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 . . .

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book, Continued

Using Basic Grey Max & Whiskers mittens/max plaid paper, I die cut another page for my Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book.

I've stamped and used Copic colors to fill the Longing Tilda image from the Fairy Tale Collection 2010.  Spellbinders Lacey Circle dies make a beautiful matting for Tilda.

Using purple tones for their contrast with the yellows of Tilda's dress, I've added a dotted background by stippling with Copics.

Do you think that this form of an outline shadow appears to make Tilda pop forward?  Find more examples of dotted backgrounds here.

I've added some Prima flowers and a simple Inkadinkado sentiment to complete this additional page for my Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book.  Here's how the completed page looks . . .

Here's how this page appears in the book . . .

See this post to learn more about how this Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book got started.

As a side note, I'm still trying to like X-Press It paper.  Here, rather than allowing for a smooth blend, I find that X-Press It paper made my image very splotchy, especially in the areas of the skin tones.

Copics used:
skin:  E0000, E00, E02, R20
dress/bow:  Y21, Y23, Y26
hair/tabletop:  E55, E57, E59
Dotted Background:  V04, V01, V000, V0000

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