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, April 1, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: Favorite Technique

The team over at Copic Creations is currently challenging you to use your favorite Copic technique. Why not find your favorite Copic Creations challenge from the past year and show us your take on it? With so many techniques and challenges to choose from, you’re bound to overlap some and include more than two on your entry.  Crafty Secrets is sponsoring this challenge and will be providing some of their lovely stamps to a randomly selected winner.  Find out more about the challenge and sponsor here.

I've combined a few of the Copic Creations challenges from the past year to create a birthday card . . .

Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps generously provided me with their fun, medium, Mouse Party set to demonstrate use of Copics on their images. It is possible to use Copic markers on images that are small with tight space; you just have to remember that one stroke is all you get – LOL!!! Use thin layers of color. If you find that your color feathers beyond the lines of your image, try scribbling darker color onto a plastic palette, pick it up with a lighter color then add that marker stroke to your image for shading. Tip-to-Tip Blending comes in handy here too (just use a lighter color marker tip to pick up some color from the tip of a darker marker color then add that stroke to your image).

I used a QuicKutz Revolution present die to form the base for this little clowning-around mouse to burst through. I like the warm and complementary tones of the Bazzill brick red present and the Copic yellow-green mouse’s outfit for demonstrating this little clown’s surprise entrance to the party.

The Cat’s Pajamas CutUps Inside Pinking Border die makes a fun hanging banner for the Mouse Party birthday celebration.

Heidi Swapp Bling rhinestones add a bit of sparkle to the clown’s pointed hat as well as at the center of the EK Success Paper Shapers punched flowers cluster. A bit of Diamond Stickles on the flower surfaces adds more glimmer.

My intention was to create the appearance of a mouse hole by cutting a half-oval shape from a piece of Creative Imaginations Real Wood Thin Cherry. I used Echo Park’s Life is Good Seeing Spots as a background to continue the bubbly, happy feeling of the birthday party theme.

My warm little Mouse Party Make-A-Scene includes Copic coloring of animals, pleats around the surprise mouse’s clown collar, and shading on “other” surfaces (a bit on the wood, patterned paper and cardstock).

What’s your favorite Copic technique/challenge from the past year? We can’t wait to see it!

You have until April 14th to submit your entry for this “your favorite technique” challenge (here).

Copics used:
mice fur – W00, W1, W3, R81
balloon – BG0000, BG72, BG75, BG78
left mouse shirt/gift ribbon – R32, R35, R39
gift box – BG70, BG72, BG75
right mouse – YG11, YG13, YG17
shading on present die cut – W5
W1 around wood, patterned paper, cardstock


Createology said...

Super cute. I love the little mice. Happy weekend...

Toyin O. said...

That is so pretty, very creative, thanks for sharing.