Below are some of my newest or favorite projects as well as updates and information about new or upcoming digital stamps and collections
I created this Altered Doll Book shown on the right for this months recycle challenge on the Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge blog. It was isnpired and uses several faces from my various Digital Stamp Face Collections. To have a look at my digital stamp designs and check out my Expressive Faces visit the CS Designs Digital Stamp Online Catalog.
To see more pages from my Altered Doll Book and a Peek inside please visit my Doodle Pieces Blog
Poe Puzzle Piece Book & Spring Flower Art Tag:
On the top right, my Altered Puzzle Book inspired by Edgar Allan Poe on the right a Yellow and Green Art Tag using my original stamp design Angle Face depicting a Spring Garden theme. If you would like to see additional pages from my Altered Poe Puzzle Piece Book Altered Edgar Allan Poe Puzzle Piece Book
Would you like to be a Featured Guest on Recycle, Re Purpose and Re-Invent challenge blog?
If so please write to Chris / CS Designs and include the following information.
Your Name, contact information and the name and link to your blog or website.
Please also include at least two photos of projects you have created that contain recycled items. Featured Artists will receive and be required to work with digital designs from any of my CS Designs collections.
Steampunk & Trinkets: The one on the left is a steampunk envelope book made from recycled mate board and the other is a Jewelry Trinket Box I made from a recycled soap box and part of a recycled
Puzzle Art: My Puzzle Piece book which I created for a Featured Guest Spot on the current issue of the Unruly PaperArts online magazine. It was such a wonderful surprise to receive an invitation from Damie and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. All total I made 3 projects for the March issue and if you want to see the rest you can visit the Unruly PaperArts Artist Spotlight page. You can also see a bit bigger photo of some a couple of the Puzzle Piece book as well as one of the Steampunk Shadow frame on my Doodle Pieces. Hope you go check them out as there is a whole lot more to see on the Unruly PaperArts.
The designs on this page of my Puzzle Piece book come from my Art Montage Digital Stamp Collection and the Digital Background comes from my Digital Engraving Background Collection
Digitally Enhanced and Restored Designs and Collage Sheets.
Besides being an artist with the ability to draw my own original designs which I use in my art projects, I am also an avid collector of old books, posters, postcards, matchbook covers, trade cards various ephemera and other rare, unusual, and beautiful things. I have been collecting since my early teens and early 20’s. so have amassed quite a large collection. Recently while going through one of my old trunks, I again realized the beauty of many of the things that have remained unseen in my basement for so many years and thought it was time take them out, give them new life, use them in my art as well as let them be enjoyed by others.
Another passion of mine is photo restoration and I will soon be offering restored and digitally enhanced versions of some of the vintage images from my various collections.
Meet Little Giz, a silly cat with a a charming personality. Giz is one of three new designs in the World of Giz Collcetion. Giz is based on my daughter's big orange cat who is the world's silliest felines.
|Some of my Oil Paintings ... To see more have a look at my About the Artist page.|
My Oil Paintings ...
Besides my Original and Eclectic line of Digital Stamps, I am also an Oil Painter and though you might enjoy having a look at some of my paintings.Most of them are of the beautiful Interior of British Columbia, Canada. I actually have a few others you can look at, and you can find them on my: About the Artist
A whimsical series of Harlequin, Circus, Clowns, Jesters and Mimes. I created these digital stamps to fit inside the shapes of my Spirelli Template Ready to Print Kit, but they also make beautiful and unique elements to add to shadow boxes, used as main focal points on Artist Trading Cards\ATCs, Tag Art or for Beautiful Faces on Paper Art Dolls. This will be an extensive series which I will continue to add to.
The World of Steampunk:
Steampunk and Heavy Metal... Digitsl Stamps are the themes for June... I have been working on my new Steampunk designs for some time and hope those of you that have been waiting diligently will be pleased.
You can find some of the new series by clicking on the example photo on the left. This is the first release and more will be released in the next two weeks.
|The Steampunk creation
on the right was created inside a recycled sardine can. The face and main
focal point uses the Steampunk Digital Stamp Design named Metal and Screws.
Other elements used such as the Heavy Metal Tag on the corner, the time piece
and gear are also part of this series. All the paper pieces have been
colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine. The
brass coils are hand made and for the wheels I sued antique metal buttons.
The project on the right uses the Steampunk Solitaire Round from my Steampunk Digital Stamp Series as the main focal point.
It is small wall hanging which I created inside a smashed brass Canning Jar Lid.
Solitaire has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine to create the soft tones. The wire for hanging this piece is wrapped around some round ends from shotgun shells..
To view the the entire Steampunk Series, look at the
The Decorative and Zany Frames above first of a series of Decorative Frames Digital Stamps that will coordinate with the designs from my Express Yourself series. Frames have many uses beyond what most people consider using them for. The Paper Part Doll shown below was created using to of the striped frames in this series.
Welcome to CS Design. Please come in, and make yourself at home. CS Designs offers a wide assortment of unique and innovative art elements. My designs are either hand-drawn, mouse drawn, 300 dpi high resolution or vector images and 100% original so you won’t find anything like them anywhere else. The eclectic designs range from delightfully simple to arty and dramatic which makes them perfect for all kinds of altered, collage and mixed media art. They're ideal for creating ATCs, Art Dolls, Tag Art, Handmade cards, Scrapbook Pages, Inchies and Charms. Whether your artistic taste is best defined by artsy, wacky, cutesy, simple or traditionally elegant, you're sure to find something here to suit your personal style. Artist Statement: For as long as I can remember, Art has always been my passion, and I am happiest when I am creating something from deep within my imagination. I believe the site of any artist should reflect that which inspires us, so I have created some Galleries for your viewing pleasure. If your looking for some creative ideas, pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or whatever and enjoy your visit.
CS Designs was first created in April 1997 as a graphics and websets linkware site to help other artists and webmasters build their own websites. It has undergone many transformations throughout the years, and while it still reflects my love for mouse drawn pixel art, altered, collage and mixed media art, it now includes high resolution digital stamps (digi stamps) and svg, dfx, gsd cutter files for Quickutz Silhouette, Wishblade and Craft Robo digital cutters.