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, December 12, 2011

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Little Curls

I had more fun playing with this Little Curls image, designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.  She's dressed well for Spring and Autumn and could possibly be used for indoor Summer and Winter scenes too.  I thought it would be fun to try to show her indoors in a Christmas scene.

With that in mind, the first thing I had to figure out was how to have her appear indoors.  I decided to use my QuicKutz Santa's Workshop 3-panel die to create a picture window in the center of my card front.

Then I used Copic colors to fill my Little Curls image.  This scanned image shows how she looks alone  . . .

I adhered this Copic-filled image behind my window.  To cover the normal Copic bleed through, I covered the inside of my card with colored cardstock, leaving a little border of the original card color.

While she was sitting alone, inside of the window, I let my eye wander to her little outstretched toe and thought of what it would be like if she were sitting near a Christmas present and how she wouldn't be able to stand not touching it.  I can almost hear a parent hollaring from the other room, "Don't touch that present!"  Then, as any little girl might do, she yells back, "I'm not touching it!"  Because, after all, her toe isn't touching it, at the moment - LOL!!!

So, I die cut a present using a QuicKutz gift die and added Diamond Stickles for lots of giftie sparkle.

That gift needs to be under a tree!  I cut a piece of the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Pine Tree and placed it in the corner of the window making sure it appeared inside of the window only.

I had the perfect sentiment for my Don't Touch That! scene.  The QuicKutz 2008 Jolly Set contains a "do not open..." clear stamp and a small ornament tag die cut.

I considered decorating the outside of the window but everything that came to my mind would cover too much of my Little Curls image and I really wanted her to be the focus.  The "merry christmas" die cut was also part of the QuicKutz Jolly set and fit nicely across the bottom of the card front.

This photo gives a clear view of my latest Little Curls image, through a window . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers "Non-Traditional Christmas Colors" (here)
One Sweet Challenge Just For Fun "Tag! You're It" (here)
Belles 'n Whistles "Let's Sparkle" (here)
Crafty Creations "Card with a Sentiment" (here)
Monthly Copic Oz Challenge "Christmas" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Tag You're It!" (here)
Do You Stack Up? "Something Old" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
clothes - B91, B95, B97, YR21, YR04, YR07
airbrushed background - E35, E37, W3, Y00


WencheP said...

I love your card, looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


craftyb said...

oh this is just adorable! LOVE the wee scene and you've coloured your image so beautifully! Hope you join us at Crafty Creations Challenges again soon! bx

Mary Jo said...

Fabulous idea to create the scene in the window-it is awesome! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Miranda said...

lovely card Rose, love the windowframe looks gorgeous
thanks for joining our challenge thsi week

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful card here. Perfect. 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

PS Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2012

Love crafts forever said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Nataliya

Sandy said...

I love this -- you have me hooked on your cards!!