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 . . .

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Creative Genius

I'm thrilled to have made time for another round with this sweet digital image designed by Elisabeth Bell called Creative Genius.  I was very lucky to win her by participating in the Digi Bells' November 2011 new release blog hop (here). You can find her at the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery (here).

There's plenty of space to add a sentiment from an older Stampin' Up! Best Yet set.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .

I've added some patterned paper from a Prima The Sasha Paper Collection tablet.  The round element is diecut from a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Doily Motifs set.  A few black mini brads add nice contrast to my bright papers.

I've used a medium and small blossom punch with a Punch Bunch mini sun and small cosmos to create my coordinating handmade flowers.  A light layer of Diamond Stickles painted over each adds beautiful glimmer.  Here's a closer view of one of my flower clusters . . .

I've included a few shaped supporting accents:  the pencil holder is a stamped image from Art Gone Wild!, the marker and scissors are QuicKutz die cuts.  This photo shows my completed card front where I've used the Creative Genius digital image designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .

You can find more inspiration for 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 "Sketch by Janneke" (here)
Secret Crafter "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Make it Girly" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Anything Goes" (here)
Oldie But Goodie "Anything Goes" (here) - Prima Sasha paper pad is from 2008-09
Truly Scrumptious "Flower Power" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Friendship" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - T9, T6, T0
chair - YR20, YR04, YR07
wood - E31, E35, E47
pants - RV23, RV14, RV19
slipper - YG11, YG13, YG17
shirt - BG13, BG15, BG18
cat - YR12, YR15, YR18
table cloth - E41, E40, 0
airbrushed background - E43, YG11

"Top 5" June 12, 2012 Tuesday Throwdown
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose


Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Rose.

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous card - Love the bright colours! :)



Deb said...

Adorable creation, your layout is fantastic and the colors and flowers are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing with us at our One Stitch at a Time challenge this week

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Rose this is just so pretty! What a cute image and the colouring is just perfect as always :)

Lau W said...

Oh so cute image, and so fabulous colors ! Your card is full of so lovely details !

coops said...

so stunning rosie.adorable image and i love your bright colours :D

xx coops xx

Josephine said...

This is stunning! I love the bright, vibrant colours.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the bright & cheerful colours!
Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet card! I love the image and the can of pencils in the corner is a great touch. Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Mary Lou said...

Rose this is WONDERFUL!!!! I get so inspired by your blog:)

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely colourful creation, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the sweet setting for this image & the flower embellishing. Thank you for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Friendship challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

Alli Devine said...

This is gorgeous and reminds me of the cards from the 1930's. The colouring is just gorgeous and the colour scheme is so bright and cheerful. Thanks for entering our make it girlie challenge at Ooh La La creations.
Alli x

Lisa said...

Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly with this cute little card! Such a sweet image and gorgeous coloring :)

Janneke said...

What a pretty card, thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia ;o)
Love your coloring sooo much ♥