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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RUBBERNECKER BLOG HOP - More New Releases & Prizes!!

Welcome to another RUBBERNECKER STAMPS release day HOP!! An OLD PEOPLE hop!! Thank you SO much for HOPPING with us today!! We really enjoy sharing our creations with you!! Besides ALL the GREAT creations, there are PRIZES to be had, as well!! Take a look at what we have for you!!



1. If you leave some LOVE at EVERY stop, you could WIN………….


A $25 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATE


2. If you sign up for the Rubbernecker Newsletter, on the RN BLOG, you could WIN….


ONE OF TEN $10 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATES


How is that for some PRIZES!! Wonderful, right? WOW, Mr. Rubbernecker sure does LOVE his customers!! We will announce the winners THURSDAY 4/14! So, you have until then, to HOP and SIGN-UP!! The official BLOG HOP ROUTE is listed below, in case you should get lost!! ALL of the NEW release stamps, you see today, are available NOW for purchase, at the RUBBERNECKER STORE!! Thanks for joining in our excitement and BEST OF LUCK!!

If you've been checking out all the design team members' blogs on the previous two Preview Days, then you've already seen Ralph Fishing.  Several of us on the team fell in love with Ralph because he is the persona of a man who loves to fish!!  I mean, he's got it all......the gear, the waders, and, yes, lots of fish stories!!!

(you can click on the photo for a larger version)

Ralph was colored with Copic markers.  I added some hair stubble on his face since he didn't have time to shave before he headed out to fish.  I colored his shirt green and then added the plaid pattern with a brown Copic marker (I saw that cool tip in the May issue of CardMaker called Faux Fabric Coloring by Colleen Schaan).  I even attempted to make his jeans look like jeans by adding dotting with a fine tip navy marker.  I used a cloud template to sponge the blue sky and clouds. 

My next card uses this fun image called Ethel and the Group.  I went with a black and white theme because I also made this for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge.  Here's a photo of the inspiration teapot:


  It is rockin' cool!



And here's my card:



I colored this image with Copic markers, as well.  Can you see the blue tinge in Ethel's gray hair?  hee-hee  Isn't Ethel cool playing her stand-up bass?  She can really pound out a tune.

See those white brads on my black punched stars?  They are faux brads.  Yep.  I got the idea from my friend Nancy Littrell who made her own faux brads from the punched out circles of the large prong on the Cropadile and then covered them with Crystal Effects, so I had to try it.  They came out really cool!  Smart Nancy!

Now, here's your official blog hop route:


Charlene Merrick (that's me)
  • Frances Gumprecht

  • Joan Ervin

  • Julia Aston

  • Karen Hunsaker

  • Kittie Caracciolo

  • Jacquie Peifer

  • Maria Gurnsey

  • Mutnik-Cathy Bomgardner

    • Have fun hopping and GOOD LUCK!


      26 comments:

      Lynne said...

      TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

      Sherry Kushibab said...

      Love the DP behind Ralph....and the coloring you did on him is great. A little 'blue hair' makes Ethel the real deal. LOL TFS

      Julia Aston said...

      Two fun cards Charlene! love how you colored Ralph's outfit - and your faux brads are cool!! (as is the band!)

      Kittie said...

      Charlene, Ralph is lookin' good but the Elvis trio with Ethel on string base is just too cute.

      Joan Ervin said...

      Ralph's plaid shirt looks fabo, Charlene, and you even gave him a little 5PM beard shadow...sooo cool!!!! Love your little groovin Ethel, too....she is such a lucky girl to play with Elvis x3!!!

      cdjcape521 said...

      I'm old, do I get more chances, LOL!!!

      Joan V said...

      Oh, I love these images. I like Ralph because I have a fisherman in my house, too. This would be a great image for me to have. Hehe, Ethel is just jammin away. How funny. Thanks for sharing.

      Judy said...

      Fantastic x 2! Thanks for all the details, Ralph's plaid shirt is way too cool, and the band is groovy! Love those old people! TFS all the details.

      Celeste said...

      I love both cards but Ethel and her "do-wop" group are so cool! Thanks for sharing. Love the fake brads too, great idea!

      Colorado Crafter said...

      Excellent job on both cards!! I even noticed the plaid shirt before I read your description... how cute!! And I really love the music group since my husband loves music and doesn't go fishing. These are great new Rubbernecker stamps!!!

      directmailscrapper said...

      Oh my goodness, these are terrific! I love those old geezers! Count on Rubbernecker to make me smile.

      bncpools said...

      Love how you gave Ralph a scruffy face. Your scene is top notch. Love that sky! Love your Ethel and the group card too. Perfect image for the MMTPT today. You are on a roll. Two great wonderful and very fun cards. TFS :0)

      bjsnesta said...

      OMG-Luv these images-just have to have some. Thanks for sharing!!

      Francie G. said...

      Fabulous, Charlene! I love all the wonderful techniques you ued in coloring cute Ralph! Cool plaid shirt and stylin' jeans! LOve Rockin' Ethel's blue hair! Lotsa fun going on here!

      Dee in N.H. said...

      LOL! Great cards! I'm loving all the old people!

      craftymom205 said...

      Great cards especially the second one.

      craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

      Gayle said...

      Fun, Fun, Fun, I think I just watched those guys on PBS.

      Wendy (aka Roo) said...

      OMGosh, I am loving these stamps!!!
      Your cards are sooo cute!!! TFS your tip about the magazine!
      One M&M lover to another! Wearing one of my M&M night shirts now!!!
      Wendy, aka Roo
      wendydotroos2boysatgmaildotcom

      Rufus said...

      Fun cards!
      R/

      Pam said...

      These are such fun cards! Love them.

      jane said...

      great for guys who like to fish color and back ground is great

      Rae C. said...

      Cute stuff! Fun hop!

      Gena Porter - aka GDP2001 said...

      Great cards, love the OLD people!

      Bev Gerard said...

      Okay, girlie ...
      5:00 shadow??? You are far too clever my dear!!!

      Love both of these!

      So sorry to have missed you in MI. Glad to have heard your smile though.

      ~Bev

      Joanne (jojot) said...

      Love both.....the fishing dude and the quartet of dudes.....fun stamps made even better with your creativity and detail work....

      hugs
      joanne

      Mothermark said...

      You have been rocking Rubbernecker! I love these...the teapot one was perfect for Teapot Tuesday! What a coincidence! The fishing one is a kick too!