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Saturday, May 28, 2011

* OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop *






Happy hoppin' cardmaking friends! I wanted something very special for the Memorial Weekend OWH bloghop so I decided to draw my own image. The cute little bear was a breeze to sketch but a "bear" to color with Copics. Can you believe it took about an hour and half to color this simple looking bear? The bear measures approx. 3" x 3" and is double matted & pop-dotted on an A2 size card. The paw with real tissue was also pop-dotted to give some fun dimension. The nose, eyes, & tear were coated with Glossy Affects for a wet look. Please leave me a comment or email me at rba0422@gmail.com if I can provide coloring info. on the copics used.

I hope you enjoyed my little original creation destined to travel to some far off sandy place to help some young hero stay in touch with home. Please follow my blog and come back soon, oh and do leave comments...I love hearing from fellow cardmakers.

Please be sure to visit COURTNEY who has another great card for your enjoyment. AND...most importantly...get crafting cards for the troops!

Now...hop on and have a great time!!!


((Grrrr on Blogger my little bear says! If comments aren't working try this on your rounds...jot comment in the box, then click pull down menu next to "comment as:" , and select name & URL...it really allows you to comment and links back to your blog!))


Update - Glory beeeee....the FOLLOWERS list has reappeared! I hope you'll "follow" my blog so you can stop back for a visit soon. Thanks for stopping!

73 comments:

Sylvia said...

Hi, Ronda! Sorry I misspelled tyour name, but thanks to your coming to comment, I could make the correction with no problems! Love this bear and as for the hop, I have been through the first 13 cards, it will take forever!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful weekend. I am taking a break now!

Jennifer Scull said...

no way you drew this cutie!?!?! it is precious! now as to the copic coloring, I can sure see why - you did a fantastic job! this is a darling card!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Wow -- you did a fantastic job drawing that bear and coloring too. You are a very talented person. Really loved the card.

Joanne Travis said...

Aww, this is so precious!

Nancy Keller said...

LOVE the bear and that cute little tissue adds such an adorable touch! I love this card, the time you spent with the coloring. . . totally worth it! Thanks for sharing!

Kerri - Big Smiles from Kbear said...

So cute and clever!

Louise Fox said...

What a clever design - I said Ooooohhhh when I saw it. I can well believe it took so long to color, but you have a sensational card! Blessings.

KellyRae said...

Totally CUTE card! Love the real tissue under his paw and the 3D tears. Awesome coloring job.

Patty said...

this is so sweet!

Kitty G said...

Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dot said...

Love the little bear and his kleenex!

Great idea!

Laura Evangeline said...

Aww! Too cute!!!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Ronda,
Nice coloring...love the added tissue..too clever! Blessings to you!

Divinity said...

awwwwwwwwww! that stamp is sooooooo adorable!!! what a great card!!! :)

Misty said...

Ahhhh. he is SO stinkin'cute!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Susan said...

great card! TFS :)
Enjoy your weekend!
Susan

Trisha said...

I love your cards!

K said...

beautiful coloring--thanks for taking the time! love the tissue! darling card!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card (I want to dry that bear's tear for him.

Happy Memorial Day!

Redonna said...

Wow! Love the card - so neat that you drew him yourself - and the coloring is awesome - great talent.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhhhh, nothing but sweetness here! Love your card!!

Linda

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! Your card is so cute! I love this image and your coloring. The tissue is the perfect touch!

--Cheryl--

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so cute. I love that bear. TFS.

Trish said...

He is so sad, that is a great card.

One Scrappy Gal said...

THat hanky and the shiny tear is just adorable!

Tami B. said...

This is one fantastic card!

Meg Bean said...

Very sweet card. The dimensional tissue is a cute addition!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! You did an awesome job! i love it! you know people are going to want this image. Ü

Nancy M said...

Aaawww. this card tugs at my heart! It's sad but sweet at the same time!Thanks for posting!

sandy said...

This is my favorite bear on the whole OWH blog hop. Love it , love it!!!

...Darlene said...

Wow, I wish I could draw such cute images. I love your card. The detail is just so creative. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

Yolanda said...

What a terrific card! The Kleenex is fabulous!

Dolores A. said...

Looove your bear...adorable and the coloring shows your efforts ... the creativity with the tissue is the finishing touch!

Paula S. said...

Awww this teary-eyed bear is so darn cute! How awesome that you drew it yourself no less. The tiny Kleenex and glossy accent tear are both such a cute little finishing touches. Well done!

Missy said...

So adorable, well worth all the time you put into it because it looks lovely! You work wonderfully with Copics!

Anita said...

Adorable card!

Operation Write Home said...

Oh my, you drew him! Did you just do it once or make him a digi? I would love to color him!!! Love the kleenex you gave him - makes me want to hug him!!!

littlebitoftoto said...

Nice card.....you do have talent for sure...

Kajikit said...

Awwies! Poor little bear... I'm sure it took forever to colour him in so beautifully. (hugs)

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

Jules said...

I just LOVE your card! It's so touching!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh, this is darling--love the real tissue!

Linda said...

Cute digi...it would have made great blog candy! Love the card and super drawing.

AllisonG said...

I just LOVE the real tissue and 3-D paw holding it! So creative!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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Shell said...

Wow is that a sweet bear. So touching. Love the colors and the design.
Thank you for sharing.
She11ygirl at verizon dot net

Sandi said...

This card is adorable! That bear is precious!

Julie said...

Aww, sweet card, Ronda. I like the rick-rack trim you used.

Robin said...

adorable card! love the fact that you drew it yourself

Lady Fair said...

Awww, the bear you drew is adorable. You have seriously mad talent. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Scrapacat said...

This even drew an "Awww" out of my husband. It's simply adorable! You really put a lot of thought into the details, and I know this will be treasured when in makes it's way back home. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

Tami B. said...

Completely adorable card in every way. It's sure to brighten someone's day.

Velda said...

Very creative and really portrays the message.

Cindy O said...

Very sweet bear! Love your drawing (I like to draw for my cards, too) and beautiful coloring. Thanks for posting something unique!

Christy said...

This is just darling! I love the tissue, it is perfect for this card. TFS!

Rufus said...

This card is just marvelous! It's going to be a major hit with whatever lucky child is lucky enough to get it. Just adorable!!
R/

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! Your little bear with the hanky is the sweetest card ever. I had just been watching the Memorial Day concert on TV, so your cute card really touched me. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Heather Grow said...

Your card is beautiful. I love that bear and the popped out tissue.

sharon said...

Awww! Love the sad little bear. Ingeniuse with th tissue.
sharon l
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

helloholley said...

OH my goodness...this is so stinkin' cute!!! I love all the details and your coloring is perfect, so worth the wait!!!;)

grandmalee said...

This little bear is soooo adorable! Wonderful image for OWH cards! I can understand the coloring time...isn't it great to be a perfectionist??? Thanks so much for your tips to get around Blogger problems. Wish I had seen it almost 100 blogs ago! lol

I'm not on the main hop, but you may want to stop at my blog. You can sign up at my blog to win some blog candy: http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

love that you added the tissue to make the card 3D - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Missy said...

I love your coloring. It was well worth the time.

Juliana T said...

even though it takes a long time to color, your bear turned out beautifully! Your card is so cut..I love the tissue too.

jonder at frontier dot com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

This card is too stinkin' cute!! What a precious, precious bear -- You have incredible talent!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Seongsook Duncan said...

This is very touching. Your coloring is impressive. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann said...

What a fabulous little guy you created!! Great job!!

Cut n Paste said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining our bloghop!

ScrapinShana said...

SHUT. UP. I can't believe you drew this...I mean, I guess I can because you said you did, but it's just amazing!! Do you sell your stamps? I would totally buy this! Your card is awesome! I just love it!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Darling card, love the tissue.

NanaBeth said...

OMG-this is the dearest card ever.You are wonderful!

Courtney K said...

awww. what a sweet card. the tissue is too cute.