Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Side Show Ballyhoo Stage

This month's theme at Alpha Stamps is "Join the Circus". I've been a little cheeky with the miniature trunk parts that were sent to me and created some Side Show Ballyhoo platforms instead.

Let's be serious, how could I resist making something called a 'Ballyhoo'?!

Side Show Ballyhoo with Tutorial - Nichola Battilana

1. a noisy, confused, or nonsensical situation or uproar
2. sensational or blatant advertising or publicity
3. to advertise or publicize by sensational or blatant methods

Not only are these pretty dang adorable, but they were fairly easy to make too.

Side Show Ballyhoo with Tutorial - Nichola Battilana

AND to prove it, I have a tutorial for you! 

You can check out the Snapguide tutorial for all of these pieces HERE.

Side Show Ballyhoo with Tutorial - Nichola Battilana

And here is your full supply list:

Run Away and Join the Circus Add-On Kit
Thin Fleur Dresden Borders - Black
Thin Fleur Dresden Borders - Gold
Thin Looped Dresden Borders - Black
Tim Holtz Long Mini Brads
Vintage Magician Posters Collage Sheet
Circus Folk Collage Sheet 
Sideshow Folk Collage Sheet 
Wooden Stir Sticks
Paint/pencil crayons for colouring

Or if you're lazy (like me) all of the pieces can be found in one handy place HERE


  1. great job! Love the papers! Not a topic that is very common so good on that idea. I like it!

  2. These are wonderful creations Nichola! So cool!

  3. Love your ballyhoo Nichola! Thanks so much for the tutorial.