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Thursday, January 9, 2014

DAY 4 - IO CHA Sneak Peeks! Split a Scene!


Welcome to Day 4 of the Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Release Designer Hop!
We have some beautiful CHA peeks to share AND Gift Certificates to give away each day!!!
The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new stamps and dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). The more blogs you visit each day the better chance you will have to win!
Every day (Monday Jan 6th – Friday Jan 10th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. So if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday.

Today’s hop list!
Jenny Gropp - You are here!

I do love to pull out the Copics for an image like this! This is a Gary Robertson image called Two Bunnies. Scenes like this are a favorite of mine and others that are colorers. And I also know not everyone wants to sit and color for a long time, so I wanted to show that you can always change up your image. I cut this image right in half...which cut my coloring time right in half too! In the background I stamped the new Canvas Background with the Happiness is a Butterfly sentiment.

Here you can see the other half of the image.
Above you can see the Copic Markers I used to color the image. I stamped the butterfly a second time so I could pop it up on the panel adding some dimension.

Using the Pocket Watch Die I found the perfect little die cut to use for my butterfly body! 

On the inside.... you can see I cut the fancy butterfly out of the white liner paper and then backed  the opening with printed paper. I cut the butterfly again in brown to pop in to place. You can see below the finished inside.
I also used the Fence Border Die along the left side. I cut off the fence post tops and then wove a patterned paper strip through it.


84 comments:

  1. Amazing use of color and shapes. Love the clever find for the butterfly body. You and your work are so inspiring. Thank you!

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  2. Would love to be the first to comment on your always fantastic card. I love the coloring, the shape but most of all how you always decorate the inside.

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  3. This butterfly card takes my breath away. The butterfly panel looks as if it never had surgery:) and all the other details, die cut butterflies, the paper strip threaded through the border die, the colors- it all combines for a stunning little piece of art!

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  4. Coloring with copies looks fantastic

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  5. Very lovely card. Interesting way you cut half the image out, never thought of that. Also what you used for the butterfly body. You definately think outside the box. Very pretty coloring.

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  6. Speechless! This is awesome in every way! What's also great is your ideas and tricks of using just part of a stamp and using the clock hands for the butterfly body...way cool!

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  7. Your card is just beautiful...love the image, your coloring, and the inside is so nice the way you inlayed the butterfly!

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  8. This card is absolutely beautiful!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful stamps, stunning card! Your colouring and choice of colours are fabulous! TFS x

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  10. Amazing card creations for sure - loving the dies and the lovely layout - the butterfly is gorgeous!

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  11. WOW! I just love this card...and the idea to cut the scene in half would not have occurred to me. Always learning from you.

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  12. Love the special touch of the gingham bow! :)

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  13. One of the most beautiful cards I've seen! Wow!
    PH

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  14. It's a lovely card with beautiful colors and beautiful butterfly ! Spring is in the air !

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  15. Beautiful - love the colors and both the butterflies!!

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  16. OMG!!! Your card is so exquisite and breathtakingly beautiful!!

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  17. Gorgeous, such a great idea to use part of the image and your coloring is terrific, great design of the card too!

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  18. Your card is so exquisite and breathtakingly beautiful!!

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  19. GASP! Beautiful!
    very clever using the clock piece on the butterfly!
    Sandra ltb

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  20. I enjoy how much you detail the process of making your card. Very inspirational in several different ways.

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  21. Your card creation is awesome! Love all the various techniques you used.

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  22. Gorgeous card! Super use of the die set for the butterfly.

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  23. Wow! I am speechless. This card is beautiful and absolutely beautifully colored and designed. What a clever way to have used your die set for the butterfly body. Amazing card in every way! AND...thank you for the tutorial along the way too.

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  24. Beautiful card!Brilliant ideas here!

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  25. WoW!! LOVING all of the AMAZING Inspiration again today!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  26. Your card is amazing! It's so clever how you've used different dies and only half the stamp image! It just goes to show how versatile IO stamps and dies can be! Thanks for showcasing them perfectly!

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  27. This card is fantastic. From the clever use of the watch die for the butterfly body to the beautiful coloring and the inlay inside.

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  28. That is totally stunning - also love the bunny side to the image. What a gorgeous card. Awesome.

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  29. I can hardly tell you Jenny, how much I love this stunning image. It is beautifully done. thank you so much for the tips on how you created this stunning image. amazing...have a good day.

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  30. Your coloring is amazing! Love the flowers and the butterfly.

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful butterfly! Your coloring is always amazing too!

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  32. I love the bunnies but thought it would not be very useful except at Easter. You have proved me wrong today. Your card is beautiful.

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  33. Gorgeous card!! Great idea to use the die you did for the butterfly's body. All of you super crafty gals have definitely helped me look at my dies and punches differently and I love getting more use out of them!

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  34. Amazing card - beautiful coloring and I love all the layers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  35. learning so many tips and techniques! Thanks for sharing and showing how sometimes using just a small part can completely change the look!

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  36. Wow....that is a wonderful card!!! I am always so impressed with people who will spend so much time on one card. This would have taken me days to complete....but you prob did it in less than an hour!!

    Wonderful image and sensational coloring!!! Love how you popped up the butterfly for dimension...and the inside of the card is just as pretty as the outside. Wow.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  37. What a beautiful, outstanding card. I love everything about this. How ingeneous to think to cut the image in half. It never occurred to me to do that before and I love it. Your popped butterfly is nice too.

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  38. My last comment said it didn't go through so I don't know if this is a repeat or not.

    You are such a clever girl thinking to cut the image in half. I'll be doing that occasionally when I don't feel like colouring my whole image.

    Your card is so fresh and vibrant.

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  39. Superb card...love all the layers! Thanks for the tips on how you did your crafty 'half' card, and the inside butterfly....SOOOOOO CREATIVE!
    Jan

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  40. Great layers and ideas for looking at stamps and dies in a new way to expand their usefulness.

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  41. So many great techniques, LOVING the dimension and coloring on the butterfly on the outside and love the die cutting on the inside!

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  42. What a terrific way to make your stamped images go further! Beautiful Copic coloring. . .

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  43. Stunning....love your "3D" butterfly!!

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  44. Stunning....love your "3D" butterfly!!

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  45. One word to sum this card up - fabulous!!

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  46. Beautiful colours, design and technique used. Just lovely

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  47. Love your card especially how you do butterfly

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  48. Wow, what a wealth of knowledge in one post! Thanks for the idea to create a smaller image. This bunny stamp was first on my list and now I will know how to get more use out of it. I love your coloring. And what you did with the background stamping was a stroke of genius too. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  49. Beautifully done! Love the tutorials you share, as well!

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  50. I loved this card so much... I am always amazed with your work and how beautiful it is.

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  51. This is a wonderful card. Love all the layers and your coloring is fabulous.

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  52. WOW! Beautiful, creative and clever as well as inspirational and delightful!

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  53. WOW!! What a work of art!! AMAZING!!

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  54. WOW!! What a work of art!! AMAZING!!

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  55. Hi Jenny, Thanks so much for providing a inspiring tutorial with this image. Your idea about cutting off part of the image and your use of the Copics is just so wonderful. I really appreciate your generosity of sharing this with us.

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  56. Beautiful card. love the cute butterfly body. TFS

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  57. I love this! I think it is my favourite so far. Your colouring is outstanding as usual!

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  58. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all your layers!

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  59. Wonderful card, great directions and thanks for the copic colors.
    Love the inside butterfly

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  60. What a great card; love all the details, especially the inside butterfly. TFS

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  61. Wow - such vivid,life-like colors you have created. This card has so many elements to it, Jenny. Thanks for your tutorial too.

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  62. This is stunning! Even the inside of your card is gorgeous!

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  63. Just love your card.. The layers are great - love cards with so many layers... Thanks for sharing your artwork!

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  64. Stunning card. Amazing copic colouring. Thank you for sharing some of the details of its creation.

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  65. Oh, I just love what you did on this card. My wish list just grew a little longer.

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  66. This is just gorgeous. The butterfly body idea is great.

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  67. Awesome card, love how you sed only part of the stamp image.

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  68. So pretty Jenny! Thanks for the tip on "trimming" the stamped image to alter it for your card! Nancee :)

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  69. Wow! That is a really fantastic card. The colors are perfect and the butterfly looks real! So inspiring!

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  70. I am always amazed at you. Would not have thought to use only part of the image like that. And this is really stunning, really. So much wonderful eye candy.

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  71. Wow! Cool card. And aren't you clever to use the watch die for the butterfly body. I never would have thought of that.

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  72. I liked all the cards, the butterfly was gorgeous!

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  73. Butterfly card absolute love it!

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  74. Ginny, I never thought of using part of a stamp like this, WOW, a beautiful card, love the colors and design, and the hint of of the hint of using the watch part for butterfly body, way too cleaver. Beautiful.

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  75. Ginny, I never thought of using part of a stamp like this, WOW, a beautiful card, love the colors and design, and the hint of of the hint of using the watch part for butterfly body, way too cleaver. Beautiful.

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  76. Ginny, I never thought of using part of a stamp like this, WOW, a beautiful card, love the colors and design, and the hint of of the hint of using the watch part for butterfly body, way too cleaver. Beautiful.

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  77. Ginny, I never thought of using part of a stamp like this, WOW, a beautiful card, love the colors and design, and the hint of of the hint of using the watch part for butterfly body, way too cleaver. Beautiful.

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  78. You blow my mind. Love how you did this, cut your image in half, intensified color application, popped a beautiful butterfly -- wow!

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  79. Wow this card really has a 3D effect...very cool indeed!

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