maandag 12 oktober 2009

First day of Pink Cat Studio Itty Bitty Christmas Sneak Peeks

Hello friends!

I want to start by thanking all of you who left a comment on the announcement of my pregnancy! Thank you all so much for you lovely remarks and wishes!!!

Now, as promised, let me show you all the first sneak peeks of the Itty Bitty rubber Christmas stamps. There are a total of six images in this set and I think you are going to love them, I do and I loved working with them... hope it shows :). The team is showing three of the six images today and two of those you'll find on my blog. For the other image (and of course other examples with the same images I've used) be sure to visit my very talented fellow Design Team members and our two very talented guest designers for this release MacKenzie Bruckler and Tracey Cuccia. Both MacKenzie and Tracey have recently made it to the Pink Cat Studio Digi Design Team so you know they'll be bringing some good stuff!

Let's get on with the first card:
I decided to get one of my Christmas decorations out of the box to give the pictures a Christmas mood. Don't you love this image? I think the Itty Bitties look so cute on their little reindeer friend. Here is a close up of the image:
As always coloring was done with my Derwent watercolor pencils and Copics, I used different Stickles, a bit of Paper Glaze on the nose of the reindeer and 3D paperpieced the image with foam cubes. The background was done using Twinklink H2O's. I'm pretty new to Twinkling H2O's and I'm not sure how I feel about this background so be sure to give me your honest opinion. The papers are Bo Bunny Tis the season. Cardstock and ribbon are from stash and the poinsettia flowers are from Irene's Garden.

Now for the next card:
And for a better view of the card:
Isn't she sweet? Little Betty dressed up as a Christmas tree. The sentiment is also included in the new set. Again a close up of the image:
I used my pencils and Copics again, Stickles, Ruby Red Liquid Pearls for the balls in the tree, Paper Glaze on the star on top and I 3D paperpieced the image again with foam cubes. The paper, ribbon, cardstock and the brads are from a previous Card-Art kit. The large poinsettia flower is from Imaginisce (as is the paper that was in the Card-Art kit mentioned) and the small flower is the same as I used in the card above, from Irene's garden. I used some chalk and some Sakura Gelly Roll pen for the background and I have tried to keep the card simple to give the lovely image some focus.

Well hope you like both my cards and that you'll be back tomorrow for two more sneak peeks. Don't forget to visit the other lovely ladies of the Pink Cat Studio Design Team (links can be found on the right) and our two guest designers for this release MacKenzie Bruckler and Tracey Cuccia!

I just noticed that Melissa is also having a contest on the Pink Cat Studio blog. Guess the number of reindeer in the square on the blog and you may just win the new release! Good luck everybody!!!

Take care!


17 opmerkingen:

  1. Hallo Mariska,

    Ik vind ze geweldig. De kleuren, de afbeeldingen en de manier waarop ze zijn gekleurd, prachtig! Ik zie dat ik toch nog heel wat te leren heb.

    groetjes Renata

  2. Soooo cute Mariska!! Love your cards and how sweet you made them look!!
    Jodi =)

  3. Both cards are fab Mariska! The twinkling H2O's look good too.
    Congratulations on your news! You must be really excited!

  4. Oh these are gorgeous, such wonderful cute images and fab colours.

  5. WOW! Can I just say how much I LOVE your coloring? Everything has such dimension. Beautiful!

  6. OMG!!!!
    They are so gorgeous!
    Your coloring is so beautiful...
    I can not do that...

    Love the colors, the embellisments,love eveything!!!!!!

  7. Hey Mariska! Wow, both cards are a beauty!! I love them! Beautiful job with your coloring! I love the depth of your coloring. I use Twinkling H2O for my background too! I really like the shimmery look and the watercolor effects! It's hard to see it in pictures but in person it looks fantastic!

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!!!

    Awesome job on your sneak peeks. . .can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow!!


  8. WO Mariska this cards are very very gorgeous !!!! very nice stamp !!!!
    big hugs COCO

  9. Stunning, yet again, my friend! The second card looks like Betty in a snowglobe, very cool! Great details, lovely flowers.

    I had to laugh at your comment on my one card, I KNEW you were going to say it wasn't like me, LOL!

  10. WOW these are all so pretty!! I just adore your coloring and it really brings these little cuties to life!

  11. words cannot do these justice Mariska but I'm going to try!!! ULTRA ADORABLE! Your coloring just brings the characters to life!
    ALL the detail you put into your designs is just delightful and really adds the charm and spirit to the art of creating! whew!
    in other words, I love these so much! lol
    Pam Going Postal

  12. All I can say is WOW!!! That is what I say every time I visit your blog Sweet Mariska!!! I am behind the times as I am just learning of your upcoming arrival today!! Best wishes for a wonderful pregnancy and an easy delivery!

    Hugs and Love!


  13. Hi Mariska! These are so sweet, like Christmas treats!!
    You Twinkling H2O's look really good. I have struggled with painting with them. I think it's because they are a little too opaque compared to watercolors and it throws me off. I just used some to paint my background cardstock and was pretty happy with the sparkle though! :-) Traci

  14. Wat een super gave kaartjes. De stempeltje zijn super leuk!
    Groetjes van Jacqueline

  15. You color like no other, gorgeous! These are super cute, love what you did with them! ~Hugs

  16. Mariska... i just love so much what you do ;))) keep it up!! you rock! :) xx

  17. Mariska, your colouring always blows me away! It's so soft and pretty. I would love to sit down and watch you colour! LOL Love your beautiful cards.