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 . . .

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Lisa Victoria's Mercreature

Finally the light bulb went off in my head and I figured out what to do with the globe that this cute mercreature is gently holding as it fondly remembers events of the past.  This is the third of the rubberstamps I won as part of a 3-count grab bag prize for participating in a Sweet Pea Stampers challenge.

This photo shows a close-up of my Copic-filled Mercreature rubberstamped image.  On the stamped image, the globe that this mercreature is holding is left empty with just a few spots of drawn highlight areas.  It's a fun space that you can fill with whatever your heart desires.  I reduced and flipped the mercreature image then covered it with a self-adhesive epoxy circle from Creative Imaginations.

I used Bazzill for my card and added a layer of Hot Off the Press' Paper Pizazz Masculine sarapapers.  My oval stamped image is edged by deckle edged scissors.  I've added QuicKutz corners, a Spellbinders Floral Flourish, McGill fern punches and paper flowers.  A sentiment from Hampton Art's Studio G Clear Stamps and a Stampin' Up! Circle of Friendship set complete my flower and sentiment cluster.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my version of Lisa Victoria's Mercreature . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers "Remember" (here)
In A Sweet Pea Dream "Thankful using Fall Colors" (here)
iCopic Lover "Thankful" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Thankful" (here)
Sir Stampalot "Blue and Green" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Cutesy" (here)

Copics used:
mercreature - G82, G85, G99, E04, 0
sky - B21, 0


pinky said...

wow super cool card Rose, love the image and the gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

angelwhispers said...

Rose this is just so perfect and what a wonderful image and design so special! Thanks for joining us over at SPS Love Chanelle xxx

Love crafts forever said...

I love what you did with this stamp. Thanks for playing with us at SPS.
Hugs Nataliya

Sue said...

What A FAB idea !! Love how you filled the globe..I thought you'd drawn if first , then used shrink plastic Ha Ha - Not so complicated but brilliant non the less!
Thanks for joining in at sweetpea Stampers

brenda said...

What a fabulous card Rose, really well thought out and beautifull coloured.

Thank you so much for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

Your card would also fit the theme over at PB & M Penny Black and More where Stampalot have another great prize up for grabs.

B x

Mary J said...

Oh wow, so beautiful Rosie! What clever way to use the image!

Carole of Brum said...

Oh what a fabulous idea with the globe! It makes the image even more magical. Love your thinking, and of course the card and colouring are beautiful as ever. CoB

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow beautiful colouring.


laney said...

Super cute card!!Love it!!
thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

Rosa Witten said...

Love it Rose! Sooo creative as always. Thanks for joining Sweet Pea Stampers.

Happy Days said...

Love it! Fantastic idea to make a mini copy of the image for the globe. Thanks for sharing with us over at Sweet Pea Stampers. I hope you'll join us next time.

Good luck
Claire x

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation
I love the image and how you have used the colour theme
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month


Sally H said...

A beautiful blue and green creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Netty said...

Totally adorable card, love it. x

Johanna said...

Brilliant! :o) So cute card and great colouring!


Ruth said...

Beautiful card and perfectly coloured! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampalot, Ruth

paperfun said...

Hi Rosie, I collect snowglobes; so this image has long intrigued me. You have done an amazing job on this image. I love that it is a mini of himself that he sees.

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Jenni said...

Stunning work, love your colouring! Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz challenges this week.
Jenni x

Tracy said...

Fabulous dragon Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Rose, what a lovely card. He's a cutie. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Teresa said...

I love the way you have done the skin it is so clever and realistic Rose.
Teresa x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Rose,
This looks amazing. I love the image & the miniature version. Your colouring is fantastic. It's alljust fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew.
Andie xx

jennifer said...

wonderful card! thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!