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, March 1, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Sweet Pea Stamps Be My Valentine by Elisabeth Bell

This sweet little guy is happy to share his handmade heart with someone he cares for.  Sweet Pea Stamps recently released this rubberstamped image, named Be My Valentine, designed by Elisabeth Bell.  You can find him at the Sweet Pea Stamps' online store here.

I've layered some older My Mind's Eye Abby Road Stomp "Brothers" Caveman Stripes double sided paper with Bazill green, seafoam and burnt orange cardstock.  The sentiment stamped into the heart is from the Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home set.

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

An EK Success Paper Shapers Photo Corner Scallop punch finishes two corners.  A cluster of Hero Arts Card Buttons in Summer, tied with twine, adorn one corner while a green seam binding bow embellishes the other corner.

This photo shows my completed card front where I've used Sweet Pea Stamps' Be My Valentine image, designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .

This little guy makes a wonderful Valentine card but why not use him for friendship, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day and other occasions.  The heart is left blank and other words or images can fit inside.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Quixotic Paperie Monthly Sketch Challenge "Sketch by Mary J" (here)
Belles 'n Whistles "Love and Hearts" (here)
Elphine House "It's a Boy Thing - Blue/Green" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Use Spots or Stripes or Both" (here)
All Sorts "Anything Goes" (here)
Dream Valley "Just for Men - masculine theme" (here)
Fashionable Stamping "For a Child" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Hearts" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
sneakers, shirt, hat - YR21, YR24, YR27
pants, hat, heart - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
sneakers, hat, heart - G40, NEW G43, NEW G46
airplane - C1, C3, C5
airbrushed background - YR27, YR21, BG72, BG70

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

~ Rose

"Top 3" Mar. 29, 2012 Quixotic Inspirations


Mary J said...

Oh Rose, this ADORABLE!!! Totally love your take on my sketch honey!

Thx for joining us at Quixotic Inspirations!

Mary xxx

Jayne A said...

Beautifully coloured card.


Anonymous said...

AWW! Rose, this is such an adorable design!! Love your colors and your coloring on this little sweet boy!! :) TFS! HUGS

DesignerDiva said...

Fantatic colouring! Love the image and the colours too!
Thanks for joining the Diva's this week for Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Anonymous said...

Just popping back in to say thanks for playing along with us over at the Belles n’ Whistles Challenge Blog ! Hope you will join us again and good luck!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Cazro said...

Such a sweet adorable card. I love the colour tones used. thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping. Caz

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautiful layout! Love your color scheme, too. Thanks for joining us at FSC!

Lin said...

This is so cute, and so beautifully coloured too.

Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley. Sorry I am so late with my comment! Don't forget to come back today and check out this time's challenge.

Lin xx

Cheryl said...

Such an adorable card! I love the mix of colors and papers you used. Your coloring is fabulous.

Mona Evy said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration Challenge.

Andie's Space said...

Hi Rose,
This little fella is adorable. I love those papers & your colouring looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Janneke said...

What a amazing card is this Rose ;o)I adore your coloring!
Thank you for joning us at Elphina House Australia ..

Janneke XO

Gina K said...

Absolutely adorable card with fabulous coloring! Congrats on your win at Elphine House!

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful card, Rose, I just like everything about it! thank you for joining us at Quixotic Inspirations!
hugs, Alina