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, June 4, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Yule Fairy

This lovely Yule Fairy, providing a guiding light and dressed in holiday colors, makes a sweet image for sending warm holiday wishes. She has been designed by Molly Harrison exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps and is available as a rubberstamp (here).

I've added a lovely rounded sentiment from a Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home large set.  This photo shows my Copic-filled image . . . 

It makes me happy to add coordinating handmade flowers, like these poinsettia clusters, to my projects.  Each flower is lightly painted with Diamond Stickles for added sparkle.  My flowers are formed by layering some punched paper flowers . . .

I've layered Bazzill cardstock with Bo Bunny's A Gift of Love St. Nick Sugar Plum and Holly Beary patterned paper. A Memory Box Holly Vine forms a border on the left side of my image.  A few gold mini brads help to carry a bit of gold from my image into my card.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Molly Harrison's Yule Fairy image . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Oldie but Goodie "Anything Goes" (here) - rubberstamp is 1 1/2 years old!
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Winter Wonderland "Holly" (here)
Secret Crafter "Anything Goes" (here)
There's Magic in the Air "Three in a Row" (here) - Punches, Flowers, Circles

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
skirt, ornament - R22, R29, R59
top, ornament - G82, G85, G99
wings - Y13, Y26, Y28
airbrushed background - Y13, R22, B93, B99

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

~ Rose


Lau W said...

Wow ! Magical card, love the light ! Superb creation Rose !
xxx !

coops said...

so stunning rose.i love your gorgoeus bold colours and fab imageand details :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning! The colours are fantastic & the flowers look great!

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Divas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sonia said...

Hi Rose
Amazing Creation! love the image and all the details you add. Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcake. Good Luck!
-Sony DT

Francesca said...

What a great creation
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


downrightcrafty said...

fabulously prickly holly beautiful colouring and a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Tonny said...

a very beautifyl card.

Love it

Grt. Tonny

Pysselbus said...

Oh my word, Rose!! You always amaze me when I stop by!! Totally gorgeous card! Coloring is divine and the flowers... They look totally like anything you would buy, even better! Thank's for the pre-Christmas inspiration! You know - we are soon half way... :-D


DesignerDiva said...

I love your beautiful card Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie xx