Thursday, June 30, 2011

CS Designs Summer Garden Art Tag

Time to show you another Art Tag I made with one of the squares from the

This was such a simple piece to make. I usually do all my coloring with my Prismacolor pencils and turpentine but since I wanted a more even and intense look I decided to color the outer brown section of the square and the center of the circle with kid's markers from the dollar store. The little white dots were done with gel pen and the petals were just left the natural white of the paper. The more I play with these designs the more I like them. I didn't realize when I created these that such simple designs could produce such dramatic art. Just goes to prove even simple designs with a bit of imagination can make for some pretty good Arty projects

More info on the Summer Garden Collection

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CS Designs Summer Garden Colleciton

Hot off the Press. A brand new digital collection to celebrate the Summer.

I have create this delightful digital stamp collection with the garden enthusiast in mine. The collection contains 4 assorted square tiles and one sentiment. This is my most versatile collection I have created to date and it should become a favorite of those that like Cute as well as those that venture a little more towards Arty. This is a mix and match set and the designs can be used individually or all together. You can mix and match them anyway you want and the creative possibilities for this new collection are endless. Since the digital designs can be re-sized with little or no visible loss of quality they will make great focal points for Cards, Scrapbook pages, ATCs, Tag Art, Inchies and so much more...

I just couldn't resist playing with these myself and I think I'm addicted. 

The main Flowers on the two Art Tags above were colored with Prisma colors.
The one on the left was printed on red / text paper from on old catalog and the text was allows to show through. I colored parts of the flower on the right ATC with a white Prismacolor pencil and then applied a Direct to Paper Technique using Pigment in. I then wiped the excess ink off and allowed the white underneath to show through. I also created the little red scrabble tiles that say Bloom.

The Ladybug above is all mine. The ladybug is from the Summer Garden Collection above and I drew the grid background and created the sentiment.

Who says a Square can't be round. The Triple Flowers are also from the Summer Garden Collection and were colored with Prismacolor pencils. The Sprielli shape behind the Triple Flowers is from my manual cut Spirelli Ready to Pint Kit. I still enjoy the look of Spirelli as I think they make the perfect frames around anything. Most of the layers on this card have been recycled from old greeting cards.

Don't forget to check out the last challenge for this month. It is called Celebration of Summer and you guessed it, it was inspired by my Summer Garden Square Collection.

Please come play along in our Celebration of Summer Challenge

CS Designs June Challenges

There is still plenty of time to play along in the CS Designs June weekly challenges so hope everyone has been creating lots of cool entries and we look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. To the right is an Art Tag I made for this months Alphabet Challenge. This month it was the letter B so I used the following in my Tag. Tag Art aka Bookmark, Black, Beads, Bazill paper, Butterfly charm, Brad.

There are also some fantastic example on the Challenge blog created by the Design Team so be sure to go check it out, some will just knock your socks off. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CS Designs, Changes for June

What a Great Month:  Last month was a another great month with some wonderful Guest Designers, lots of great entries in our weekly challenges and some new Blossom releases. Two designers that won’t be returning this month are Chrissie Tobas and Theresa Gerber, both these ladies were fantastic to work with. They shared some great work with all of us and we will miss them. Thank you both, hopefully when you have a bit more free time you can come back and work with us again.

New Guest Designer June:  This month we have a very talented new Guest Designer. Please welcome Tammy Miller. We are all so happy to have the chance to work with her. If you would like to see some of Tammy’s art please visit her blog.  Create When I Can


CS Designs Challenges: If you joined us in any of the challenges for May please note that I am running a bit behind and will announce the winners on  June 15th.  All the entries we had were fantastic and hope all of you will continue to share your wonderful creations with us.

Please Join Us: We already have the first challenge for June posted and this month it is inspired by the release of a new series of CS Designs Digital Stamps called Solitaire / Behind the Mask. This week's challenge is all about Mystery and Imagination. We love to see what you create so please be  sure to join us on the CS Designs Challenge Blog.