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, September 6, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Eden's 2nd Christmas

I love the wonder in this toddler's expression as she reaches to touch the shining ornament that hangs within her reach just above a sweet gift of the perfect teddy bear waiting under a decorated Christmas tree.  This digital image is named Eden's 2nd Christmas and was designed by Elisabeth Bell.  You can get your own Eden's 2nd Christmas at the Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery here.

This photo shows my Copic-filled image.  Rather than reduce the entire digital image to fit within my 2" block, I trimmed parts of the larger image away.

I've layered Bazzill dark brown cardstock with Bo Bunny's Time Piece Collection's patterned paper to form my Round Side Step Card.  A Spellbinder's Lace Doily Motifs square adds a delicate frame to my image.  I found it very difficult to remove the cardstock from that intricately detailed die that resulted in a tear that I had to hide.  Has anyone found an easy way to remove the die cut from this die?

Behind my image stands a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations chipboard Pine Tree that I covered with green cardstock before diecutting.  At the base of the tree, I've added old Sizzix medium Gifts made from chipboard covered with paper before diecutting.  The Teddy Bear is also made from an old Sizzix Teddy Bear die.  I love the dimension that the chipboard covered with cardstock creates to diecuts.  The bow at the bear's collar adds a nice touch.  Teddy's eyes and nose are covered with Ranger's Enamel Accents in black for real-life sparkle.

This photo of the side view of my Round Side Step Card shows the tree and accompanying gifts . . .

I've used Punch Bunch punches to create a cluster of handmade large and medium poinsettias, that are layered over a Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish and Mini Fanciful Flourish to surround my image.  A QuicKutz Holly Leaves with a Doodlebug Designs Crushed Velvet Brad lies at the bottom of my round card front.

Here's a view of my round side-step card showcasing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Eden's 2nd Christmas digital image . . .

You can find Eden's 2nd Christmas and more of Elisabeth's amazing digital images by visiting the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection at her gallery here.

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Elisabeth Bell images?  You'll find it at the Digi Bells Design Team Blog here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sparkle Creations Christmas "Three of Something" (here) - three Christmas Trees
Dream Valley "Something Old, Something New" (here) - old Sizzix dies, new Spellbinders die
Ooh La La Creations "Teddy Bear Antics" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Shaped Cards" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Christmas" (here)
A&T/Emerald Faerie "Use a Doily" (here)
All Sorts "Anything but Square" (here)
Anything Goes "Early Christmas" (here)
Christmas Cards All Year Long "Christmas Presents" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - T0, T6, T9
trees - G82, G85, G99
berries, ribbon, ornament, light - R22, R29, R59
ornament, light, tree background - Y13, Y26, Y28
bear - E31, E35, E47, E95
pjs, light - V20, V22, V25, V28
airbrushed background - Y11, B21

"Top 4" Sept. 17, 2012 Ooh La La Creations
"Top 3" Sept. 18, 2012 A&T Emerald Faeries

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

~ Rose


Jac’s Playground said...

WOW! That is a stunning creation, so much detail too, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

Nicola said...

Beautiful side step card Rose, love the attention to detail, gorgeous colouring of such a sweet image and that cute teddy!
Thanks for entering our Anything but Square challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

coops said...

oh wow thisnis fantastic rose.really stunning design and i love the sweet image and gorgeous details :D

xx coops xx

Lau W said...

WOw wow !!! This is wonderful Rose, a beauty !!! So fab details !!!
Have a great week-end !

Unknown said...

Awww...This is so sweet! Lovely image and sweet details!Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy This week! Good luck!Hugs and sunshine!

Pia S said...

You've made such a beautiful card, Rose! Your attention to details is impressive - I love how you've put all the die cuts together, and you chosen such a lovely papers and colors for your card.

Manderly said...

Oh Rose, I just had to stare and stare some more at this beauty! Amazing card. Love everything about it. and the time you put into making such a lovely card is much appreciated. Thanks so much for entering A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge. Hope to see more of your work next challenge too!

Michele Cunningham said...

Love all the beautiful detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Jan Ltc said...

This is great, thanks for playing along at CCC xx Jan

Katya- Ангел в кедах said...

wow so may layers and gorgeous details!

Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!
Hugs Katya x

MagsB said...

Oh how gorgeous! It's such an adorable image, and all the die-cuts are just so good! I especially love the poinsettias, they are so bright! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

love Mags B x

Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation love the shape and embellishments
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Eret said...

Oh my... Your card is absolutely stunning. Love your design. This shape is so fun and all those flowers on it are fabulous. Your coloring is fantastic as well. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog. Hope to see you back again :)
Hugs, Eret

Alli Devine said...

What a gorgeous and unusual card, I love the flowers and the die cutting adds a real touch of luxury. Thanks for joining our challenge at Ooh La La Creations

Alli x

TRACEY O said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month.

Cindy Groh said...

Love this card. Thanks for joining us this month at Christmas Cards all year Round. Check back tomorrow for our new challenge:)