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 . . .

Monday, April 23, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Chrysanthemum by Sara Burrier

This lovely fairy, gently holding a pompom Chrysanthemum in her hands, makes a lovely border for inspirational quotes and/or poems.  She has been designed by Sara Burrier exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps and is available as a digital image.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled Chrysanthemum . . .

To form my easel card, I've layered blocks of Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling patterned papers with bright, coordinating smooth cardstock.  A Fiskars Greek Key punched edge borders the middle of the card near the wrapped sheer orange swirls ribbon.

An EK Success punched photo corner adorns one corner of my card front.  A few coordinating Basic Grey small buttons line my sentiment from a Stampin' Up! Summer by the Sea set.  Larger buttons are in line under the ribbon bow near my large handmade Chrysanthemum formed from a Fiskars Oopsie Daisy, Marvy Uchida daisy, EK Success daisy and oak leaf punches.  Here's a view of my card front . . .

The inside of my card holds a saying from a Stampin' Up! For Father set along with a handmade flower cluster consisting of the smaller daisy punched shapes.  All flower petals and leaves are painted with Diamond Stickles or Star Dust Stickles for amazing sparkle.  Here's a closer view of my flower cluster . . .

This pic shows the inside of my card . . .

Here's a view of my completed easel card, ready for display . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "A Stitch in Time" (here)
Crafty Sentiments Monthly Challenge "Spring Creations" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Dazzle It" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "All Buttoned Up" (here)
Crafty Emma's Store "Button It! - more than one button" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Bold and Bright" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Ribbon or Twine" (here)

The wonderful designers At Joan's Gardens (here) are looking for six guests to showcase handmade flowers for their May 15th blog hop.  Flowers can be made from dies or punches.  Making handmade flowers makes me happy especially since I can make them using my project scraps so the flowers coordinate so well.  If you like to make handmade flowers then head over to Joan's and submit your entry while there's still time.

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
gown - BG11, BG15, BG18
mum - YR21, YR24, NEW YR27
wings - above + RV11, RV14, RV17
airbrushed background - BG11

"Top 3" Apr. 28, 2012 Crafty Emma's Store

"Top 3" Apr. 30, 2012 Ooh La La Creations

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

~ Rose


Lau W said...

Your card is a beauty ! My God, such nice colors, and flowers are so beautiful !

Marjo said...

Fabulicious card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

hugs Marjo

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Carfty Sentiments.

Jayne A said...

Wow fabulous image and colouring, as for those flowers there gorgeous!


Wendi said...

Wow what an absolutely gorgeous card and those flowers are beautiful, I love the colours too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

Unknown said...

Hey Rose, Nice to see you here at Joan's, so glad you entered here, sorry to not have seen you lately, hope you are feeling better. Your flowers are wonderfull looking, as well as the card!!.
Will see you one of these days at one of your class's, I miss not coming in.
See you soon,

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for joining in at TPC this week.

Susan x

Donna said...

Stunning card hun and such cute buttons! Many thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Rose this is so very beautiful, the colours you have chosen to use are bold, bright and beautiful, the papers, design, flowers and that image look stunning, superb card thank you for sharing it with us at OLLCB
Lorraine x

Made by Mandy said...

Great Card ! Love your creativity and colouring skills :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Purple Crazy said...

All behind with my commenting again this week !, this is a gorgeous card, love the flowers,thanks for sharing at OLLCB, Wendy x

Tracey Manderson said...

Gorgeous Card hun!Thanks for joining us at A&T Challenges (emerald faeries) Good luck and hope to see you again.