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, March 1, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: Complementary Colors (and a Give Away)

The team over at Copic Creations is currently challenging Copic lovers to use their Copic “complementary colors.” Crafts and Me is sponsoring this challenge and offering 4 digi images as a prize to the random winner of this challenge. Find out more about this challenge and sponsor here.

Complementary colors provide great contrast to each other, making their opposite colors appear brighter and bringing out the best in each other. Purples vs. Yellows; Blues vs. Oranges; Reds vs. Greens. Complementary colors look good together and make the people that are looking at them feel good.

. . . I must interrupt this blog post for a very exciting message . . .

I’ve been invited to join the “crafting goddesses” of the Copic Creations Challenges Design Team! I’m so excited, I could just pee my pants!!! I have been admiring the magnificent work of these fabulous and very talented Copic artists for quite some time and I feel so privileged to join them in their Copic adventures.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I feel the need to share my happiness by giving something away. How’s a set of 4 Copic Sketch markers sound? In medium Skin Tones? With duplicate practice images on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  And a few sheets of blank X-Press It paper with a Memento Dew Drop ink pad thrown in for good measure. Ooo, I’ll include a set of Layers of Color Flowering Gems clear stamps too. A Magnolia Dancing Party Tilda makes a cool celebration prize.  Ooo! and some Prima Flowers in Fairytale Roses Baby Pink!  That sounds like a fun prize package to me . . .

Ahhh, to whom shall I send my blog Give Away? Hmmm. How about a few ways for chances to win?

     1. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you love Copics.
     2. Help spread the word about Copic Creations by adding the Give Away photo with a link to this
         post to your blog roll (include a link to your blog in a separate comment on this post so I can check
         it out!)
     3. Followers of my blog get another chance to win my Give Away.

I’ll draw a random winner for my blog Give Away on March 15th and post the results here shortly afterward.

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edited on 3/15/11 5:16pm to add:

And the Winner of my blog Give Away is . . .

ChickieChirps said...
Congratulations Rose!
Love your wee fairy tea party card! She's so sweet and the colours look great!
I LOVE my copics... they're just the best marker in the world... they have such a fantastic colour range and they blend so beautifully and they just add that extra something to stamping.

Please send me a note to let me know the address of where I should send your prize package.

Thanks everyone for dropping by and participating in my blog Give Away.  Come back soon! ~ Rose

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. . . Now back to the regular blog post . . .

Crafts and Me graciously provided this “Tea for Two” Digital Stamp by Sara Burrier for me to demonstrate using Copic’s “complementary colors” on one of their wonderful images. Since this pretty little fairy is having a tea party in the great outdoors with her well-loved little bear, I used tones of Red to complement the tones of Green.

This photo shows the image mostly filled with Copic reds and greens . . .

Here’s how the image looks after I airbrushed soft grass and sky (Gotta love that Copic airbrush system!) . . .

After adding a border made from punches, a sentiment from StampingScrapping and a little glitter, here’s the completed card front showing my use of Copic’s “complementary colors” . . .

You have until March 14th to submit your entry for this Copic Creations “complementary colors” Challenge. Hop over to the challenge blog (click here) for more “complementary colors” inspiration from the fantastic design team and enter your “complementary colors” card art for a chance to win the cool prize from Crafts and Me . . .

Copics used:
skin - E000, E00, YR00, R20
bear/mushroom dots - RV23, RV25, RV29
bear blanket - E47, E31
dress/socks/hair flowers - R22, R29, R59
wings - RV23, RV14, RV19; YG11, YG13, YG17
teapot/cups - Y13, Y26, Y28
tablecloth - E40, E41
hair/mushrooms - E31, E35, E47
mushroom, middle - G82, G85, G99
mushroom, left - G21, G24, G29
mushroom, right - G12, G14, G17
left mushroom dots - YG11, YG13, YG17
airbrush - G82, G85; B41, B91


mycardz said...

Hi Rose! First off - an official welcome to the team Ms. C. Goddess! Second - how very generous of you to give a prize! and, what an awesome prize! I love it - thanks for helping to spread the word. And lastly - WOW, your card is awesome. Her gorgeous dress looks like velvet! You are a true Copic master and I'm soooo happy to have you on the team! big hugz, Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose, I love your coloring. Even with helps from Copic, I still couldn't achieve the effect like yours, your colorings look as if you have added some crystalize kinda glossy/glassy (did I explain it right? Any way, you got what I was saying :) ) effect on top of the colors.
I love copic for the reason that it blends so easily & beautifully, also, copic is very forgiving & is so easy to control the flow of inks, which makes it really easy to control the end result of the coloring.
-- Candace --

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose. Congratulations on the design team. I'm not surprised at all. Your work is absolutely amazing. I haven't dipped into the Copic world yet but this little prize package would get me started. Thanks for the chance to win.


Monique said...

Wowza what beautiful coloring... Super adorable image too :).. Wonderful work!!

Eiglas said...

May I first of all, welcome you warmly to the CCC team? Your work is stunning and will fit right in! LOL!

I love Copics simply because they set my colouring free! I could never create what I wanted with pens before - only watercolours - and Copics enabled me to fly!

I already follow both yourself and CCC and already have a link to CCC on my blog but I'm only too happy to add the generous giveaway from yourself too!
Thank you for this opportunity!
(I'm attending the Copics Certification Class next month, so my be certified in the near future too!)

Jodi said...

Oh Rose!! Welcome to the team!! I must tell you that I just loved this card when I first saw it in the yahoo group!! You have really created a beautiful one using this image!! Great work as always!

Unknown said...

I am sooooo thrilled you are on the team Rose!! We are so happy to have your talent with us. Your coloring on this is gorgeous - and I just love all those flowers down the side!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations Rose!!!! That's great news for you. You are so super talented. Glad I got my Copic training with you ;-)

ChickieChirps said...

Congratulations Rose!
Love your wee fairy tea party card! She's so sweet and the colours look great!
I LOVE my copics... they're just the best marker in the world... they have such a fantastic colour range and they blend so beautifully and they just add that extra something to stamping.


ChickieChirps said...

I have added your blog candy on the sidebar of my blog too.


Donna said...

Ahhh, YIPPPPEEEE< way to go Rose, I am so Happy for you, and you so deserve this, you are just so deserving of this great and honored position!! I am sure you will do quite well.
Hope you still do the class's, love your class's, you are such a good teacher.
Just got home from the Cove and signed up for your next class. Really enjoyed the last class, and no I have not finished the sheet yet, hopefully this weekend.

Will link your blog to mine, but i have not been blogging on a regular basis, I will mention it also on my photo stream on Flickr, will that count as a blog?

Oh well, better go make hubby dinner, or I won't be doing anything this weekend!! :)


Donna said...

Almost forgot, I love my copics for so many great reasons, 1. The blending cababilities, 2. the endless amount of colors that are available e. 3. REFILLABLE ! so important 4. Local store carries them all 5. Local store has a FANTASTIC copics teacher, with plenty of class's available and teacher that goes above and beyond. 6. With copics you have the options to correct so many mistakes with the colorless blender, NO othe markers have that. 7. The endless techniques that you can do with copics that you can not do with other markers.

Well that is enough for now, you are, I am sure well aware of all the positives of the Copic marker, and they are all important to me!!



Maryann said...

Hi Rose,
Congrats on the design team! You are sooo deserving! I love your classes and copics! I will be seeing you on the 18th again. I would come more often if I could. I would say that my favorite thing about copics is how I feel when I color. I am so relaxed. I love it. You are the best!

Tiffany H said...

Congrats on the design team! Your creations are simply stunning! I've always love to color and draw, but now with Copics it's so much fun to blend the colors so seamlessly!

Tiffany H said...

I've added your blog candy link to my blog.

Toneloni * Tonje said...

Hi Rose

I just loooooove all the fab things you create!! I come here often for inspiration.

I'm just in love with my copics. They blend so easy and alle the colours are just so nice!
It's no so many shops in Norway that sells them

My blog:

Have a great week


Tina Makuc said...

Hi Rose!! I'm a new follower here ..
I love all the great things that you create.
Thanks for the chance to win this fab candy!!!
I love Magnolias but unfortunately don't own any.. Can't afford to buy them for now..
I hope to be lucky enough to win this amazing Tilda and all the other thing ..
Hugs, TinaM

Tina Makuc said...

Why I love Copics??
I have only 8 but I love colouring with them. I think they are great even for someone that isn't really good in colouring. I have so much fun creating with them because it's so easy to create wonderful effects with them ...

Tina Makuc said...

Ooohhhh, here's the link to my blog that I started recently:
Have a lovely day, TinaM

Elizabeth Terry said...

Hi Rose,

Congrats! Just got certified myself last weekend.
Love copics because they're the first markers that actually have made me feel like i truly am an artist! Love that!

just became a follower

Elizabeth Terry said...

just added your blog candy to my blog (http://betseylous.blogspot.com - i think you should just be able to click my name).

Nana Griffin said...

Wow a lovely prize but I don't have a blog so I guess I'm not in the drawing. It took me a long time to finally get copics but now that I've taken the plunge...I LOVE them.

Teresa said...

Rose Tea for Two looks georgous fantastic job!
Teresa x

Becky said...

This is stunning Rose, love the adorable image and coloring.
Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous blog candy.

Diana Sears said...

very beautiful Rose. I love the art in coloring with copics. The palette of colors that we get to create with is awesome!!!!

diana s
hurst tx

Unknown said...

I love Copics because they make my cards look professional and beautiful. They have a fabulous range of colours, that blend so well, and allow you to come up with an infinite range of possibilities! They work perfectly with my stamps.

Unknown said...

And you can find my blog here:

America said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your DT assignment with Copic Creations. Youll rock it with your beautiful coloring skills. I love the ease of blending that one can achieve with COPICS. Im learning to use 'em. And thank you for the wonderful and generous opportunity at some really yummy candy! :)