Woohoo! I was one of the top 3 over at the Art with no boundaries challenge!! Thank you Chris and your awesome DTs. :-)
I hope your Monday is going well. I would like to share a couple creations I made using the artwork from CS Designs. I think of the designs that Chris (The C in "CS designs) creates as artwork, because you could easily hang them in your home or office. They are truly gorgeous works of art.
Here's my creations...
This card I made using Arty Expression 4 and will enter in their Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent challenge. I made the card using the usuallycardstock and dp; however, while cleaning my kitchen I came across these round things (I think they are washers) and thought they would be cool to add to a card. Soooo, I added them to my card and I think it gives it a kind of industrial look. Cool, eh? I will definitely be using the rest of them on other projects because they did come in handy.
This project actually was adapted from a project my Supervisor showed me. I like to challenge myself and see if I can duplicate it with a twist. The twist is that I added a velcro closer on it. I will be entered this creation in the Art with no boundaries challenge with the Anything Goes them. I used the gorgeous "Solitaire Mummyfied/Ribbons" design from CS Designs for this project. I love the intensity of the eyes (in both images).
I must say that I love working with Chris' artwork, because it has such diversity and beauty to it. I could honestly work with the same images on a daily basis and come up with several different creations. If you haven't ever worked with her art, then you should give them a try. They are reasonably priced and you can do so much with them. I get easily bored sometimes If I am working with the same type of image; however, that will never be the case with these images they are too diverse. *Note: This is my personal opinion. d I wasn't paid to make this comment. lol*
You probably noticed that none or very little Copics was used on these projects. Instead, I used a technique I call "Digital Masking." I wanted to add color to certain parts of the images so I masked certain areas. I will show you how I did this in a quick tutorial. I will try to get it posted later this evening. (I'm headed to the Doctor's office right now.)
Why not join me for one or both challenges?!! You'll have a blast. Also, you will get to see what her talented DTs do with her artwork as well as herself. Amazing stuff !!
Bonus Question response: LOL...hmmm the strangest thing I was hoarding were the washers. It's funny because I didn't know what they were. I decided to use them on this card with twine because of industrial/techy look of them. I imagine coloring them next time.
Thanks for looking and commenting!
Now get to creating...
Remember: There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!