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, August 10, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge: Make it Count! Add a Number!

The Dynamite Digi team at Crafts and Me Stamps wants to see a number on your project.  Memory Box is sponsoring this challenge and offering three dies to a randomly selected entry.  Find out more about this challenge and sponsor here.

I've used a newly released Christmas digi image by Sara Burrier called The Giving Angel.  The cookie tray she's carrying holds gingerbread men, trees, stars and other scrumptious treats.  This photo shows a closeup of my Copic-filled image.  I used a Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen Fanciful Stencil for airbrushing a background.

I've layered Bazzill green and rust with a touch of green bling to coordinate with My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly "Holly Berries" double-sided patterned paper.

Using Spellbinders Labels One for the "beyond the edge" technique allows those wings to keep their heavenly shape past the edge of the die.

A few QuicKutz holly leaf photo turns and mini gingerbread men add a nice border to enhance the holly in her hair and the cookies on her tray.  The calendar is from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Holidays set.

A ticket from a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Odds and Ends set adds another number to my card.  I've used Tim Holtz idea-ology charm clip and Adornments star charm to match the theme.  A couple of QuicKutz scalloped corners and a bit of 3/16" gold sparkle edged ribbon help to pull it all together.  This photo shows the completed card front showing my use of The Giving Angel and how I've added a number to my project.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts "Sweet Treats" Challenge (here)
Ooh La La "Oh Christmas" Challenge (here)
Cupcake Crafts "faux stitching" Challenge (here)
Fab 'n' Funky "It's Christmas" Challenge (here)
Flutterby Wednesday's "Favorite-Open" Challenge (here)
Stamp Something "Use a Digi" Challenge (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend's "Spots and Dots" Challenge (here)

"Top 3" Aug. 19, 2011 Stampin' for the Weekend

Copics Used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47 (holly G85, G82)
wings - C5, C3, C1, BV000, V000, Y000
gown - R43, R46, R59 (Y13, Y26, Y28)
apron - BG93, BG96, BG99
cookie tray - C00, C1, C3, E99, BG96, R43, BG93, Y13
airbrushed with mask - BG93, BG96, BG99
ticket and calendar airbrushed to make less white - E41


Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous card the embellishments are lovely and the image just beautiful
Thank you so much for sharing with usa t ooh la la this week

Donna said...

Beautiful card Rose and such a fab design, your stitching is perfick! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie what a totally beautiful card the image is gorgeous, loving your superb colouring hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Doreen said...

Ooh what a stunning card.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL.xxx

Cards By MI said...

Totally stunning, absolutly fantastic!
xx Marie

Brodders said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

Michelle VP said...

What a gorgeous angel! Love how richly you were able to shade her red dress. :) Thanks for getting inky with us at Flutterby Wednesday!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is stunning Rose!

Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.


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Maire Gamber said...

Ii just love the colors you selected and your folds are fabulous Rose!

Mandy said...

Wow Stunning Card,I love the image and all of your detail is fabulous...The background is beautiful....Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on crafts Challenge,hope to see you next time...
Mandy x

Mummylade said...

what a fabulous creation! Thank you so much for playing along with SFTW in our spots and dots challenge and good luck!

Scrappychick said...

This is simply fabulous!! Your coloring is gorgeous :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Fab n Funky this week! Good luck :)

Birgit said...

This is stunning!! I love this angel and wish I could add her to my collection:) You coloured her so beautifully and the backgound is great and this holly leaves and gingermen just is the perfect touch

Unknown said...

This is just absolutely divine! I love the image and all the added embellishments and detail really make it perfect!

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OLL this week! :)
Lizy DT x

Emma H said...

This is just beautiful - all the details and the colouring, just stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Fab N Funky this week!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Stunning card - love it x
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo