Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Monday, October 11, 2010

Card Art with Copics and Quilled Folded Roses

The massive area of an easel card is so much fun to decorate and embellish.  There's even room for a hidden tag!  (see how-to post on making easel cards by clicking here.)  I want this to be a loving Christmas card without using the traditional Christmas colors of red and green.

I've prepared this easel style card using Bazzill dark blue and Basic Grey eskimo kisses in snow globe and thin ice.  All edges were pierced then stitches drawn with Copic atyou Spica sky blue.

This time I added a pocket and tag in the unused space located under the easel.  I hand sewed the edges of the pocket to the background matting piece to allow a little more space for the tag to slide in and out more easily.  Check it out . . .

I used the lovely Magnolia brother and sister stamp with the intention of changing the perception of that image to represent the young love of girl/boyfriend or endearing love of wife/husband.

It always makes me so happy when I can easily find Copic markers to coordinate with my papers.

I created quilled folded roses and smeared rock candy distress stickles over the surfaces of them.  The leaves are punched from a punch bunch multi-punch.  A Making Memories ornament charm hangs from the ribbon on the card front.

Here's another view of the completed easel style card, with hidden tag pocket.  I hope it clearly expresses that I feel my husband is a gift to me and that "all I want for Christmas is . . ."  I might even tuck something special in that hidden tag pocket for him.

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, YR00, R20
Tilda Hair/Edwin Shoes:  E11, E15, E18
Edwin Hair:  E31, E34, E37
Overalls:  B91, B93, B95
Dress/Socks:  RV93, RV95, RV99, G82, G85, G99
Tilda Shoes:  T0, T6, T8
Edwin Shirt:  E04, E07, E09
Ground:  W7, W5, W3, W1
Airbrushing:  R21, BG11


Marie said...

The roses are totally stunning. They are wonderful as the whole card. Just great.

Ann Martin said...

Your folded roses are lovely - so nice and full.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful card! Love the non-traditional colors and the little hidden tag! I'd love to see how you made those roses - they are gorgeous!!