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 16, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte

I'm so glad that I made some time to play with this sweet digital image designed by Elisabeth Bell called Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte.  This sweet little lady is dressed in her best as she sings her little heart out while playing the piano for her doll, puppy and everybody else who cares to listen.  You can find her at the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery (here).

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image, sized smaller (just 2 1/2" tall) to fit inside of a die cut oval . . .

My sentiment, stamped onto a QuicKutz mini tag, is from a Close To My Heart Annotations set.  A Zip Sweetheart alphabet die forms the letter "B" that I added to my sentiment.  A jump ring holds a brass "wish" charm.

The coordinating handmade flowers are made from my card scraps with punches.  The Bachelor's Button is formed from a Punch Bunch medium and small cosmos, mini sun, and McGill pine branch.  My small daisies are formed from a Paper Shaper 6-petal daisy and Punch Bunch mini sun and birch leaf.  I painted a light layer of Diamond Stickles over each for added glimmer.  Here's a closer view of my flower cluster . . .

I've layered TPC Studio Party Hearty Birthday Wishes and Birthday Candles double-sided patterned paper with Bazzill cardstock to form my square criss-cross card. A Magnolia Doohickeys Tilda Lace Die cut edge provides a sweet lacey border for each side of my criss-cross. I die cut my image and matting using Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals.  This photo shows my completed criss-cross birthday card where I've used the Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte digital image designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .

The stamped sentiment on the insert of my card is from a Stampin' Up! Elegant Greetings set.

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

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

Set aside some time to join the Digi Bells this Friday, April 20th, for their monthly blog hop and a chance to win one of Elisabeth's newest digi images.  You still have time to submit your entry at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog - Shabby Chic/Distressing challenge  for a chance to win TWO digi images of your choice!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday "Birthdays" (here)
Divas by Design "Charmed, I'm Sure" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Fancy Folds" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "3 or more patterned papers" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Anything Goes" (here)
Sir Stampalot "Happy Birthday" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
blonde hair - Y13, Y26, Y28
dress, bow, dolls skirt and shoes - B32, B34, B37
pillow roses - G12, G14, G16
pillow - YR0000, YR00, YR02
piano - T9, T6, T0
puppy - E50, E53, E55
shoe, slip - E41, 0
airbrushed background - BG72, B32

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

~ Rose


Margreet said...

Stunning criss cross card with fab colouring and lovely details. Thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Rose, I really need to try this criss cross style!
Thanks for playing along with the Diva’s this week with your ‘Charming’ make and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Rose !

Wonderful realization ! Magnificent papers. Your work of colours on your caracter is incredible. Everything is perfect. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

brenda said...

What a stunning card Rose, beautiful colours and so much attention to detail.

Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge this month and really hope you can join our blog hop as well, we have lots of super prizes.

B x

pinky said...

Wow Rose this is absolutely gorgeous!Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

Jayne A said...

Fabulous criss cross card. I love all of the fabulous detail.


Anita said...

Your card is so beautiful and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Rose this is just gorgeous. Love how you have coloured up the image and that layout is amazing! :)

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous pocket fold card and super-cute image. Fabulous colouring too. :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Annie said...

Hi Rose this is an absolutely stunning card. The colours, stamping......everything about it is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.......happy crafting....Annie :)

Vee said...

A gorgeous card, love the design. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Lynne K said...

This is so pretty, and what a lovely image. Thank you for joining in our birthday celebrations at Stampalot Challenge, and good luck.

Lynne x

Ruth said...

This is a work of art! Thanks for joining the birthday celebrations at Sir Stampalot,Ruth

happyglitzygirl said...

Absolutely divine, perfect colouring, choice of colours,what more can one say. Thanks for playing with us at the Papercraftin Journey, blessings Hilde

Sally H said...

What a fabulous card and such a sweet image, beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Stampalot and good luck!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Francesca said...

fab creation thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot challenge and good luck!