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 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Shabby Chic/Distressing (with A Warm Fuzzy Hug)

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your Shabby Chic/Distressing using lots of whites.  A randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND KaiserCraft paper blooms from Little Darlings Rubberstamps.  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.  I'm happy to participate in this challenge as a Guest Designer.

I've created a vintage-looking card using this beautiful A Warm Fuzzy Hug rubberstamped image designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.  You can find her at the Sweet Pea Stamps online store here.  Teresa at Crafts and Me Stamps in the UK carries a wonderful selection of Sweet Pea Stamps so if you're in the UK, you can also find this sweet image here.  This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

I cut layers of Bazzill cardstock and a dictionary paper and began distressing it.  Just a swipe through my Zutter Distrezz-it-All and the edges were ready for inking.  I tore shreds through the inside area of one sheet then rolled the shreds to create a frame for my image.  I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to hold my rolled frame in place.  I crumbled the paper then laid it flat again to ink the creases.  Now it looks pretty distressed to me: torn, worn, tattered, stained and wrinkled.  Bits of lace act as patches behind the tears in the edges.

A strip of beige seam binding borders the left side of my image.  Handmade vintage roses adorn the base of my card front while a few aged butterflies, with pearly bodies, flutter around.  These roses are made using All Night Media medium and small blossom punches:  four of each size per rose.  The layers are held together with a brad in the center.  A few mists of water, some arranging of the damp petals before drying with a heat gun and they're ready.  I've adhered the roses to a Martha Stewart punched rose leaf.  The Cats Pajamas "Hey Friend" stamped sentiment fits snugly on the front, holding a mini paper clip with a dangling vintage trinket.

The friendship sentiment on the inside of the card is from Art Gone Wild!  Look closely at the Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and you'll see eight different miniature Elisabeth Bell digi images that I reduced to fit into the film strip.

Here's a closer view of that film strip . . .

This photo shows my completed shabby chic/distressed easel card where I've used Sweet Pea Stamps' A Warm Fuzzy Hug rubberstamped image as designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .

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 Shabby Chic/Distressing challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts "More than One Fold" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Shabby Chic/Vintage" (here)
Everybody Art "Friendship" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "BINGO" (here) - flowers, glitter, brad
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Distressing" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Anything Goes" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
Secret Crafter "Shabby Chic/Vintage" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress, socks, shoe bows, hair ties - YR30, YR31, YR23
bear, shoes - E30, E33, E35 AND nasty rag technique with E37
airbrushed background - W5, E53, YR30

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

~ Rose


Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Oh, my goodness, Rose - SPECTACULAR... I just cant take my eyes off of thsi cration - there is so much yummy going on! I really love it all, but am especially enamored with your fab flowers! wendy xx

CraftinGranny said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card and perfect vintage LO. I love all the additional details and this adorable image by EB. Did not know she designed for Sweet Pea so will be sure and check it out. Congrats on the DT spot at EB. You really shine with this one. "Hugs"

cotnob said...

Wow! Gorgeous, I love the Shabby Chic look and you have nailed it here. Great image and beautiful embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.

♥ anusch ♥ said...

Sehr schöne Karte.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous image and perfect for our challenge of Vintage/Shabby Chic at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning card!! Your distressing is fabulous and I love that sweet image! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Eskimo Frosting said...

Gorgeous card. I am loving all that texture.


Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love all the detail and the image is adorable.....Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft,hope to see you next time...
Mandy x

Susie Little said...

Beautiful card ! Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Purple Frog.Good luck xx

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect, I hope you will try to join us again next week,
Have a lovely week,
Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

Anna Jasiolek said...

This card is brilliant, I can't stop looking at it... Standing ovation from me. Anna xxx

Mina said...

wow stunning card Rose, I love the film strip what a fantastic idea...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx