I asked my friend Chris for some stamps I could color with copics, and she handed me the "under the big top" set, which is great for little kids' birthdays - it has good images for boys and girls, and no scary clowns.  However, I don't know any little kids who are having birthdays...

If you know me, you know I can be contrary.  Sometimes I'm playing the Devil's Advocate, and other times I'm just cranky, but I always argue, even with myself.  for example, when looking at a stamp set with a lot of stamps, I will invariably think "I could use these, but I would never use that one", and then, being the difficult person I am, I will force myself to use the one stamp in the set I really don't want to ever use.  In this case, it is the ringmaster.

With the top hat and tails, and handlebar mustache, I wondered what he could be besides a ringmaster for a circus.  Maybe he could be steampunk?

Steampunk is not my strong suit - other than gears (my poor cog punch hardly ever gets used) and a grungy palette, I don't know what would really qualify this card as steampunk, but I did achieve my goal of getting ink on the ringmaster.


Juliet Arrighi


sparklingblackrose said...

A lovely steampunk project, love the colours :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Sarah Hurley challenge this time, I hope you join us again soon :-) Elaine DT xxx
p.s I have new candy on my blog if you would like to enter :-)

Chris said...


Stempelhexe said...

Na, das ist ja mal eine irre Umsetzung, gefällt mir. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More.


Stine said...

Thanks for joining us at cards and more.
Hugs Stine

Claire said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
C xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card and great colors. I love the panel with the gears and that you punched gears from the sides of it. Looking forward to seeing more images from the set!

happyscrapper said...

What a fun card. This little man is going on a fun trip. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs, and hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt at SSD

Angela said...

Your card looks really great.Thanks for joining us at cards and more.
Many greetings

Sabrina aka Chaosküken said...

A really special version of the Sketch. Like it!

Tanks for playing along with us at Cards und More.

xx Sabrina

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun card, love it! Thanks for playing along with my WNW challenge this week :o) Lisa x

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining our challenge at S J Crafts this month.
Jenny x

S J CRAFTS said...

Well done on getting your ring master stamp inked!! Great Card!! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at S J Crafts!