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, March 20, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Sugar Nellie's Satchel Nellie

Sugar Nellie is a small Scottish Stamp Company that sells an assortment of wonderful images by a few select stamp artists.  Operating since 2007, Sugar Nellie may have become best known to the stamping community for the Eveline Wikberg signature designs of Nellie and Luca.

While looking through the multitude of images available through Sugar Nellie, I found this lovely yet very humbling image of Satchel Nellie.  Satchel Nellie is a limited edition re-issue of an old favorite image by Eveline.

Those of you who know me may instantly recognize my association to this Satchel Nellie image.  I wear the long strap of my handbag over one shoulder too.  LOL!!!  So, you see, I just had to have this image . . .  On occasion, I find it very amusing to make an association between an image and the person who uses the image.  The association I imagine may not always be correct but it can still be very funny.  Sometimes it's just outright hysterical.

I spent some time with Satchel Nellie and dressed her using some of the newest Copic colors.  Satchel Nellie was die cut using QuicKutz oval dies then matted on a Spellbinders Scalloped oval.  This photo shows the completed Satchel Nellie image . . .

A simple Sizzix 3-D flower with a few QuicKutz leaves provides a quick embellishment.

An Inkadinkado one word sentiment adhered with foam tape adds a nice greeting.

Bo Bunny's Shabby Princess Collection Spring Jewels Boho single-sided patterned paper adds some pretty Spring shades that are a bit brighter than the pastels more commonly used for Spring.  This photo shows the full card front of my Sugar Nellie Satchel Nellie Spring greeting card.

The Sugar Nellie Challenge Blog is called The Sugar Bowl.  The current sketch challenge is about Spring.  A random entry will be selected to win a goody box full of surprises.  You can find out more about the challenge here.

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E11, E15, E19
coat - new RV63, new RV66, RV69
skirt/socks - YG91, YG95, YG99
satchel/shoes - B91, B95, B97
outline shadow - E41, 0


"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh my, Rose, she's precious. What a sweet image. I'm soooo loving Sugar Nellies. I love the colors and what you did with the flower and leaves. Awesome card!

Marie Gamber said...

Beautifully done. I think your little flower is just great!

Erika said...

Loving your spring theme and your colouring is beautiful...I especially love your flower arrangement. Thanks for taking part in the Sugar Bowl challenge, good luck and happy crafting,