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, July 15, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: Pastel Colors

The Copic goddesses at the Copic Creations Challenge blog want to see your pastel-colored Copic creations.  Sparkle Creations is sponsoring this challenge and offering Swimming Lucy and Surfing Oliver stamps as a prize to a randomly selected entry.  Find out more about this challenge and sponsor here.

The wonderful Sparkle of Sparkle Creations provided me with this cool image of Scooter Chloe to show my use of Copic pastel colors.  Here she is in her soft, delicate hues . . .

To create my gatefold card, I used Bazzill lavender, tan and pink bling with some TPC Studio Sweet Beginnings Baby Girl Word Medley and Animal Dot double-sided patterned paper.  Spellbinders scalloped circles and QuicKutz circles add a decorative element to the front with some Zva crystals, a Recollections wild rose, a couple of Wild Orchid Crafts mini roses and Martha Stewart rose leaf punches.  Marianne Designs Creatables Decorative Elegance die cuts add some pizzazz to the flower bunch.  This photo shows the front of my gatefold card when closed:

To do something different, rather than use my image on the front of my card, I decided to place the image on the inside of my card.  I like the idea of opening the card's folds to find a surprise inside.

I've added a small pocket to the inside of the left fold that will fit a book mark, tag or a place to write a little note.  The right fold is left blank.  The image takes center stage.  Here's how the full card looks when opened:

I've attempted to create the look of movement by airbrushing the background of the image using torn paper masks.

Stop by the Copic Creations Challenge blog (here) to see some of the other fun images available through Sparkle Creations and enter your pastel-colored Copic creation.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sparkle Creations 1st Anniversary Throwback Challenge (here)
Cute Card Thursday Going Round In Circles Challenge (here)
Totally Paper Crafts Girlie Girl Challenge (here)
Anything Goes More Than One Fold Challenge (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
scooter, helmet - R0000, R00, R02
dress - YG61, YG63, YG67
scarf - BV0000, BV00, BV02
grounding shadow - W00, W1, W3
airbrushed background - YG61, E11


Julie said...

Just fabulous! Love the design and the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Steph said...

What a sweet sweet card. Love the candy colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous card - your colouring is just awesome. Love how the image is on the inseide of the card - what a lovely surprise.
Thanks for joining our 'girly' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Marie Gamber said...

This is one of my favorites Rose! I think it is just amazing! Who would think that when you open the gate fold.... you would get such a cute image. As you know... I am one of your biggest fans!!!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!