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, June 5, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Forest Friend

The Crafts and Me digi design team wants to see your punch art.  The Crafty Purple Frog is sponsoring this challenge and offering three digi decoupage sheets of Ching-Chou Kuik's fantasy art work.  Find out more about this challenge and their sponsor here.

I'm thrilled to share one of two images that I won for commenting during a recent blog hop through the Crafts and Me design team blogs.  This fabulous Forest Friend image is a Sara Burrier digi image made available exclusively by Crafts and Me.

This Forest Fairy seems very protective to me.  It also seems as though it could be very strong and perform its fairy duties with power.  I got the feeling of strength and encouragement while working with it and found this Inkadinkado sentiment appropriate.  Its unusual wings have a more foliage kind of look to them.  This photo shows a close up view of my Copic filled Forest Fairy image . . .

In order to fit the image onto my matting, I had to cut around parts of the wings.  While cutting I altered them slightly allowing more room for coloring in places.  Using a black Copic Multiliner BS around the paper core edges of the cut out wings makes them appear more complete.

I used a Fiskars read between the vines border punch with super shimmering Paper Temptress mica/metallic Juniper Berry for my card base.  Paper Temptress' Cappacino/Grape Sorbet, Olive/Brown Bag and Amber mica/metallic provide additional matting for my image.

EK Success' medium and small daisy punches with a Punch Bunch mini flower and sun provide coordinating paper punched flowers.  McGill's pine branch punches painted with Diamond Stickles provide nice filler between the flowers.  I added a drop of Golden Rod Stickles to the center of each flower.  A few Marvy 1" and 3/4" circle punches provide a base for the flowers.  This photo shows a close up of just my handmade, coordinated paper flowers using punches and Paper Temptress papers.

Here's a pic of the completed card front and my entry for the current Crafts and Me punch art challenge.

I enjoyed working with this fabulous Sara Burrier Forest Friend image and look forward to using it again soon.

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
clothes - E70, E74, E79
wings - BG75, BG72, BG70, Y28, Y26, Y21, E44, E42, E40, R24, R22, R20
airbrush sky - BG72
airbrush ground - E44, E43


Maire Gamber said...

Beautiful! I would not have thought to color the wings in such a way ad yet.... it is so perfect. What a brilliant idea!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

OMG!!! This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Teresa said...

Rose she looks stunning a perfect colour choice and I love the wings.
thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Crafteezee said...

Hi Rose, I did get your comment today, thank you. I hope blogger behaves for you although I know people are still experiencing problems. Just having a look round your blog. This is gorgeous, love the colour scheme and of course coloured beautifully. Hugs Tracy x