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, October 12, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Creekside Magic

Ooo . . . I made some time to play with this magnificent image by Molly Harrison called Creekside Magic.  The scene around this lovely mermaid, who gently holds a grasshopper in her hands while butterflies flutter lightly around her, seems to represent an incredibly peaceful state that just draws me in.  Can you get more relaxed than that?

This photo shows my Copic-filled image . . .

Yes, I grabbed that torn paper from my trash bin and used it again with one marker to make my clouds - love it!!!  I  didn't return it to the trash bin this time, you know, just in case . . . LOL!!!  In order not to airbrush over my Copic-filled image, I have to first apply a mask of the image to protect everything underneath the mask from overspray.

I layered Bo Bunny's Gabrielle Collection butterfly patterned paper with Bazzill Bling in brown to create my card.  A ribbon border, a couple of gold mini brads and some handmade punched flowers adorn my card.  This basic QuicKutz die cut scalloped corner is still one of my favorite accents.  Prickley Pear's "Believe" sentiment seems to be a perfect addition for this image.

You can find another Copic-filled example of this wonderful Creekside Magic image here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Craft Your Passion "All Occasion" (here)
iCopic "Masking" (here)
Anything Goes "Punches/DieCuts" (here)
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
The ABC "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
rocks - W1, W3, W5
water - B91, B95, B97, W1, W3
reeds/grasshopper - YG41, YG45, YG67
flowers - YR61, YR65, YR68
fin - R000, R01, R02
butterfly - R000, R01, R02, V01, YG41, YG45
tail - BG11, BG13, BG15
airbrushed torn paper sky - B21


Marie said...

Just a big WOW! Once again your colouring is to die for. It's fantastic!

Giò said...

WOW!!! Stunning card and fabulous colouring!!
Hava a nice day.
Hugs, Giò

sarah-Jane said...

Stunning card. Your colouring is amazing. xx

Gaynor said...

What a super card, Love the image, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

Rizwan Ali said...

Stunning Efforts has been made cards looks so much festive and adorable.

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Carole of Brum said...

Wonderful colouring! The sky is a perfect background too, its all gorgeous.CoB

Jenn said...

GORGEOUS!! Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges.


Cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning that is one amazing image and your coloring and detail is just amazing bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxxx

Jodi said...

Wow - you've really created a wonderful scene. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion - I hope to see more of your work soon.