Friday, May 11, 2012

Fit to Be Tied!

The above title refers to the latest challenges on Art With No Boundaries--"Anything Goes/Fit to Be Tied". The card at left will be entered in the "Fit to Be Tied" challenge. The card base is SU Shimmery White, the background stamp is SU Classic Stripes sponged with chalks and SU inks. The sentiment (Hang in There!) is also SU.
The focal pieces are digital stamps by Chris Stern at CS Designs. I'm not sure if they're still available, since they're from her 2005 Florets set. I used SU Stampin' Write markers and Twinkling H20's to color them, and made an attempt at Spirelli technique with sewing thread. I can't tell you how many times I unwound the thread on the large Floret before finally deciding that this was my attempt and I'm standing by it. Some things in life were intended to remain a mystery, and for me, Spirelli is one of them!
Do click on the Art With No Boundaries link above to see what beautiful things Chris Stern and other artists have done for this challenge.

12 comments:

Heather said...

I think your "spirelli" turned out fabulous! Your sentiment is just perfect for how you designed your card! Love all the techniques you used, and besides the florets my fav is the torn edge!! Great artsy feel!
Hugs :0)
Heather

MezzoKat said...

Thanks so much for dropping by, Heather.

Sharon said...

Just perfect Kathleen!!! A wonderful Spirelli creation for our "Fit to be Tied" challenge at Art With No Boundaries!!!

CTgirl said...

Kathleen, you did a fabulous job with the Spirellis! I really like the way you created your focal point, the colours are so lovely too!
Thanks for playing along with us at Art with No Boundaries! Hope we will see more of your creations!
Rene

Ellis said...

Fantastic card you've made, love your Fit to be tied theme! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No boundaries! =)
Hugs, Elenor DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love your use of spirelli. This card is beautiful and the sentiment works perfectly.

Bonnie

Chris / CS Designs said...

Kathleen, This is a great project with so many well though out features. Love how you have broken from tradition and done your sentiment reading from the side. You are always so clever and wonderfully inventive and this is a great use for my Florets. They make great Spirelli fill ins and your attempt rocks.
:) Chris / CS Designs

MezzoKat said...

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments

Annie said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen and brilliant feedback too. I love the images and must try the spirelli technique. Crafty hugs Annie :)

Chris / CS Designs said...

Hi Kathleen,

Congratulations on being featured for the beautiful project you submitted to our Fit to be Tied / Bonus Round challenge on Art With No Boundaries, and Thank You for sharing your wonderful work with us. I have sent you the “A Gentle Heart” Sentiment as your prize via email. I hope you will enjoy the new design and come back and show us what you create with it.
:) Chris / CS Designs

:) I always enjoy coming here and always love what you do with my designs.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great design. Congratulations on being featured on Art With No Boundaries.
Blessings,
Teresa

MezzoKat said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting and for your encouraging comments!

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