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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TCP Sneaky Peek Day One: Life's a Beach

Well, how would ya'll feel about a NEW release from The Cat's Pajamas?  It's been a while since ya'll got some new TCP mojo from me, so let's get this beach party started.  Let me be one of the first to introduce ya'll to LIFE'S A BEACH--the first of 7 new stamp sets and 4 new dies coming your way on the 21st of this month!
I combined by Sneaky Peek with this month's TCP Tuesday Challenge:  MAY'S challenge is all about clean and simple cards.  Design a card using TCP stamps and/or CutUps dies with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.  Read more about how YOU can play along in our Splitcoast Forum HERE.  

Here's a closer look at the LIFE'S A BEACH stamp (I stamped it on Kraft cardstock) and how I colored it.  I let my Copics take a break and used some old friends, my Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits to blend it out.  I love the white highlights and little details you can add with pencils.  Anyway, this is my version of "clean and simple" for this card.  It was really hard to call it quits with the embellishing and leaving the white space just hanging out there.  LOL!
Wanna see the whole set?  No prob...:)  I LOVE the sentiments!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  For a change of pace, switch up your coloring medium.  What do ya'll want to try next?  I want Gelatos

Stamps:  Life's a Beach (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper:  Kraft, White, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart (PTI), Orange Fizz (MFT), Happy Day (MME 6x6)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Cloud Border and Wave CutUps Dies (The Cat's Pajamas), Circle Nestabilities, Large Dots Embossing Folder, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Buttons, Orange Divine Twine (TCP), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


  1. I'm loving this card, Susan. Coloring on Kraft with colored pencils is BRILLIANT. What a great look.

  2. Simply delightful, Susan! You did such a beautiful job coloring up this cutie! Terrific layout, too! :D

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Oh my gosh, Susan, I LOVE the look of the bunny stamped on kraft and colored with pencils. Stunning! You're making me see this image in a whole new way. Thanks for inspiring! :D

  4. This is absolutely adorable! I love the prismas on kraft! I need to go dig through the old stash and find mine!


  5. Oh my, the colour on the kraft paper is fabulous! I love this card!


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