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 1, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: White Clothing

White clothing isn't completely white.  There are still shadows and reflective tones to be seen.  Usually the shadows of white clothing are gray.  However, since white is such a reflective color, the colors that surround the white clothing will effect the color tones of that white clothing.  With all that said, there's some thinkin' to do before you add your color to your image to portray white clothing.  Don't worry, it won't hurt too much - LOL!!!

The Copic Creations Challenge design team wants to see your white clothing.  La-La Land is sponsoring this challenge and offering a $25 gift certificate for use at the La-La Land Crafts online store as a prize to a randomly selected entry.  Find out more about this challenge and the sponsor here.

The lovely Irina from La-La Land graciously provided me with this fabulous Formal Luka image to show my use of Copic colors to dress him in white.  Here's where the thinkin' comes in.  When I picture Luka outside with a bright blue sky, I want to portray that blue sky reflecting from his crisp, clean white suit; so, while my shadowed areas of his suit are gray, I also added a thin line of a very light blue to the edges of the image and faded it with the colorless blender to soften those edges.  This photo shows just my Formal Luka in his cool white suit.

Cool-toned Formal Luka

My trellis can not be complete without some climbing roses so I added some QuicKutz flourishes and some satin roses.  A few Punch Bunch birch leaves and a white berry branch add more dimension.  Painted Diamond Stickles adds lively shimmer and a grosgrain ribbon bow compliments Luka's white suit.  This Art Gone Wild! sentiment seemed to fit Formal Luka perfectly.

The first time that I saw Luka, I immediately thought that he'd make a wonderful addition to a wedding party as a ring bearer and I pictured him at an outside gazebo.  Instead I found some inspiration from Christina and made some adjustments to her lovely trellis card that I found here.  I cut 18 Bazzill Avalanche strips to 1/4" wide that were just 6 1/2" long to create the trellis on this 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card.  The border/frame of my card is also just about 1/4".

I adhered my Formal Luka to a piece of Bazzill black then cut around the image so that when the trellis card is open, only the silhouette of Luka will show.  Because the inside of the card will show through the trellis, I adhered a layer of American Crafts I Do Gerber Daisies pastel colored patterned paper.  Here's how the inside of the trellis looks . . .

Finally, this photo shows the completed card front showing this handsome little La-La Land Formal Luka dressed in his best white suit.

To further explain what I mean about "there's some thinkin' to do," I'm adding this photo of  La-La Land's image of Flying Witch Rosie.  While she is a very good witch, all dressed in white, she'll fly through the dark sky of night, so as not to worry anyone.  The dark sky color that surrounds Rosie will effect the tones of her white clothing, so the shadows of her white clothing are gray with a thin line of violet at the edges of the image.  See how different her white clothing looks?  The mood conveyed with Rosie is significantly different even though the technique is the same.

Warm-toned Flying Witch Rosie

I was inspired by Melanie Muenchinger's Swing Card as seen in Interactive Cards and found La-La Land's Flying Witch Rosie perfectly suited for this fun card.  Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue Shine a Light provided a nice background.  This Seaside Stampin' Ink sentiment made a nice match for this fantastic image.

How will you portray your white clothing?  Will your image be surrounded by sunny yellow, watery blue-green, cool sky blue, glowing rosy with light pink, or naturally vintage with warm brown?  Convey the mood of the image with your choice of color and add grays only to the deepest, darkest shaded areas.  Add your entry here and show us what color you select to highlight your image's white clothing.  We're looking forward to you sharing your Copic Creations with us!

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E34, E39, E47
Formal Luka suit - B21, C3, C5, 0
Flying Witch Rosie clothing - V91, W1, W3, 0
broom, cat - E30, E31, E34, E39
eyes - BG78, BG70


Cards By MI said...

Such stunning cards! I love the colouring of the little guy, how his face has really come to live, clothes looks stunning and the back ground is fantastic! Have to try that when I got the time. Amazing!
Love n hugs

Isha Gupta said...

I am speechless. Love your coloring. Thanks for leaving your sweet comments on my blog.

Maire Gamber said...

I just love how you did this challenge. The trellis card was an extra nice touch. Wow1 I can see that this could be so versatile! You always do a fabulous job!