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 . . .

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Steam Punk House

Steampunk is all about the idea of celebrating the future of yesterday.  Images and embellishments are comprised of items that inventors of Victorian times would have considered futuristic and often include things made of metal.

Crafty Secrets has created vintage and retro-inspired images including vintage text for their sentiments.  These stamps make a perfect union with the Steampunk movement.

Here I've used many of my metal-toned Copic colors to fill this newly released digital image by Crafts and Me called Steam Punk House.

I've layered patterned papers from Bo Bunny's Time Piece Collection with Bazzill cardstock.  I covered chipboard with WorldWin Gold Metallic Foil Mirror Cast Hi-Gloss cardstock then die cut a gear border using a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge Steampunk die.

Here's a view of the front of my card that includes recently released EK Success Jolee's Boutique Steampunk Floral Corners, butterfly punches painted with Diamond Stickles and a saying from the Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home large stamp set.

This sweet, vintage sentiment from the same Crafty Secrets set makes a nice addition to the lightly decorated inside of my card:

Here's a full view of my completed easel card using the Crafts and Me Steam Punk House:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft "Patchwork Quilt" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Spring Has Sprung" (here)
Stamp with Fun "Autumn" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Anything Goes" (here)
Anything Goes "Vintage/Shabby Chic" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Anything Goes" (here)
Truly Scrumptious "Decorate the Inside of Your Card" (here)
Paper Play "Use 2 or More Stamped Images" (here)
Delicious Doodles "Fresh Start" (something new) (here)

"Cupcake Cutie" Sept. 12, 2011 Cupcake Craft

Copics used:
copper - E02, E33, E37, E39
silver - C1, C3, C5
gold - Y13, Y26, Y28
leaves, grass - YG11, YG13, YG17
door - E31, E35, E47
curtains, sheet, sock, window glass - B000, 0
butterflies - V04, V06, V09
flowers - RV14, RV19, RV23
airbrushed sky - B02


Liza said...

Great work and a lovely patchwork element on your image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Lau W said...

Such lovely details on this card, this is superb !

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rose, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Joanne Gilch said...

Wonderful creation!Very cool house. Thank you so much for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Cards By MI said...

Aawwwh! Your colouring is to die for as usual. It's such wonderful work of art.
Love n hugs

ike said...

WoWza - stunning and your colouring is stupendous. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges.
Ike xxxx

sammi said...

First time I've seen a steampunk house! Very cool! Love the addition of the gears! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us in our "Anything Goes/New Moon" challenge at Daisy's Doodles.

cheryl said...

oh my fav steampunk,this is fantastic really love this,super idea and your detail is amazing just love those cogs,,bless you for playing at anything goes this week,hugs cherylxxxx

Jackie Thomas said...

Ooh I just love this card. all the elements are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on craft.
Hugs Jackie

Sharon said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes this fortnight. This is a really pretty vintage card. Good luck with the challenge. By the way, I love the header and intro to your Blog... hugs Sharon

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow thanks for joining us at paper play with this fantastic card, love the design and colours, hugs Liz xx

Laila said...

what a sweet and lovely easel card. Love all the deatils.
Hugs Laila

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Tamara Morton said...

Wow wonderful card love the colours and design. Coloured to perfection
Thank you for sharing with us at Anything Goes

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Paper Play Challenges! Sure hope you join us again soon!

Jodi said...

This is so sweet...love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles - hope to see more of your work soon.

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous card Rose! I love the steampunk house and your colouring is great.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges!

Anja´s kortkreasjoner said...

What a fun card. Thank you for playing along with us over at Truly Scrumptious, and good luck. Hope to see you at our next challenge as well
Hugs, Anja