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 2, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Creative Genius

I'm thrilled to have a chance to play with this sweet digital image designed by Elisabeth Bell called Creative Genius.  This image was showcased by the Digi Bells during a November 2011 blog hop (here) and I won this beauty by participating.  Yay me!!!  You can find her at the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery (here).

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

I've layered spots and stripes patterned paper from a Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling paper stack and some cardstock.  A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Spiral Arches edge punch provides a center border.  I die cut my image and matting using Spellbinders Large Labels and the Grand Large Labels.  My sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! All-Year Cheer I set.

My favorite part of adding handmade flower clusters is that they coordinate so well with my project as I punch or die cut the flowers from my project scraps.  Here I've used CarlaCraft Kikyou in large, medium and small, CarlaCraft Cosmos in large and medium, as well as Punch Bunch mini suns and a McGill pine branch punch.  I painted a light layer of Diamond Stickles over each for added glimmer.  Here's a closer view of one of my flower clusters . . .

This pic shows my card front . . .

The stamped sentiment inside of my card is from a Hero Arts Just Find Me set.

Here's a view of the inside of my card . . .

This photo shows my completed easel card where I've used the Creative Genius digital image designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .

You can find more inspiration using Elisabeth Bell's digital images at the Digi Bells Design Team blog here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Anything Goes" (here)
Ladybug Crafts "Spots and Stripes" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Dots and Stripes" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Cute and Cuddly" (here) - kitty loves cuddling
Crafty Catz "Use a Digi" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Say It With Flowers" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "New" (here) - new image I've never used before

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, chair/table legs, cat fur - E31, E35, E47
pants, headband, cat bow - BG11, BG15, BG18
glass of water - B000, BG000, 0
top, slipper - YR21, YR24, NEW YR27
chair bows - RV11, RV14, RV17
table cloth - E43, E42, E41, E40
airbrushed background - E31, BG11

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

~ Rose


Unknown said...

Rose I adore this I love the shape the image the colours well done Hugs Elaine

Lau W said...

Oh so beautiful easel card, love it very much, the stamp is so adorable ! SUperb colors !

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous Card, Thank you for playing along at The Crafty Purple Frog!xx

Michelle said...

Your card is so cute...
Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
LG Michelle

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is just adorable! Love the sentiment and the image I think I am going to have to go shopping for :$ Thanks for playing along with us at Moving Along With The Times :)

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Rose! what an adorable image! and you've coloured it beautifully! I love the bright and cheery papers and flowers and the border is really pretty!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

You are so talented Rose!! Love everything you do. This easel card is so adorable. I wish I knew how to create one. Thanks.

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febe said...

Love love love your card. Great work on the colors and the embellishments. :)

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Lisa Jane said...

Wonderful card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this for our Cute and Cuddly challenge
Lisa x

cotnob said...

I love this card, lovely bright papers and gorgeous image.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Julie said...

My oh my, what an absolutely beautiful card Rose,the image is so beautifully coloured and your choice of papers perfect! I'm pleased you've added it to "your book" and shared it with the Ladybugs! Keep making your beautiful flowers,Julie.x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Rose this is stunning too! Your colouring is just amazing! Love the cute papers and that image is so cute...that is totally how it goes when I am crafting - my little lila wants to play too! hehe

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card, those flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our "New" challenge over at OSAAT and good luck, hope to see you next week too Julie x

DesignerDiva said...

That is amazing colouring! Love the image, the colours - everything!
Thanks for sharing with the Ladybugs this for Diane's Spots & Stripes and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

scrap joanny said...

very nice card - perfect for us challenge = thank so much for playing with Craft Your Passion - hugs Joanna