Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Circus is Coming.....and a Lovely Giveaway

What is this blurry strange thing?  Well, it's a sneak peek of my circus page for a collaborative book some of us are doing at ATT.  There's always a lively discussion about Tim Holtz's Cirque stamp set.  Much as we love All Things Tim, many find his clowns to be, well, creepy.
I'm one of them, though creepy can also be interesting.  At any rate, I jumped at the challenge and have been busy creating 17 pages for this book.  It hasn't been easy, but I'm getting there. I'll post full pictures once our pages have been swapped out.
Here are a few more blurry teases:

Yes, that is some of Tim's film strip ribbon on the side.  And you do see a clown shoe.  That's all I'm sayin' for now.
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Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the finished book. In the blur the clowns do look creepy.

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Ok, I disagree with Scrapping Mom. I think you clowns look cute. The one at the top with the little curl, well to me the poor thing actually looks worried. Maybe this is his first performance and is afraid people won't like him? Folks, even a clown needs love!
I can't wait to see what you've put together Eileen.


Lori said...

17 pages! Yikes! No wonder it's a big discussion on the group! I find it highly amusing you find creepy things interesting, lol. Can't wait to see the finished pages!

jrmathers said...

very interesting Can't wait to see it finished

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHHH I can't wait to see your (and everyone's) Circus pages. I LOVE the clowns!!

Julie Ann said...

Oh, you tease!!! I can tell that filmstrip is going to be wonderful!