Monday, 25 June 2012

That's Hollywood

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 It's week two of our Art With No Boundaries  Anything Goes/ Performing Arts Challenge. And another beautiful image Anna May Wong from the Preforming Arts Digital Stamp Collection at CS Designs 
      Because she was a Hollywood movie star in the 1920's and 1930's.I decided to make an Art Deco cinema. I did this by making a diorama. For this I used two pieces of A4 black card, cut a square aperture in the front piece, scored and folded, glued the front and back at the sides, cut these at an angle to make them look Art Deco. I drew and cut out the curtains added the folds with Prisma pencils and glittered. Cut the scalloped seats and cinema letters with my silhouette. Then I coloured Anna May in pink Prisma pencils.I wanted her to really stand out. I then added silk flowers to represent cherry blossom in her hair. Please check out the other DT's designs and hopefully you will be inspired to come and join in at  Art With No Boundaries  Anything Goes/ Performing Arts Challenge. Thank you for stopping by. I will be entering this into the following challenges  Anything goes  Glitter Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes

Monday, 18 June 2012


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      Well it's Challenge time again at Art With No Boundaries . This fortnight as usual it's Anything Goes and the bonus round is Performing Arts. I was given this beautiful image to work with. Her name is Anna May Wong. She was a movie star from the 1920's and 1930's. At that time she was the first American Chinese actress in Hollywood. Anyway the digi image, filmstrip border and cinema phrase collection all come from    Preforming Arts Digital Stamp Collection at CS Designs
  For this challenge I printed the film strip onto acetate stuck black card behind, recycled two ribbon spools and wrapped the film strip around  them. I cut the camera and the tops of the film reels with my trusty silhouette, printed two of the phrases out matted and layered them, coloured Anna May with Prisma pencils. Please check out the DT's designs they are stunning and join in at   Art With No Boundaries
I will be entering this card into the following challenges Anything Goes It's a Girl Thing Anything Goes Hand Coloure Always anything Goes

Shabby chic Hydrangea

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I have made this card for a friend's birthday. The image is from Inklined. I watercoloured it for a change. Stamped the background and distressed. Added  more mats in contrasting colours distressing them as well, added lace, ribbon and gems from my stash. I die cut some flourishes and the sentiment plate which I'd stamped as well. Thanks for looking :o) I will be entering this into the following challenges challenges  Vintage Anything Goes  Pink Purple and Green  Flowers in Bloom Vintage

Monday, 11 June 2012

Made to Stand Out

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         I have made this card for a friends birthday on Wednesday.The image is from  CS Designs and is called Lacedressform. I stamped the background and placed die cut cogs onto it then printed two Lacedressform images, coloured a whole one with pro markers and prisma pencils as well as glitter. I cut into the dress on the other one coloured and used an embossing tool to make the wings added little black gemstones  and stamped a sentiment. Thank you for stopping by. I will be entering this into the following challenges All that Glitters Monochrome Bling must have gemstones

Metal & Screws all boxed up

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It's week two of our Art With No Boundaries  Anything Goes /Heavy Metal Challenge.
          I  made this 5x5 inch box. Added script backing paper from my stash. I discovered the wire mesh buried within the depths of my craft room. I cut and attached it over the backing paper.   Printed four of the Metal & Screws images from CS Designs  Steampunk Collection  coloured them with Prisma pencils and promarkers added die cut brackets to the corners attached with brads. I put screws,washers a small clock brad on top with a net flower. I used  Metalphrase,  Mystery  from CS Designs to finish.  Please come and join us at   Art With No Boundaries  Thank you for looking. I will be entering this into the fololowingchallenges. Anything Goes just no tags or ATC's!!! Always Anything Goes Amything Goes

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Clockwork Pilé

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Whilst I was away. I visited one of my favourite craft shops and found these delightful little boxes. Well I knew exactly what I was going to make with them. I have used a digi image from CS Designs Called Pilé, She is from The Express yourself series. I have also used the striped circular petal frame from  CS Designs
I covered the box and lid with papers from my stash. I cut out two Pilé images  and coloured, glittered and decoupaged her skirt with some net underneath (not very clear in the picture) I put a cocktail stick between the two images and then glued them together. Made a hole in the lid of the box and pushed her in place. I glued the frame to a large cog die cut and used these for the base, added more cog die cuts, flowers and gems from my stash and Voila a nice gift box
I will be entering this box into the following challenges  Include a Ballerina  Use a Digital Image  Anything Goes   Anything Goes  Anything but a card

Art for Art Sake

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I have been away for a couple of days and had started this card before I left. I have wanted to use this image for quite a while and thought it would make a good card for my Father as he is an artist. The  Digi  is from Justinklined. The word stamps are from Inkyliicious.The cracklebackground stamp my fav is from Indigoblu. I have used prisma pencils to colour in and some word brads from my stash. The easel and envelope are from Pinflair. I love these easels they make great cards I will be entering this card into the following challenges. Boys/Fathers Day The man in your life. Celebrate Men  It's all Relative Anything but a card

Monday, 4 June 2012

If I Had A Hammer

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Well Its challenge time again at  Art With No Boundaries   This Fortnight our main Challenge is Anything Goes and our Bonus Round is Heavy Metal, and is a tribute to the Handy Men in our lives.  I have used SolitaireHeavyMetal, Metal phrase, Vision and the mini nuts and bolts background all from the Steampunk Collection at CS Designs. I have also used the striped scalloped square frame from CS Designs as well.
OK! Here is what I did. I printed solitaire onto white card and coloured part of her face with promarkers, I then printed three copies onto acetate I glued gold, copper and silver leaf to the back of the acetate and cut each one out.I then paper pieced them to give me the above effect.the frame was metal leafed as well as the metal phrase. The background I left black and white. I added nails and a  chain. I am going to give this card to my dad for fathers day. Please check out the DT's designs they are stunning and join in at Art With No Boundaries  
I will be entering this card into the following challenges Father's day or a Special guy Anything goes   Anything goes


Saturday, 2 June 2012


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Well it's Jubilee weekend and this is my take on it  It's my brothers birthday next week. So I thought I would make a British card.The background papers and buttons are from Portabello road as is the Bus, Big Ben and Crown stamp. The bunting and keep calm stamps are from stamposaurus. The tags were die cut. I used copic ciao pens to colour in the bunting and the ribbons came from my stash. I will be entering this card into the following challenges. Anything Goes Red White and Blue Crowns or Diamonds Red White and Blue Anything goes

Friday, 1 June 2012

Steampunked SolitaireHeavymetal

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 I am so excited. I have some fantastic news. I am delighted to be part of the talented Design Team at CS Designs. This is my first piece for Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge . Anything Goes / Heavy Metal... I love the original artwork and sentiments that Chris creates. They are  truly beautiful  and  inspiring. The quality and detail are exceptional.
      OK! I really enjoyed this challenge. The image is called SolitaireHeavyMetal. The first thing I did was to visit  my husbands shed. Where amongst other things like cobwebs and spiders ugh!!!! I found the nuts and washers which are now recycled onto this card. I also used brads a small clock hand and various dies from my crafty stash. I printed the nuts and bolts mini  background image onto acetate and placed it onto copper mirri board. Coloured all three Solitaire's with promarkers and prisma pencils, cut and decoupaged the larger image.
Thank you for dropping by and please come and  join in at I will be entering this card into the following challenges