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An Expressive and Innovative Mixed Media Art Ezine for Paper Crafters, Collage and Assemblage Artists

Art With No Boundaries Online Magazine Vol 1

December 2012 ... Winter & Christmas Issue

A Letter from the Editor:

Welcome to the Premier Issue of Art With No Boundaries On-line Magazine / Ezine.  This is not only a brand new direction for Art With No Boundaries, but I hope also for myself and my art.

 For the past 2 years I have been so busy with my two challenge blogs and design teams that I have not really had the time to enjoy using my own designs and the time has come for some much needed changes. Although I will continue to sell my digital stamp designs in my CS Designs store and on occasion share them with independent artists who do guest spots in this ezine, I will no longer have any kind of regular design team. Hopefully this will give me more time to enjoy using my own designs as well as open up more possibilities for my art and allow me to pursue my own vision for my own art.

Since it is so close to the upcoming holidays and it is such a busy time of year for everyone, I decided to make this a mini issue with the first full blown issue appearing on line on January 1st 2013. Regardless of it's size you are sure to find lots of great art and inspiration. There are also some creative ways to use and get the most from your digital stamps and even some fun ornament projects and gift ideas to get you in the holiday spirit. 

For those of you who loved both my Art With No Boundaries and Recycle, Re-Purpose challenges, there are still plenty of opportunities to participate and share you art and you can do so either by submitting projects for the gallery sections or as a Guest Artist or Contributing Author. I have also included a bit of a surprise for you in this issue so be sure to check out all the pages. To read more about contributing projects for possible inclusion to the galleries or applying for a Featured Guest Spot in an upcoming issue, please read the guidelines which you can find through the Table of Contents below. The next featured artist could be you... I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your art and hope everyone enjoys the new Ezine. It was a labor of love and hope it brings you all a bit of inspiration.   :) Chris / CS Designs

... Volume 1 Christmas Issue Table of Contents ...

This Month's Featured Articles
Ornamental Art ... Special Ornaments of the Winter Holidays
Oh Christmas Tree Ornament
Charming Christmas Elf ... by Judy Frey Guest Artist

Art an Inch at a Time
Dynamite Art on a Small scale Part 1

Art Trading Cards / ATCs & Scraplings
Asian Geisha Dry Wall Tape ATC
Christmas Scrapling 

Exploring the Creativity Possibilities:
The endless possibilities of Digital Stamps 
Changing the color of Digital Stamps in Gimp

Special December Guest Artists
Elenor Sandstrom  / Recycled Christmas Boxes
Altered Ocean Scene Frame

Special December Guest Artists
Candy Greeter ... O' Christmas Tree Container

Holiday Art Tags  & Stocking Stuffer
Holiday Art Tag Blizz at Peace
Blizz Love Never Melts Winter Art Tag
A Bit of Sparkle Magnet

In the Company of Angles
Worth a Second Look ...The Joy of Angeline
Altered Angel Shadow Frame

In Every Issue ...
Call for Art Work ... For Upcoming Issues
Your Art Could be Featured in our upcoming Issues

In Our Next Issue
Coming in the January Issue

What's New in the CS Designs Store
New Designs for Christmas and Valentines Day

How to: Submissions & Applications
Submitting Art for our Customer Gallery
Submission Projects to our General Gallery
Applying for a Guest Spot or Contributing Author

Important Information About the Ezine
About Art With No Boundaries & How it's Published
Art With No Boundaries Terms of Use / Using this site
Granting us Permission to use your Material
Pinterest / No Pinning Zone

Coming Soon ! List of Past Issues
Browse Past Issues for some new Inspiration

Your Comments Are Important and Appreciated
I would love knowing you came to visit and what you think about the new format for Art With No Boundaries so please leave a comment.

Thank You Elenor, Candy and Judy
for sharing your fantastic creations in this issue.


... The Interactive Zone ... 
A place to Play, Participate in the Current Issue and maybe even Win Some Prizes

The Interactive Zone allows you to participate in each issue of the magazine. Don't forget to Share your Art, Play Along and Add Your Link on the  appropriate pages below for a chance to win something cool.

 Welcome to the Interactive Zone
Cover Art - Post the Cover of the new Ezine for chance to win
Show off your Art / Link Party with more Prizes
After Thoughts Coming Soon! ...
Please check the Interactive Zone regularly as there will be new things added throughout the month. When something new is added, I will add a link in the Table of Contents  with the following image  so you will know instantly what has been added since the current issue went live.  

If you don't check back you might just miss something wonderful.

Don't forget to Bookmark  Art With No Boundaries and become a Follower so you can keep up with each new issue...Until there is time to create a new logo, please use the one on the left to link back to AWNB. If you need help with the code, for your sidebar, you will find an easy copy and paste feature   ... Here ...
To make it easier to navigate the current issue, you will find a link to the table of contents on every page ... You will also find a bar at the bottom of Each Page which will allow you to go to the next page or back to the previous page.

Special Note: You will find the Followers widget at the bottom of every page.

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  1. The Ezine looks stunning, love what you have made creatad and nice to see all the different projects too! =)
    Thanks for letting me be a guest artist this time! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. Oh wow, this is so exciting Chris. How do one go about submitting a paper folding embellishment technique to use on cards and scrapbooking layouts, for your next issue? Looking forward to hearing from you.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Hi Desire, I sent you an email with more information but you can also read about it through the pages listed under the How to: Submissions & Applications on this issues Main Table of Contents.

      Don't forget to check out the Interactive Zone as well, there are a couple of places in that section where readers can submit and share their current projects and also be eligible to win some prizes.
      :) Chris / CS Designs

  3. This is absolutely fabulous, so much inspiration in one place. I hope you enjoy having time to create too. Barb

  4. Chris, you never cease to amaze me. Good luck with your new adventure. I hope you will have peace with the time to create for yourself now.

  5. Love all the great work!! Thanks for sharing!


Thank you for stopping bye and for taking the time to leave me a comment. :) Chris / CS Designs