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, June 17, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Stamps Aia by Hannah Lynn

This fabulous butterfly fairy poses mid-flight, her mini butterfly friends fluttering around her, to share warm words with someone special. Her name is Aia and she has been designed by Hannah Lynn exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps.  Aia is available as a rubberstamp (here).

I've used the "beyond the edge" technique with die cut ovals to shape my butterfly fairy.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . . 

Adding coordinating handmade flowers to my projects makes me happy.  Punching shapes from my card scraps then layering them to form my flowers makes it so easy to do.  Here's a closer view of one of my handmade flower clusters where I've lightly painted each flower with Diamond Stickles for added sparkle.

I've layered Bazzill cardstock with Hot Off the Press (HOTP) Paper Pizazz Vintage Yellow Flowers patterned paper.   I've carried butterflies from my image onto my card by adding HOTP Pastel Butterflies Shaped Brads to each side of my image.  The loving sentiment is from a Just Rite Spring Words set.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Hannah Lynn's Aia image . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenges "Nature" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Anything Goes" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "All that Glitters" (here)
Bunny Zoe's "Girls, Girls, Girls" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Joy's Photo Inspiration" (here)
Divas by Design "Summer Theme" (here)
Truly Scrumptious "Flower Power" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Punch Drunk" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Colour It Up" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Bugs and Butterflies" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
outfit - BG93, BG96, BG99, Y21, Y26, Y28
airbrushed background - BG10

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

~ Rose


Michelle said...

Wow is this little fairy fabulous. Like your card very much.
Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
LG Michelle

sue - aka bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is stunning Rose. The image is so gorgeous and coloured beautifully. I really love how you have co-ordinated all those beautiful flowers with the image and backing paper.
Hugs Sue

Christy Beans said...

A really gorgeous creation! You're right that the coordinating handmade flowers do give it something extra. =) Fab card! Thanks for joining us for the Colour It Up challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, the image is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous, your colouring in is absolutely amazing, love it
Lindsay xx

Alyce said...

Rose this is absolutely amazing! Your colouring is just so beautiful and that image is lovely. Beautiful papers too! :)

Shirl said...

Isn't she adorable looking Rose you have coloured her beautifully and those flowers are so pretty.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

coops said...

so stunning rose.fabulous colours and design and i love the image and your rich colours :D

xx coops xx

Dawn said...

Great work. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card with wonderful elements. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Rose, lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Monika Reeck said...

Rose, the Images is sooo adorable and you coloring her so pretty..love your color combo and the flowers also...really beautifully done..

I am also joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge, my card is number 177 would you mind to see it on my blog :) many thanks before :) Love, Monika

Wendy said...

Stunning card, gorgeous image and colours...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card!! Love that amazing image! Great coloring too!

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


Ira Huberts said...

OMW Rose, your fairy card is more than just adorable, it's exquisite! Love this warm colour combo, a truly delightful card! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, I so appreciate this! Ira x

Kruemel said...

What a beautiful card! Great coloring and layout!

Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Rose, and so many details.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril x

Fliss said...

A very pretty card Rose in the loveliest colours.
Thanks for joining in with our nature challenge at FSC.
Fliss x