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 . . .

Friday, November 25, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Sketch by Lynda - Piano Forte

I'm so happy to have accepted an invitation to participate in this month's Sketch challenge as a Guest Designer over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge blog.  Woo-Hoo!!!  You can find out more about this challenge and see the fabulous work of the EB's World wonderful design team here.

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled digi image called Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte by Elisabeth Bell.  This sweet little lady is dressed in her best as she sings her little heart out while playing the piano for her doll, puppy and everybody else who cares to listen.

I've created my card using Bazzill white with some smooth dark and light pink cardstock.  A hint of Memory Box Yuletide collection patterned Christmas bell paper, faux stitched with pure pink marker, adds a splash of holiday background color.  A Spellbinders Grand 12" Classic Lace Border and Floral Doily Motifs die cut from WorldWin Gold Metallic Foil add intricate design to the sides of my image.  A Fiskars border punch adds more detail to the background matting.  A few rose brads, a swirl of cream pearls and a double bow tied with ruffled metallic braid ribbon are all the accents this sweet little lady needs.  A wonderful Close To My Heart Gloria sentiment (in Latin, translates to Glory to God in the highest) provides a little musical text support.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Elisabeth Bell's Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte . . .

If you'd like to take advantage of an opportunity to WIN a couple of really sweet Elisabeth Bell digi stamps AND have a chance to be a GUEST design team member for Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge blog, then submit your entry at their monthly challenge here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Ooh La La Creations "BINGO" (Ribbons, DieCut, Sparkle) (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Something Punched!" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Anything Christmas with Pearls" (here)
Colour Create "Pink, White, Gold" (here)
ABC Challenge "D=Dazzle" (here)
Crissy Armstrong's Monthly Challenge "Christmas Non-Traditional Colors" (here)
Belles 'n Whistles "Christmas" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Ribbons and Bows" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Christmas" (here)

The Elisabeth Bell stamps Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a November release blog hop through Dec. 2nd, 2011.  For a chance at winning the new EB Creative Genius image, I'm also including this card as an entry at their "anything goes" blog hop post (here).

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, puppy - E31, E35, E47
roses, heart, dog collar, dress - R11, R22, R43, R46
leaves - G82, G85, G99, YG11, YG13, YG17
pillow background - B91, B95, B97
slip, shoe, note - Y13, Y26, Y28
piano - T9, T6, T0
airbrushed outline shadow - Y00, RV00


Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous... Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Mary Lou said...

Hi rose~~Wow is this adorable!!!! Lovely take on the sketch and glad you could join in as GDT at EBWorld:)
Love your detail with copics!!! Thanks also for joining in the fun at Sunday's with Crissy!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Rose, BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! The coloring and details are wonderful!!
Thanks for joining us!!!
hugs, Janiel

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is so beautiful and the details you added are perfect! Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge. I hope we will see more of your lovely work on the 1st! Good luck!

Renkata said...

Such an amazing card Rose,
great colouring on the image.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous, your colouring is stunning hun!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Shari said...

Beautifully finished card - love it all! Thanks for playing with us at Sundays with Crissy.

Anonymous said...

Delightful card Rose, Beautifully coloured
Hugs Julie P

DesigNeAl said...

Cute image!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Ooh La la; we hope to see you again soon x

Shanna Shands said...

Once again thank you for playing with ABC. Your coloring is beautiful and I love your tinsel embellishment.

alethea said...

YOur card is gorgeous!!! THanks for joining us at The Digi Bell's!! Hugsxx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Sensational card! That image is coloured to perfection. Fabulous embellishments too.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and perfectly coloured! Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx

Elise said...

Wow this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at BnW!


Lilian said...

Congratulations on the GD spot! Gorgeous gorgeous work Rose! Thanks for joining both the Belles N Whistles and EBW challenge!:)

Crafting Belle said...

Fab card and gorgeous colouring, thanks for joining us at Papercrafting Journey xxx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous card - love the gold trim x
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at papercrafting journey & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo