Sunday, May 13, 2012

Art With No Boundaries challenge entry

Happy Mother's Day! We celebrated with my mom at her favourite restaurant...yum!

When I got home, I had some time to play so I finished my entry for the Art With No Boundaries Bonus Round Challenge which is Fit To Be Tied. I just bought the CS Designs Spirelli Templates Manual Kit the other day, having seen the beautiful ways the DT used it. This challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to play with it, and play I did. There are lots of template shapes to choose from but I finally decided on the diamond one. Here is how it turned out.

First I coloured the CS Designs Celestial Goddess Montage Square digi stamp with my Prismacolor pencils and a little OMS to blend. Then I mounted it on black cardstock and popped it up on dimensionals. For the background, I embossed black cardstock, mounted it on copper cardstock and dry-brushed  the embossing with Irridescent Rich Copper acrylic paint to emphasize the swirls.

Then I cut  more of the metallic copper cardstock into the fancy diamond shape using the spirelli template. In my stash, I lucked out and found some copper metallic embroidery floss so I wrapped my cutout in a very simple design... The spirelli diamond is also popped up on foam for dimension. I added some copper glitter from Stamp N Plus to a piece of cardstock to create a band behind this gorgeous design and, of course, had to add some bling to her headband.

I love how the spirelli diamond frames her so regally. It seems to match her expression. What do you think? Is she "Fit To Be Tied?"

Thanks for visiting. Life is good; so is art!


Sharon said...

This is just stunning!! Your spirelli is fantastic and goes perfectly with the Celestial Design from CS Designs!! A perfect & beautiful entry for our "Fit to be Tied" Challenge at Art With No Boundaries!! We hope to see you again!

ParkNSlide said...

Very "Artsy Fartsy"---the black background is a dramatic backdrop for your rainbow bright colors. Post a link on the Magic Design team page so they can be inspired by your use of the copper glitter.

Ellis said...

Fantastic card you made and your Spirelli works perfectly with our challenge! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art with No boundaries "Fit to be tied" challenge!
Hugs, Elenor

Bonnie Irvine said...

Thanks, Sharon. i was inspired by the CS design team. Love Chris' designs and the unique ways you use them.

Bonnie Irvine said... sweetie! Thanks so much for visiting . I love the Stamp N Plus glitter. It's very fine and easy to use. And it looks good on my cat! LOL

MezzoKat said...

Superb! I love the contrast between the bright and dark colors.

Rene said...

Bonnie, this is just fabulous! Wow, I just love the colours. The way you coloured the Celestial Godess is so lovely.
Thank you for joining us at the Art With No Boundaries challenge and thank you for sharing your lovely creation!

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Bonnie, This is just so gorgeous. I love what you have done with my Celestial Goddess. There are so many great things about your piece it is hard to cover everything in in a single comment. I love the glitter, the 3d effect, those little beads on her forehead and the Spirelli with the copper thread. This has everything a girl could want, a little glam and sparkle, all tied together among the stars. Thank you for sharing this with us in our Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries.
:) Chris / CS designs

Bonnie Irvine said...

Thanks so much, Chris. I'm having a great time with your designs and challenges. It's fun to visit the blogs of those who enter. People are so creative.

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Hi Bonnie,

Congratulations on being featured for both the beautiful projects you submitted to our Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries, and Thank You for sharing your wonderful work with us. You can download your Featured logo from our left side bar directly under where your projects are being showcased.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous design. Congratulations on being featured on Art With No Boundaries.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Thanks, Teresa. I really appreciate your visit and that you took the time to leave me a comment.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Wow! I am just thrilled! Thanks so much for featuring my work, Chris. Your challenges are really fun and inspiring.