Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Starry Skies

Art With No Boundaries     Anything Goes & Summer Skies Part 2

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone--We've got our second week of challenge fun for you at Art With No Boundaries. You can choose to create something special to you or you can enter the Summer Skies part of the challenge which is our Bonus Round. When you link your project with a Summer Skies theme be sure to add BR after your name so that you will be eligible for the prize which is an original quote by Chris herself.
As you can see I've used another image of Cosmo only this time she's in a vertical panel instead of a horizontal panel like last week. 
I was going for a shooting star effect for this card. I found this background paper in my stash and it really gave me a feel of the cosmos. I cut the first mat and distressed the edges then decided it needed some more texture so I cut the strip across the middle and distressed it also. I went to the sewing machine and sewed around the edges with copper metallic thread. I printed Cosmo on card stock weight vellum colored her with metallic pencils and lightly blended with orderless solvent. I was able to attach this vellum panel with glue dots under the stars and in the top right corner. The stars in her hair reminded me of shooting stars and to carry on the copper accents I colored the star brads with a copper paint pen and added the tiny crystals. Again carrying on the copper theme, I stamped the stars and some flourishes on brushed silver card stock, one of the banners is on brushed gold card stock. I cut them out and went around the edges with a gold paint pen also added tiny crystals to them. The little banners are attached with a tape runner and the stars are popped up with dimensionals. 
I know the kids are home from school for the summer and people are vacationing, but, be sure to take some time out for yourself and if you get to spend some time in your studios we'd love to see some of your creations here at Art With No Boundaries. Hop over and see what the rest of the Design Team created for some added inspiration. You've got 3 1/2 more days to enter--look forward to seeing your creations.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥


Bonnie Irvine said...

Beverly, how clever to print and colour Cosmo on vellum. It gives her an other-worldly appearance which is so cool. Love all of the distressing and sewing you've done. The shooting star effect is lovely.

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Paula said...

Hi Beverly
I love the shooting star effect that you have created.The stitching on the background looks great against the batik effect :o)

Ellis said...

Beautiful Cosmo and the whole looks great, nice to sew on the background too! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Lori said...

Your distressed background is really cool - love the stitching! The stars are really lovely and Cosmo on vellum is a great idea...