My Friend Ronnie

September 26th, 2007

Have you seen the new Inky Antics line of stamps called My Friend Ronnie?  Check them out at eclectic Paperie.  I just love this line of girls with a, shall we say, more realistic body-type!  They are not stick thin, but not all goofy-fat either.  Super cute.  I colored several images from this line on Saturday using Joy and Taylor’s Copic markers (thanks for sharing girls!).  Wow – I’m such a newbie with those things….no blending or shading here…but they’re still fun to play with.

Here’s the first card I completed.  I had colored this image without matching to any cardstock or designer paper and then I wasn’t sure if I would have anything to coordinate, but happily I did.

ronnie-my-first-jami-spet-07-custom.jpgThe card base is Prism Prismatics Blush Red Medium, layered with SU Wild Wasabi and SEI Winnie’s Walls dp.  The image was stamped on paper Trey white.  The litle “Hello” is from a Lizzie Anne set (Funky Florals) and the oval under her feet is a Memory Box stamp.  I layered three different colors and sizes of Prima flowers and finished off the center with an adhesive pearl from K&Co.  The center of each flower in the dp has a dot of Stickles applied for sparkle and there are green adhesive K&Co. rhinestones in each corner to fill in where I used the ticket corner punch.

This next card used an image I colored on Saturday, but I just worked on creating something with it for the SCS Sketch Challenge and the Ways to Use to Use it Challenge this evening.  In order to make this image work for the sketch I made the card larger than usual – 7.5″ x 5.25″.  The size was based on envelopes I had on hand.


The card base is the SU color Basic Gray (for the Ways to Use It Challenge) and the edges are lined with a silver Zig Painty Pen.  Next I layered on Purely Pomegranate and Pretty in Pink.  The pink panel was stamped repeatedly with a small open flower from Bud Basics in Pomegranate ink.  Next is two strips of dp from the Designer Series papers and the another smaller Pomegranate panel that was stamped with a flower from Little Flowers in silver ColorBox ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Holes for the Basic Gray Tafetta ribbon to slide through were created with the slot punch.  The finishing touch is Adorn It Jewel Droplets – clear in the corners of the main image and pink in the outer corners.

I’m still trying to decide if I really need Copic markers.  I’ve talked myself out of them several times, but playing with them doesn’t help.  LOL! I think I’m going to start with the colors that match the SU In-Colors, plus Skin White.  I know all the experts say you need two shades of the same color for blending/shading and I’m sure they are right, but I feel like I am so far from that right now and to be honest, choosing my first few colors is a big part of what has held me back from getting any so far.

Don’t you just love these Ronnie girls?  I have to get the cooking one and the one wearing her jammies!  I noticed today that Anna Wight had an adorable card on her blog a few days ago with that image too.  Anna’s blog is one of my all-time favorites.  🙂

On a personal note – my dad had to go into the E.R. yesterday and was admitted for what we thought would just be overnight.  Now they are saying it could be for several days while they treat a bacterial infection in his blood.  Your prayers would be appreciated.  Since Curt wasn’t home this evening and I was feeling lonely I forced myself to go work on that card and I’m so glad I did.  Stamping is such a blessing to me.

Thanks for stopping by.

11 Responses to “My Friend Ronnie”

  1. Culinary Schools » Blog Archive » My Friend Ronnie Says:

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  2. Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) Says:

    Jami, your cards are fabulous! I love the Ronnie girls too! I can relate to them! =) I’ll be sending lots and LOTS of happy, healthy thoughts your family’s way. {{{big stampin’ hugs}}} -Anna.

  3. Debra Says:

    Very cute cards Jami. Love the layouts. So sorry about your dad. I am praying.

  4. Tina Says:

    Great images and creations. They are faboo!
    Prayers going out to your family as well.

  5. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Prayers also for your dad! I hope he gets better quickly!

    Adorable cards! I saw them on EP and thought they were so cute!!

  6. Angie Says:

    sending prayers out to your father! I pray for him to have a quick recovery! God Bless!

  7. Vicki Says:

    What cute images!! Love your cards!! Hope & prayers for your family!

  8. Taylor Says:

    ((((HUGS))) Jami! I hadn’t heard that your dad was in the hospital. I’ll be thinking about you and praying that he recovers quickly! Adorable Ronnie cards too! 🙂

  9. waterpixie Says:

    “goofy-fat” made me LOL!!!! These cards are so cute! I need to color in my Ronnies this weekend!

    Sending lots of prayers and ((((HUGS)))) for you and your family!

  10. Kathi Says:

    I’m so glad your Dad is doing better today, Jami!

    *Snort* What a fun little friend Ronnie is. Cute!!!

  11. leslierich Says:

    These are cute! Yes, most of us can relate more to this body type. I really like the way you stamped the background on the second card and threaded the ribbon. The colors are delicious, too. I’m glad to hear your Dad is on the mend. Those blood infections can really knock you for a loop and they’re nothing to mess around with!

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