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 . . .

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Crafty Sentiments Manga Jason and Eve

I've spent some time working with this adorable manga digi image that I was very lucky to receive as a prize for participating in a Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge.  Whether this young couple knew each other before this little mishap or not, they're just destined to be together.  Ahhh . . . new love.

As soon as I touched my marker tip to the paper, I realized that I'd made a big mistake and printed my digi image onto Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock rather that my favorite Copic paper, Bazzill Smooth.  Yeah, one word can make all the difference!  Bazzill Simply Smooth is so smooth that it almost has a silky feel to it.  Copic ink will puddle on the surface as the paper can't absorb the color.  The Colorless Blender is ineffective so no highlights or other fun Colorless Blender techniques will work.  This paper behaves much like Cryogen paper and other glossy papers for me.

Rather than throw it away and start over, I decided to go with it and see what happens.  I worked through my frustration at the puddling of sticky ink in the hair and clothing then did my best to look at it in a different way.  The strokes of color are quite evident almost like the strokes created when working with heavy oil paints.  Yikes!  Even my airbrushing techniques didn't work and the color slid across the surface of the paper.

Here's a closer view of the image that shows the results of my using Copic colors on Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock:

I've used Bazzill gray to mat Kaiser Craft Love Notes Collection "Promise" patterned paper.  A Sizzix Bigz Clear Heart die cut was embossed with a Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder.  A Sizzix Bigz Swirly Heart die was embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  I added a QuicKutz ShortKutz love phrase die cut to one corner.  My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly pompom trim borders the top while Zva Creative self-adhesive crystals and Petaloo Flowers add some all around bling.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing my use of Crafty Sentiments Designs Manga Jason and Eve:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments "Love and Romance" (here)
Ladybug Crafts "Anything Goes New Stuff" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "New Something" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Something New" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "What's New" (here)
Crafty Catz "A New Beginning" (here)
Delicious Doodles "All Things New" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Anything Goes" (here)
Daisy Doodles "New Beginnings" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes New" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress - R81, R85, R89
shorts - N1, N4, N6
rock - W1, W3, W5
shirt - B91, B95, B97
ice cream, eyes - G20, G21, G24, G28
airbrushed background - B21, G21, E21, W1

"Favorite" Jan. 9, 2012 Crafty Sentiments

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

~ Rose


pinky said...

Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at LCI.

Eskimo Frosting said...

Ahh young love....
cute card.


Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card I love that image
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Jac said...

Super romantic card and great to see Jason & Eve. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Marie said...

Such smashing card and fabby colouring. It's always a joy to come and visit you.
Love n hugs

Rach83 said...

Lovely card and great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Curlybear said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation ,its a fabulous interpretation of the theme this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz New Beginnings Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a cute image and love all the detail. The gem swirls look gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Dora said...

Awww how cute and so fun, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Deb said...

very cute!
Many thanks for joining in our first Cute Card Challenge of 2012!
Happy crafting, Debxx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous.


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Jane said...

A lovely card thanks for Playing with us at Delicious Doddles
Luv Jane xxx

Julie said...

FAb card! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx