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, October 4, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Little Lamb

This beautiful, barefoot little lady, peacefully cuddling her soft baby lamb is a digital image, named Little Lamb, designed by Elisabeth Bell.  You can get your own Little Lamb at Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery here.

This photo shows my Copic-filled image.

Surrounding my image, you'll find handmade chrysanthemums, created by layering Punch Bunch daisy punches.  I've painted a thin layer of Star Dust Stickles over each petal for added sparkle.  A few McGill pine branch punches lie over a Marianne Designs Creatables Branch Forest die cut.

Here's a closer view of my Stampin' Up! sentiment from an older Happy Harmony set as punched using a 1" circle punch.  I've also stamped and used detail black embossing powder to add a heat embossed super shiny layer to a flowery label from an old Stampin' Up! Designer Label Punch Box set then punched it using their matching label punch.  Bits of Prima's Say It In Crystals adds delicate bling and a smaller handmade chrysanthemum continues the flowery theme.  A self-curling ribbon adds a border and knotted accent.

I've layered Bazzill cardstock with old Top Line Creations Autumn/Thanksgiving plaid patterned paper to form my tent card.  I used a Martha Stewart Rings Combo Holiday Punch Around the Page corner and border punch to create my tent card's lacey edge.  Some faux stitching with a Zig Pure Brown marker adds a homemade touch.  A Spellbinder's Large Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval frames my image.  A QuicKutz scalloped corner die cut with a dot of bling accents two corners.

This photo shows the front of my lacey-edged tent card, displaying Elisabeth Bell's Little Lamb digital image . . .

More QuicKutz scalloped corners accompany Marianne Design Creatables Branch Forest with bits of blings on the inside . . .

Here's a side view of my card . . .

You can find Little Lamb 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:
Marianne's Design Divas "Stamp Something" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Glimmer and Sparkle" (here)
Crafty Creations "Colors of Fall" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Punch and Die" (here)
There's Magic In the Air "Anything Fall" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Cute and Cuddly" (here)
Do You Stack Up "Warm Colors" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Badda Bing" (here)
Paper Play "Shine On" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
lamb - E43, E40, 0, T0, T6, T9
dress, hairbow - YG91, YG95, YG97
dress dots, apron ribbon bow - R81, R85, R89
apron - E43, E40, 0
airbrushed background - YG93, YG91, Y21, R81

"Top 3" Oct. 10, 2012 Do You Stack Up

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

~ Rose


Myrna Marcano said...

Wow! So beautiful card and colors.

Hugs, Myrna

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Rose! I love the warm colors and sweet image! Excellent coloring!

Unknown said...

gorgeous card, your colouring is beautiful! thanks for joining us at Charisma this challenge!

Lisa xox

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image. fab colours x

Ella's Design said...

This is just beautiful, Rose! You've coloured that darling Elisabeth Bell image wonderfully! I love your choice of colours and fab handmade flowers, too! Lisa x

Suzi Mac said...

A beautiful card Rose, love the style, image and those adorable flowers. Thank you for joining us this month over at Marianne Design Divas. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Rose she is just so sweet! What gorgeous colouring and the oranges are so pretty...the border looks fabulous :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Rosie, this is so beautiul, perfect coloring, wow, wow. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

Berni Cuttino said...

Back with a different hat. This card is virbant and fabulously colored, Thanks for playing with us this week in our Cute & Cuddly Tuesday Throwdown challenge. We look forward to seeing you again next week.

Jan Garber said...

Gorgeous and I'm sure all the answers are in that book. Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Love everything about it. Stunning and masterful colouring ... I ca only wish ... lol Wishing you a fab weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

coops said...

so beautiful rose.gorgeous details and colours and the image is really sweet :D

xx coops xx

Pauline said...

What an absolutely stunning card! Beautiful image, and a stunning design, thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

angelwhispers said...

Oh my goodness Rose I really need to make sure that I add you to my side bar I am missing out on all your beautiful creations and loving these handmade flowers wow they really do set of your images! Have a wonderful weekend Love Chanelle xxx

Laurel Beard said...

Oh wow! How gorgeous! Look at your coloring! It is flawless!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Unknown said...

This is the sweetest card I've seen today! Love everything about it! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges and hope to see you back again. Hugs
Anna xxx

Ger said...

Wow beautiful, and gorgeous colouring! Off to check out Elizabeth Bell digis! Ger x.

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW Rose, this is a really beautiful card! I love the image, but then I do like these images! Those flowers are amazing! And I love your choice of colours. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my Blog today.Judy x

WencheP said...

This is gorgeous. The colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Unknown said...

This is stunning. Your coloring is flawless, the card itself is beautiful and that image is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at DYSU this week!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

This is absolutely stunning!!Loved your colouring and the blooms are awesome.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card and what a sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Absolutely amazing coloring!! I like the border too!

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Jan Hennings said...

WOW! This is stunning!

Carrie said...

Absolutely love this!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x