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, August 12, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Stamps Dragonfly by Janna Prosvirina

Crafts and Me Stamps carries an exclusive line of fabulous rubberstamps designed by one of their newest artists Janna Prosvirina.  I've used Dragonfly on a celebration card.  You can find this image as a rubberstamp here.

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  Notice how the effect of using the "beyond the edge" diecutting technique with this image makes her wings appear as though they're fluttering off the background.  With a choice of 13 different sized oval dies of the Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz) Nesting Ovals, it's easy for me to find just the right size for my image.

Along the edges of my oval 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 chrysanthemum and bell flowers lightly painted with Diamond Stickles for amazing sparkle.  The stamped sentiment is from a Penny Black "to you" set.

I've layered older Stampin' Up! and SEI Seasoned Sizzle Stripes patterned paper with Bazzill cardstock.  An EK Success Paper Shaper Whale of a Punch Scallop Photo Corner adorns one corner while a few Creative Impressions White Mini Brads adorn another.  A bit of Wrights 1/2" lace lines a border made with a Martha Stewart Spiral Arches Large Edger punch.

Here's a photo of my completed card front showing my use of Crafts and Me Stamps' Dragonfly image as designed by Janna Prosvirina . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Let's Celebrate" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Swirls and Lace" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "BINGO" (here) - punches/glitter/blooms
Divas by Design "For A Female" (here)
A&T/Emerald Faerie Garden "Bling" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Lacy Lacy" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Things With Wings" (here)
Little Miss Muffet Stamps "Scallops" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - YR23, R14, E07
branch - E31, E35, E47
gown - R00, R11, R20
wings - Y21, Y23, Y26
airbrushed background - B60

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

~ Rose


Sue said...

This is absolutely stunning Rose. I love the image, you have coloured her so beautifully and the flowers and layout are gorgeous


Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely and perfect for our 'Anything Goes' theme at One Stitch at a Time. Thank you for sharing and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

SAHLERS said...

love your card and image thanks for joining us at Divas by Design

happyscrapper said...

Rose this is a beautiful card. The details are fabulous. thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.

craftygranny said...

Gorgeous card i love the earthy tones you used. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT and good luck. Trisha x DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning, the embellishments are just fab as is your colouring!

Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries & Divas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Rose this is just stunning! I really love how her wings pop out of the oval. Beautiful flowers and I just love the whole design :)

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Adorable! I am now following your blog:)
Tabitha's Designs

pinky said...

Beautiful card Rose, I love your attention to detail in this creation.

Kim said...

stunning card, and love that image. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Doreen said...

stunning card. The image is so pretty.
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
Doreen xx

Natali said...

Gorgeous card. Love this colour combination and flowers. Image amazing.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Things with Wings” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

cheiron said...

Amazing! Love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with the Simon Says Challenge Blog this week!

Hazel said...

Hey Rose

What a beautiful card - love all the textures and the colours - wonderful.

Thank you for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to join in with our next challenge.

Have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card- very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) Helen x

Barbara said...

wunderschön, deine Elfe.. die Karte ist sehr, sehr schön.. ich freu mich, dass du bei EmeraldFaeriesGarden mitmachst.. liebe Grüsse BArbara

Tracey said...

Love the colours you chose for this card. The lace really adds to it!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Hugs, Tracey DT

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card! Thanks so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!