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, July 29, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Stamps Love Life by Zindy S.D. Nielsen

Crafts and Me Stamps carries an exclusive line of fabulous life-like stamps designed by one of their newest artists Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  I've used Love Life on a monochrome card that expresses loving thoughts.  You can find this image as a rubberstamp here.

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I love the effect of using the "beyond the edge" diecutting technique with this image.  Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz) Nesting Circles dies include 21 different sized circles so you're sure to find just the right size for your image.

Along the edge of my circular element you'll find a border of paper flowers handmade with layers of a variety of Punch Bunch punches.  Here's a closer view of my handmade flowers lightly painted with Diamond Stickles for amazing sparkle . . .

I've layered older DCWV Old World Stack patterned paper with Bazzill cardstock and Bo Bunny Double Dots textured paper.  A sentiment from a Hero Arts Thank You For Being My Friend set shares loving thoughts.

Here's a photo of my completed card front showing my use of Crafts and Me Stamps' Love Life image as designed by Zindy S.D. Nielsen . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafting When We Can "Monochrome" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Make Your Own" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Monochrome" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - T0, T6, T9 + E31, E35, E47
clothing - BG01, BG05, BG09, T0, T6, T9
heart splat - W1, W3, W5
airbrushed background - BG01, BG09, T9, W5

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

~ Rose


Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Rose, the image is fabulous as is your shading. Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Vicky said...

beautiful card, the image is just lovely and love all the different shades of blue, Thanks for joining us on crafting when we can hugs vicky

Alyce said...

Ooooh stunning Rose! Love all of the blue tones and those sparkly flowers are amazing! Such a beautiful card :)

Shirl said...

Fabulous image and coloured beautifully Rose. The card is amazing.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

coops said...

So stunning Rose.I love your handmade flowers and really gorgeous blue colours ;D

xx Coops.xx

Marissa Isabel said...

You have lots of great work in your blogs! I love it!
I love how you colored the image!
Thanks for sharing your card at Papertake Weekly Challenge
Marissa Isabel

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Rose and love that image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Rose, lovely image and beautiful shading.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Hope to see you again.

Elaine said...

Rose this is beautiful what a fabulous card , I love all the embellishments they are wonderful well done Hugs Elaine

Carrie said...

Gorgeous card. Your colouring is amazing!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

clare brown said...

wow your card is amazing.Goodluck at charisma this week.

Dots Dabbles said...

Your colouring is fantastic and I love the colours that you have chosen. The heart in the background looks awesome! Beyond the edge is one of my favourite techniques too, and I use it a lot to create depth. A truly great card.
Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Trish Latimer said...

Love the colour scheme you've used on this, gorgeous!! The flowers are stunning!!