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 . . .

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge: Saturated Colors

The design team over at the Copic Creations Challenge blog wants to see your Copic saturated colors.  Belles 'n Whistles is sponsoring this challenge and offering a very generous $25 gift certificate for use in their store to a randomly selected entry.  You can find out more about this challenge and its sponsor here.

As saturated colors are the truest form of those colors, I think it's fair to suggest that you consider your first box of 8 crayons:  blue, purple, orange, red, yellow, green, brown and black.  They're the very basic set and would likely be considered the purest, most true form of that color.

With that in mind, I began to fill my Elisabeth Bell Story Time image that Belles 'n Whistles so graciously provided.  I used my Copic multiliner 0.2 to extend the trunk of the tree a bit further than the stamped image.  Here's my version of Story Time all decked out in what I consider to be saturated colors . . .

I've mentioned here before that I'm not a big pastel kind of person, but these truer colors are right up my alley.  I love using my Copic colors to fill an image in a realistic fashion.  Having so many great Copic shades helps me to achieve a more realistic image that I enjoy looking at.  Gotta love it!

I've layered both sides of Basic Grey's Jovial flannel pajamas with Bazzill cardstock to form my side open card.  A Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Square shapes my image.  I've added simple embellishments by using several 3/4" and 7/8" circle punches, Bo Bunny Timepiece Jewels and Hero Arts' Buttons.  I get alot of use out of this every day Outlines Rubberstamp Company sentiment.

Here's a full view of my card front . . .

I feel the need to dance about how easily my background clouds came together.  Just one marker, a torn piece of paper and about 90 seconds is all it took!  I sure hope that I can do that again - LOL!!!  I could hardly believe that I did it myself!

Hop on over to the Copic Creations Challenge blog to see what the design team has done with more of the brilliant Elisabeth Bell Belles 'n Whistles images and enter for your chance to win!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft "Sketch by Sandra" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 patterned paper, 3 buttons, brads or gems" (here)
Flutterby Wednesdays "Open" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "Diecuts/Punches" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Anything Goes "Anything Goes" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Anything Goes" (here)
Elisabeth Bell's "Photo Inspiration" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Autumn" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Punches/Dies" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, tree - E31, E35, E47
grass - YG11, YG13, YG17
hat - E50, E53, E57
top - YR12, YR15, YR18
coveralls - B63, B66, B69
book - E02, E04, E07, pages E41, E43
flowers, butterfly, hairbow - V04, V06, V09

Oct. 25, 2011 Elisabeth Bell's World


Cards By MI said...

This is really lovely. The colours are so "alive"! Looks smashing.!
Love n hugs

Dana said...

Gorgeous Rose!! You explained Saturated color in a very simple, easy to understand way. Your card is simply amazing and I adore your layout! Very elegant and unique =)

Danni said...

Wow..wow..wow!! This is stunning! What a fabulous card and your coloring is just amazing! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply stunning the colors,and papers are just divine and your coloring is just fantastic bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week love cherylxxxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx

Emma H said...

Gorgeous card and amazing colouring - that image is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Fab N funky this week!

Gaynor Greaves said...

This is really nice, thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Anita Bownds said...

beautiful card..
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

Renkata said...

Such a wonderful fall card Rose.
Thanks for join us at EBworld challenge.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

What a fabulous project for Anything Goes! Your colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week! Good luck!
♥ Lisa M. PSDT

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! Amazing card and coloring!! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Jules said...

Wow your card is Gorgeous Thanks for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden challenge Blog.

Nela said...

Its so gorgeous, what a lovely
image coloured so beautifully!
Thanks for playing with us on the
Emerald Faerie Garden challenge
Nela xx

dragonllew said...

This is gorgeous I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge
Jenny x

Unknown said...

Hi! Your true color picture is colored awesomely! Love the die you used to make a frame!

You'll definitely have to do a tutorial now on how you made the clouds with 1 market and a piece of paper!!

Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Crafting Journey!


Mary Lou said...

Oh my Rose~~This is Gorgeous!! Do love the realism you bring to your coloring :) Thanks for joining us at EBWorld!!!

Janneke said...

What a amazing card.
Thanks for joining us at EB World …