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« on: April 01, 2017 05:18:43 AM »



If you know me, you know I love the circus, and making circus art. It just so happens that the Alpha Stamps mini 3D Cinderella Coach, with a change of color and adornments, makes the perfect little circus wagon for little peg people. It's been almost two years since I made my Tiny Peg Circus, and it was time for those little performers to have a means of reliable transportation.


The wagon is just the right size to hold six members of the circus. For safety reasons, no one wanted to ride with the lions, so I constructed a little cage to tag along with the wagon, using chipboard gate for the cage bars.


Before assembling the wagon, I painted the body red, and the front and back pieces brown. The front seat was painted black, and given tiny gold "buttons", tiny circles which came from Dazzles gold stickers. Some striped paper went behind the seat, and lots more of the Dazzles stickers were applied around the window and doors and along the roof line. Metal stars, leaves, and filigree pieces add a lot of circus glitz.


The back of the wagon also has some stripes, plus a "wooden" painted platform that is just the right size to carry the strong man's barbells.


The lion cage is tiny, but large enough to comfortably carry a couple of felines. The cage was constructed with cardboard and part of a set of chipboard gates. Those gates made the perfect fancy bars for the cage.


So many photos, and even more on my blog. I hope you enjoyed seeing my circus wagon even half as much as I enjoyed making it.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017 05:24:24 AM »

Absolutely stunning tacky! I love all the tiny details. Especially the lions little mane.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017 05:32:58 AM »

You have certainly been instrumental in revitalizing the tasteful big top aesthetic.  Another wonderful creation to expand your refined circus oeuvre.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017 05:38:15 AM »

Greatest little show on earth. You rock my clown shoes right off!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017 06:44:05 AM »

Oh my goodness, could that be any cuter??
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017 07:08:32 AM »

Woah, that is spectacular.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017 08:02:24 AM »

This is perfect! I love all the details!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2017 08:10:47 AM »

The lions are killing me with their cuteness!
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017 08:58:33 AM »

After all this wee wonder I have a calliope earworm!
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017 09:21:51 AM »

I sure hope those guys are stopping in our town, we're ready for some old fashioned circus entertainment. Those guys and their fuzzy big cats look raring to dazzle and thrill one and all!
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