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, May 13, 2011

Sugar Nellie Challenge: Vintage Baby

The Sweeties over at Sugar Nellie stamps' challenge blog, The Sugar Bowl, want to see your vintage/distressed work using Sugar Nellie images per Erika's sketch.  They're offering a "Steampunk" gift bag to the lucky winner.  Find out more about this challenge here.

I've inked up my Sugar Nellie Vintage Baby image and stamped it onto Bazzill Smooth White.  This photo shows just the image filled with Copic colors  . . .

I've layered some Bazzill Bitter Chocolate and pine.  The My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2010 Portobello Road "Party" Looking Glass Paper has a magnificent vintage look.

I've spent many hours dragging various distresser blades over the edges of my cardstock for layouts, cards and other paper projects.  I finally invested in the Zutter Distrezz-it-All and I'm overjoyed!  Within seconds I was able to get the look I've always wanted on my projects but couldn't achieve because my fingers cramped or my hands just got too tired of all that scraping.  I can't believe the time I've already saved with this tool!

This photo shows the card front with a few Stampin' Up! clear jewel brads and a sentiment from a 2006 Warm Words set.

Here's a side view of this card that shows a glimpse of the inside lining . . .

I can't wait to try the Distrezz-it-All on chipboard albums!  Woo-Hoo!

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, shoes - E31, E35, E47
clothing - BG70, BG72, BG78, Y13, Y26
cloud - B21, 0

1 comment:

amanda stokes said...

Hi Rose,
Gorgeous card,such a lovely image and you have coloured it beautifully :) xx