Friday, July 1, 2011

Crazy clowns - Gecko Galz, 7gypsies, and more

It's summertime - heat, barbeques, swimming, sunbathing, and circuses!
I love my 7gypsies printer's tray because it is so perfect for changing it to reflect the seasons and my current color choices - last summer's blue and white and February's pinkness - but right now it's all about yellows, reds, and oranges with a bit of turquoise thrown into the mix.
I cut out ephemera from the Gecko Galz Crazy Clowns and arranged them into some of the openings. I cut 2 tiny ephemera images to fit into the Gecko Galz locket pendants (in the bottom right corner) and I even added a Gecko Galz button pin with the fun lime green Gecko logo.
I added some Prima flowers and ribbons, some Making Memories flowers and one of their fun vintage groove jewelry pendants along with Prima "Believe" embellishment. I also included one of my handmade ruched flowers in a red gingham with a Jenni Bowlin button as the center.  The button with the Chinese character is from my collection as is the Bingo game piece.
And then I really went crazy, adding an actual matchbox and spool of thread.
What a fun project - it makes me think of the circuses that my grandfather used to take me to when I was a little girl and also of the fun Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota. If you ever go to Sarasota, be sure to visit it!
thanks for looking and have a super day!


McMGrad89 said...

I never would have thought to change the items seasonally. It would have sat the same way forever.

Judy Bagwell said...

I love clowns, so I am really lovin' this tray Chris!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME Chris!!! Even though I am scared to death of clowns... you make them look good! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Starr said...

Gorgeous creation!

Heather said...

Chris..this is just sooo cool! Love how you used the the tray..I just love looking at little trinkets! Such a fun project!! Hugs!

EverydayMe said...

how delightful is this... and what a great idea to change them out when you want to... love the clowns.... so fun... hope all is well with you... {{hugs}} michelle

Deana said...

What a darling printers box!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend! Happy 4th!

Melissa said...

This is fantastic! Love it!