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, September 7, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge: Buttons and Bows

The Dynamite Digi design team at the Crafts and Me Challenge blog wants to see your buttons and bows.  Crafty Ribbons is sponsoring this challenge and offering your choice of a back-to-school or cherry pick ribbon set as a prize to a randomly selected winner.  You can find out more about this challenge and their sponsor here.

I've used this beautiful, newly released Hannah Lynn steampunk image named Miss Mirabelle.  She's using old world futuristic goggles to hold her hair back.  Her metal wings are piped into place.  It seems appropriate to dress her in a silver metallic suit.  This photo shows a close-up of my Copic-filled Miss Mirabelle image.

I've created a money holder pocket card that should fit into a business sized envelope.  The card is 8 1/2" long x 3 5/8" tall and has a pocket inside to hold some cold, hard cash as a gift.  This photo shows how the inside of the card looks with an "empty" pocket.

I've layered some Graphics45 Steampunk Debutante Modern Marvels papers with Bazzill cardstock.  Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge Steampunk adds some bordered gears.  I've included some Spellbinders Donna Salazar Sprightly Sprockets die cuts using Paper Temptress Copper Ore and Glamour Gold Glossy with Paper Cut's Metallic silver cardstock and StarDream's Bronze Metallic text papers.  Those papers have also been punched with Punch Bunch leaves, small blossom and mini flower to coordinate metal-looking flowers with a Bazzill Basics walnut gem in the center of each.  A Bazzill Basics Vintage button is centered over the ribbon double bow.

As steampunk is the idea of celebrating the future of yesterday, I've included this Victorian text sentiment from the Crafty Secrets Medium Mouse Party set.  EK Success Jolee's Boutique has recently released a line of Steampunk layered stickers like the Gear Corners I used on this sentiment.

This photo shows my completed card demonstrating Hannah Lynn's Miss Mirabelle image and my attempts at providing her with an appropriate steampunk'd base.  I'm really lovin' the look of those Tim Holtz idea-ology Adornments Regal wings extending Miss Mirabelle's wings from the image to the rest of the card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "A Pinch and a Punch!" (here)
Paper Play "Make Your Own Flowers" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Handmade Flowers" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Buttons" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Birthdays" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "Sketch by Jackie" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Secret Crafter "Colors of Autumn" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Anything Goes Add a Flower" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
gold - Y13, Y26, Y28
silver - C1, C3, C5
copper - E02, E33, E37, E39
eyes - BG93, BG96, BG99
outline shadow - BG99

"Top 3" Sept. 15, 2011 Paper Crafting Journey


downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Céline said...

beautiful card and amazing coloring
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline ppc DT

Mona E said...

Your colouring is just to die for. Absolutely perfect! Love this cool and gorgeous card. Fabulous job. Hugs...Mona

Vee said...

Really lovely card.Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
xx Vee

Karen Howard said...

OMG, this is fantastic! Love how you added the wings. Thanks for having me as GDT this month! Hugs, Karen

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, this is beautiful :) So many lovely details.

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

What a beautiful futuristic creation! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!

Kathleen – Guest Designer
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Marjo said...

gorgeous project. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our challenge,

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x

Anonymous said...

Just LOVE it!!! Just gorgeous.Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week
@ Paperplay Challenges.

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW this is just STUNNING! Love how you've used the buttons - amazing!
Thanx so much for joining us in The Emerald Garden.

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week
Love Jan

Gaynor said...

Fabulous card, I love the flowers, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your passion and good luck, Gaynor DT :)

Francesca said...

A fantastic Creation for our Autumn colours Challenge At SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY

Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again


Mary J said...

OMG, this is STUNNING, Rose! Your colouring is amazing and the layout is fantastic!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

PS - I have candy on my blog if you're interested :0)

Tracey Manderson said...

Wow, this is great! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden, and good luck with the challenge

Linda said...

Wow love everything about this card, the image all the embellishments - fantastic job. Thanks for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

Wendy said...

This is such an awesome card! Very pretty! Love all your embellishments and handmade flowers!

Thank you for joining us over at The PaperCrafting Journey!