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 . . .

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Hannah Lynn's Lady Liberty

This amazingly beautiful mermaid, dressed in her patriotic gear, makes a magnificent patriotic and supportive image for showing pride in the grand ol' stars and stripes.  She has been designed by Hannah Lynn exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps and is available as a digital image (here).

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

Handmade flower clusters, consisting of punched shapes, adorn two corners of my image.  All flower petals and leaves are painted with Diamond Stickles for fabulous sparkle.  Here's a closer view of my flower cluster . . .

I've layered brand new We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue Stack papers with cardstock.  A 5/8" strip of Satin Sensations Cranberry ribbon provides an exciting border and bow.  A bit of My Mind's Eye twine lines up QuicKutz diamond die cuts that are folded into pennants to hold Stars and Olivia alphabet letters.  A large button, tied with twine adorns the same corner.  Here's a view of my completed card front . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot "Medals and Monarchs" (here)
All Sorts "Buttons and Bows" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Touch of Sparkle" (here)
Truly Scrumptious "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - R22, R29, R59
clothing - B91, B95, B97, R22, R29, R59
airbrushed background - R22, B91

"Top 5" May 25, 2012 Allsorts of Challenges

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

~ Rose


Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Rose, I love this! So lovely and vibrant and cheerful! Many many thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge.

brenda said...

A really fabulous card Rose, the colours are so cleverly crafted together.

Thanks so much for joining in with out Buttons and Bows theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

pinky said...

Stunning card Rose, very patriotic! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Jennie said...

Beautifully coloured image and gorgeous papers. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie DT

brenda said...

I totally missed that you have joining in at Stampalot as well Rose, so sorry and thanks for taking part.

Would also fit in at Penny Black and More !

B x

Marie said...

Sorry I have not been around much lately. But now I am back. What a fantastic card. You are a wizard with the markers and your designs are fabby.
Love n hugs

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...


This is stunning your colouring is fantastic and I love the delicate flower!!!

thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Alyce said...

Awesome Rose! Absolutely stunning colouring and I love the stars and stripes theme :)

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh my word, this is FABULOUS! Love the image and design. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs. NIKKI DT

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs Nataliya

Ruth said...

A lovely card for our challenge at Sir Stampalot.Absolutely fabulous! Ruth :)