Beautiful Dreamer

Yes!  I have now completed all the CPS 5th Anniversary celebration card challenges.  It has been so much fun!

For Day 15, Kim Moreno and Flower Soft challenged their readers to design a card using sketch CPS #231.  It is a straight forward layout, which I feel incorporates a perfect block for artwork and one for text.  Living in South Texas, Spring comes early, so many of our trees are starting to bloom.  (Although a cold front came in this morning that brought us sleet and hail.  We had a white blanket all over this morning - only in Texas.  LOL!)  Anyway, the trees inspired me to draw a branch with a brown Bienfang watercolor brush and to use Flower Soft to simulate the foliage on a scrap piece of map print paper - I love the way it came out!  I then cut out my blocks from a sheet of K&Company Handmade Lofty Nest pad, a sheet of dictionary print, and a sheet of metallic copper.  I assembled all the blocks according to the sketch on a tan note card, and added a strip of text from a K&Company Handmade die-cut cardstock set.  As a finishing touch, I tied some fibers from Adornaments to the spine of the card and added a few lustre lined Mainstay glass E beads to the ends.

I want to take a moment to thank Tami Mayberry and the CPS team for this wonderful opportunity to express myself creatively and be exposed to creative people world wide.  I also want to thank the team and followers that made comments throughout this challenge.  It was truly motivational - Godspeed!


Borqna said…
Amazing card! A lovely dream! Good luck!
Laura Williams said…
You did it!!! Way to go! We are so happy that you've had fun participating in the CPS anniversary celebration! Your cards are great! :)
Nadine said…
Congrats on finishing all 15 sketches Arnoldo! Out of all your cards, this one is my favorite. It almost has an Asian feel to it. And you drew that tree branch by hand? Awesome! Im a stamper because I CANNOT draw, lol!

I've enjoyed visiting your blog and hope that you have better weather today. Living in Hawaii, we don't do sleet and hail. ;o)
Thank you for the opportunity to contine to develop my creativity. It was fun. Blessings!
Thank you! This is one of my favorite cards in the CPS 5th anniversary celebration too. And yes, I did it by hand. I've always loved art, including Asian art.