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 . . .

Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday Card Art with Copics: Sugar Nellie Red

The thought of making birthday cards conjures up visions of images with cakes and candles.  There are as many of those kind of fabulous images as there are individuals celebrating their birthday.  Still, somehow none of the images that I have seemed suitable this time.

I wanted to make a birthday card for a very special "over 50" guy.  No need for cakes and candles.  Something more complimentary or encouraging seems better to me.

I inked up my Sugar Nellie Red the fox stamp and filled it with Copic colors.

I used QuicKutz cookie cutter tags to add a computer-generated sentiment.  The little chick is from the Layers of Color Rise & Shine set.

A stamped chicken wire background, also from the Layers of Color Rise & Shine set, a few Punch Bunch grape leaves, and a border of ribbon complete my foxy birthday card.

The sly grin on the face of the recipient was worth a million bucks to me and confirmed that he's seen enough cakes and candles.

Copics used:
fox - YR12, YR15, YR18, E50, E53, E55, T0, T6, T9
chick - Y13, Y15, Y19

1 comment:

Maire Gamber said...

What a cutie! I just love this card. I was so focused on the Sugar Nellie "girl" images I missed this cutie... I must stop by! I love how you select your backgrounds and I like how you gave the leaves so much dimension! You are such a wonderful artist! I always learn so much from you! Thank you for sharing!