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 . . .

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Magnolia Mini World

Have you seen the Magnolia Stamps Mini World miniatures?  Have you wondered why you would want a Magnolia in such a tiny size?  Well . . . here's a treat to tempt you.

I'm thrilled to have gotten my hands on a couple of these babies.  I've used the Magnolia miniature Edwin on Sled and Winter Forest to create the background of a little snow scene with the Magnolia Tilda with Fir from the 2010 Merry Little Christmas Collection.

This photo shows the three stamped images filled with Copic markers on a 5 1/4 x 4" piece of Bazzill Smooth White.

I attempted to create some shadows and used my Copic Cool Gray markers to add some cold-looking snow.  Things in the distance appear to be smaller and these miniatures are absolutely perfect for adding that effect.  This photo shows my fair attempts at using these miniatures to create depth in my card art . . .

Here's a photo of this snow scene adhered to the front of a Bazzill A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2").  Since Magnolia images are of angels that speak from their hearts, I imagine that Edwin is sledding toward Tilda so they can put that tree on the sled for the rest of the trip home.  I had to remind myself that Magnolias are sweet because my first thought was "Men!  Go Figure."  LOL!!!  He's playing around while she's doing all the work!  . . . Remember . . . They're angels that speak from their hearts, Rose . . .

I added some atyou Spica clear for glimmer over the trees, the fur on Tilda's coat and places in the snow.  I'm not sure that I want to add any embellishments to the card front as they may distract from the snow scene.  Hmmm . . . do you have any suggestions?

Copics used:
trees:  G82, G85, G99
hair/sled (wood):  E31, E35, E47
sled (metal): C1, C3, C5
gloves/stockings/hairbows:  R22, R29, R59
jeans:  B91, B95, B97
Edwin coat/Tilda boots:  W1, W3, W5
Edwin boots:  T0, T6, T9
Tilda coat/hat:  V04, V06, V09 (fur E40,0)
skin:  E000, E00, YR00, R20
shadows/snow:  C5, C3, C1, C0
atyou Spica clear


Cherie said...

This is such a fabulous scene Rose great pespective, thank you for the inspiration, i'll look at the little ones in a new light now.
Hugs cherie

Marie said...

Thanks for the inspiration sweetie! Maybe I actually can put these little minis to use someday now looking at what you have done. Great work!
Love n hugs

Donna said...

Wonderful job Rose, they are adorable, your shadowing is great!! That really does add depth to the scene,and I agree I think embellishments would detract from your subjects. Great job!!