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 . . .

Friday, February 4, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: Cool Colors

Copic Creations is challenging Copic lovers to use their "cool" colors.  Lili of the Valley is sponsoring this challenge and offering a random winner a generous gift certificate for use at their online store.  Find out more about this challenge and their sponsor here.

Cool colors generally consist of blues, greens, pinks and purples.  Blue-greens, magentas, and blue-based reds are included too.  A cool pink is a purplish pink (as compared to a peachy pink).  A cool green is more bluish (as compared to a green that is more yellowish).

I preferred filling Chasing Edwin from the 2009 Magnolia Stamps Chasing Butterflies Collection using cool blue-greens for his shorts and kept the rest of this image very neutral, using beige colors.
Longing Tilda from the 2010 Magnolia Stamps Fairy Tale Collection has very little clothing but I was able to use cool pinks for her dress and hair bow.
The "cool" colors of the KI Memories Posh line of patterned papers (vineyard, fashion, prestige, and foliage) over pink Bazzill cardstock made for a fun Side-Step card.

A few Martha Stewart butterfly punches, filled with some of Copic's "cool" colors, then coated with Diamond Stickles, made for delicate and very simple embellishments.

With this sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Friendship Blooms (2008 Sale-a-Bration set), this pretty little card is ready for a "cool" display.  Here's a front view of this "cool" Side-Step card . . .

Copics used:
skin: E000, E00, YR00, R20
hair:  E31, E35, E47
Edwin shorts:  BG72, BG75, BG78, BG000
shoes/net/belt: E43, E44, E49
shirt/sock: E40, E41, E43
netting: E40, 0
ground shadow: C5, C3, C1, 0
Tilda dress/hair bow: R81, R83, R85
grounding shadow: BG000, 0
Butterflies: pink-R81, R83, R85
purple-V04, V05, V06
blue-green-BG000, BG72, BG75


Elizabeth Hart said...

I adore your card. I have made the stairstep card before but not with the added piece that you have with the little boy. This card is a winner.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh my goodness, Rose, this is awesome! What a fabulous card! Your coloring is wonderful....love your entry. So glad you joined us.

Heather said...

Hi Rose - love it as usual!!! Perfect image for a side-step card, gorgeous colours, papers and details - as for your colouring - well you know what I think about that!!!

So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
hugs Heather xx

asela said...

Great card and images.