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, October 31, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Bling It Up!

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see bling, bling and more bling added to your projects.  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 the soon-to-be-released The Protector digital image, designed by Sara Burrier.  You'll be able to find this lovely The Protector digital image soon here.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image, handcut to allow the angel's wings to flow over the edge.  I've added a bit of Pastel Lemon Flower Soft to the floral wreath in the girl's hair.

I've layered Punch Bunch shapes to add a single handmade Marigold and two Aster flowers, painted lightly with Diamond Stickles.  The JoAnn Stores' holiday metallic blue ribbon bow completes the ribbon border.

Layers of patterned paper from My Minds Eye A Beautiful Life paper pack with Bazzill Beeswax, Saltillo and Blind Date Bling form my side open card.  Faux stitching borders my card while a Memory Box die cut Macarena Corner adorns two corners.  A few black mini brads line one corner while swirls of Prima and Zva Creative rhinestones provide shining movement throughout my card.  A Me and My Big Ideas Mini Multi Rhinestone Flower adorns my Close To My Heart Pair-a-Phrase sentiment. 

Here's a view of my completed card front showing how I've used Sara Burrier's The Protector digital image on my 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 use of bling while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images on their fabulous projects!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Fab-n-Funky "Die Cuts/Punches" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Ribbon or Twine" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
All Sorts "In Stitches" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Things with Wings" (here)
Dream Valley "Glitter and Bling" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Photo Inspiration" (here) - mystical with glowing halo

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
lantern, sword - Y13, Y26, Y28
heart in lantern - R17
angel gown - B32, B34, B37
girl's gown - YR21, YR24, YR27
wings - C5, C3, C1, Y000, RV000, B000
airbrushed background - Y13, B32

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

~ Rose


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

wow wow wow!!!! rose this is simply incredible!!! that colouring is unbelievable...what beautiful tones and those wings - yum! Fantastic work chickie. Hope you have been doing well - we are almost there with the move! :)

Gail said...

The colors are outstanding on this card. Beautiful layout and coloring of this image. Is this the full image of The Protector? For some reason I thought the wings were longer. This is an absolutely beautiful card! --Gail

Louise said...

Rose, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful Autumnal colours, and the subtle hint of glitter on the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, and best of luck, Louise xxx

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

OMG!!!Rose, this is truly breathtaking! The colouringjob you have done here is ... hm... i really can`t find a word that describes it good enough, lol. Wonderful make is it nevertheless...Hugs...Mona

coops said...

wow so stunning rose.such a breathtaking image and i love your wonderful colouring and bling ;D

xx coops xx

brenda said...

Your image is coloured absolutely beautifully Rose and your whole card just stunning.

Thanks so much for joining in with my 'In Stitches' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Michelle said...

Adorable. This card is so amazing.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week. Tracy x

Jo Channon said...

Wow, as soon as I saw this I thought how perfect the colouring and how stunning the image. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck! Jo

Unknown said...

Ahh Rose, As always your card is eye poppingly gorgeous!!!

Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


Ciska said...

What a beautiful card, such rich colours! Thank you for linking up with us @ Digital Delights :)

Ciska said...

Oops, I meant Fab 'n Funky!

scrap joanny said...

Rose - wow this is great job - amezing card and perfect for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassion challenge - hugs Joanna

mags said...

This is just gorgeous. Such great use of colour and love the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley.