Thursday, March 14, 2013

March Smeared and Smudged Member Hop!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I’m very happy to be joining in the monthly member hop from Smeared and Smudged today.  The theme we were given was “END OF THE RAINBOW...SHOW US WHAT'S AT THE END OF YOUR RAINBOW”. 

If you arrived here from the ever lovely Kapree, then you’re on the right track.  If not, the full hop list will be posted below so that you can find your way.

So, I was actually honest with this one.  I thought about what I would like to find at the end of a rainbow and although I did consider a portal to Wonderland, this is what I would be happier with.Winking smile

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Ever since I was a little kid I have wanted to run away with the circus.  I’ve always seen myself as a bit of a sideshow freak.  And then I read The Night Circus last month.  So I would want to be a part of “Le Cirque des Reves” in particular.

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The contortionist image is from Smeared Ink.  The twisted tree stamp is from Taylored Expressions.

I’d also like to enter this into the current challenge at Smudgy Antics, which is Anything But A Card.(My project is a canvas panel)

Thanks for looking!  Your next stop is the always amazing Susan S.!

Happy Hopping!

17 comments:

KC said...

thanks for the shout out! and I love your piece! the contortionist image is so freaky to me for some reason! very well done!

Terra said...

Oh, this is cool! Love the color choice, the monochromatic-ness (is that a word?) of it. Makes your circus scene look very eerie and inviting at the same time. Love the hand written sign too!

Joanne Hood said...

Laura, this is very dark and inviting. Circuses make me think of bright colours and fun. But the monochrome look works really well. XXx

Anna Lilja said...

Great card! :) Running away with the circus sounds like a great dream!

blackdragon said...

What a great idea... and rather creepy... there is an eerie elegance about the tree inside the big-top.
Lovely canvas Laura, glad you hopped this month and thanks for thinking of sharing with us at Smudgy antics too.
BDx

Vee Cassidy said...

Your canvas is wonderful; I was a bit scared of some circus acts. Vee xx

Ally White Cat said...

how awesome i love your piece. now i want that image of that twisted sister lol I always enjoy your work.
hugs
susan s

Wendy said...

Love your card...it is so different from the others in the hop so far! Great images!

Jane said...

Your canvas looks great love the creepy looking tree.
Hugs xxxx

I Don't Do Straight said...

Great take on the theme. Love the images you have used and the mono colour theme. FAB!

ike said...

Super circus project - this would definitely be a dark creepy one I think :-) xx

~Lady B~ said...

I could totally see you in a freak show and I'd be right by your side! My old joints couldn't do the contortionist thing...I'd have to be the tattooed lady...but of course I would have to get tattoos first. Anyway, I got sidetracked. Cool altered canvas. It's a bit dark and eerie and a little lonely, kind of how I feel most of the time. Maybe that's why I can totally relate. Thanks for sharing your piece with Smudgy Antics :)

Matney said...

I read that book, The Night Circus that this completely reminds of it. Wouldn't it be great to have the clock? Great job and project. The tent is great on how it opens up.

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Ellis said...

Fantstic canvas and it made me think of the Night Circus even before I read that you had that in thought too! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Ally White Cat said...

Laura again I wanted to tell you how much i love your dark circus and the image you used. I just recently read a book called the night circus..your art fits it perfectly.
Thanks for playing with us at smudgy antics.
susan s

Happycrafter Shell said...

Fabulous Circus scene, thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics xx