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 . . .

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Card Art with Copics: Magnolia Flying Tilda (Fairy)

I started out with the intention of making a cute Halloween card using a Magnolia fairy stamp.  All little girls like to dress in their fairy costume and I thought it would be appropriate to brighten the card a bit by using purple, green and orange papers without adding the more diabolical-looking black.

This closeup of Tilda shows a little more detail . . . including adding blush and freckles . . .

I've used at least NINE different Copic techniques to fill this image.  Do you recognize all of them?

1 - Skin Tones 3-tone Smooth Blending
2 - Deliberate Streaking (hair, folds in dress)
3 - Clear/Transparent Things (soften outline color edges with colorless blender)
4 - Casting Shadows (hair line on face, under her chin, dress line on legs)
5 - Outline Shadows (outline outside of whole image)
6 - Airbrushing (contrast around image, coordinating color inside of die)
7 - atyou Spica (over star wand, inside of wings)
8 - Fade to White (lace of sleeves)
9 - Adding highlights with colorless blender and lightest color (hair, dress)

This time the X-Press It paper did clean up nicely for me when my marker tip slipped outside of the lines.  I had a more difficult time trying to soften the edges of the light outline color inside of the wings though.  On other paper, I usually only touch the edge of the color once with the colorless blender and it acts immediately.  With the X-Press It paper, I touched the edge of the color three to four times and it still didn't soften the edge of the color very much.  I'll keep trying . . .

I've used punch bunch flower and leaf punches for simple, coordinating flower embellishments.  A rhinestone adorns the center of each.

Here's the completed card that showcases my Flying Tilda image from the Magnolia Fairy Tale Collection 2010.
May your Halloween be magical . . .

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, YR00, R20
Hair: E55, E57, E59, 0
Dress, Shoes: BV00, BV02, BV04
Wings: BV00, 0
Outline Shadow:  N4, N1
Airbrush:  YR02, G40, B02
atyou Spica clear

1 comment:

Marie said...

Such wonderful colouring. The dress looks amazing as well as the hair. Stunning!