Days gone by...this is what came to mind when I first saw the Le Cirque collection from Graphic 45. One of my fondest childhood memories was our annual trip to the circus. I remember vividly the excitement I felt when I saw the commercials announcing that tickets were on sale. As soon as we got close to the Armory you could see all of the balloons and vendors selling the most amazing trinkets. My mom would probably call it junk...but I loved it!
I used "Le Cirque" for my background. I absolutely love this paper and it is one of my favorites from the collection. It's got "fun" written all over it! I used a craft knife to remove the center design in order to create a fun frame for my photo.
I placed my frame on "Extravaganza" which provided just the right contrast for my frame.
Next, I fussy cut flowers from "Bohemian Floral." This paper is a virtual playground for those of us who love to create custom embellishments using patterned paper.
Here's a look at the fussy cut flowers placed on the layout. I also used them as flower centers.
I adore these Le Cirque Tags! I used the three flowers from this sheet and placed them along the top, right edge of my photo.
One of the things I love about Graphic 45 is the coordinating border sheet that they create for each collection.
I used two of the borders along the bottom of my photo. I matted the star border on the blue floral border. I love the way this turned out. Oh look...there are more fussy cut flowers. lol!
Finally, it was time to create my title. Have you ever seen a more perfect sheet of ready made titles? Well, this is only one of the many ways you can use the versatile "Magnifique."
I used "Amazing" for my title. I cut the title out using my scallop edge scissors.
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Inks: Distress Ink - Fired Brick
Button and Twine: Webster's Pages
Flourish: Pink Paislee
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