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 . . .

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge: Simples (Minimal Embellishment)

The Dynamite Digi team over at the Crafts and Me Challenge blog wants to see your simple projects using minimal embellishments.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering three digital stamps as a prize to a randomly selected entry.  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsor here.

I've had the pleasure of using this wonderful, newly released Kissy Fish digital image by Hannah Lynn.  I've sized her to be 4 1/4" long x 3" wide to allow her to fill most of the card front so I won't be tempted to add embellishments - LOL!!!  I think it worked.

A bit of My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie Modemoiselle "Mother" striped paper and some Mon Cheri "Girl" Tiny Dots paper is all I needed for a touch of background.  A simple "warm tidings" sentiment from a Hot Off the Press Christmas Art set simply indicates that I'm sharing good news.

I think that it's pretty obvious that Kissy Fish is a loving Valentine's Day image but she'll also make a nice loving reminder any time of year.

This photo shows my completed card front showcasing Hannah Lynn's Kissy Fish image. . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes "Digital Images" (here)
Crafty Catz "Use a Digi" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Anything Goes with a Digi" (here)
Creative Craft "Minimalistic" (here)
Secret Crafter "Spots and Stripes" (here)
Colour Create "Turquoise, Deep Pink and Ivory" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
flower/hearts/fish - RV23, RV14, RV19
leaves - BG93, BG96, BG99
clothes/fish/eye - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
earrings/arrow - Y28, Y26, Y13
background - E42, E41, E40, BG000, 0


Trina said...

Your coloring looks amazing!

Rosietoes said...

Super card. Love the image and the colouring is great.

Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.

Edna x

Sabrina said...

Fantastic colouring Rose! Thank you for joining us at Colour Create. :) Sabrina

Lau W said...

Wow ! i love your colouring, her hairs are fantastic ! SUperb card !

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

carol said...

super card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Maire Gamber said...

Awwww Rose! You did it again! Fabulous hair! Love the way it has the streaks and highlights! It really stands out! I also love yur skin tones and the way added your shading to her face and nose! Beautiful card!

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creation and fabulous spots and stripes, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested:)

Curly said...

OMGosh this is one awesome creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image and just perfectly coloured, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

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

cheryl said...

oh this is one gorgeous,project just love the image and the colors you have used,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylx

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Curly said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous I love the colour theme and the image is so elegant and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our challenge

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 160 Spots and Stripes I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

sara said...

gorgeous love that image fab colouring thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x


Hi Rose
A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment on my card really appreciate this
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Shanna Shands said...

Very beautiful. Thank you for joining Paper Sundaes.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.

Bev x

Teresa said...

Rose georgous and the way you have coloured her hair is amazing.
Teresa x

Lotta said...

I love your card! Your coloring is amazing! Hugs Sandra