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Big Top Mayhem- June Tag?

Another Box? I just couldn't help myself to create this Eileen Hull ATB for the June "Tag".  Not to mention I needed a box for a stash of cash my son got for his birthday.  Teens want money and that's boring to give.  I decided to use my ATB for holding the cash and then apply Tim's fun technique!
I recently picked up the Big Top stamp set and this is just what I wanted to do with it.

Each side has it's own fun stencil and Big Top character!

Dimensional's pop these guys to life.

I watercolored each character and then fussy cut.

I used the minis for inking each stencil!

I love this guy!  And the chevron stencil is to die for!

Each section is layered with bright polka dot paper and watercolor paper.

I am seeing this elephant everywhere! 

The top of the ATB has the sentiment cut and popped up.  I watercolored each word and added some rock candy for bling.  The star stencil is adorable!

I love this bright cheer ATB Gift Box!
 I do love watercoloring so this month's tag is right up my alley.  And my son loved this fun box I made for him!  I cannot wait for more of these boxes.  Sizzix has sent me another treat of goodies that should arrive next week!!!!  As always thank you for popping in and sharing your thoughts on my latest creation. 
Check out these challenges!
Eileen Hull- Summer Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Anything Goes
Tim Holtz- June Tag
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Friends
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  1. Love your gift box. It is so bright and cheerful, and perfect for your teenager. TFS

  2. This just makes me happy Nicole! So colorful and fun...the joy you must have experienced creating this little ray of sunshine I can feel just looking at it :)


  3. Nicole i love so much your AYB! it's wonderful, so bright! fantastic work!!! BArbarauaua

  4. Oh Nicole you've really rocked this watercolour technique and each of your fussy cut characters is coloured beautifully too. Absolutely LOVE this. Jenny x

  5. What a fun explosion of color! Really stunning piece! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. As what you create!!! I must have that chevron stencil!! Love it!

  7. Absolutely fantastic an brilliant box love the stencils,great images and love your fantastic colouring -I love it
    Carol x

  8. Wonderful stenciling on each side Nicole - love the colors you used and that awesome circus set - I just got mine in the mail and can't wait to create with it!

  9. LOVE your stamp choice for this atb...LOL!!! Great minds! Your stenciling and watercoloring is brilliant, and totally love the design! FUN and FESTIVE!!!! LOVE!

  10. What stunning work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  11. This is such a fun way to give a monetary gift.
    I love the vibrant colours and the fun theme :)
    Another great project Nicole ;)

  12. Such a fun ATB Nicole! Those stamps were perfect for this and I love the vibrant colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  13. This is incredible, Nicole! I love it so much, especially the dimension and colours. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: You Gotta Have Friends!

  14. Nicole love how bright and happy this block is and that it is also functional. Love your watercoloring and the colors you chose- thanks for entering the Art with Heart Challenge!

  15. This is a fabulous box. What a fun way to present a gift! It has such fun texture and color. A wonderful creation! Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  16. Gorgeous piece, the summery colours are fantastic as is your design. I love the vibrancy of this and the imagery is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

  17. Love this box and every stamp you used! I am speechless...

  18. This is absolutely incredible! I adore the color palette and am blown away by how well you blended all those delicious colors. Excellent techniques that really inspired me from your stencil work to your watercoloring. This whole box is HAPPY and sophisticated. Love, love, LOVE! If I was your son, I'd not care much about the cash, but would treasure this box forever!


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