I can't believe we're already on the CPS 5th Anniversary Day 11 celebration!  Although I have felt exhausted sometimes from working all day, I look forward to the evenings, because this experience has been so exhilarating.  I definitely love to create!

Today, Jennie Harper and The Stamps of Life challenged their blog readers to use sketch CPS # 170 to design a card.  The layout has a prominent focal point, so I decided to take advantage of it to feature one of my drawings.  I started with a scrap piece of card stock that had an Inkadinkado Asian inspired stamped image on it, and sketched a stylized girl's face with a pencil.  I colored the face using my Bienfang watercolor brush pens.  Then, I cut my mat and background trims, and used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the scalloped edge.  I assembled the card as per the CPS sketch.  In order to add some text, I attached a matching tab to the side of the image and wrote the word "Explore."

I am very pleased with the graphic feel of this card.  Please let me know what you think.  Your comments are always appreciated - Blessings!


Jennie said…
Fab design Arnaldo. The face image reminded me of Patrick Nagel...you have fab drawing skills!! Great job on the CPS sketch I am hostessing and thanks for joining us at CPS for this fun celebration!
Borqna said…
Great card! I love the image and the combination of colors. I wish you good luck!
Thank you very much. I am flattered by the comparison to Patrick Nagel, since I'm very familiar with his work. Blessings!
Thank you! I can't wait to see your latest design. Blessings!