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Friday, September 10, 2010

I Vhant to Sneak a Peek!!

Sneaky Peek Week

Well, did ya'll know that the Cat Pack has been working hard and Sneak Peeking some of the new sets coming your way from The Cat's Pajamas already? Yep, it's Day 4 already! There are 12 new stamp sets and 4 new Cut-Ups Dies. A few of the sets are SPOOKTACULAR Halloween sets, a few feature that crazy bunny, Sprinkle and the Penguins are up to their old antics and we have a couple of sweet little new characters to introduce as well. However, today I get to do a little monster mash. I'd like ya'll to meet my Dracula from the new set, MWAH! It will be available this Monday night after the Pajama Party on SCS which I hope to see ya'll at HERE.

Joanne inspired me to do a little watercoloring and he was my first guinea pig for it. It's been a looong time since I did any watercoloring, and I loved's super FAST! I used some watercolor paper (a perfect little 4x6 pad) from Canson and my aquapainter and inks from SU! and I had no problems at all! It's hard to see in the picture, but he's very super sparkly as I sprayed Marshmallow Glimmer Mist on him and also heat embossed the skull image that is included in the set with some holographic embossing powder on the inside of his cape. Looks cool in real life. Feel free to come on over and check it out. There's also a little hint of a new Cut-Ups die set on there underneath the sentiment. It's the small version of the new Pennant Cut-Ups Die. There are 4 dies in the set--the small version like this one and a very much bigger version that I'll be showing ya'll a little later. You can actually make a big pennant garland with it like the ones that are all the rage right now! These will also be available on Tuesday, September 14th. Don't stay up too late Monday night at the Pajama Party, though, or your eyes will look like The Count's (did that with a red ball-point pen)!

I almost forgot--Alma has mentioned all the Cat Pack girls over on her blog who will be sneak peeking a little somethin'-somethin' today. Check it out HERE!

SUSIE Q-TIP: When watercoloring, start off with your brush pretty wet with a little color and go over your entire area you want to add color to. This should turn out to be a pretty light "wash" of color. If it gets puddly, barely touch it with the corner of a paper towel. It will absorb some of the water, but not move the color around. Wiping will possibly smear the color outside the lines. Let this dry. Then do another layer of color especially in the darker shadowy areas, blending it with more water to reduce splotchiness. Continue this process until you like what you see and your colors are as vibrant as you want them to be.

Stamps: MWAH! (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Black, Plum Pudding (PTI), Certainly Celery (SU!), Watercolor Paper (Canson), Eye See You (Cloud9 Design)
Ink: Various Dye Inks (SU!), Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Embossing Ink Dauber (Stampendous)
Accessories: Pennant and Large Pinking Edge Cut-Ups Dies (The Cat's Pajamas), Large Scallop Rectangles Nestabilities, Large Polkadots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Aquapainter, Silver Brads, Black Glitter Bat Stickers (The Paper Studio), Red Inkpen, Holographic EP, Heat Tool, Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. Cute! He's super creepy looking!! (in a good way)

  2. You should watercolor more often. great job! Love the blood shot eyes on old Dracy!

  3. Omg, I love his bloodshot eyes - too too awesome!

  4. Beautiful watercoloring Susie! With Copics being all the rage right now, it's nice to see good 'ol watercoloring from time to time! Love the little skully embossed on the inside of his cape and his blood shot eyes! Great touches!


  5. Susan, this is just awesome. I love purple and green together, and that vampire is very handsome.

  6. Love this color scheme! Purple - just like The Count on Sesame Street! ah-ah-ah! :P

  7. Soooo cute (yes a little spooky, but still so fun! Great PP too.

  8. ooohhhhhh LOVE him!!! very spooky!!! ;) Like the purple!!


  9. Awesome card. I'm loving this Count. And the background DP is soooo perfect. Off to see about Alma's something-something.

  10. I love that image and sentiment! And your watercolouring is superb. I've always loved you designs - so fresh, modern and delightfully quirky!

  11. So fun Susie!! Love the coloring!! :)

  12. I love how your colored your Frank, the colors and papers are perfect!

  13. If you're "rusty" in your watercoloring technique, you can't tell. This is fantastic!!!

  14. How funny is this. Love the watercoloring and his eyes. SPPPPOOKY!


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