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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thanks Art Impressions!

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 Welcome!  I am so very proud to be participating in this Art Impressions (AI) Blog Hop, to introduce 2 new Operation Write Home (OWH) fundraiser stamp sets - OWH Every Hat set and OWH Sending Love set.  For each set purchased, Art Impressions will donate 25% of the proceeds to OWH!  How fantastic is that?    I hope you have your credit card ready - so you can buy both!

So here we go!  I have only been using Copics for a year - - so be gentle with me!  I have practiced so frequently that most of my pens need refilling!  Once I saw the OWH Every Hat set, I knew I had to color this sassy lady!  I researched coloring animal prints with Copics - but I was not very successful.  Then I saw a commercial on TV which had a woman wearing animal print pants, and I just knew what had to be done!  As I am sure many of the participants before me have said - - I used a lot of pens to color this!  A LOT!  This was the opportunity I have been waiting for!  Somehow, coloring a sassy woman - who wears all the hats and juggles all the balls - with grace, dignity and smoking hot shoes brought out my suppressed artist!  However, and I have checked, it didn't bring out the woman who likes to list colors and supplies used! **groan**sigh**  First my cards - then I will force that woman to list supplies **groan**sigh!!!

Card #1 - Sporting the pink giraffe print pants and blue polka dot shoes, tool belt, and hat (drum roll).

 
Card #2 - Sporting blue leopard spotted pants, shoes, and hat, she is full of sparkle (covered - of course - with glossy accents) and sunshine.  Her pink tool holder and sparkle handled screwdriver are a must have for any wonder woman!
 
 



While these ladies were waiting to become the center of attention on my cards, my totally awesome 12 1/2 year old nephew visited, and took an interest in coloring his original drawings with Copics.  I gave him the 2 minute demo and set him free with my markers (ow!)  He seemed to enjoy the experience and asked his mom to buy them for him!  LOL!  I did ship him a set of Prismacolor drawing pencils - which I hope he uses and enjoys.  My granddaughter helped out by putting my Copics away,  (because his mom was in a hurry to get home and let the pool motor person into their yard - this is coming to you from sunny and HOT Arizona).  I really really really want to put them back in order!!!  A bit OCD - maybe!

Okay - The ladies had the following colors used to complete her ensemble:
YG16 and 17, C1 3 5 and 7, R0000 01 24 35 46 81 83 and 85, Y11 13 15 and 19, E00 000 0000 07 09 37 and 47, B00 000 0000 and 04, and a 0.5 Multiliner.  Whew!  Check out their hard hats!

The lady in blue also had Silver Stickles and Glossy Accents used - - NO lose glitter on OWH cards!

Paper for the cards came from one of the following (so much for my record keeping!):  Authentique Seasons: Summer, EP Note to Self, and Authentique Strong.

This has been a total blast.  Thank you AI for providing these inspiring stamps, and donating to OWH.  I have been sending cards to OWH for 2 years and I consider myself lucky to have found them.   If you are heading back to Art Impressions blog, here is the link  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/.   Also check your LSS for some of their other wonderful stamps (I love the buzzard -oops!  blue bird of happiness!) 

The next stop on this FABULOUS Blog Hop is Rhonda Harre !  Go stop by!

Thanks for visiting!!!!!!!! Here is a list of the blog hop co-conspirators!  May you enjoy all of your hats.
  1. Art Impressions
  2. Crafter's Home
  3. Crystal Lopez
  4. Dixie Cochran
  5. Paula Spagnuolo
  6. Karen Day
  7. Kathryn Belmonte
  8. Lee Mae Elkins
  9. Kerry Kung
  10. Nancy Keller
  11. Piali Biswas
  12. Kristie Marcotte
  13. Reneé Matarese
  14. Ronni Unger
  15. Rhonda Harre
  16. Sandy Allnock
  17. Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps


Ronni

82 comments:

  1. Sensational job on coloring the ladies!! I am NO where ready to even attempt using Copics, so Kudos to you for a super job done!! Love the sassy look you gave them on the cards :) TFS!!!

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  2. Fab job on both ladies. Love the colorway on the second card.

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  3. Love, love the animal print pants. Great job on the coloring.

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  4. Love the coloring on this busy lady card. I also love the touch of fiber. Cute card. Simple yet fun.

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  5. They are too fun with the animal print pants! I love the extra detail. Both cards are the cat's meow!

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  6. What a diva she is! I love all the details you added to make the cards dramatic. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love the "out of the box" technique you used- great cards!

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  8. Hi Ronni!! Hey thanks for stoping by to see my AI card! Isn't this a fun hop?? The embossing folder that you asked about is one of the ones that I bought with my Cuttlebug several years ago... It's just one of the ProvoCraft Cuttlebug folders and I think that it was just called checkerboard or something like that. I love that folder because it is one of the larger ones tht will do a bigger piece of paper than the "little" folders. I just did a search and I couldn't find one at the ProvoCraft site. Unfortunately, I found one here: http://www.crafterscompanion.com/425-x-575-Darice-Embossing-Folders_c_189.html . . .I say "unfortunately" because they also have a ton more THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN and now I need ALL of those, too. :)

    Love your lady of many hats! I didn't have time to get her done this week, but I can't wait to give her a try. Love the leopard pants!!!!!

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  9. Love the dots and leopard prints. Very creative and this lady looks like she can pull off some pants like those. Great work.

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  10. Such fun cards! These are great!

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  11. Love the animal print pants!! Great job.

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  12. Love what you did with the cards! I like the one background pressure embossed and then dusted with yellow. I'm also disabled and rubber stamping allows me to be creative! I'm also in AZ and know what you mean by HOT!!! Radloff jen at cableone dot net

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  13. Very nice job! I love how you used the colors, in both cards. The first time, I think it really works bc even with all the wonderfully funky things going on, you kept the background neutrals!! The second one stands out to me bc of its colors and bc they all coordinate and play so perfectly together. Thanks for supporting OWH!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  14. I love what you did with he background by embossing. Wonderful colors.

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  15. What a great story. I enjoyed reading about you and how you have embraced the opportunity to recreate yourself, and look at what a great way you've done it!! I'm sorry for your "chronic pain" but I am glad that you have been able to share your talent with all of us!! thank you for inviting me to your blog.

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  16. Your coloring hit the ball out of the park--great take on jazzing up the pants and shoes--just wonderful!!!

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  17. Oh my goodness! I am loving the hat lady's pants on these cards. This screams "Fun"! Love it, love it!

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  18. OK- she is smoking hot in her fancy pants! LOL I love how you colored her-- and you did a fantastic job! I understand your nephew---my niece fell in love with coloring with my copics--- she uses them when she visits me. Last year for her 11th birthday I got her 72 Spectrum Noir markers---- very much nicer on the budget (AC Moore and couplns!) and she loves them! I love your writing- very fun! TFS

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  19. love the animal print pants and shoes, the coloring and your style. TFS.

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  20. I love the special touches you added to.your cards to make the stamps your own. Great work!

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  21. Love the animal prints! You did a great job with both cards! I've shared some of my Copics with my niece to color images for OWH and she loved them. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  22. The animal prints are AWESOME! April

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  23. Loved what you did to the pants, what a great idea.

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  24. WOW.you did a fantastic job on both of these 'smokin hot ladies. This is a great stamp set, I think we'll be seeing a lot of her in the near future. Thank you for sharing your talent and your story.

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  25. Attention to detail makes a big impression. Thanks.

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  26. Great cards love the added touches of Ai on the hard hats and the cheetah spots are my fav , she is Rockin it ..totally love it !!!

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  27. The giraffe pants are my favorite. I don't think I would have thought of doing that.

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  28. I don't know which I love more: your description of the cards or the cards themselves! Great job!

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  29. Your cards are fantastic! I love them both. And, great coloring. I have the habit of overkill when I color my images, so will try to take a hint from you to go more lightly with my alcohol ink markers.

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  30. Loved to read your blog, what fun you are. I do like your cards and think you did a great job with the lady's animal print pants. Love the sparkle you added.

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  31. Oh, how I love your "sassy ladies"! They are too cute.

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  32. Ronni, I love how you "blinged" the hat lady! So fun! Beautiful coloring and designs on these cards!

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  33. Ronni, you did such a fabulous job coloring this lady. The patterns on her pants, and the added sparkle was a wonderful touch. Great job!

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  34. OMG, your coloring is terrific! Love the animal print tights.

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  35. Great job on her pants! Super nice cards! tfs!!!

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  36. Ronni these are both terrific and I think your animal prints are fabulous! I don't know if I would even have the nerve to attempt them with my diminishing eye sight I know they wouldn't look as good as these. Beyond your great coloring work all the nice details you added in each of these adds so much texture and interest. I am so glad you got to join in the hop. Thank you for all you do to support OWH.

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  37. Gorgeous cards, great coloring and pretty paper. thanks for supporting OWH
    Mary L Schreiber

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  38. Very fun cards--I like the animal print pants.

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  39. What an amazing colorist you are...the cards are both fantastic, but the animal print knocked me out.

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  40. There are too many wonderful things about these cards to mention even one--so jealous of your coloring!!! Love love love the cards!

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  41. Great coloring and safe sparkles.

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  42. Your cards are fantastic. I really like the diagonally cut design paper. Thanks!

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  43. Great cards! I really like the extra textures and embellishments you finished your cards off with! Nice touches! Thank you for supporting OWH!!

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  44. You have colored this sassy lady in a way that does her justice! I was impressed with the details in the stamp and you really leveraged it all. Outstanding!

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  45. Ronni, these are two seriously fun cards!! Great colouring - and I love your sense of style :o)

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  46. Ronni, your cards are just the best! Gotta love the animal print pants and the layouts are just fabulous. All the texture and dimension work together on each card so well, I love it all. Great job on both!

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  47. I love the layout on the first card especially. Love the unusual layering behind her legs... looks great!!!

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  48. great job with the copics ...love the yellow and how you used it on the back of that card you embossed ...I also like how you popped her off the cards with layers .. super job on the cards !

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  49. I love how you added "OWH" and "AI" to the hardhats - nice touch. Love the leopard pants, too! And great job coloring - TFS! ~ Marilyn

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  50. great cards and coloring-love the pants

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  51. Oh my goodness, there is so much fun stuff to see on your cards! Those animal print pants really crack me up and I love your post!

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  52. Wow lots of FUN details going on over here on those cards! They almost look like different women! Loved way you glammed them up!

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  53. I love the layering on your cards and the brads. Makes for a fun look.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Lyn

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  54. LOL! I love your sense of humor in your writing and your flair in coloring those ladies! Great job on those cards, Ronni! :) I'm glad you found OWH and have been dedicated in your support to the mission for so long. Thanks for being involved in the hop today. And I love your hard hat "branding" idea! :)

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  55. i love the coloring on your cards. keep strong and carry on.

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  56. The metal detail on the Santa hat is perfect!!

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  57. Love your humor and your sassy style! Love your cards! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

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  58. Love your customized animal print pants on the image...LOL!

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  59. You had such fun personalizing the "every hat" gal! You're right--who says a handy-man can't be stylin'! I'm cringing, too, picturing your niece and nephew "helping" you with your craft supplies...sweet, but hard on the markers...
    Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  60. Got to admit I love the pants. Wish I had a pair. lol thanks for sharing your talent.

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  61. The blue leopard spotted pants and matching hat ROCK! You have an incredible imagination. Thanks for making me smile.

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  62. These are great! Love the layout and silver dots on the first card. The embossing is a great addition on the second. Her pants are so fun! Renee (Art Impressions DT)

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  63. Great cards love the different backgrounds and the coloring.

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  64. OMG, you must have had such FUN creating these! Brought a big smile to my face, so I'm sure that it will to our Heroes and their loved ones. VERY brave of you to turn your grandson loose on/with your Copics! Thanks to AI for their support of OWH. Thanks to you for your support!
    R/

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  65. Ronni, thank you SO much for joining out bloghop and helping us support OWH! Your cards are so cute! I love the patterened pants, very fun! Thank you again for your awesome post! - Kate from Ai

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  66. All ladies need a little sparkle in their world! Love what u did with the animal print! Haha! Too fun! Thanks!

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  67. Love those animal prints! Great cards.

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  68. Oh my goodness...these are just awesome! I love the labels you added to the hat and that little bit of stickles is so perfect! Your card designs are great and I really like the way part of the image is outside the box. For some reason, I feel like the whole image has to be matted. Thanks for your great ideas!!!

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  69. I love the animal print jams on the image :) Delightful cards!
    Mary, Wausau WI

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  70. Love the design & coloring on your cards. Good job!!!

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  71. Thanks for including the coloring instructions! I love the animal print pants! Nice job!

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  72. Wow - your cards are incredible! so many details!!!

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  73. Super coloring - really love your designs. This blog hop has so much inspiration.

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  74. You did a great coloring job. I love love love that you put initials on the hard hat.

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  75. Love what you did with the stamp and the backgrounds and coloring are fabulous!! Über cute

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  76. The animal print pants are amazing, love it!!! And the initials on the hats, super super cool!

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  77. Oh my goodness, Ronni!! They are fabulous!! I love, love, love the animal prints on this sassy lady!! Great job!

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  78. Ronni these are really cute. Your coloring is great and I love that you are creating a new generation of coloring fanatics. I think the initials on the hats are a clever accent...and what a trend forward gal in her leopard print!

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