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 . . .

Monday, October 17, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Christmas Eve Mermaid

I made some time to play with this wonderful holiday rubberstamped image by Hannah Lynn called Christmas Eve Mermaid.  This lovely mermaid waits patiently for Santa to arrive with his reindeer pulling his sled.

This photo shows my Copic-filled image . . .

I used a well-worn torn paper from my trash bin with one marker to make my clouds.  In order not to airbrush over my Copic-filled image, I first use temporary adhesive to apply a mask of the image to protect everything underneath the mask from overspray.

I layered My Mind's Eye  I Believe "Reindeer" 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 older QuicKutz basic die cut scalloped corner is one of my favorite accents.  Prickley Pear's "Believe" sentiment seems to be a perfect addition for this image.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can "Christmas" (here)
Stamptacular Sunday "You Choose!" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
rock - W1, W3, W5
water - B91, B95, B97
flowers/top/tail band- R22, R29, R59
leaves/top/tail - YG91, YG95, YG97
baubles - C1, C3, C5
shells - E53, E55, E57
moon - Y0000, Y000, Y00
fin - BG71, BG72, BG75
stars - Y13, Y26, Y28
tail - BG11, BG13, BG15
airbrushed torn paper sky - B97


Mindy said...

Oh my, your card is amazing !
Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

Carolyn L. said...

Your card is beautiful. That image is so pretty and I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular.

Nina said...

Ohlala, your colouring is stunning!! Beautiful card to, love the paper; so sweet ♥

Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Hope to see you again :)
Hugs, Nina.

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Rose, love the dard card it work perfectly with the pastel papers and the colours you have used in your image.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Michelle B. said...

Yowzers! Your card is amazing and your coloring is FAB! I adore everything about your card! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hope to see you again!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous, your colours and colouring are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CWWC this time. Carol DT x