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 . . .

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Copic Creations Blogoversary Challenge: Distress It! (and a Give Away)

It’s party time!!! The team over at Copic Creations Challenges is celebrating their 2nd blogoversary! There are prizes galore provided by the wonderful sponsors of previous challenges as well as surprise packages sprinkled throughout the design team’s blogs. Please join us as we congratulate our wonderful blog host and leader Mary for a job well done, past and present design team members for their magnificent inspiration, and amazing participants (that’s YOU!) for spectacular challenge entries. Find out more about the challenge and sponsors here.

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I've used the wonderful Car Classics large stamp set by Crafty Secrets as the focal point for my vintage, distressed Father's Day card.  I used Copics to fill this fabulous 2-door classic car.  When working on black things, I find that Toner Grays T9 and T6 give me the best shades of deep, dark blacks yet allow for reflective and highlighted areas with T0.  The Copic Cool Grays provide the bluish tone needed for silver and metal things like the chrome on parts of this car.  Here's a closeup of the filled image . . .

I added a layer of Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman Collection Dressed to the Nines patterned paper over the Bazzill smooth navy and textured Carob Brown.  I love the vintage look of Graphic 45 and its powerful ability to enhance heritage images.  A few pieces of scraps from Graphic 45's Domestic Goddess Collection adorn those spots behind the torn edges.

Here's a closer look at the full card front showing wrinkled seam binding and a 7 gypsies mini key attached to the Crafty Secrets sentiment with a Tim Holtz clip and jump ring.  T!m's Tiny Attacher staples hold my torn and rolled frame in place.

To complete my distressed card, I've used 13 of the 27 pieces included in this great Crafty Secrets Car Classics large stamp set.  Here's a view of the smaller stamped images I added behind the Tim Holtz film strip ribbon.

Here's a closer view of the full card base including the Happy Dad's Day sentiment and ribbon strip . . .

Here's the full completed wrinkled, torn and worn, sanded and thoroughly distressed card . . .

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I have a set of four new Copic Sketch markers to give awayE25, E27, E29, E95.  If you think that these fabulous deep, dark browns will make a wonderful addition to your Copic collection, please:

     1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what made you first want to use Copic colors.
     2. Help spread the word about the Copic Creations Challenge blog by adding the Copic
         Creations Challenge blinkie to your blog roll.  Find the blinkie here.
     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 June 15th and post the results here shortly afterward.

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edited on 6/15/11 5:38pm to add:

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

Kate said...
That black colouring is just amazing!!
** Kate **

Congratulations Kate! 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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Don’t forget to check out the Copic Creations Challenge blog design team blogs too . . . you’ll find magnificent inspiration and have a chance for winning more prizes! Leave lots of love . . .

The Simon Says Stamp! challenge blog wants to see your Father's Day with T!m Holtz entries here.  They're offering a whopping $50 gift voucher for your use at their online store.

Copics used:
car body - T0, T6, T9
chrome - C1, C3, C5
windows - B000
outline shadow - B000, B0000, N1, 0
small cars - B21, B24, B28, R22, R29, R59
key tag - Y13, Y26, Y28


Becky said...

Oh my word, this is stunning. Love this..

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

WOW!!!! I love this! The crumpled papers, the color scheme - everything!

Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Mary Lou said...

Magnificent Rosie!!! Your coloring of this car is TOP NOTCH!!!!
My first wanting of Copics was seeing how real and lifelike images become when using these fabby markers!! Just love how you can add depth to everything!!
Hugz of thanks

Denise said...

What a gorgeous vintage card. I just started using Copics a couple of months ago and I am a long way from where you are!! Yours looks amazing. I decided I wanted to learn how to use Copics when I started seeing more and more digis colored with them. They looked so amazingly 3 dimensional, I wanted to do it.

Denise said...

Oops, I forgot I am a follower of yours :)

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful creative style you have! I am just discovering the world of copics, and would love to become certified, as right now my 3 year old grandson colors better than I do. I do envy those with the talent to bring things to life with the use of copics!

I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!


mycardz said...

Rose, Rose, Rose! You've done it again, totally blew me away with this awesome creation. OMword, you must have spent ages on this. I have been sitting on your blog jsut studying every single detail of this card. Man, I wish we could ALL get together some day ... just to color! What fun that would be. You did an awesome job on this challenge -- Sooooooooo happy to have you on the team! also, thanks so much for the blog candy ... you ROCK!! hugz, Mary

Unknown said...

This is a great Dad's Day card. I love all the car images, and your coloring is wonderful.

Kate said...

That black colouring is just amazing!!

** Kate **

Gillian said...

you done some wonderful colouring here.

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower now!! I just love how you use your grays - very masculine card. I love Copics because they make my work look professional when I know it's not.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi, Rose! Terrific on so many levels! Great image, great distressing, great layout, just too dang great...LOL! I love the torn DP exposing the image. "Dad" is going to flip over this card! Hugz, Cheryl

Maire Gamber said...

This card is so perfect for a masculine card. Your coloring and layout has taken this beyond anything I could imagine. Thank you for sharing your fabulous work!
I still study all your posts and try to learn your style!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh Rose, this is STUINNING!! What a labor of love...I can only image how much time it took to create. And I'm blown away with how many images from the set you were able to use too. I'm so excited to be working with you on the Copic Creations team!!


Dawny P said...

What a fabulous card chick - love your wonderful design and the colours you used are brill. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and hugest of apols for beign late stopping by - major techie probs - :( Hugs, Dawny x

Delphine said...

Your card is amazing, Rose! The distress look is fantastic and the details are gorgeous - I love the little strip!
I only had Tombows and "ran into" Suzanne Dean's blog and decided I should try Copics!
Happy Copic anniversary and thank you for the chance to win! Hugs Delphine xx

AScrappersDelight said...

I love this card, the colors, the vintage feel, the car. Everything!

I first wanted to use copics to color in all the "people" stamps that I have.