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 . . .

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sizzix Big Shot Pro Candy-Shaped Box and Sara Burrier's Poinsettia

I'm thrilled to share a Crafts and Me Stamps soon-to-be-released beautiful fairy digital image by Sara Burrier named Poinsettia.

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I set this lovely fairy toward the side of my cut rectangle so I'd have plenty of room to add a sentiment and some embellishments.  This magnificent stamped sentiment is an oldie from Art Gone Wild!  A QuicKutz manger and north star die cuts provide divine accents.  A bit of Diamond Stickles covers her wings and the poinsettia she's holding.  You can find out the basics of how I make my punched poinsettias here.

I've used my Sizzix Big Shot Pro and the Candy-Shaped Box Pro die to die cut Little Yellow Bicycle's Christmas Magic paper.  Holiday ribbons, tied in bows, hold my candy box tight but will make it easy to open and tie again.  A Spellbinders' Fleur De Lis Rectangle frames my image.

It all came together pretty easily.  Memory Box holly vines add a very nice over the edge flourish.  Here's a view of my completed Sizzix Big Shot Pro Candy-Shaped Box showcasing Sara Burrier's Poinsettia . . .

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Fairies" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Christmas Time" (here)
Flutterby Wednesdays "Open" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Christmas-themed" (here)
One Stitch At A Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Beautiful Bows" (here)
ABC Challenge "D=Dazzle" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Christmas" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
holly leaves - G82, G85, G99
poinsettia and dress - R22, R29, R59
wings - Y18, Y26, Y28
airbrushed outline shadow - Y11, Y28

"Top 3" Dec. 1, 2011 The ABC Challenge


Dr Sonia S V said...

Rose what a stunning creation!!!
Cheers from India

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Wow. This just knocks my socks off! So many details in one little package! No one will want to open this it's so gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week! Good luck!

♥Lisa M.
My Craftin' Blog

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow... an absolutely stunning creation. Your colouring is perfect.


Kerry said...

Holy Moly Rosie ...what a cracker...fabulicious!!! I would love these on my table at Christmas. Is it a BSP die? The image is gorgeous and your colouring is stunning. Thanks for joining in at LCI this week xx

Kathleen said...

Wow this is just stunning, I love it!!
Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes
Kat xx

Kary said...

This is Beautiful!! The box looks great, and your colouring is amazing! Thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Jenn said...

Beautiful box, the image is so pretty, and you've colored her beautifully! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

Nikki Byrne said...

OMG this is just STUNNING!!!! thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. good luck. Hugs.


Janiel/ janny said...

oh Rose THIS IS STUNNING!!!! I love how you have done this!! Your design, details and coloring is FAB!!!
hugs, Janiel

Kimberly said...

Oh my this is absolutely amazing....fabulous project...tfs

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us this week at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Shanna Shands said...

This is really amazing. Thanks for playing with ABC.