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 . . .

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Ladybug Crafts Ink Floral Delight Too Release

I'm so happy to participate in this fortnight's Ladybug Crafts Ink flower and embossing challenge as a guest designer.  It's such an honor to be invited by Head Ladybug Kerry to submit a creation to be displayed along with the Ladybugs' team projects.  Many thanks to Kerry and the rest of the lovely Ladybugs for allowing me to participate in this challenge as a guest dt!  (You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.)

This whimsical floral digital image, brilliantly named Jug and Vase Delight, is designed by artist Jan White for Ladybug Crafts Ink.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image showing how I've also added its reflection.  I printed a duplicate image onto plain paper and fussy cut the larger pieces.  I lined up the base of the flipped cut out of the jug and vase to the base of the image and used a pencil to lightly trace the outline for a relatively accurate area as my guide.  As the Jug and Vase Delight is the most important part of my project, I carefully layered my Copic colors onto my main image first.  The reflection is less important but a fabulous addition to make my image seem more realistic so I used the same Copic colors to fill my reflection but in a more haphazard way.  The colors that are closest to my main image are darker and crisper and should fade and get softer as the reflection gets further away.

I considered how the jug and vase would look on a mottled glass tabletop and decided to try to emphasize the reflective quality of its surface.  I began to scribble horizontal strokes of C3 over my reflection then overlapped and extended those scribbles using C1.  I overlapped my reflection and scribbles with BG000 and carried the color toward the edges of my cardstock.  Some of my reflective colors smeared but it helped to soften the edges of the reflection nicely.  While still damp, I began to slowly pounce the tip of my colorless blender over all of my image's table surface area to create the mottled glass effect and further distort my reflection.

I've layered punched flowers and shapes from Punch Bunch punches to create my handmade chrysanthemums . . .

and my attempt at a larger handmade marigold . . . All flower petals are lightly painted with Star Dust Stickles for wonderful shimmer and shine.

I fussy cut the lovely ladybug from another printed image and added cotton thread for antennae before coating the ladybug with glossy accents for dimension.  She provides a lovely accent to my Close To My Heart Treasure Life sentiment stamped onto a Lifestyle Crafts Tag It Kit tag.

I've layered Close To My Heart Felicity Collection plaid and swirls patterned papers with Barn Red, Olive, and Terracotta white core cardstock.  A Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Patchwork Texture Fades and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folders brought wonderful raised texture to my cardstock that I sanded to show the white core.

This photo shows my completed card front where I've used Ladybug Crafts Ink newly released digital image called Jug and Vase Delight . . . and my attempts at including its reflection on a mottled surface.

You can find my post showing how I add reflections on wood here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "Glimmer and Sparkle" (here)
Crafty Creations "Colors of Fall" (here)
Divas by Design "Use Some Texture" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Badda Bing!" (here)
Paper Play "Shine On" (here)
Do You Stack Up "Warm Colors" (here)
A&T/Emerald Faerie "Flowers" (here)
Crafty Catz "Autumn" (here)
Delicious Doodles "Flowers" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Autumn" (here)

Copics used:
jug, silver - C1, C3, C5
jug, gold - Y13, Y26, Y28
vase, copper - E02, E33, E37, E39
flowers - YR21, YR24, YR27
leaves - G82, G85, G99
ladybug - R22, R29, R59
mottled glass surface - C3, C1, BG000, 0
airbrushed background - Y00, B21

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

~ Rose


Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card, I love the image and your colouring is amazing!!


Lau W said...

Fantastic colouring, so wonderful card, love your choice of autumn colors, spendid !

Pami said...

Wow Rose, what fantastic colouring (as you always are!) I love this technique, you will need to do a video! Well done on GDT at LCI, they are a fab bunch of girls!! Pami x

Kerry said...

I can't tell you how long I looked at your card when you sent it to me last night Rose...can't get over the reflection and reading how you did it seemed like an awful lot of work lol!!! Your card is just stunning...not much else I can add except thanks so much for being a GD for our new Floral Delight Too release xx

Alyce said...

Absolutely love this rose!!! the reflection looks incredible...amazing work :)

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


PaperDaisies said...

How you have done that reflection is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Lisa Sumpter said...

lovely card, fab colouring. thanks for joining us at charisma this challenge!

Lisa xox

Lisa Jane said...

ooh thti is gorgeous .. i just love the reflection and the marigold.
Great to have you as GD at LCI and thanks for joining us at Diva's this week

Julie said...

Oh my goodness Rose, you have made such perfect marigolds! my mum has loads in her garden and these look like the real thing!Have to say, this is one clever card too, love the reflection, brilliant!.x

coops said...

so gorgeous rose.great image and the refkection you have created is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is just gorgeous, I love the reflection its perfect!

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

Jane said...

Hi Rose, you colouring and reflection is stunning and I love all the autumn touches to your card. Great work!
Jane x

Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love your work!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

Jan Hennings said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and LOVE the colors!

Desire Fourie said...

Just love everything about this. Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Elaine Hughes said...

Fantastic! Your colouring looks gorgeous, and the card is beautiful. :)

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Ella's Design said...

Fab card, Rose - I love your reflection colouring technique! Great choice of colour and papers and your handmade flowers are amazing...love it! Lisa x

cheiron said...

Wonderful shine on those flowers Rose. Thanks for playing along with the Glimmer and Sparkle Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic card! love that image. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week! Kim x

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ sorry for late comment

Marianne said...

Wow, your card is simply stunning. Love the warm colours, your colouring is amazing and your handmade flowers are gorgeous!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow ....your card is stunning and love the technique. Going back to your blog to see how you do that.
Congrats on your GD ....the ladybugs are a lovely ladies.
Diane xx

Olga said...

This is marvellous....love your colouring style and the colour combo!