Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{TCPTUES200} Gummy Bears & A Giveaway!

TCP Tuesday is 200! Can you believe it?

Today marks the 200th challenge that the Cat Pack has given to you! So we are celebrating in true Cat's Pajamas fashion, with a FREE Giveaway.

That's right, I said FREE! Since our 200th TCP Challenge is a sketch challenge we are giving away a fancy Cat's Pajamas Sketch Book featuring virtually every sketch challenge in TCP history! It's a great reference to get those creative juices flowing. Page after Page of sketch goodness! Just go to http://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCPTuesdaySketchbook.pdf and download your copy for FREE.

But that's not all. Comment on any of The Cat Packers blog that features our 200th TCP Tuesday Sketch Challenge by Tuesday, March 13 and you could WIN our complete NEW release! The more times you comment, the better. Alma will announce the winner on her blog on Wednesday, March 14.
Here is the sketch, by our lovely Leigh.....isn't it a keeper? Makes you really want that sketch book now, I'll bet;)

As soon as I saw the sketch, Andy Warhol instantly came to mind....you know the grid-like, colourful portraits? The different colour hues and saturations, over exposure....well, I tried to replicate Andy's style with my card. If there are any Warhol fans out there, I hope I didn't completely butcher the style (but seeing how people get their baby's picture made into a Warhol-like portrait, I think my little 'gummy bear' (thanks Leigh, LOL!;) version is pretty harmless to the diehard fans;)
Here's a tribute picture to calm the masses....


Here are some close-up of each horizontal row of gummies....


I coloured them up with bold and bright copics, mounting them on airbrushed sqaures matted in black. I added some seriously highlights with copic opaque paint using a thin paintbrush.


The fabulous hot pink netted ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel....
 The Ribbon Carousels challenge this week is Anything goes (RCC42).


As always, we would LOVE to see what you can do with this sketch! Join us on SCS using the keyword TCPTUES200 or upload your card to Alma's blog for your chance to win weekly catcash or the title of Swanky Stamper of the Month!
And remember, you have all week to leave comments on all the DT's blogs!! Links to all the Catpackers are on my sidebar....

52 comments:

teddy bears said...

Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will certainly be subscribing to your blog.

Makalah said...

Wow! PJ looks juicy enough to eat! Amazing coloring, Jenny!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You are an absolute ROCK STAR! THis is beyond AMAZING! FAB idea, gorgeous coloring...WOW girlie!!!

Chris said...

I think Andy would be flattered. Great card!

wendy said...

WHOWZERS!!!!!!! amazing idea and great finished card...LOVE it!

Steph Herbert said...

Amazingly adorable! Congrats on such a fun anniversary! :)

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love your coloring on these guys!

Cindy Major said...

Oh my goodness! You make it really easy to leave a comment on this FABULOUS project!!! LOVE, love, love the idea to repeat the bear in many colours. And your coloring looks amazing! I'm super impressed :D

TFS!
Cindy

April said...

Great coloring and super fun colors.. I love me some gummie bears too!

Angel said...

Dude, seriously?!? This is crazy cool!!! Amazing coloring and great, creative take on the sketch! And thanks for the "lengthy" comment on my blog today! I appreciate those so much - shows u actually care and took a good look at my work!

Amanda R said...

Great take on the sketch Jenny! Love the bold colors and the white highlights!

alma said...

Wow! I'm craving gummi bears after reading your post. Your card is so wonderful and colorful!

Julie Ann said...

How fun is your card, it is a bear in every color.What a wonderful idea.

Melissa said...

OMGosh, friend - this is A-DORABLE! Those gummies look good enough to eat, you coloring queen! I wanna be just like Jenny.... :)

marose6@comcast.net said...

your bears look good enough to eat! great coloring I know practice practice. thanks for sharing your talent with us newbies.

sparkling stamper said...

Love the Warhol look!

Lawren said...

Oh My goodness, what a pretty card. I love the gummi bear look! That is too cute.

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh Jenny this is awesome. Fabulous coloring which by the way is alot of work.
WOW- great take on the sketch!

Kelli Jo said...

Although I'm not an Art kinda gal, I DO know who Andy Warhol is and this SCREAMS "ANDY"!!! LOL You did a MARVELOUS job on this and the white highlights etc... ummmmm glistening gummies... My FAVE kinda candy!!!! ;)

Renita Y in Pgh said...

OOO just LOVE your card! Being from Pittsburgh, I just love anything Andy Warhol!

Diane S. said...

Wow-all I can say is WOW!!!! You are so very talented! Your card is awesome!!

Lori said...

OMGOSH!!! Jenny, those look so seriously edible! Just don't give any to Melissa - she doesn't do well with "gummies!" Ask her about it some day *wink* Thanks for sharing an amazing card!!!!

Muffin said...

WOW, this card is just delicious! I love how you colored those little gummy bears, beautiful! :)

Sandi J said...

Love your bears - so colorful! Congrats on reaching the 200 milestone.

Tina said...

amazing bears, great colors

Tina

Casandra said...

Thanks for the laugh. This card looks like it was manufactured...fabulous.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun card! Now I need gummy bears....

Laura K said...

LOVE the neon gummi bears! So much fun. Thank you for the inspiration!

Carol said...

Your card is so fun!! Love the gummi bears, too CUTE!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Amazing coloring! Great card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - amazing coloring! I seriously thought these were digital! Killer job!

love2stamp said...

Warhol and gummy bears... Wow, now THAT'S creative!!! LOL! You've blown this sketch out of the water, Jenny!

Congratulations to Alma and The Cat Packers for reaching the 200th TCP Tuesday Challenge milestone! Thank you for the opportunity to win the VERY GENEROUS giveaway!

Linda Carson said...

Warhol would be proud!! Love the bold colors and your coloring looks amazing! Most EXCELLENT artwork!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh so perfect, loving all of those colorful bears.

TikiBwana said...

Wonderful homage to Mr. Warhol!! So cute!!

redstampinsam said...

I love your Warhol Bears -- very clever and colorful look.

Cary M. said...

Looks just like something Mr. Warhol would of done!!! Great Job!!!

Sandra said...

fun, fun, fun!
Sandra ltb

Barbara said...

Hi Jenny, WOW..this card is amazing! I love the current sketch and the gummy bears...just adorable. I am impressed with how you shaded with white paint. I am still learning...will have to try this technique. Thanks for inspiring me. 200 hundred sketches and going...how impressive! Thanks for the chance to win this sweet giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your card! Fabulous colors! The bears are adorable!
DeniseB

Vickie Z said...

Girl... you take the cake!! Warhol and gummie bears and such a fabulous blending of the two!! Who'd a thunk!!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

LOL!!! Gummie Bears...Awesome idea & great card!!! Congrats on 200!!!

wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

Luanne said...

what a retro color and cute card! love it!

FrancineB said...

Fabulous cards. Great take on the sketch and using the Warhol technique.

Maureen said...

This is just plain brilliant! Love the vibrant colors and your highlighting is perfect!!

Cassie said...

Haha, that is just awesome, Jenny! What fantastic colors :D

Anna-Karin S said...

Hi, what a fun idea! Had not thought of it that way and love what you made with it!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

I saw Leigh's sketch and immediately thought of Warhol style PJ bears and then saw your post! Such superb coloring! They almost look like they would squeek if you ran your thumb over them. So cute!

Linda

Marissa said...

Yummy yummy Yummy I want to eat those gummies! Those are SO cool! I think you did Warhol proud.

Charlotte Taylor said...

WOW! Love the vivid colors. It is such a fun and cheery card. Love it.

NoraAnne said...

This is SO adorable!!! Your coloring is out of this world amazing!! :)

Wendy said...

Do u know how frigin brilliant this is!!! YOu rock GF!