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, September 3, 2012

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

Crafts and Me Stamps carries an exclusive line of amazing fantasy images designed by American artist Hannah Lynn.  I've used Kara on a multi-layered card to share Halloween wishes.  You can find this digital image here.

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image. 

Surrounding my image you'll find clusters of paper flowers handmade with layers of Punch Bunch small cosmos and mini sun punches and Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flower #1 dies.  Here's a closer view of my handmade mini asters and spider mums.  The centers are lightly painted with Diamond Stickles for amazing sparkle . . .

My sentiment tag from a Stampin' Up! Eat, Drink and Be Scary set holds an Offray 1/8" black ribbon and is bordered by die cuts from QuicKutz.  Die cuts of the wine bottle, candy minis and skull and crossbones from the Flag die are coated with glossy accents for dimensional shine.

I've layered older Echo Park Happy Halloween Costume Party chevron, Haunted House and Spooky Dots patterns with Bazzill green, gray and purple cardstocks.  A Spellbinders Halloween 2 - Spider Hat die cut and embossed spider web hangs from one corner.  Several bat and pumpkin brads from a Making Memories Halloween mini brad pack line two corners of my card.

Here's a photo of my completed card front showing my use of Crafts and Me Stamps' Kara image as designed by Hannah Lynn . . .

On the inside, a simple layer with a light sheet, bordered by a Martha Stewart bats border punch, then wrapped by a 3/8" Halloween printed ribbon, allows me to include a personal note to someone special . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Dream Valley "Something Old, Something New" (here) - old papers and die cuts, new image
Everybody Art "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Sparkle" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "BINGO" (here) - ribbon, flowers, glitter
Southern Girls "It's All About the Flora" (here)
Crazy 4 Challenges "Color - Purple, Orange, Green" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, BV00, E93
hair - YG97, YG93, YG91
rock, spider - W1, W3, W5
candy corn - Y11, Y15, Y19, YR21, YR24, YR27
transparent sleeves - YR21, 0, E02, RV91
top, hat - YR21, YR24, YR27
top, hat, eyes, tail, scales - RV91, RV95, RV99
airbrushed background - YR21, W3, speckles W5

"Top 3" Sep. 5, 2012 Creative Inspirations

"Top 5" Sep. 12, 2012 Southern Girls

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

~ Rose


Evelina Wikberg said...

Stunning. Halloween is my fav time of the year. Love the image, so perfectly coloured in and everything is super colour matched. Love it.Thanks for joining us over at Dream Valley. Hugs Eva xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the beautiful image and colours.xxx

Lau W said...

Oh so beautiful details on your card, and of course a perfect colouring of the image, looooove it !! Your flowers are splendid !

Chrissy said...

This is just gorgeous Rose, fabulous image and colouring, love the details and the sparkle in the web.

Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .


coops said...

so stunning rose.really gorgeous colours and i love your flowers and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Amazing rose! Love the layout and those little bats are a cute touch :) A great design!

Heather said...

Hi Rose - here I am again!!
Your card is stunning, fantastic colours and papers and your details are fabulous. Your colouring of that adorable image is sensational and such a fun sentiemtn!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

angelic crafter said...

WOW Rose, what a great job making those beautiful flowers, and the image is so perfect! Thanks for joining us in our flora challenge over at Southern Girls. XOX Tania

Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant card and fab embellies!! thank you for sharing it with us this week at OSAAT, and good luck, Hugs


Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Rose! Your image is fabulous with great colouring :) I think this is the nicest Halloween card I have seen yet and she isn't scary at all.....

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Ali said...

What a gorgeous card! Your colouring is stunning and I love all the beautiful details - those flowers are incredible! :)

Thanks for joining in our challenge at OSAAT this week.