Saturday, January 16, 2010

CPS 149: "SING"

did you see this week's sketch at card positioning systems? it's a print-out-n-save one, that's for sure--see?

don't you love it? i can think of LOADS of ways to take this thing, and then if you rotate it, there are even more. but for my official sketch card, sliding in just under the deadline (8pm EST tonight, i believe) i was 100% faithful to the original, as shown:

(patterned paper: pink paislee, basic grey, creative imaginations; cardstock: core'dinations; vintage: sheet music, tickets, foreign postage stamps; glossy clip art bird: anahata katkin; gem flourish: prima (re-colored w/copic marker); ribbon: may arts; decorative tape: heidi swapp; rub-ons: scenic route & making memories; label dies: nestabilities; border punch: fiskars; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

this came together surprisingly quickly. i knew i wanted to use the fabulous pink paislee stylized woodgrain paper and may arts leaf ribbon together, and once i was that far down the road of "tree"...well, a bird just seemed the natural choice for a focal point. the strips in the sketch lend themselves easily to a number of choices from one's crafty arsenal; and since i am utterly addicted to nesties' labels 4 i decided to use some of those, hand-cutting intermediate sizes as mats.
are you diggin' the "antique topaz" gem frame??! that's lovely husband jeff's favorite bit. of course, it was a plain old rhinestone prima one...until me and my burnt umber copic had our way with it--i think it's the perfect finishing touch to walk that funky/elegant vintage line!

speaking of CPS, in the midst of all the holiday hoopla i think i forgot to mention that i won the random prize draw on sketch #145. (another brilliant one that i printed out!) the prize, for which i thank tami mayberry VERY much indeed, is completely AWESOME--a set of fabulous calendar stamps and a book full of brilliant card sketches with examples!

how lucky can one girl get, eh?! :)

HOORAY for saturday:
time to hop over to tyggereye and


  1. omgoodness girlie...I love this...excellent and aren't you the smartie pants to color your gems...genius...I love the combo of the woodgrain paper and the may arts leafy goodness...add the bird and the sheet music...good grief girlie...pure you gotta submit this one for cards blog with trees/branches! it's got winner written all over it:)

    Happy Saturday my friend!

  2. okay, me again...sheesh, I meant to add a big Woot Woot on the freebies!

  3. wowzers so gorgeous!!! lovin' the bling and that bird is so beautiful!! amazing work as always!

  4. Wow!!! I love this. I never thought of coloring rhinestones with copics! What a great idea!! I love this. Gorgeous totally gorgeous. You must buy your weight in rhinestones monthly. I love it. :)

    Thats awesome about the freebies! Score!!!


  5. Beautiful card - what a great tip!

  6. This is so pretty! I love how you have incorporated that pretty leaf ribbon into the card!! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


    PS- I so wish I was eligible for the giveaways at CPS....hee hee! :)

  7. Great work on that sketch. I tried it too, but the result ended in the bin. Not very often I do that but some days are just like that..GREAT price you won there..lucky girl...

  8. Another great card, love how you made the inspiration your own. I didn't realize that you could color bling with Copics. Okay, I have to get into these, imagine thw possibilities! Love the card!

  9. GORGEOUS card!! That pink bird rocks my world!!

    Woot woot on the win!

    (-: Heidi

  10. So pretty. Love that you colored the bling. I didn't know you could. You are a lucky girl to get all of those wonderful, yummy goodies.


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