Monday, 23 April 2012

Anything Goes with a tutorial..

Welcome in the Craft Lane...

It is the second week of 'Anything Goes' at Art With No Boundaries.

Last week I made an intricately folded project, so I decided to keep it simple this week with a magnetic bookmark.

I've used the Solitaire Swirl and Monocle to decorate my bookmark:

As a little bonus to all who visit, I have assembled a tutorial to show how quick and easy this bookmark is to make.

You need : An image, a strip of card, about 3 x the height of your image, magnetic strip (I recycled some pieces from promotional items), and the other usual tools.

I cut my image with a pinking shears for interest. The card strip was measured and trimmed using the image as a guide.

My new toy: a Martha Stewart board. I used it to score the strip.

Colour the image and adhere.

I decided not to blend the pencil. I like the uneveness, it gives the image more texture without adding bulk.

Add magnetic strip.

Voila, a fun bookmark!

NOTE: Do not use more than 2 -3 layers, otherwise it gets too thick and might damage your books.
I used the brighter card for the tutorial because it is easier to photograph. Now I have 2 bookmarks!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and is inspired to join in the challenge!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Anything Goes at AWNB!


A new week, a new challenge at Art with No Boundaries! The theme this week is Anything Goes.
This is such a wonderful chance for expressing yourself, making that card that doesn't fit in any current challenge! 

I made a fancy fold card using autumn browns, oranges, yellows and golds, Solitaire / Swirl and Monocle and the True Beauty Sentiment.

The outside of the card:

The card opened:

I chalked the image and added some Jelly Roll. The background was sponged with chocolate ink and gold paint. The various triangles were stamped with background stamps, and then sponged.

The sentiment was also sponged. A pretty gold ribbon bow finishes off the card.

I hope my card inspires you to join the challenge!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Eyes Have It some more!

It's week 2 of the challenge at ArtwithNoBoundaries.

I've used Arty Expression 2 again. The colours I used are the same as last week. This time I made 4 tags.

Here are the tags:

Here is a close up of tag 1 with some b/w gingham and shades of pink rhinestones:


And here is very simple Tag 2:

Tag 3 has a touch of elegance with the damask background:

Tag 4 has some silver, flowers and lace added:

The ink I used to colour the image change the look of each tag. 

Here is a recap of all 4, neatly in a row:

I hope that you wil come and join us this week at ArtwithNoBoundaries.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Eyes Have it!


A new month, a new challenge at Art with no Boundaries!

The theme for the next 2 weeks is 'The Eyes Have it!'

I've used ink to colour my images. The way the ink flowed and dryed accented her eyes. I created a border with Arty Expressions 2.

Here is my creation:

And here is a close-up:

And a close-up of the corner and background panel:

I hope you will join us in the challenge!