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, January 2, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Casting Down Imaginations by Sara Burrier

This beautiful digital fairy image by Sara Burrier is named Casting Down Imaginations.  She's spreading some love as shown by the dainty hearts flowing around her.  You can find this lovely fairy at the Crafts and Me Stamps online store here.

I laughed at myself as I was drawn once again to reach for my red Copic colors. Really? Red? Still? I thought I'd be done with red by now. Nope. Not yet. LOL!!!

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  The little hearts are covered with X-mas Red Stickles.  The green leaves over her wrists and throughout her dress and hair are covered with Green Stickles.  I've painted Diamond Stickles over her wings.  The glimmer of the image is very pretty and it's a shame that I couldn't capture it in the photos.

This loving Hero Arts sentiment seemed appropriate to use with this image:

I layered American Crafts Love Can't Help Falling tiny red hearts paper with Bazzill cardstock to form my card base.  I traced an old stencil and hand cut a large scallop border then used a small heart punch to add a heart shaped window to the center of each scallop.  A few brads, a couple of Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Flourishes and a bit of Prima Say It In Crystals are my only embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "Sketch by Dawny" (here)
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Something Old, Something New" (here) Old Stencil; New Image
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Anything Goes" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Flourishes/Swirls" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Happy" (here)
Everybody Art "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress, wings - R20, R24, R29, R59
airbrushed background - Y00, Y02, Y04, G82

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose


Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, a stunning image beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Hazel said...

Beautiful, I have those swirls and they're gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Vee said...

A beautiful card and a fabulous image and colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma and I hope you have Happy New Year.
xx Vee

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Rose,

Happy New Year 2012! Health! Prosperity! Creativity!

Incredible work of colours on your caracter. Interesting layout. Beatiful papers. Good work !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Mrs Wonka said...

Stunning card Rose

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and that you have a very Happy New Year!

Mrs Wonka xxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and just love the flourishes and swirls used, thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs and Happy New Year
Kate xx

Maire Gamber said...

This is a beautify card Rose! I love the colors!

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Deb said...

Gorgeous creation and your coloring is fabulous, thanks so much for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week

Melissa Bove said...

Very pretty card! Fabulous image!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


xxxtglxxx said...

This really is so very beautiful! :) Gorgeous image and your colouring is stunning!

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Made by Mandy said...

Love the vibrant colours in this card and your colouring is fab :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT. Happy New Year & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)