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, August 29, 2011

Mini Clipboard Display Easel and Sweet Pea Stamps Exotic Halloween

The images of Ching-Chou Kuik's art work can be very alluring and captivating and this Exotic Halloween rubber stamped image by Sweet Pea Stamps is no exception.

Here's a closeup view of my Copic-filled image:

These great mini clipboards, distributed by Nicole Crafts, are so much fun to alter. They're made of unfinished wood with an easy to remove metal clip. There is a metal insert on the back that can be used for wall hanging. A dowel is included so it can be used as a standing easel too.  You can find other mini clipboards that I've decorated here.

After painting the mini clipboard with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Charcoal Black, I adhered a layer of Moxxie's Bump In The Night Dem Bones double-sided patterned paper and bordered the top and bottom with a striped layer.

A border of black lace on the right side of the image lies beneath some QuicKutz skeleton die cut pieces for a row of skull and cross bones.  Silver metal brads on this fun "Happy Haunting" sentiment from Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. help to carry the metal of the clip through to the project.

Here's a view of my completed mini clipboard showcasing my Sweet Pea Stamps Exotic Halloween image:

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers "sexy" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Dawny's Sketch" (here)
Crafty Catz "metal and lace" (here)
Totally Gorgeous "As You Like It" (here)
One Stitch At A Time "Halloween/Autumn (Fall)" (here)
Cupcake Crafts "Alter It!" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Things with Wings!" (here)

Copics used:
skin: E000, E01, E11, E93
hair:  T9, T6, T0
dress:  YG11, YG13, YG17, V12, V15, V17
candle light:  Y00
pumpkins:  YR12, YR15, YR18
crossbones: C1, C00
airbrushed background: Y00, N4, N6


Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

awesome of you to join us at SPS!!!


Hi Rose
A stunning creation love the image and colouring is fab thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Renate said...

I abseloutely love this! Fantastic colouring and hot as only a sweet pea can be.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week.

Love Renate

Karen said...

Gorgeous image and lovely colouring. Thanks for joining us at Hookedoncraft challenges this week.

Sue Jones said...

Gorgeous creation- will be checking out those clipboards :)
Thanks for joining us at sweet pea stampers .

Shelly said...

Great clipboard... I really love the image! Thanks for joining in at Cupcake this week, Shelly ;)

Sarah-Jane said...

Love,love,love your creation! Fab colouring and I just adore Sweet Pea images. xx

Sharon said...

What a stunning creation. Wowzer. Thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week. hugs Sharon

Janette said...

This is just fabulous Rose, really love it, thanks for sharing it with us at craftyCatz this week.xx

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Rose and beautifully altered! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) ♥ Donna x

Christine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous project. I love your coloring. You create such depth and beauty in your colored images. Love the idea of the altered clipboard. It's the perfect backdrop for the spooky image.
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine

Marjo said...

Super cute project. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo

Sally Morgan said...

A gorgeous project! Your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.
Sal x

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Great project, love the theme! Bye Mascha

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is fabulous Rose, love it!

Many thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Crafts.


Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely clipboard thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
Love Jan

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rose, what an gorgeous altered clipboard. I love the beautiful image and your details are stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x