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 . . .

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Sweet Pea Stamps' Always

I've made some time to play with this fabulous mermaid, designed by Ching-Chou Kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps, named Always.

Here's a closer view of the lovely mermaid, with her long and overflowing hair, as she rests on a slice of moon that's she has lovingly decorated with hanging hearts.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Always rubberstamp image comes on a sheet with sentiments, phrases and quotes.  I've included this quote by Roy Croft . . .

I do enjoy making my own punched flower clusters to include on my projects.

I've layered some of Basic Grey's Sweet Threads Spring Tote patterned paper with some Bazzill cardstock to form my card.  A Letterpress nesting circle die cut frames my image.  Bits of Say It In Crystals rhinestone swirls are my only other embellishment.

Here's the pic of my completed card front showcasing Sweet Pea Stamps' Always image by Ching-Chou Kuik.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Sweet Challenge JFF "Love Theme" (here)
Sweet Pea Stampers "Baddabling" (here)
Stamptacular Sunday "Diamonds or Pearls" (here) My favorite is DIAMONDS!
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "You're a Gem" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Show us Some Love" (here)
Craft Us Crazy "Valentine/Love" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Valentines/Love" (here)
All Sorts "One or More Hearts" (here) Four Hearts on Image
Charisma Cardz "Pretty in Pink" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - NEW RV52, NEW R56, R59
moon - Y13, Y26, Y28
tail, fin, top - RV23, RV14, RV19
eyes, butterflies - BG11, BG15, BG18
outline shadow - C3
airbrushed background - BG18, BG15, RV19, RV14

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

~ Rose


Anonymous said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks so much for joining in our Diamonds or Pearls Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Julie P

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Rose with such a gorgeous image!
Thanks for entering our Hearts challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck
Hugs Nicola xxx

Deb said...

wow, fabulous, amazing colouring!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Your card is gorgeous. The rhinestones and flowers are such a nice touch!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy challenge!

Renate said...

This is simply gorgeous Rose! Fantastic colouring and great eembellishments.

Thank you for playing with us at SPS.
Hugs Renate

Fleur said...

A beautiful card, the sentiment is lovely
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Marie Gamber said...

what a gorgeous card! Love how you did all the lines that added so much to the dimension! You do a beautiful job. I will try to practice that technique! Gorgeous card, as usual!
Your big fan,
Marie XX

Stampalicious said...

this is gorgeous, love this, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Nikky Hall said...

Oh my word this is amazing Rose!! Congratulations on being chosen for Digibells GDT, so looking forward with playing with you guys! ;)
mwaah xx

tiggertastic said...

this is just amazing, i adore the colours and the image you have used is perfect
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
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Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K