Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sassy Relay in New York!


It's Round 4 of the Sassy in the City Relay over at Sassy Studio Designs and we had a choice:
Show Sassy Carrie in New York or Paris!

Haven't been to either city, but have stuff I can use...stamps, images, real life photos.

My choice fell on a PSX rubber stamp that I have had for very long and have never used. It turned out to be the Perfect Match!

I did some sponging, colouring and paper piecing and voila! Carrie is Sassy in New York:

And here she is a bit closer so that you can have a better look at Carrie:

Hope you like what I created!

What a fun relay this was, getting to play with all the wonderful girls! Now it's holding thumbs for the big prize!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Sassy relay goes CAS


Round 3 and this time Sassy Miranda goes CAS!

I'm really having fun with all the Sassy ladies in the Sassy Studio Design's Sassy in the City Relay Challenge!

Here is my card for Round 3:

I paper pieced her dress and just added 2 strips of the polka dot DP (the flip side of the green).

The card still needs a sentiment...but I'll add that when I have decided on the receiver.

Here she is a bit closer:

Hope you like my fun card!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Sassy Relay Bring the Bling!

It's Round 2 of the Sassy Studio Designs Relay and it's time to bring on the bling!

We received the sexy sassy Samantha for finishing round 1 and I fell in love with her.
I printed 3 images and ended up colouring all 3!
Who to use?
Why not all 3?

My first background didn't work, the second isn't perfect, but the extra glitter fixed that, I think.

Update! After looking at the background again (next day - VBG), I realised that it looks like those large picture windows in highrise buildings with the city lights in the background, all flickering in the it turned out quite cool, thanks to my subconscious mind. Well, I did make the card late at night.

But Oh My, my usual to photograph these cards with bling. So yes, it is at a funny angle, but you can see the bling I added to their dresses & shoes. The jewelery also got it's fair share...and of course the background!

And here is another angle:

Do go and feast your eyes on all the blingy DT creations! And get inspired to add some bling to your life!

Good Bye, Anna May Wong!


There is a time for everything, a time to arrive, a time to leave, a time to live, a time to die...

Anna May Wong was a mere 56 years old when she passed on. This is just 4 years older than my current age. It lead me to some introspection.

Anna May Wong lead a full life and was never hampered by preconceived ideas and prejudices. She carved her own destiny and visited distant shores in search of her dream. The way people treated her did upset her, but she rose above that.

My card pays tribute to a remarkable actress, a remarkable woman, a trail-blazer who triumphed despite adverse circumstances, hostile communities, prejudices.

Anna May Wong, I salute you!

 Here is a close-up look:

Image Anna May (Mae) Wong 1 by CSdesigns.
Challenge : Art with No Boundaries Anything Goes/Performing Arts 2

Monday, 25 June 2012

Summer Fun

It's Summer Fun Time at Wicked Wednesday's ATC Challenge #37!

Here is my ATC with fresh summer colours and a cool cocktail:

And here is a close-up:

The image is Happy Hour Lime by Shelly's Images

Hope you like it and will join in the fun!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sassy Relay Round 1


It's relay time at Sassy Studio Designs and here is my creation using the first freebie : Charlotte.

It's winter in Cape Town and I decided to go for warm & summery colours to turn up the heat. I added some gold paint, gold thread and beads to compliment the theme.

Here she is a bit closer:

Hope you like her! I think she looks ready for the party! Bring on the music...

Monday, 18 June 2012

Vintage Movies


It's time for a new challenge at Art with No Boundaries!

The main theme is Anything Goes, the twist is The Performing Arts.

Chris from CSDesigns has created this amazing beauty, Anna May Wong plus some other related images celebrating the Performing Arts.

My card is a Vintage CAS style card using one of the new images.

Hope you like it and that you will be inspired to create your own project celebrating the Performing Arts.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Frilly Metal


It is week 2 at Art With No Boundaries and the Theme is still Anything Goes / Heavy Metal!

The design team was again asked to use metal and I decided to go with silver. Ok, I know, this is not a heavy metal, but because we are doing something for the men in our lives, I decided to go feminine with my metal. And all the metal is in any case out of my own toolbox.

I used the fabulous Metal & Screws for my pink & silver tag. The image was coloured with my pencils and blended. The flowers & scrolls were made with the foil lid of a coffee tin. The edges of the mats were very lightly distressed.

Well, here is my frilly metal tag:

Here she is a bit closer:

And here you can see the flowers:

I hope this has inspired you to also make something using a bit of metal, a washer or a piece of foil, and then joining the challenge.

Do visit Art With No Boundaries, I'm sure you will be inspired. The Design Team always comes up with wonderful creations, and the other entries are also quite amazing! Leave a comment so that we know that you visited. You will also get a chance to get to know the team better...

Monday, 4 June 2012

Buttoned-up Metal


A new month means a new challenge on ArtWithNoBoundaries!

The theme for the first fortnight is : Anything Goes Heavy Metal.

Yes, it's a double challenge again! You can enter any of your fabulous new projects or take part in the Bonus Round and follow the theme. This put you in line for a unique sentiment from CSDesigns.

My creation evolved from the image I started with: Solitaire Heavy Metal. I foiled the screws on the images. That was how the faux metal idea started. I played around with some of the other images, but couldn't really decide what to use. Then I coloured Solitaire and 3D'd her. Things started to take form. I layered her on black and orange cardstock that I dabbed with some black. The kraft card I wanted to use looked, ummhh boring. Out comes my inks and paints and stamppads and some sponge.

10 minutes later and on the second card, and I think it looks rather metally, rusty yes, but like metal....

Solitaire is added to the card, together with a bronze metallic ribbon. But something is missing. I go through some stuff and find what my card need, 3 metal buttons with an interesting pattern. I think they are a perfect fit and finish.

Here is Solitaire with her faux and real metal:

From another angle:

A bit closer:

The buttons:

Well, I hope you liked my card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

If you did, go and find a bit of metal, in your man's toolbox, or as a last resort, your sewing box. Then join our challenge.

While you are there, have a look around and be sure to visit the blogs of the others on the Design Team. We have 3 new team members : Bonnie, Lori & Paula! You'll love their fabulous creations too, I'm sure!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Mysterious Metal


Time for a new challenge at Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-invent!

The main challenge is still Anything Goes, and this time the Bonus Challenge is : Heavy Metal.
Use some metal anywhere in your creation, preferably a piece that you are recycling or repurposing.

We are also welcoming 3 new members to the Design Team.

They are:
Lori Hairston - Choux-Chous, French for My Little Cabbage

Make sure that you visit the blogs of these talented ladies.
I am Looking forward to see what they will create with the fabulous CSDesigns!

Back to showing my metal...

I decided to make a card using the fabulous Heavy Metal Solitaire, Nuts and Bolts Mini Background and Metal Phrase Collection.

My piece of recycled metal is from the foil lid of a coffee tin. I used it to mat the mystery phrase. My re-purposed metal is the staples that I used to make a little pattern on the silver panel. The 3 metal washers is re-invented as embellishments on my card!

The splash of red lipstick on the face of Solitaire adds to the mystery of this mainly black and white card. This is my favourite colour combo.

Well, here she is:  

Remember, you have a whole month to play along with us! Go and scratch  in that toolbox and create something with some added metal...