Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charisma Montage – by CS Designs

                    Charisma Montage

If you’ve never seen or tried CS Designs by Chris Stern, you are missing out on creating with beautiful digital images!  This one called “Charisma Montage” is no exception, and part of the Arty Montage group.  You can purchase CS Designs Here.  We also have a group on the CDAC site, hop on over and see what’s going on, and maybe get a little inspiration for creating your next card/project with a CSD image! 

I colored the image with copics, and then very carefully cut the picture into tiles.  Then I glazed each tile with glazing glue.  Once they all dried, I glued them to white card stock, to represent grout between each tile.  The lace was made with a MS corner punch.  I used the Dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug on the blue card stock.  I made the rolled rose buds with the same blue card stock, then just added a little ribbon under the roses.  The layout is a sketch from Pollycraft Monday.


Pollycraft Monday – Challenge #79 Sketch

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #21 Frame It!

Pile It On – Challenge #6 Bright and Breezy!

Do You Stack Up – Challenge #6 Ribbon

Crafty Purple Frog – Challenge #8 Valentine/Romance

Craft Us Crazy – Anything Goes!

Crazy Challenge – CCH53 Lots Of Love!

Thanks for coming by!



  1. Wow Marilyn this is a fabulous card! Love it!

  2. Simply stunning!!
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  3. That's a gorgeous card - love the "mosaic" look

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

  4. Oh my!!! This is just amazing....and BEAUTIFUL! So very pretty. Love those colors and your coloring on this is awesome!
    (Just became a follower-so glad you're joining our DT at Stamps R Us!)

  5. Wow - stunning card with gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  6. This is one amazing, fantastic card! The tiled image is perfectly colored and I just adore those paper roses!!

  7. Wonderful, so vibrant and unique! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU! Hope to see you again next time.

  8. stunning card, love the colourcombo, it's great
    thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week


  9. that's a really fab effect

    kitten DYSU team

  10. Fabulous card, absolutely love it! Supercool image, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. Awesome!!!! I love the mosaic tile technique!!! You accomplished it perfectly! Beautifully done!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

  12. Hi Marily, a gorgeous image and a lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at DYSU! Janna

  13. Beautiful card,lovely image and a great take on the sketch and theme...thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft...

    Take care
    San x

  14. What an amazing card - so effective. Love your lace work too :)

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Frame It' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  15. This card is just stunning. That image is fab! The colours are great and go perfect with the image!

    Thanks for joining in with us over at Craft Us Crazy for our first challenge!

    Lynne x

  16. Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck.
    xx Vee

  17. Very interesting card! I love this mosaic image!
    Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

  18. YAY won the Pollycraft challenge!! Congratulations :)
    Hugs xx

  19. I love how you did the tiles. Great idea. Thanks for laying with us at craft us crazy