Friday, February 23, 2007

CPS Sketch- Week 2

On a website I used to visit, there were weekly Creative Team Challenges. I looked forward to the challenges and thought of them as a way to strengthen certain techniques and learn new skills.

Yesterday while blog surfing (blurfing?), I came across a new blog (for FREE) called “Card Positioning Systems”. There is a weekly sketch challenge on this blog, so I decided to try it out.

I have never been comfortable following sketches. For some reason, my brain does not interpret the b&w shapes of a sketch; I don’t easily see the possibilities- at all. I will try the sketch again next week and see if it gets easier.

I worked on this card a long time. Much longer than a card that doesn’t use a sketch. One of the reasons I don’t normally enjoy “sketch cards” is because they all look “cookie cutter”, with sharp lines and harsh transitions amongst the elements used to make the card. In an attempt to avoid said lines, I ‘fringed’ the edges a little. (justjohanna images, Brilliance ink, Dr. Ph Martin paints, sequins.)



11 comments:

Philippa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Julie. I love yours! I love your profile and message on the right. I also love your floral vomit birdy card, it's gorgeous. I commented on it at 2peas the other day - beautiful!

ct said...

Love the fringed effect and sequins too....very pretty! Thanks for visiting CPS.. :-)
Christine

Anonymous said...

You put your own mark on it, that's great. Nice card-Spartymom

Rein said...

very pretty!

Kelly said...

What a neat site Julie!
Thanks for sharing! :)
I know the person who made that first card, Alissa Fast. She works at my fav LSS. Shes GOOD too!

Alissa said...

love your take on the sketch! love the sequins! thanks for stopping by the blog and playing!

Thanh said...

One of the reasons why I love your work - because you dont follow those sketches! ;)

thanks so much for the kicker, Julie. I needed the little cheer ups you gave me now and again on my blog. I miss you on the Shack, but atleast know that I can stalk you here. <3

liannallama said...

"Blurfing!" I like it, LOL--the perfect word!

your card BG is just luscious! Love those colors!

Anabelle said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the sequins and your color choice!

Kim Hughes said...

Now this is one VERY Cool card!! :)

iralamija said...

Beautiful LOVE THIS!

Bety