Monday, February 6, 2012

Meowy Good News!!


I've just about been dying to share this happy news -- I'm joining Sprinkle and the gang as the newest member of the The Cat Pack, a.k.a. The Cat's Pajamas design team! Alma (TCP owner) has a little announcement over on her blog, too -- hope you'll check it out!

And since I couldn't let one more minute go by without trying on my swanky new watermark, I put together this last-minute number for the current TCP Tuesday challenge, hosted by Leigh O'Brien:



The image and sentiment are from Ewe Complete Me. I used one of the TCP CutUps dies, Circus Panels,   for the base part of my banners. I just cut them in half, then stitched traditional triangular pennants on top.



I colored primarily with Copics, then added the grass with Prismacolor pencils. Here's a closer look:



I've always thought that the stippled-style shading looks really fun and decided to give it a go here. I have no idea if there's a "proper" technique, but little marker dots in a few different shades of light blue-greens, warm grays and even a light blue-violet seemed a good place to start..

Thanks for sharing my happy news! Meow ;)


 


Stamps: Ewe Complete Me (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Papertrey Smokey Shadow card stock, Copic X-Press It Blending card stock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, My Mind's Eye Love Me 6x6 collection
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Accessories: TCP Circus Panels CutUps, Spellbinders classic circle Nestabilities, Wilton doily, Pizzazz Aplenty 2mm clear rhinestones, paper piercer/needle/thread, sewing machine, foam adhesive, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, corner rounder, Papertrey buttons, Cotton Candy Divine Twine
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

27 comments:

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Absolutely DARLING, Amy, and we are SOOOO happy to have you as the new kitty on the block! :)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is soooo adorable!!! Congrats on your new dt possition, they are lucky to have you! : )

wendy said...

congrat's ...so very exciting news!

Evgenia Petzer said...

adorable!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love your markers tricks on these sheep, Amy. And congrats on being a new member of Cat's Pajamas!

Marisa said...

Whoo hoo!! A huge congrats to you, Amy :) The card is adorable. Love the dotted colouring of the sheep. Lucky they are to have you!

Nancy Thomas said...

Love your take on the sketch - so soft and pretty. The stippling on the sheep is a nice touch. Welcome to the team! I'm looking forward to working with you.

Annette said...

Amy this is so awesome...I love that cute image and great fun banners...too cute

Debbie said...

Congratulations!!! You will do an awesome job!
The card you created is stellar!!
Love the banner. :)

alma said...

What a wonderful technique and a super cute card! It's great to have you on board.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Hey there, beautiful lady! Congrats on your new gig! This card is just precious, and so fabulous in all it's incredible detail...in true Amy style. :-) I hope all is well with you and yours, my friend! It has been too long! {{{hugs}}}

Stephanie Kraft said...

So sweet and fun, Amy! Congrats on your new DT!

Susie said...

Congratulations Amy! I read your good news on Alma's blog. And I agree with her. Your range of style is amazing, and always executed perfectly! My surprise is that you aren't all the design teams - seriously.

All the best to you.
Big Hugs,
Susie Lessard ~

Amy Rohl said...

It goes without saying, but I just have to squeal one more time about how stinking excited I am that you're one of The Pack!!!

Hugs!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

HEY Amy!! Um, "last minute" you put this together? It's awesome! Your last minute and my last minute are waaaay different! haha! Anyway, I'm so excited to have you with us in the Cat Pack! Jumping for joy, sus!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

A waaaaay awesome, adorable card Amy!! Your coloring is super fabulous as is that sweeeeeet banner!! Congrats on joining Cat's Pajamas!! Alma is a doll, and they're blessed to have you as a member of their team!!

curlyqmosaics said...

Congrats on the new design team! I love your card, it is so cute and that sketch looks super fun to work with. I might just have to give it a try! TFS!

Susi Kelly said...

Congrats, Amy - always love more ops to see your wonderful work, and a fabulous card to kick off this exciting announcement!

Chris said...

congrats, love seeing your work and I love TCP so it's a win win.

Luanne said...

So happy for you Amy! I know you'll rock TCP's adorable stamps. They couldn't have chosen better! Your card today is so cute! Totally sweet!!

Conniecrafter said...

too cute, excellent coloring and love the banners!

Sabrina said...

Adorable! Love those banners, too!

Debbie aka swldebbie said...

Congrats, Amy!

Carla said...

I'm not at all surprised, Amy! I have admired your work for years, and you are a wonderful addition to the team!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How exciting!! Congrats Amy! Can't wait to see your swankiness!!!

Leigh OBrien said...

Wow...to see my sketch all "AMY-fied" is THE BEST. Your take on it could not be any more adorable. Welcome, welcome to the team. WE are so lucky to have you!

Lisa H. said...

fabulous...and congrats. love those ewe's....I too want to try that stippled copic look, might just do that tonight! tfs.

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