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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Altered Cabinet Card - The Amazing Flying Horse

I created this piece for a swap with the Creative Team girls.  We have some sort of art swap every month or two. 
One year when I was a little girl my mom took me to the State Fair.   There were rows of tents with large posters advertising all kinds of mysterious fantastical oddities.  Of course once you paid the money and went inside the tent what you saw was not very mysterious or fantastic.  So the carnival sideshow was the inspiration for this altered cabinet card titled the “Amazing Flying Horse”.  Enter the tent and you find a wooden horse with wings on a spring. 
The hoops are bracelets that I wrapped with ribbon.  For the carnival sign at the top I used Tim Holtz Note Pins I purchased at Collage Stuff.


Joanne said...

I love the dimension you create in your cards. This one is just 'amazing'.
hugs Joanne xx

Karenliz said...

I love, love this piece! When I was little my parents woke us up to go see the circus tents being set up with help from the elephants. It's something I will never forget.

bobbie said...

This made me smile!!!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

So much detail. Really like the pennets, the colors, and that carnival sign with note pins is so cool.

Elaine A said...

Laura -

This is stunning! You have definitely captured that carnival feel. What an awesome piece of art - you are just so talented! thank you for sharing with us.

Elaine Allen

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful card, love it!!

Susan said...

Wow is is VERY cool! is the horse 3D??
Love this piece :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Your post made me smile....

Have a great evening.

Warm blessings,

Barb said...

Wonderful! amazing! Fantastic art!

Barb said...

Wonderful! amazing! Fantastic art!