25 February 2009

Artistic Outpost's Knight

I wanted to use this knight again from Artistic Outpost and I wanted to do the card sketch at CPS. This is what I came up with.

Yes, it looks like the scanner cut off the left edge but that truly is the sketch design! What I wish you could see better is the embossed white layer. I used a version of the Cuttlebug Highlights (a TJ technique) and used Brilliance Platinum Planet which adds a shimmery white color to the white (almost cream color.) I think it really dresses up the white space.

I really need to replenish my black brads because you can see I had difficulty coloring with my black Copic marker. They kept smudging and I marked up the lower left corner. I am thinking about tearing off this layer and redoing it, however my little sis' probably won't mind! She is deploying in April so I thought this apropriate since I think she deplays courage being a soldier!

Stamps: My Knight (Artistic Outpost), Ink: Craft Basic Black, Platinum Planet (Brilliance), Real Red, Clear Star gelly pen (Sukura); Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red; Accessories: CB & Folder, silver brads, sponge.