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 . . .

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Li'l Cowboy

This playful little fellow, with his tussled hair, is ready to gallop alongside his toy stick horse.  You can find this wonderful Bell Horses - Li'l Cowboy digital image at Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery here.

I've used Copics to fill my Li'l Cowboy image . . .

Paper Shapers punched small oak leaves and Spellbinders foliage accent my encouraging Inkadinkado "go for it!" sentiment.  A seam binding bow accents the QuicKutz cowboy hat.

Cosmo Cricket's Wanted Buffalo Bill patterned paper is layered with speckled netting and Bazzill cardstock to form my card. Some of the polka dots from the Li'l Cowboy's bandana appear again in my border of My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Stomp "Brothers" Caveman paper. A Cheery Lynn Waltzing Matilda Lace Doily peeks out from behind my round shaped image.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Bell Horses - Li'l Cowboys digital image . . .

You can find more inspiration using Elisabeth Bell's digital images at the Digi Bells Design Team blog here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp "Use 3 Different Papers" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Make it Cute" (here)
Crafty Catz "Favorite Things" (here) - coordinating die cuts
Totally Papercrafts "Ribbons and/or Bows" (here)
All Sorts "Anything Goes" (here)
Secret Crafter "BINGO" (here) - ribbon, bow, leaves
One Stitch At a Time "Digi or Don't" (here)
Dream Valley "Just for Men (male themed)" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Masculine" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Lots of Layers" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, stick, horse face - E31, E35, E47
horse mane, boot trim, button - YR20, YR24, NEW YR27
pjs, rein - YG61, YG63, YG67
bandanas, boots, patch - E30, E34, E37, BG93
airbrushed background - Y23, E71

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

~ Rose


Trina said...

None of the words seem to be good enough to say how awesome I think this card is! Everything - coloring, design, embellishments - is perfect!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Rose. What a stunning creation. I love the layers, your adorable image so beautifully coloured, fabulous. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Lau W said...

So lovely colors for this superb card ! So nice design !

Hazel said...

Lots of details and all beautiful to look at - thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Lisa Jane said...

oh oww beautiful colouring and what a gorgeous image
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our loads of layers challenge
Lisa x

Fleur said...

Stunning card, I love it
Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

downrightcrafty said...

Wow a gorgeous creation and great take on our Bingo theme this week, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

happyscrapper said...

Stunning! I love it. the coloring and the colors you used are outstanding. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT, and hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt OSAAT

Curly said...

Oh my word,this is such and adorable creation , lovely image and beautiful design Its just perfect for our Favourite Things challenge

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

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is such a sweet card,thanks for playing on MAWTT with our Lots of Layers theme this week, Hazelxo

Unknown said...

This is a superb male card. Lovely colouring & thank you for joining us at Dream Valley this week

Nicola said...

Wow Rose, this is incredible work, I love every bit of it! That image is so cute and the finishing touches and design are perfect!
Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Crafteezee said...

Hi Rose, this is stunning, love the flow you have achieved around the image, really sets it off. Love your layout and embellies.
Have a good weekend sweetie and thanks for your comments on my blog today.
Hugs Tracy x

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous creation thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.

Pia S said...

Beautiful work - many details that are perfect to the theme of your card. I also love the coloring!

Cindy Groh said...

Amazing coloring and design of your card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Christine said...

Wow, Rose, you are an amazing colorist!! It's like I am looking at a painting!! Your card design is equally beautiful. Love how you put it all together. Consider yourself pinned!! So glad that I stopped by. I have another blog to stalk.
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Made by Mandy said...

OMG, your colouring is blooming amazing. When I grow up I want to be able to colour as good as you. This honestly looks so perfect like an oil painting or something. You are gifted and I did have a giggle at your anecdote about Rosie's book :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Digi or Don't challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Carrie's Corner said...

What a super cute card! Your coloring is wonderful and the little hat was a great touch! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.