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 . . .

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Roses

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see your roses.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering THREE digital images to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge here.

I've used a digi image named Christmas Robin, designed by Crafts and Me Stamps' newest artist Sue Rundle-Hughes.  This fabulous snowy scene is loaded with gorgeous detail for your coloring pleasure.  You can get your own Christmas Robin here.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I die cut my image using an old Sizzix original scalloped tag.  I added some glimmering texture to the background snowy areas by using a microtip applicator to pounce tiny amounts of Adirondack Metallics Acrylic "Pearl" paint over some areas.  I added Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique' over the flower pot in the front.  Copic Opaque White acrylic paint defines the falling snowflakes.  Whew!  Lots going on here!

I created my own robin charm by printing the full image onto Grafix Ink Jet Shrink Film.  I used Copic colors to fill in the robin, cut it out, punched a hole to hold a jump ring then shrunk it using my heat tool.
I've layered Memory Box Yuletide collection papers with Bazzill cardstock and Bo Bunny's double dots in yellow to form my easel card.  I added a border of faux stitching with a Zig Pure Green marker.
Using Quilled Creations Blooming Roses dies to die cut my swirls, I rolled three sizes of coordinating roses.  A few swipes of Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Pearl paint across the tips of the rose petals gives the appearance that snow fell on the petals.  Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish and McGill pine branch punches surround my image and bird cage.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing how I've added roses to my card using the digital image called Christmas Robin by Sue Rundle-Hughes.  I've die cut Tim Holtz idea-ology grungepaper using a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Caged Bird die and painted over it using an Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Silver paint dabber.  A Darice Favor gold bell is tied on using Michael's Metallic Cord. A Lifestyle Crafts Antique Doily rests in the background.

 and a view of the base showing an Inkadinkado sentiment die cut with a Sizzix Tags Scallop Combo #2 . . .

 This pic shows both parts of my open easel card . . .
You've just got to hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge blog to see how the amazingly talented Dynamite Digi girls have shown their roses while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images on their fabulous projects!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations "Christmas in September" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Things with Wings" (here)
Divas by Design "Lovely Layers" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Christmas in September" (here)
Paper Play "Fancy Folds" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Shrink Plastic" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Starting Christmas Early" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Things with Wings" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Monthly Copic Oz Challenge "Winter-theme" (here)

Copics used:
robin head - T9, T6, T0
robin wings - W5, W3, W1
robin body - YR07, YR04, YR20, Y17, swept over lightly with W3
holly leaves - BG93, BG96, BG99
berries - E02, E04, E07
clay pots - E33, E37, E39, E02
trees, door - E31, E35, E47
rock wall - C1, C3, C5
trees, bushes - G82, G85, G99
smoke - C6, C4, C0
windows - Y00
house - E40, E41, E42, 0
airbrushed background - B32

"Top 3" Sept. 19, 2012 Moving Along with the Times

"Top 3" Sept. 21, 2012 Stampin' for the Weekend

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

~ Rose


Lisa Jane said...

oh how fab is that cute little shrink plastic robin.. a gorgeous card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Diva's this week
Lisa x

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Rose. I LOVE the image, your colouring is wonderful and the design is wonderful. I love all your detailing too, especially the shrink plastic robin.

Thank you, also, for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge


Pami said...

Hi Rose honey, wow this is amazing!! I love your little Robin charm, beautiful! Hope all is well with you. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Mau xx said...

This is wonderful Rose, What a beautiful Christmas card. I love the tag and beautiful detail on it.
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

Lau W said...

WOnderful, so wonderful ! Love your creation, the effect of the snow, oh love your little robin on the shrink plastic, My God, so lovely details !

Céline said...

fantastic easel card ! love your gorgeous scene
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great card, I love how you used the shrink plastic for the Robin, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

coops said...

so stunning rose.i love the robin and your colours and details are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card with lots of lovely dimension.
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week.

Judith said...

i love the colours of this card and all the great details thanks for playing at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs judith x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Rose, This is a truly beautiful creation. x

NancyD said...

Really great project! Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD