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 . . .

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Enchanting Card Set: Card - Crafts and Me Shiitake and Oregano

As I finish putting together my coordinated Enchanting Card Set, I've added a Birthday card using this Crafts and Me Shiitake and Oregano digi image by artist Sara Burrier.

This is one of a few cards that will be enclosed in my card set's folder found here, so I've kept my embellishments very light.  Other coordinating all occasion cards can be found here and here.

When completing a card set, consistency with the pieces of the set is very important. I've used a similar layout as well as the same colors, papers and embellishments to match my card set's folder and other cards. Antique Gold Satin Ribbon knotted on the border, Bazzill Basics Walnut jewels at two corners and a negative mask formed from a Spellbinders scalloped oval for an airbrushed backround provide the simple consistency that makes this piece easily recognized as belonging to this card set.

This photo shows the completed card front for one of the cards that I've added to my Enchanting Card Set using Crafts and Me digital images.

Here's the completed card set that will make a lovely handmade gift . . .

The cards, with envelopes, fit into the folder so nicely . . .

I'm entering this card at the following listed challenges:
Craft Your Passion's Text It Challenge (here)
Dream Valley's Summer Theme Challenge (here)
Allsorts Free and Easy Challenge (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
leaves - G82, G85, G99
mushroom stem - Y13, Y26, Y28

mushroom cap - E70, E71, E74, E79
wings - N1, FYR1, Opaque White
clothing - BG53, B45, V95, Y00
airbrushed background - Y00, BG000, B00, V000


Shannin said...

Rose these cards and the folder you made to put them all in are fantastic. I love fairies and the images are beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "text it challenge" over at craft your passion challenges. Hope you have a wonderful week.


Nicola said...

This set is just stunning Rose, beautiful set of cards and fab folder to go with them.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Fleur said...

Wow Rose, these are gorgeous, a real beautiful gift set.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Shari said...

Beautiful set of cards Rose!! They are all stunning! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This set is just gorgeous! Love all the colours & the images are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Marie Gamber said...

Wow! The highlights just pop on yur cards. Fabulous!