Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mother Nature is the goddess!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

My first Design Team project for CS Designs is complete. Chris Stern's art work is so unique in nature that it is getting me out of my box. I so needed this! This exercise has also gotten me back to some of my roots…collage work with rubber stamps. I have always wanted to combine digi with rubber in a shadow box. Now I have.

The main image is a digi stamp from CS Designs titled Nature Goddess Montage.  I have colored with my Copics and embellished with Spica Pens and  a Gelly Roll in Clear Star. I then popped the image using black cardstock and foam tape. I have been asked if the black shinny frames and background shards are glass. No it is not glass. I have accomplished that effect with black cardstock and Glossy Accents, which is that clear, dimensional embellishment fluid. I love that stuff. It does take a while to dry, but it’s worth it. I also used it in the “nature” quote on the image.

The rubber stamps that I used are the background and the flowers. I embossed them with black pigment ink and Stamp Zia’s black embossing powder. The flowers I embellished with Glimmer Mist in Pearl. I seem to use the Pearl more often than any of the other colors.

The designer paper I used is from My Mind’s Eye in the Bloom and Grow collection.

Challenges I have entered:
One Stitch at a Time – Anything but square

Here’s a few other links for Chris Stern’s CS Designs. These links will also show art work from the other DT and group members. Come join us!

Also, check at the top of my blog for information about CS Designs's first contest. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Hi Aletha

    Unfortunately to qualify for a Anyone For Anya challenge one of the requirements is to use either a CC Designs Image or The Greeting Farm image.


  2. This is beautiful Aletha, really effective. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT.

  3. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  4. Aletha, this is absolutely gorgeous! You are such an artist!

  5. Beautiful card! I love your 3D elements! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


  6. Outstanding!!! Love all the elements so adds to her images. You did a wonderful job. Love all those beautiful colors!

  7. This is so beautiful! I love the layout! Michael has fallen in love with it! LOL! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara


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