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, May 5, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Standing Pretty

This adorable little girl designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps is named Standing Pretty.  You can find her at the Sweet Pea Stamps online store here

Here's my Copic-filled version:

She's dressed in pretty Spring colors to coordinate with my Creative Imaginations patterned paper and several layers of cardstock.

It is so satisfying to me to have my handmade flowers coordinate with my project.  Here I've used my card scraps to punch shapes for three different sized daisies . . .

A Spellbinders scalloped rectangle shapes my rubberstamped image as well as my Endless Creations' Birthday Love Peace sentiment inside.  This photo shows the inside of my side-open card . . .

A couple of My Minds Eye Union Square "Favorite" pearl brads adorn each side of my image, while an Endless Creations greeting marks one corner with a Satin Sensations 5/8" Citrus ribbon bow.  Here's the completed card front showing my version of Sweet Pea Stamps' Standing Pretty image by Elisabeth Bell:

If you'd like to see how I dressed Standing Pretty in Christmas colors, you can find that card here.

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:
Elphine House Australia "Everything Is Coming Up Daisies" (here)
Belles 'n Whistles "Spring is in the Air" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Ribbon and Pearls" (here)
Stamptacular Sunday "Spring Bling" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Flowers" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Birthday" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Birthday" (here)
AT Digital Designs/Emerald Faerie Garden "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Catz "Flowers" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Layers" (here)

"Top 3" May 15, 2012 A&T Emerald Faeries

"Top 3" May 7, 2012 Ladybug Crafts Ink

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress, bow - R81, R83, R85, R89
daisy - G40, NEW G43, NEW G46, Y38, W3, 0
airbrushed background - G43, B41

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

~ Rose


Winnie said...

what a stunning card, love all about it the colors , the image, lay out, thank you for joining our challenge at SSC this week

Hugs Winnie

Lau W said...

Oh so lovely card, so cute details, love all flowers !

Tracey Manderson said...

You always make such beautiful cards Rose. A pure pleasure in dropping by. Thanks for joining us at A&T Emerald Faeries, good luck and hope to see you next time.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card, super image and fabulous colouring
Hugs Kate xx

Marie Gamber said...

Beautiful! Always a fan of your coloring but the hand made flowers are gorgeous as well as your airbrushing!
Stunning as always.
Hugs Marie

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love your colouring and those flowers are stunning
Lindsay xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh My Rose, she is tooooo cute, and so beautifully colored. Such a fabulous card too, so perfectly embellished. I love it.
Thanks for joining us for Elphine House Australia's challenge.

Sandra said...

WOW - beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with Hooked on Craft :)