Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CPS #72 Challenge

I made two cards for the CPS sketch challenge. The one on the right is pretty much exactly like the sketch, but the one on the left is a little different. It just shows how slightly changing an element or two can totally give a different look.
I wish I could figure out a way to be able to take a picture that shows the subtle shimmer of Pearl Ex! It's so frustrating. The ginkgo leaves on the left are actually very shimmery. They're gorgeous! After I water colored the paper with various Adirondack reinkers, I took a bit of Pearl Ex Iridescent gold powder pigment, mixed it with a bit of water and gum arabic and washed it over the whole paper. It gave the earthy colors such a beautiful sheen I almost hated to start cutting into the paper!
Anyway, I liked this sketch a lot. I might have to add it to my stash for when I have a creative block.
Stamps: PTI
Ink: Adirondack, Perfect Match, Palette, Distress
Paper: PTI, Memory Box, Bazzill
Accessories: Gingko leaf from The Punch Bunch, Dew Drops, Pearl Ex


  1. hey kathy! whew! found your cps sketch... i think you linked another card to the cps blog but i found your gorgeous cards anyway! i looove that purplish bird one.. the leaf one rocks too!

  2. Cute cards!!! I love them both. I did an owl one similar to your bird one! I guess great minds think alike. :)

  3. I really like your cards - awesome!


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