This week's challenge at The Octopode Factory Friday Challenges is Spots and Dots. The dotty paper you see was my inspiration and I've used it before with an Octopode image (HERE). I first tried to do my own version of the paper on a tag by inking my craft mat and spraying and wiping, then pouncing with different things and even embossing, but the colors ran together a bit more than I liked, so I just ended up cutting a partial circle and mat with my Spellbinders Grand circles so most of it is covered up. One of these days I'll get the hang of this mixed media stuff, but today is not that day. LOL I got the idea to use Cleo the Clowness, from the Whimsicle Circus set, for this challenge from CuddlyBunny's Blog as she had used Ringo the Ringmaster, which reminded me that dots and the circus go very well together. So, I think, do clowns and umbrellas so I cut the back of an umbrella lantern and stuck it on.
I've added acrylic dots to Cleo's nose and cheeks and a few here and there over the dots on the paper. I curled the ribbon using a technique I've explained HERE on the Custom Crops website. BTW, if you haven't already, you can still comment on my BBTB2 Blog Hop post for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to Custom Crops. WooHoo! I'll be using Random Org to choose tomorrow (when I get around to it. LOL) so hurry!