card
We just watched Tod Browning's
"Freaks" again...
and inspired by the side show madness I felt like posting this old art card I made a while back.

The stamps on this card are Spider Lady Circus Poster - J110I, Circus Poster - J111I, Toy Clown Head - N293E, Pinhead - N346D, KooKoo the Bird Girl - J307H, Alligator Boy - N114D, Pop Corn - N128C, Hypnotic Swirl - N34E, Pointing Hand - N398D, Vintage 1930's Circus - J375O, Desert Mesa - N270I, and Surfer Rosa - J249G.

What I did was fold a piece of beige card stock in half. Then I stamped the swirl, circus posters, desert mesa, surfer rosa and alligator boy directly on the card stock with art print brown dye ink. I stamped the pointing hand, pinhead, popcorn, bird girl, clown head, and circus on the same color of card stock with art print brown dye ink. I cut around these images and brushed the edges with art print brown dye ink. Then I colored the images with blue and yellow markers (the yellow is not as bright in real life). I taped these to blue card stock and cut around the edges. I sponged a bit more of the art print brown ink around the edges and on the main card itself. Then I taped on the circus scene with mounting tape to make it raised a bit. I taped all of the rest of the images on with double stick tape. I was going for an antique, vintage feel when I made this card, thus all the brown and monochromatic colors. Good times...

Be inspired by your favorite movie and make a piece of art to remember! It's fun!
On another note: You should go check out my husband's awesome ongoing comic saga Untamed Highway - for more Side Show, Secret Society, Tiki, Carnival, Beatnik, Horror B-Movie, Ratfinky Kustom Kulture, Creepy, madness!!
It's an amazing story you won't forget!!

And see more cards, crafts and creepy carnival cool rubber stamps at

1 comment:

Allison said...

Terrific creation!