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, April 12, 2012

Card Art: Horizontal Criss Cross Card

I spent some time with the makings of a horizontal criss cross card.  I let the dimensions of this 4 1/4" tall x 5 1/2" wide card dictate the size and location of my image and embellishments.  Hmmm.  I've got some thinkin' to do in order for this to turn out close to how I'd like it to look.

As I hoped to allow part of the insert to show, my image had to be fairly small.  When using a digi image, I can easily resize the image to fit.  Instead, I put my Stamp-a-ma-jig to task and, with the help of a negative mask, I found a way to stamp a select part of an Elisabeth Bell Belles 'n Whistles Story Time image into a die cut oval.

Here's a closer view of my partially stamped, Copic-filled image where I've added a word stamped from a pre-inked stamp set:

Handmade flowers are formed from layers of an EK Success Paper Shapers small 6-petal daisy, a Punch Bunch mini sun and birch leaf.  As the flowers were punched from Bazzill Pink Bling, I only painted Diamond Stickles over the sun centers and the leaves for some special sparkle.

A sentiment from a Hero Arts' clear Elephants set was just the right size for this insert . . .

Triangles cut from Best Creations' A Walk in the Garden glitter paper pad add some sparkly patterns to my Bazzill cardstock.  Some QuicKutz Revolution Flourishes and Prima Say it in Pearls Swirls Cream add movement to the striped paper.  The belly-band of the card, covered with a Satin Sensations Island Blue 5/8" ribbon, wraps completely around the back and slides off easily. A Tim Holtz Charm Clip holds a warped clock charm. I've inserted a hot pink pearl heart Maya Road Trinket Pin into the bow.  Here's a pic of the front of my criss-cross card showing my use of part of Elisabeth Bell's Belles 'n Whistles Story Time image . . .

You can also find wonderful Elisabeth Bell digital images at her online gallery here.  Visit the Digi Bells Design Team blog here for digi design team inspiration.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Belles 'n Whistles "Butterflies" (here)
Elphine House "Easter Colors/Pastels" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "BINGO" (here) - covered everything but lace
One Stop Craft "Pastel and DieCuts" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Swirls and Pearls" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Sundae Bar - Use 2:  Kraft, lace, die cuts and/or charms" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Spring is in the Air" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Spring/Pastel Colors" (here)
All Sorts "Color BINGO" (here) - covered everything but kraft and yellow
Tuesday Throwdown "Stick Pins" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, tree bark - E31, E35, E47
leaves - G82, G85, G99
top - RV91, RV95, RV99
coveralls - BG70, BG72, BG78
flowers, hairbow, butterfly - R81, R85, R89
book - G20, G24, G28
bird - R02, W1, W3
book pages - W3, W1, 0
straw hat - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
airbrushed background - B21, G24, BG72, R85, E35

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

~ Rose


Alyce said...

Wow Rose this is just so stunning. Love your colouring and all of those beautiful details! :)

Lau W said...

Wonderful creation ! So lovely details ! Your colouring is fantastic !

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fabulous papers.Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Sentiments.xxx

Eskimo Frosting said...

Oh wow your card is lovely. Coloured to perfection.


Davi said...

Beautiful springy card! With the darling image and pretty papers. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous, love your colouring, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week ,hugs, martina

brenda said...

A super creation and lovely bright colour palette.

Thanks so much for joining my bingo theme at Allsorts this week and good luck with the prize draws.

B x

Bunny said...

Gorgous card thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.


Brodders said...

Lovely work :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Crafts and good luck - Jane x

Sheena said...

Wow a gorgeous card - I love all the detail! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Liza said...

A lovely creation, thanks for joining in with our spring theme this week at CCC.

Liza x

Delphine said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Such beautiful details and I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Audhild said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining the BnW challenge this month.

Hugs, Audhild

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Oh my. Wow! Love, this is just darling! Stunning would be a better description! Your coloring skills are amazing--such depth! And i adore pocket cards, and you really made this one a work of art!

Thanks for joining us in our Sundae Bar Challenge for Paper Sundaes! Make sure you join in our new challenge this week of Anything Goes!

♥ Lisabee PSDT

My Crafting Blog

Janneke said...

What a lovely card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia ...

Janneke XO