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, July 4, 2011

Crafts and Me Stamps: Felicia Mermaid + Shiitake and Oregano

I'm so excited to have accepted an invitation to join the Dynamite Digi Design Team of Crafts and Me Stamps! I have been admiring the magnificent work of these very talented and inspiring artists for quite some time and I feel so privileged to join them in their adventures.

Teresa at Crafts and Me Stamps carries an incredible selection of fantasy art images.  Something magical happens when I work with these images from magnificent artists like Ching-Chou Kuik, Sarah Burrier, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Molly Harrison and Hannah Lynn.  My hands may be busy but my mind is at ease.  Worries are lifted.  I can relax and feel free to add color without restrictions since anything is acceptable in fantasy art.  The sizes of these images easily allow them to be the focal point of many projects without taking too much time to complete.  Relax and enjoy . . . it just doesn’t get any better than this – LOL!!!

This photo shows how I’ve used the newly released mermaid Felicia by Hannah Lynn.  I've included Best Creation's Surf's Up patterned paper with a Hero Arts sentiment, Punch Bunch medium dusty miller leaves, Petaloo's Color Me Crazy Wild Rose, Wild Orchid Crafts small roses and other colored roses.

The dimensions of this lovely, also newly released, Shiitake and Oregano image by Sara Burrier are perfect for including a handy removable bookmark from this pocket card.  I've used Bo Bunny's A Gift of Love Believe Peace patterned paper, Fiskars border punch, QuicKutz flourishes, a sentiment by Penny Black on the bookmark, another sentiment by Stamps on Fire on the card front, McGill's fern punch, and Wild Orchid Crafts roses airbrushed with Copic colors.

Here's the removable bookmark:

The Crafts and Me Stamps Dynamite Digi team and the Rockin' Rubbah team alternate weekly challenges here.  Why not give yourself a chance to win some awesome prizes while improving your card-making skills?  Pop over to find the latest challenge and submit your entry.

I'm entering these cards at the following listed challenge blogs:
Sir Stampalot's July Anything Goes Challenge here
Allsorts July Free and Easy Challenge here
Stamp Something July Digi Day Challenge here
Crafty Catz July Colours of Summer Challenge here
Secret Crafter July Here Comes Summer Challenge here

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47

mermaid tail, top - BV00, Y32, R43, YR65, 0
shell - C1, C3, C5
fish - BV00, G20, BG11, YR02
outline shadow - C2
airbrushed sea - E11, Y11, YG11, BG11, BG49, BG78
leaves, shells, starfish, etc. - G20, G21, G24, E30, E35, E39, BG11, BG49

Shiitake and Oregano
dress - B91, B95, B97
stockings - R83, R85, R89, N1
wings - B95, B91, R85, R83, G85, G82
leaves - G82, G85, G99
mushroom - E70, E74, E77, 23, Y26, Y28, E51, E53, E57
outline shadow - C3
airbrushed background - clouds B93, ground G85, G82
grass - G82, G85, G94, G99


Janette said...

Hi Rose, Fabulous creations, I adore the card and the bookmark is brilliant, thanks for sharing them with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

brenda said...

A really gorgeous creation Rose and so beautifully coloured.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Jill said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Rose. The one with the bookmark is my favorite, what a perfect gift to give away! And to get! :)
Thanks for sharing your work at Allsorts this week and good luck
Big hugs, Jill

pinky said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Maire Gamber said...

Rose, your coloring always has such wonderful. Depth and shading. I love all of them!

Dawn said...

Hi Rose, Gorgeous cards! Your colouring is amazing - love the backgrounds your create for the images. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

Debs said...

WOW Rose these are totally gorgeous - I love the bookmark card - your colouring is amazing!
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x


Hi Rose
Gorgeous creations and fabulous images,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Curly said...

Wow this is such a beautiful creation, the image is adorable and coloured perfectly,

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 141 HERE COMES SUMMER, and we hope to see you next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x

chris said...

hi Rose such an amazing gorgeous card, so very special.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

Sally H said...

What an amazingly gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Jayne A said...

Wow stunning creations. I love the mermaid.


Francesca said...

Fantastic summer Card , Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE


Nicola said...

Stunning creations, especially the bookmark! Great attention to detail and your colouring is fab, thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Hi Rose!

Aahhh...FINALLY a link to your blog was posted so i could come and visit you. I couldn`t find info anywhere on any of the blogs or the yahoo-group on where i could find you. Maybe i`m blind or looked at the wrong places, lol... but anyway here i am, lol. It is so nice to have you on our team and after a little peek in your blog you have really blown my mind with your fantastic colouring! I am truly impressed. These two creations are absolutely amazingly wonderful. I really love them both. Love how you coloured the tale of the mermaid. And also the background of it is gorgeous! I really have to get myself a airbrushing system, lol. You have done a perfect shading on your pocket card. Fabulous!!! When i grow up i want to colour as well as you do, lol. Take care, hun. Hugs...Mona

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x