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, December 14, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge: Christmas

The Digi Design Team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps challenge blog wants to see your Christmas creations.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering THREE digi images as a prize to a randomly selected entry.  You can find out more about this challenge here.

I've enjoyed working with this lovely Angel Rays digi image by Sara Burrier.  This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image. I used Copic Opaque White acrylic paint to add the falling snowflakes.

This image is loaded with texture!  Check out the white Liquid Applique' that I applied over the furry parts of her coat and hat.  After it dried, I applied heat to make it puffy.

Adding Martha Stewart's chunky snow glitter provided a fabulous, realistic snowy ground . . .

My card base is layered with Bo Bunny's Snowfall "Blizzard" glitter paper and Bazzill cardstock, some pieces punched with EK Success' large snowflake edger and snowflake border.  K&Company's Smitten adhesive paper ribbon adds a stunning border.

I adhered some sugar paper to chipboard then die cut a Sizzix Snowflake #2, a snowflake from Tim Holtz' Bigz Winter Wonderland die and Mini Snowflakes from Tim Holtz movers and shapers (to my great disappointment, I had alot of trouble releasing those from the die!).  A Recollections mulberry paper mini rose is centered in one of the large snowflakes.  The sentiment is from an older Stampin' Up! Best Yet set.  I've added faux stitching with a Copic atyou Spica in Chocolate.

Here's a photo of my card front that showcases Sara Burrier's Angel Rays image, available exclusively through Crafts and Me.

Hop over to the Crafts and Me Digi Challenge and enter your Christmas Creation!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday "Sketch by Jo" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Christmas" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Christmas Non-Traditional" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "It's Cold Outside" (here)
Winter Wonderland "Let it Snow" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Christmas" (here)
Delicious Doodles "X-travagent Xmas" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Let it Snow" (here)
Creative Craft "Real or Faux Stitching" (here)
Sweet Stamps "Chipboard" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, trees - E31, E35, E47
coat, boots - E55, E57, E59
hat, scarf, gloves - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
dress - N1, N4, N6
wings - E50, E53, E55
houses - E50, E53, E55, N1, N4, N6, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
outline shadow, windows - Y00
background - B99


Lau W said...

Wow ! your card is beautiful, love the white liquid effect, fantastic !

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word this is stunning!
Your coloring is spectacular, and I love the texture.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Wanted to stop by and say Thank you for stopping at my blog. Your card is just stunning. I love the image you did a wonderful job coloring her. The paper is beautiful and I love the background. All your embellishments
are just perfect. Merry Christmas and A Health and Happy New Year in 2012.
Hugs, Pat

Pysselbus said...

Wow!! What a stunning Christmas Card!! Love the colors and the coloring!! It's so nice to stop by your blog again and see all the pretty things you make!! Thank's for stoping by my blog...

Wish you a magical Christmas!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Rose! I love the airbrushed background, Beautiful card!
Hugs Julie P

Marie Gamber said...

I was admiring this card on your designer blog yesterday! You did such a fabulous job with coloring and your textures make it just perfect!

Sandy said...

Wow!!!!!! You have some beautiful cards and fantastic images!!!
Merry Christmas!

Allison said...

lovely Christmas card
thenak for joining usat Delicious Doodles

Mona Eidhammer said...

Hi hunni!
Your card is absolutely amazing. Love all the techniques you have applied. Love the "fur". I also love the sky. How did you get it so perfect? An absolute stunning creation. Hugs...Mona

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

What a sweet project! The coloring on this is amazing! Thanks for sharing your lovely design with us on Sweet Stamps.com
~Jeannie Sweet Stamps DT

Ildiko said...

OMGoodnes this is stuning, perfect entry for our X-travagent Xmas at Delicious Doodles. Have a Merry Christmas and happy new year