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 . . .

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Sara Burrier's Lady of the Field

This lovely Lady of the Field digital stamp by Sara Burrier was recently released at Crafts and Me Stamps.

This photo shows my image filled using Christmas shades of Copic colors.  I know it's unusual to find a fairy on a Christmas card but it surely is possible.  Who said fairies don't celebrate holidays anyway? LOL!!!  It's a shame that the glimmer of the Diamond Stickles painted on her wings doesn't show well in the photo.

I've created my gatefold card using Bazzill green then adhered My Mind's Eye 2010 Dear Santa Glitter Cardstock in musical notes to the outside and inside of the card.

Spellbinders Labels 17 shapes my image and the coordinating mat.  A Satin Sensations 5/8" red ribbon bow adorns my shaped image.

Tim Holtz' Alterations Sizzlits Festive Greenery die cuts from Creative Imaginations Cream Music paper have been airbrushed with coordinating Copic colors to create a distressed woods-looking border.  Die cuts from Memory Box' Deer Trio and a Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz) Bird add some wildlife to my wooded border.  Here's a view of my distressed border showing the die cuts from three different die companies:

Here's a view of my completed gatefold card using Sara Burrier's Lady of the Field all decked out for the holidays . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "More than One Fold, No Easels" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Christmas Red" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stop Craft "Use Three" (here) (3 different die cut companies border; tri-fold card; 3 deer)
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Non-Traditional OR distressed Christmas" (here)
Creative Craft "Fancy Edges" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Entertain Us! Song or Film" (here) (song Deck the Halls)

Nov. 7, 2011

"Top 3" Nov. 16, 2011 Emerald Faerie Garden

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
leaves in hair - G12, G14, G16
dress - R22, R29, R59
wings - B91, B95, B97
mushrooms - same colors as fairy
airbrushed background - B21, E31, C3, R59, B97, G16
Opaque White fairy dust around head


carol said...

fabulous card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card and thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. xxx

Sue U said...

Stunning card Rosie, jsut love how you have coloured the beautiful image

Thanks for joining us at Ladybugs Crafts Ink, hope to see you again soon

Sue xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the choice of reds thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faeries
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Caz said...

What a lovely creation...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck,,

Caz xx Crafty Sentiments GDT

scrapperjulia said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the deer and bird die cuts, very creative card! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

sandra's crafty corner said...

hi hun
what a beautiful creation hun, love those fancy edges
thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges, good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again,
hugs sandra dt xxx

Natalie said...

Brilliant work of art. Very well done!!
Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges!

karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Rosie, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

Nela said...

Stunning creation in beautiful colors!
Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faeries!
Nela xx

April said...

This is fantastic! I love the fold!! Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful, your colouring is stunning, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xxx

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and your colouring is absolutely amazing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Jennifer said...

Absolutely love this. Gorgeous work! Thanks for playing at CES this week. xx Jenny xx

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful colors. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning fairy and fab die cuts. Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck, hugs

Nikki DT

Curly said...

Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

vicmbee said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring thanks for joining in with the Emerald Faerie Challenge..Vicki xxx

Teresa said...

georgous Rose,
I like fairy's at christmas it is a magical season.