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 1, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: Pretty In Pink

The current challenge over at the Copic Creations Challenge blog is to show use of your Copic pinks.   Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design (a.k.a. SCACD) is sponsoring this challenge and offering the entire SCACD exclusive Peekers #2 Collection to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge and their sponsor here.

SCACD provided me with this adorable Sweet Cheeks Peeker image by Elisabeth Bell. Her sun suit looks like perfect beach attire for an end-of-summer shore visit. She looks so thoughtful at her young age and I hope that her curiosity doesn’t get the best of her.

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic pink filled image:

I’ve attempted to place her on the shoreline as though she’s considering the rolling water or perhaps what’s below it. The sun is setting and it’ll be time to leave soon. Should she reach for that sea treasure or not? Hmmm.

After masking my Sweet Cheeks image, I stamped a Sarasota Stamps Naples Pier, a Sarasota Stamps clouds image and a Rubberstamp Tapestry shell as I tried to portray a beachy background.

I embellished a bit with Spellbinders Floral Flourishes, Marianne Design's Decorative Elegance and Punch Bunch and All Night Media flower and leaf punches.  A K&Company Sea Glass Metal Art charm adorns the ribbon.  The "imagine" sentiment is by Inkadinkado.

Here’s the completed card demonstrating my use of Copic pinks as well as my attempts at portraying an ocean sunset.

Hop over to the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see what the design team has done with these sweet Elisabeth Bell Peekers images made exclusively for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.  Get your entry in for a chance to win this fabulous prize!

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:
Wags ‘n Whiskers “Outdoor Fun!” (here)
Stampin’ For The Weekend “Holiday” (means vacations) (here)
Make It Colourful “Sunset with Clouds” (here)
Secret Crafter “In The Sea” (here)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges “Ribbon or Lace” (here)
iCopic Lover “Water” (here)
Creative Card Crew “Anything Goes” (here)
Creative Craft “Just CHARMing” (here)
Crafty Creations “Dies n Punches!” (3+ different) (here)
Papertake Weekly Sketch (here)

"Spotlight" Sept. 3, 2011 Secret Crafter
"Top 3 Ensemble" Sept. 13, 2011 Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Copics used:
skin-E000, E01, E11, E93
hair- E31, E35, E47
outfit, hairbow-R0000, R00, R02
airbrushed sand-E43, E42, E41, E44
airbrushed water-B37, B34, B32
airbrushed sky-YR14, YR12, YR02, R43, B12, C3, C5


Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card and combination of images!! Perfect coloring.

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous. Love the way that you've combined all your elements. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for this challenge :o)

Susana M said...

Hi Rose
Have to agree this is a stunner!!! The background is FAB :o)
Thanks for show casing her so beautifully :o)
Hearts and Hugs


Your creation is absolutely awesome. I love the whole scene with this little cutie.
thanks for sharing with us.


downrightcrafty said...

this is a beautiful creation for our theme of "In the Sea" at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. Thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have more new candy if you are interested :)

Shirl said...

Pure genius with that background Rose, love all the stamping and Sweet Cheeks looks utterly adorable. Beautiful card.

Thanks for creating such a stunning piece of work and sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

~Michelle~ said...

what a fun scene you have created! Thanks for sharing it on the icopic challenge! :P)

FroggieStamps said...

So pretty, I love all the detail!
Thanks for playing along! :)

Anonymous said...

Aww this is beautiful, your sunset is awesome, I love your technique
Thanks for joining us at MiC

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, adorable card.

Sylvia x said...

stunning!!! love how you have coloured her hair..this is my down-fall i just can't get it right!!!

Thank you so much for joining in the fun over at Creative Craft Challenges

Sylvia x

Curlybear said...

OMG this is one very beautiful card, fabulous image and colour theme, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 149 In The Sea
I hope you join us again next week,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Andie's Space said...

Hi Rose,
This looks totally gorgeous. I love the scene you created. The little girl looks adorable & the whole layout & composition are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Cazro said...

A stunning background, plus I love your colouring techniques. An awesome card. TFS at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Caz

Marie Gamber said...

This card just takes my breath away! The coloring is stunning Rose! I will study this card and make sure I take away some of your wonderful technique! Wow!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Rose, this is such a wonderful card, your stamped and colored background looks perfect and the little girl is adorable.
Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Melissa S. said...

This is just beautifu;l. I love everything about it. I just found your blog and I'm so happy I did. Beautiful work all around.

Sarah said...

Wow, your colouring is truly amazing. What a beautiful card - I love it!