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, November 12, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Art Deco Couple

Ahhh...there's nothin' like the smell of fresh rubberstamps to get my creative juices flowin'.  An Art Deco Couple stamp by Crafts and Me Stamps led the way to this fun, loving card that I can use to share marriage, anniversary or even engagement wishes.

This lovely lady's close-fitting cloche hat emphasizes her fabulously flowing gown, embellished with gorgeous plumes and pearls.  Her handsome escort is equally astonishing for this black tie affair.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

Keeping the card simple allows this wonderful dancing couple to shine.  I've added some Bo Bunny embossed dots in black to some white Bazzill to form my card.  A strip of Creative Imaginations Cream Music paper provides a visual note while another strip of Teresa Collins' Mr. & Mrs.: Flowers Paper accents the rose of her hat.  A simple sentiment and black ribbon bow provide the only formal embellishment.

Here's a view of my completed card showcasing the Crafts and Me Stamps Art Deco Couple . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday "Sketch" (here)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges "Times Gone By" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Love and Marriage" (here)
Creative Craft "Minimalistic" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Embossing" (here)
All Sorts "Black and White Plus One" (here)

Copics used:
tux - T9, T6, T0
dress - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
airbrushed outline shadow - BG75, BG72
Copic Opaque White

"Top 3" Nov. 15, 2011 Ladybug Crafts Ink


MarcyK924 said...

Rose, this is BRILLIANT! Your coloring is perfect and your interpretation of the sketch it gorgeous! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

Nicola said...

Stunning card Rose, I adore your perfect colouring of such a wonderful image. The sentiment is fab and your design is great too!
Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge this week for Allsorts and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Unknown said...

WOW!! I just LOVE your coloreing!! What a FAB card!!!

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you in this week challenge as well.

Hugs Tine

Kerry said...

What a beautiful and elegant card Rose....your colouring is amazing. I love that sentiment :-D Thanks for joining in at LCI this week xx

Céline said...

really stunning card, amazing coloring
great take on the sketch
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline Dt member

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card and a lovely image, beautifully coloured. As you say, this handsome couple don't need lots of embellishment.
Thans for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, hope to see you again.

cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply stunning that image is beautiful,super card
bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great image wonderful colored. Just a perfect card. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Acornsales said...

beautiful card,i just love to see this amazing color combination.......

Maire Gamber said...

This is just gorgeous Rose! I love the way you kept the spotlight on the couple. I love the white on her dress! This is truly elegant!

happyglitzygirl said...

Love the image, and the way you coloured it,just perfect, so elegant. Thanks so much for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, blessings Hilde

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Rose ! The image is gorgeous and your shading is stunning ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning card!!! Loooooving' it!!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges ;)

Teresa said...

love the colours used what a beautiful anniversary card this would make.
Teresa x

Fliss said...

A beautiful creation Rose and your colouring is amazing.
Thanks for joining in with the FSC Times Gone By challenge and hope to see you again.
Fliss x