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 . . .

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Penny Black's Nose-Kiss

This cute image of two sweet and loving furry bears, balancing a large heart between them, can be used for many occasions.  As Spring is known as nature's mating season, this image also symbolizes springtime.  It's named Nose-Kiss and is available as a rubberstamp by Penny Black.

Once my image is filled with Copic color and has dried well, I use a negative mask and the nasty rag technique to add furry texture to my bears' fur.  You can find other examples of how I've used the nasty rag technique here.  Below is a closer view of my Copic-filled Nose-Kiss . . .

To form my easel card, I've layered blocks of Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling patterned papers with bright, coordinating smooth cardstock.  A Martha Stewart butterfly border punch edges the middle of the card near the wrapped Offray 1/8" blue ribbon and bow.

A large handmade Chrysanthemum formed from a Fiskars Oopsie Daisy, Marvy Uchida daisy, EK Success daisy and oak leaf punches rests on one corner of my Spellbinders Grand Large Labels die cut image while a few more handmade flowers, remaining from a previous card, rest below a ribbon bow.  Here's a view of my card front . . .

Flower petals and leaves are painted with Diamond Stickles or Star Dust Stickles for amazing sparkle.  Here's a closer view of one of my flower clusters . . .

A few coordinating Basic Grey small buttons are scattered around my One and Only sentiment from Art Gone Wild! on the inside of my card.  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:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge "May Day! Spring-themed" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Ribbon" (here)
Creative Craft "Animal Antics" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Buttons and/or Bows" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Animal Magic" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
Secret Crafter "Cute 'n Fluffy" (here)
One Stop Craft "Recipe = 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellis" (here) buttons, ribbon, flowers

Copics used:
bears' fur - E31, E35, E47, E93 (cheeks); Nasty Rag Technique E49
heart, flower petals - RV11, RV14, RV17
sailor top - BG11, BG15, BG18, W3, W1, W00, 0
flower centers - Y11, Y15, Y19
airbrushed background - torn paper clouds BG11; Cheery Lynn grass border mask G82, G85

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

~ Rose


downrightcrafty said...

Just gorgeous thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge for our Cute and Fluffy Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Redanne said...

The fur on your bears looks almost real, lovely job on the colouring and a great card.

Crafty Tazzy said...

Beautiful card Thank you for joining in the Creative Craft Challenge Hunny xx

Nancy said...

Beautiful easel card, love your flowers,they blend in with the paper so nicely! Such a cute image and tfs that nasty rag idea--I checked out the tutorial, awesome!

Francesca said...

Such a gorgeous creation
thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


xxxtglxxx said...

gorgeous card!! :) Your colouring looks fabulous!



Cathy said...

A wonderful card. I love the image. Your coloring is great. And I absolutely love the papers you used....TFS

Renkata said...

this card is such a joy to look at.
Love the flowers.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Such a sweet and adorable image!!

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


kath said...

beautiful card rose and that image is so adorable..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

Judith said...

This is so cute love those little bears- thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges this week and good luck hugs Judith x

paperfun said...

This card is beautiful. Your image is colored so beautifully and I love the tiny bows on your ribbon.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Sarah said...

Hi Rose, lovely image with beautiful embellishments. Great colour combo as well.

Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


Rebekah said...

Fab work thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Rose, the bears are sooo cute xx

SVIT said...

Stunning card! Thank you for playing along with us at OSSC this week! Good luck!
Svit xx