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 . . .

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: Colorful Fur

The Copic Goddesses over at the Copic Creations Challenge blog want to see your Copic-filled, colorful fur. StampFairy World is sponsoring this challenge and offering a $10 gift certificate to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge and their sponsor here.

The lovely Gerda of StampFairy World, kindly provided me with this digi image of Chubby Halloween 5 sitting wizard bear from the Teddies collection. The stars on his wizard hat make it look as though he’s able to cast some Halloween magic.
I’ve used a few layers of color to fill my furry bear. I began adding color using the popular 3-tone smooth blending technique for some shaded dimension. Using a fun Colorless Blender technique, I pounced a paper towel, dampened with spritzes of colorless blender, to soften some areas of that smoothly blended fur. Finally, I added some of my darkest color to the fibers of a piece of rag and pounced it over places of my image, a.k.a. the nasty rag technique. I love how using these techniques together provides some deep, dark shadows and some soft, light highlights to my furry images.  (This link will take you to another example using the Pounce with Colorless Blender technique.  You can find another example using the Nasty Rag technique here.)

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled purple fur image:

I layered Echo Park’s bats festival paper with Bazzill cardstock to form my easel card. A few Karen Foster green with envy mini brads border my Crafty Secrets’ Costume Cuties’ sentiments that include stamped candy pieces from the same large set.

Websters Pages vintage-inspired netting surrounds my Chubby Halloween bear, while a berry branch with Punch Bunch grape leaves borders one edge.

Here's a closer view of the card front:

This photo shows the decorated inside of my card.  A row of Junkitz’ Halloween buttonz on the base keeps my easel card from sliding closed.

Here’s the completed card showing my Copic-filled, colorful fur on StampFairy World’s Chubby Halloween 5 sitting wizard bear:

Pop over to the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see how the design team has filled their colorful fur using other StampFairy World digi images. Add your entry for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday “Jo’s Sketch” (
Secret Crafters “Inspired by a Song” (
here) - Do You Believe in Magic by John Cougar Mellencamp
Crafty Emma’s “Make it Magical or Spooky” (
Stamp Something “Anything Goes” (
iCopic Lover “Contrast” (
Totally Paper Crafts “Cute with Buttons” (
One Stitch At A Time “Anything Goes” (
Paper Sundaes “Finishing Touches - Inside of Card” (
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
fur – V91, V93, V95, V99 (techniques: Colorless Blender dampened paper towel; Nasty Rag)
cape, hat – T0, T6, T8
stars, pumpkin – YR12, YR15, YR18
leaves – YG61, YG63, YG67


NGCARDS said...

Wow a gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week! xxx

Dana said...

So adorable both inside and out! Love the highlights you achieved in his little hat and on the bear : )
Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at icopic!

Hazel said...

A great Halloween card - love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow. Stunning card. Love your 'fur' technique it's so effective.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Me again! Thanks for joining us CES this week too. :-)
Caroline xxx

downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous creation, love the color choice and thank you for sharing with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Inspired by a song" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sheena said...

Wow, a fabulous spooky card! I love all your embellies. Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Karita said...

WOW!!! Awesome Halloween card! :)I love your colours and DP´s and your card design is Fab! :)

Thank you for joining at Sketch Saturday :)

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, this is one of those cards that you keep having to look at as there are so many details.

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Shanna Shands said...

I love your card. It was awesome for last week's Sketch Saturday. Thanks for joining the Paper Sundaes challenge and hope to see you play tomorrow's challenge!


Shanna Shands said...

Nice card. I loved seeing your card with last week's sketch saturday challenge! Thanks for joining the Paper Sundaes challenge and hope to see you play tomorrow's challenge!