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 . . .

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Forest Guardian by Sara Burrier

This magnificent and quite powerful digital image named Forest Guardian was created by Sara Burrier and is available exclusively through Crafts and Me Stamps (here).  I found myself drawn to the detail of this incredibly beautiful image and expect that its symbolism can spiritually touch anyone who's experienced a broken heart from the loss of a loved one through a broken relationship or death.  It can also affect environmentalists who seek to protect wildlife from building development.  To see how the Forest Guardian envelops this devastated young lady, holding pieces of her shattered heart, within his majestic, angelic wings provides such comfort and hope.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled Forest Guardian image . . .

I've sized my Forest Fairy digi paper (find it here), sheet 26, to 5.75" and printed it onto textured white cardstock.  I've layered it with coordinating black and fuchsia cardstock.  A Satin Sensations 5/8" fuchsia ribbon, topped with black cotton lace, creates a bottom border.

I adhered black cardstock to grungeboard then die cut the Sizzix Tim Holtz tree branch to add some dimension to my card front.  I used a Tim Holtz hitch fastener and charm clip to hang my bird charm from the branch.

A My Mind's Eye Dolled Up "Day" button and "Cute" twine are centered in my flower cluster.  A Rubberstamp Tapestry sentiment is surrounded by some Creative Impressions Small Tropical Iridescent Blossoms, Doodlebug Design boutique bubblegum brads, a couple of airbrushed paper roses, as well as Prima flowers, heirloom paper leaves pecan and a gillian raspberry flower.

I included a die cut silhouette of a buck and fawn from the Memory Box Deer Trio and a QuicKutz bunny to include the animals of the forest expressing their concern too.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Sara Burrier's Forest Guardian digital image . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion "Anything Goes" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes - option Shrink Plastic" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Pink and Girly" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Cute as a Button" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Pink and Girly" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Anything Goes with a Button" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Charmed!" (here)
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Feminine Flair" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "My Favorite Things" (here) digi image, die cuts, Copics

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, BV00, E93, RV95
hair, girl - E47, E35, E31
hair, angel - Y13, Y26, Y28
broken heart and bands - R81, R83, R85
angel wings - C3, C1, C00, B00, R00, Y00, YR00
angel clothing - C3, C1, C00
halo - YR00, Y00, Y0000
ground - W5, W3, W1, BG93, NEW BG90

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

~ Rose


Barb said...

what a treat for the eyes! this is absolutely stunning. :)

Marjo said...

Gorgeous Card, 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

BriGt said...

OMG !! this card is an absolute stunner ! sooo beaudiful and soooo ... something about that image, love it !

Catherine said...

Love all the little details on this. I keep seeing something different every time I look at it! Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

Kerry said...

Stunning card Rose...your attention to details if amazing. Love the scene you created in the background and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining in our Pink & Girly Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Trina said...

Geez Louise! The coloring on this is amazing! Magnificent card!

Angie said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Michelle said...

An really great card.
Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
LG Michelle

vickisunshine said...

Hi Rose, I stopped by your blog after you visited my blog, thank you for your kind comments. I'm so glad I came by you have some absolutely stunning creations on your blog and I'm just off to become your latest follower.
Vicki x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really stunning card and your colouring is awesome.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing on MAWTT, Hazelxo


Over the edge gorgeous! what can I say....this is a fantastic piece of art. I hope you will frame this!!! It is majestic and wonderful and amazing and and and!!!!!! Smiles, Samara OSAAT DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the image and the background papers are stunning too, love it
Lindsay xx

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and all your intricate pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenges. Good Luck. Hugs, Jill x

DesignerDiva said...

Love your beautiful card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Cute As A Button challenge
Laurie x

Jennifer said...

Wow, breathtaking work. Thanks so much for sharing with CES....good luck! xx Jenny xx

Kelly said...

Gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing along at One Stitch At A Time xx

Wendy said...

Oh wow Rosie! You've outdone yourself yet again! As always awesome coloring and truly inspiring card!

Thank you for playing along in our Pink and Girly challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog!