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 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Stitches 'n Swirls (with Curly Locks Kiki)

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your Stitches 'n Swirls.  A randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND a $10 gift card for use at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More online store!!!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsor(s) here.  I'm happy to participate in this challenge as a Guest Designer.

I've created a bright and cheery card using this beautiful Curly Locks Kiki digital image designed by Elisabeth Bell.  You can find her at the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery here.  Here's a closer view of my Letterpress diecut and Copic filled image.  Once the image was dry, I added Copic Opaque White to brighten the flower bands, headband, sock top, and a few other spots in the white parts of the image.

In my attempts to embellish this image with something that Elisabeth used as an accent, I tried to pull the strawberries from the berry bowl onto my card front.  But how?  Hmmm.  After digging through my crafting supplies, I finally found a single strawberry stamp from an old See d's Inqueboutique recipes set.  I used my Copic colors directly on the stamp, stamped onto white cardstock dampened with Colorless Blender, outlined the image using my Copic multiliner then fussy cut each strawberry.  My Punch Bunch Garden Leaves multi punch, small blossom and mini sun gave me great strawberry blossoms and leaves to create my very own strawberry plant.  Thankfully I found some stray holiday season green ornament hooks to hold my strawberry plant pieces in place. Yay!  Each piece was painted with Diamond Stickles for magnificent shimmer.

A blossom and leaf adorn my Stampin' Up! Simply Summer set sentiment . . .

I've handstitched a border on the left using a curvy green leaf vine from a bazillbasics in the garden template with hillary green thread then covered most of it with my strawberry plant.

I've also handstitched a corner on the inside of my card using a bazillbasics flourishes template with jubilee and heidi purple threads.

I've layered Memory Box Pocket Posie patterned paper from their new Viola Collection with coordinating Bazzill textured cardstock. Home Pro silver metal corners adorn each corner of my card. Bits of Want2Scrap's amber bling swirls provide some sparkle. A Memory Box Savannah Border vine in purple swirls the length of the right side of my card. A simple bow in purple grosgrain ribbon wraps around the lower front.  I've added hand drawn faux stitching around the border of my patterned paper.

This photo shows my completed card front where I've used Elisabeth Bell's Curly Locks Kiki digital image . . .

For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's Stitches 'n Swirls challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday "Make it Sparkle" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Use3 Different Papers" (here)
Divas by Design "Bling it Up" (here)
Paper Play "For a Mother" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Lots of Layers" (here)
Crafty Catz "Begins with B" (here) bow, bling, berries, blossoms, brown
Stampin' for the Weekend "BINGO" (here) ribbon/bow glitter/sparkle flowers
All Sorts "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Digi or Don't" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Yummy" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress, socks - V20, NEW V22, V25, NEW V28, V99
berry bowl, scissors - C1, C3, C5
shoes - T0, T6, T9
strawberry leaves - YG11, YG13, YG17
strawberries - R32, R35, R37, R39
embroidery cloth, apron - E43, E42, E41, E40, 0
flower bands, headband, pillow - Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19
argyle pillow - B12, B16, B18, R83, R85, R89
airbrushed background - YG17, YG11, Y26, Y13
stamped strawberries - R35, R37, YG17
Copic Opaque White adds brightest white back to image accents

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

~ Rose


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Rose. This is gorgeous. Lots of lovely layers, beautiful image. Gorgeous colours, textures and lots of attention to detail. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Rose, Oh this is a super card , what a wonderful image and the colours are stunning, Love the layers on it, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, enjoy the rest of the weekend, Hazelxo

Renkata said...

Rose, such an amazing design.
Love the flowers and the colouring is fab!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card! Lovely colours, sweet image and I love the strawberries you've made! hugs, Marlies

chrissy xx said...

WoW! This is just Stunning! LOve the image! LOve your colours! LOve your strawberries! LOve everything lol.

Maire Gamber said...

Fabulous card Rose! I love how you pulled the strawberry theme from the image for embellishment. I find it really hard to do this and one of the things that takes a lot of thought. You always do a super job!
Marie XX

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card with fabtastic emmbellies, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Polkadoodles said...

Wow Rosie, this is stunning, you put so much work into it! xxx

Josephine said...

Gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Pysselbus said...

Rose.... This card is stunning!! I love all the details you've put in - especially the strawberry plant on the side... And I love that we used the same image for this challenge... Kiki fit's so perfetly for a stiching challenge - doesn't she?


Pia said...

wow what a beautiful card, love the image
hugs Pia

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. I really love those strawberry plant embellies that you made.


Janiel/ janny said...

Rose this is amazing dear...... I love love love your work..
Happy weekend to you...........

Laney said...

gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Diva's this week would love to see you next week too

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is beautiful - and the strawberries look amazing
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
Lisa x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Rose Beautiful card!

I love the strawberry plant what a fantastic embelishment looks amazing!

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts for our last anything goes challenge for february

Emma xxx

Julie M said...

What a fab card, Rose - wonderful detailing, you obviously love the little obsessive bits!!! The stitching, the cutting and the colouring are all beautiful.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, such lovely flowers and cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Nicole Mullen said...

Really beautiful card, the details on it are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

carol said...

wow super card, colouring is fantastic, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

craftymum said...

A "yummy" card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week

hugs Sarah x

p.s. I have candy on my blog and a DT call

Mary J said...

What can I say? ADORABLE!!!

Mummylade said...

Lovely project!
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Bettina L. said...

OOh those strawberries look yummy and I love your design too. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx