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, January 11, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Joanne Schempp's Spanish Dabloon

This fun mermaid, playing with her overflowing treasure, is named Spanish Dabloon and was designed by Joanne Schempp for Sweet Pea Stamps.

Here's a view of my Copic-filled rubberstamped image:

I've added a layer of Delish Peppercorn Main Dish black and white patterned paper to my Bazzill cardstock.  A Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangle frames my image.  A few McGill pine branch punches and Recollections Mulberry Paper Mini Roses form flower clusters, one of which adorns a thoughtful Penny Black sentiment.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Joanne Schempp's Spanish Dabloon . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts "Sketch by Sue" (here)
One Sweet Challenge "Unusual Holidays" (here) January 13 is Make Your Dream Come True Day
Sweet Pea Stampers "Classy Black Tie" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Mythical Creatures" (here)
Dream Valley "Anything Goes" (here)
Fashionable Stamping Challenge "Anything Goes" (here)
Magical Monday "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Anything Goes" (here)
Anything Goes "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - T0, T6, T9
gold - Y13, Y26, Y28
wooden chest - E31, E35, E47, W3, W5
tail - FBG2, FB2, FV2
airbrushed background - E55, Y13, BG18
Opaque White for bubbles and pearls

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

~ Rose


Renate said...

So beautiful and your colouring is just great.
Love the stamp myselfe and i love the frame and your flower arrangements.

Tkank you for playing with us at SPS.
Love Renate

Sue said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in at sweet pea stampers :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley x

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous creation hun...

thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Marie Gamber said...

This is so beautiful Rose! The image coordinates so well with the background. The sentiment is just so beautiful!

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome card, Rose. I love how you've blended two different tones of blues. They look fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Marion said...

A beautiful card and such a stunning image. Colouring is amazing. Thanks for playing along at Magical Monday

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this week.xxx

karen said...

It really is beautiful, a fabulous make! thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

Shelley said...

What a beautiful card. The image is gorgeous. Love your story about "your book" too! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Shelley

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! Your card is so beautiful. Love the image and you colored prefect. Thank you for playing at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Nataliya

Steph said...

What a gorgeous image and beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the image & your colouring ia fantastic as always hun.

Thank you also for joining us girlies over at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Yvonne Garner said...

A beautiful card! Love your book story, too! Thanks for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Gaynor said...

Very sweet, love this, thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Rachel x said...

Lovely card- the pop of bright blue looks so good on the b&w card!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Rose, What a lovely card you have made. 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