Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Di Hickman's sketches - Card Sketch Apr #1/ Monogram cards

If you havent discovered Di Hickman's sketches yet , head on over to :
There is such a bumper crop of card samples to get one going !

These are some of my very fave cards ( and have now made their way to Canada to a dear friend , M - of course ! lol )
Just to share some of my process that I enjoy :
In the earlier days of trying to use sketches - at that time it was mainly Pagemap's card maps - there was such a load of lovely sketches & card samples & yet I couldnt get going !
I certainly do have an affinity for simple graphic stuff - having, like Di Hickman ,a bit of graphic design background in my corporate working past.
It works wonders for me - simple , graphic.
These days for card making the choice of pp often sets off the creative spark .
I do not have a particular favourite colour I must say - I try to use up whatever cardstock I have on hand to match the PPs. & my fave papers are usually the ones that are not yet released ! lol
for these cards I'm sooo loving the Heidi Grace new Winter CHA release !
Marina Drive & Oh So Moody lines - & she sure does have a bumper crop of collections released !
I then look at the matching accessories that I got together with the paper & added on the embellies in ways I haven't tried before , where possible.
Of course using some of the latest Prima Sprites & Pop Ups ! simply adds a little pop to any card !
I also totally adore the new Press Petal Gel Chipboard Alphas - glossy finish & polka dotted ! Cos I dont have glossy accent on hand ! ;p; always out of stock in our LSS'


Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

Oh my!! Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous... I can't believe how your art just keeps growing! You are so full of talent!!

Jo said...

These are fantastic, beautiful cards :)

jo xx

mamaluke said...

Such lovely colours, and so full of texture and detail, lovin' those Primas!

Paula said...

I saw these over on Di's site. Fabby girlie!! So love those colours.x

Di Hickman said...

Pearl your work ROCKS girl! Love these!

Card Bored Kitty! said...

Hi Pearl!

First of all, thanks for pointing me in the direction of Di Hickman's site! I really love the card you've made for the sketch challenge - the one you have displayed at the top. Can I just ask how you did the flowers? Did you emboss them and cut them out? I love the effect it gives, and wondered if you would mind me using your idea to produce something similar?

Thank you!