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 . . .

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas Shopping with Jess

Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of The Teenagers digital images featuring Jess and Josh.  You can find Shopping Jess here.

Spellbinders Standard Circles in large and small shape and mat my image.  I love the crisp and clear embossed edges that Spellbinders dies provide to their shapes.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled Shopping Jess image . . .

Cotton lace lies below Punch Bunch holly leaves, a bow of My Mind's Eye Caroline Howdy Doody "like" twine, and a Tim Holtz idea-ology accoutrement button with a My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square "Favorite" brad at its center.  Here's a closer view of this fun button element . . .

Layers of Stampin' Up! Holiday Treasures floral patterned paper and Bazzill cardstock form my side open card. Cotton lace is layered over a border formed from an EK Success 3/8" Ribbon Edger punch weaved with Michael's 1/4" metallic ribbon. McGill pine branch punches lie behind a QuicKutz die cut present and gift bag. CarlaCraft small kikyou flower punches with Yellow Stickles centers line my gift cluster. A few Basic Grey buttons adorn one corner. The first part of a Close To My Heart Card Chatter - Christmas sentiment is included on the front of the card.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Ladybug Crafts Ink Shopping Jess . . .

A Fiskars Trellis border punch decorates the bottom of the inside of my card that also contains the continuation of the Close To My Heart Card Chatter - Christmas sentiment.  This inside view shows a border made of QuicKutz die cuts of gift bags and presents made from scraps . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot "Punch Away" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Hip to be Square" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Recipe" (here) - 1 image, 2 die cuts (Spellbinders and QuicKutz), 3 buttons
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Flowers and Embossing" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Dies and/or Punches" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
tank top, leggins, bags - YG91, YG95, YG97
pants, jacket, bags - E70, E74, E79
dress, bags - R81, R83, R85, R89
bags - R43, R46, R59
airbrushed background - R83, E71

"Top 3" Oct. 24, 2012 Tuesday Alchemy

"Top 3" Oct. 16, 2012 Tuesday Throwdown

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

~ Rose


Kerry said...

I thought your coloring of Beer Belly Man was stunning but I think this one tops it Rose!! Wish I lived around the corner from you for some lessons lol. Love the colors you've chosen and all the details...the Quickutz die cuts are fab...think I may have them though they'll be under a few inches of dust! Thanks for joining in our Flowers & Embossing Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Another outstanding card Rose. Your colouring is perfect and love every detail in your card.
Have a lovely weekend!
Diane xx

coops said...

wow so stunning rose.fantastic image and design and i love your colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Davi said...

Rose your card is beautiful! Love the image and your coloring to go with the pretty dp ;) Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

brenda said...

A beautifully coloured image Rose and totally delightful card. I bet those bags full of crafty goodies !

Many thanks for joining our Punch Away theme at Stampalot challenge this.

B x

Lynne K said...

Wow! Fabulous colouring, and stunning card! Thank you for sharing it in our Punch Away challenge at Stampalot this month, and good luck.


~ginny said...

It looks like you really enjoyed coloring this one! You put a lot of time and effort into the shading - nicely done!
Glad you are playing the "Hip to be Square" Challenge with us - and I hope I see you again next week at Craft Your Passion!

CYP Design Team

Whimsey said...

What a GORGEOUS card; your coloring is magnificent! Love all the little details!!

Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!


pinky said...

Rose your colouring is just amazing, you have brought these girls to life. Love the punches you used. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Katy said...

Wow! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday ALchemy, your colouring and colour-matching are beautifully done. Katy xx

NanaConnie said...

This is wonderful, Rose! Love the paper and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again when our new challenge begins tomorrow.
NanaConnie TT DT

Mandy said...

Beatiful card Rose, the image, papers & embellies are gorgeous and I am blown away by your stunning colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

Great shading! Love this! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and hope to see you next week!

Susan, TT DT

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x