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 . . .

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Meljen's Designs Mother Hen

Images of things in nature, including animals, make wonderful objects to practice handling Copic ink and exercise layering Copic colors.  This sweet Meljen's Designs digital image, designed by Melissa Jenkins, is named Mother Hen and is perfect for learning to trust the blending qualities of Copic ink as well as sweeping light layers of color.

I took advantage of the imperfections in nature and quickly swept some bright colors where I thought they should be.  When it looked good enough, I swept a layer of warm gray over the entire image to add some warmth  and consistency as well as tone down those bright colors.  When working with Copic colors, it's important to maintain the right moisture in the paper while layering colors.  Sweeping light layers of colors over areas of my image works well for me.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .

This Mother Hen, happy to have her five little chicks staying very close to her, is a loving and very touching image.  It seems to symbolize the infinite love of mother and child(ren).

I layered some Bazzill cardstock and some of the newly released Memory Box Viola collection in wildbloom and flowers to create my card.  A Tattered Angels Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance banner and sentiment seemed appropriate for the intent of my card.  I used a QuicKutz chicken die cut to add my male chicken.  A bit of Prima Say It In Crystals adds some bling to two corners while a Prima Sugar Plum Rose Eggplant and mulberry paper mini roses with Heirloom Paper Leaves in Gold Dust add a flower cluster to another corner.

Here's the completed card front showing my use of Meljen's Designs Mother Hen . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Meljens Challenge "Loving You" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Valentines" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Romantic Theme" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Loves Me, Loves Me Not" (here)
Fab 'n' Funky "Use a Digi" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Truly Scrumptious "Love & Hearts" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Have a Heart" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Sketch by Dawny" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Animal Antics" (here)

Copics used:
mother hen - Y11, Y13, Y15, YR20, YR04, YR07, E31, E35, E47, R22, R29, R59, W1
chicks - Y11, Y13, Y15, YR20, YR04, YR07
nest - E31, E35, E47
heart - R22, R29, R59
outline shadow - W3, W1, 0

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

~ Rose


Renkata said...

Rose you have colored the image so beautifly, love the card.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Rose. How pretty. Gorgeous colours, love your image and finished off with those gorgeous flowers. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

dragonllew said...

Great card love your colouring thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Jenny x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the colours & your colouring is stunning!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rach83 said...

What a great image for a Valentine's card. Love your purple papers and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...!

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

big hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

Hi Rose, such a lovely image and coloured so well!

Wonderful colours and I love the little die-cut chicken!

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing over at PTW! xxx

Katja said...

Oh my goshhhh, this card is so adorable. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Meljen's!
Good luck!

Katja (Meljen's DT)

Jill said...

beautiful card Rose thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Robin Parker said...

Love the purple designer paper. The hen and her chicks are colored beautifully. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge for Loving You.

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card, beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Lovely image and the purple backing paper is beautiful. Love all the detail especially those flowers. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.
Diane xx

Whimsey said...

What a great card - love the purple and your image is colored so beautifully!

Thanks for joining us at LCI!!