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, November 28, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge: Shading Paper Pieces

The latest Copic Creations Challenge involves using Copics to add shaded areas to paper-pieced stamped images.  Tickled Pink Stamps is offering a $15 gift certificate to one randomly selected entry.  Find out more about the challenge here.

[I've found that this card also seems to meet the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge to create a Christmas card using non-traditional colors. Find their challenge here. A Basic Grey Jovial Card Kit is their prize for this challenge.]

I've stamped Secret Tilda from the 2010 Magnolia Merry Little Christmas Collection three times:  once on Bazzill Smooth White, then on each side of My Minds Eye Penny Lane Tiny Dancer Pirouette.

I used Copic marker colors to fill the skin, blonde hair and gift areas of my Magnolia Secret Tilda image.  Then I hand cut clothing pieces from the patterned papers to adhere to the image stamped on white paper.

I used a wet glue pen to adhere my paper pieces so I could glide them into place and ensure they line up properly.  Here's how Tilda looks before shading . . .

Then I used medium shades of coordinating colors to provide some shaded areas to the paper pieces.  Here's how Tilda looks after the shading . . .

I used a Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die to frame my paper-pieced Tilda image.  I added a background and strip of the My Minds Eye paper to clearly show that it was used for the paper-piecing.  Icicle Stickles coats a QuicKutz flourish and the scalloped edge of the frame.  A Stampin' Up! sentiment was punched using a Marvy 2" Oval punch that was matted with a scalloped oval punched from a Marvy 2 1/2" Scalloped Oval punch.  I embellished with just a few coordinated handmade poinsettias (find out more about how to make these poinsettias here).

Here's the completed card that shows how I've used Copic marker colors to provide shaded areas to a paper-pieced stamped image and created a Christmas card using non-traditional colors . . .

It's been a long time since I've used this technique of paper-piecing on stamped images.  While cutting these clothing pieces, I found myself having flashbacks of my early childhood when I used to trace paper doll clothes onto other papers so I could cut them out and have a larger assortment of tabbed paper clothing pieces to dress my paper dolls.  If my older brothers could have seen me, intently and purposefully cutting out these little clothing pieces, they would surely have continued their debate on whether or not I ever really grew up - LOL!!!

Copics used:
skin:  E000, E00, YR00, R20
blonde hair:  Y21, Y26, Y28
gift:  E42, E44, E47
gift ribbon:  RV91, RV93, RV95
shade shirt:  RV93
shade slippers:  RV95
shade pants/headband:  E44


Jane Wetzel said...

OMG....ANOTHER AWESOME LOOK HERE! WOWZERS...gorgeous- so glad you join us at Copic Creations!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Fabulous Rose!! I love how you showed her before and after the shading - really shows what a difference it makes. Your coloring is so beautiful!! big hugs!!

Rica said...

Hi Rose, another awesome creation - I love how you take us through the procedure step by step!!
Beautiful Tilda, stunning colour combo and scrumptious details - love it!!
Thanks for joining us yet again,
hugs Heather xx

mycardz said...

Hi Rose! Another stunner!! I love this color combo .. I think I need to give it a try - purple, pink and brown! And, i also love that you showed the before and after photos - that's a terrific idea. What a difference a little shading makes! Awesome job on this challenge! Sooooo glad you could join us at Copic Creations! Thank you. hugz, Mary

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Hi Rose! Another awesome entry to our Copic Creations challenge. I not only love your attention to detail but the fact that you share your step-by-step journey to make your creation. Thanks so much for another wonderful card entry.