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 23, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Peek A Boo

This warmly dressed snowman, large enough to hide the little girl peeking from behind him, is a stamped image called Peek A Boo and was designed by Elisabeth Bell for Belles 'n Whistles.

This view shows part of my Copic-filled image:

I've used a bit of Bo Bunny's Snowfall Collection patterned paper to layer with my Bazzill cardstock to form my easel card.  A die cut of the Cheery Lynn Designs Waltzing Matilda Lace Doily along with a Spellbinders' 2011 Snowflake Pendant form background layers.  My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly twine is tied throughout various buttons and Offray 1/8" navy ribbons forms double bows.  Prima Say It In Crystals and snowflakes from various punches add a bit of bling and detailed embellishments.

This view shows my card front . . .

and here's a view of the inside base showing use of an old My Sentiments Exactly! one of a kind rubberstamped sentiment . . .

This view shows my full easel card where I've used the Belles 'n Whistle's Elisabeth Bell Peek A Boo image:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Belles 'n Whistles "Brrr it's cold outside - Frosty" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Sketch by Domi" (here)
Winter Wonderland "Easel Card" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Bows" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "BINGO" (here) [old stamp, flower, twine]
Crafty Catz "Buttons and Bows" (here)
Sparkle Creations Christmas Card "Color" (here)
Do You Stack Up "Patterned Paper" (here)

The Digi Bells design team is also hosting a blog hop with several chances to win prizes of Elisabeth Bell's newest "Click" digital image so I'm entering this card for a chance to win there.

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, branches - E31, E35, E47
corncob pipe - E31, E35, Y13
black hat - T0, T6, T9
carrot nose - YR20, YR04, YR07
ornament, jeans - B91, B95, B97
boot, mitten, flower on hat, berries - R22, R29, R59
girl jacket, holly leaves - G82, G85, G99
girl hat, scarf - V04, V06, V09
snowman - B000, 0, C3
airbrushed background - C3, B00, Y00

"Top 3" Jan. 29, 2012 Winter Wonderland

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

~ Rose


Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Cyndi said...

such a beautiful card! love your coloring!

downrightcrafty said...

such a pretty easel, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week with your lovely work
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is fantastic and your colouring amazing!!! I just LOVE it! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Denise and Louise said...

This card is lovely. Gorgeous image and great colouring.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

lindyloo said...

awww what a gorgeous card thank you for joining us at crafty catz linda x

WencheP said...

This is really a beautiful card, love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Aunty Sue said...

What a lovely card thanks for joining Crafty Catz and good luck

pat said...

WOW!! super adorable! love everything about it.

Rach83 said...

Super cute image and great easel style. The Bo Bunny papers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges for our Bingo Challenge.

Rachel x

Sissi4477 said...

Such a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at the E. Bell Bloghop!




Hi Rose

A gorgeous card love the image,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz

Hugs Dianne xx

CraftyCatz DT

Iris said...

Awesome card and wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at BnW challenges!


Diane's Card Designs said...

A beautiful easel card and such a sweet image. I love all the embellies around the image and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.
Diane xx

alethea said...

Hi rose, such a gorgeous card!!! But just wanted to let you know that you have written Belle's N Whistles insted of The Digi Bell's at the bottom of your post in regards to the HOP! So you may wish to change it!! Thanks for joining us at The Digi 'Bell's! HUgsxx

Gina L said...

Love all of the buttons and snowflakes!

Lilian said...

Aw Rose... Your card are always stunners! Thanks for joining the Belles N Whistles challenge!

Candace said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Rose........... I just love your little pieces of art!! This is a stunning card!!

Thanks for joining us at the E Bell Blog hop!

Mary Lou said...

My goodness Rose~~ this is so Wonderlicious!!!! Oh those BB dp's are lucious and your talent is gorgeous!!! Beautiful coloring of the image and thanks so very much for joining in the Fun at The Digi Bells Blog hop this month--good luck
PS~~Congrats on GDT at the Digi Bell's--look forward to having you on our team!!!! YEAH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rose, this creation is so sweet!! I love your snowflakes and awesome coloring!! :) Thanks for playing along with us over at the Belles n’ Whistles Challenge Blog ! Hope you will join us again and good luck!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member