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 . . .

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book, Continued (II)

I enjoyed paper-piecing on my Magnolia Secret Tilda from the 2010 Merry Little Christmas Collection for the latest Copic Creations Challenge so much that I thought I'd add one to my Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book.

I stamped Tilda three times:  once onto Bazzill Smooth White and one on each side of the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Thin Ice patterned paper.

I used Copic markers to fill the skin, blonde hair and gift areas of the image stamped on white paper.  I cut pieces of clothing from the images stamped on patterned paper.

I used a wet glue pen to adhere my clothing pieces to the image on white paper so I could glide the pieces into place and make sure they were lined up properly before drying.  Here's how Tilda looks before I shaded her clothing pieces . . .
Here's how Tilda looks after I used coordinating Copic colors to add some shading to the paper-pieced areas . . .

I used a QuicKutz tag die to cut beyond the edge (find more examples of using the "cut beyond the edge" technique here and here).

I adhered the tag to a Sizzix die cut chipboard scalloped square covered with both sides of Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Thin Ice double-sided patterned paper.  I added an ornament sticker and a few coordinating handmade poinsettias.  Here's how the completed page looks . . .

Here's how this page looks in my Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book . . .

See the cover and page one of my Magnolia Stamps Sampler Mini Book here.  Find page two here.  I think that this page will serve as a good reminder to use my Magnolia images to create some exciting gift tags.

You can find another example of this image paper pieced with My Minds Eye patterned papers here.

Copics used:
skin:  E000, E00, YR00, R20
blonde hair:  Y21, Y26, Y28
gift:  RV93, RV95, RV99
gift ribbon:  G82, G85, G99
shade shirt/slippers/headband:  RV93
shade pants:  B01

1 comment:

zandra said...

So cute! Love your handmade flowers! Don't forget to leave the stamps for me and let me know what I owe you. Enjoy the holidays!
Hugz, Z