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 . . .

Friday, October 19, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's BellaDonna and Hoot Digi Bells' Blog Hop

Please forgive my lateness in posting the pics as this continues to be a work in progress . . . one day I may get to decorate the inside too - LOL!!!

To celebrate the newest addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own BellaDonna and Hoot digi image?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  [You can find the full list of 11 other blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).]  Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

Reminder:  Buying then sharing digital images is theft.  Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image shaped with Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles die cuts.  I think that this image is a great example of coloring through layers as Elisabeth has clearly indicated that the lantern glow flows over parts of BellaDonna and Hoot.  In portraying that glow, I've added color to the glow first then I colored those parts of the image lying behind the glow, using the same colors that are more faded and include a top layer of the glow color.

I've layered Bazzill blackbird and purple cardstock with Little Yellow Bicycle's Frightful patterns.  Faux stitched borders are drawn with Sakura's 3-D transparent black glossy ink.  JoAnn Essentials 1/4" black ric rac ribbon is tied around the top blocks while cotton lace is tied around the bottom.  A metal ghost brad adorns a sentiment from a Crafty Secrets Costume Cuties Large set that's been shaped with a Marvy Uchida postage stamp punch and Fiskars postage stamp decorative scissors.

Unembellished BellaDonna and Hoot on card front

I've surrounded my sentiment with handmade Plum Blossom flowers layered from Punch Bunch, EK Success and McGill pine branch punches.  Diamond Stickles painted over each adds magical sparkle.  You can find your own beaded star on a stick at Crafts and Me Stamps here.

I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bewitching Hour die for my cardstock covered chipboard bat.  This photo shows my completed card front where I've used Elisabeth Bell's newest digital image named BellaDonna and Hoot . . .

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Wendy's blog (here). For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion "Which Witch is Which?" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Halloween" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Birds" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Joy's Eerie Inspiration" (here) - spooky sky with moonlight
Southern Girls "Tie a Ribbon Around It" (here)
Crafty Catz "Halloween" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Something Spooky" (here)
A&T Digital Designs/Emerald Faerie Garden "Anything Goes" (here)
Flutterby Wednesdays "Any Winged Creature" (here) - owl
Rick St Dennis "Sweet or Spooky Hallowe'en" (here)

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Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, broomstick - E31, E35, E47
lantern glow - Y000, 0
peacock feather - BV11, BV13, BV17, YG06, G43, G46, B91, B99, BG01, BG07
lantern, clock - Y13, Y26, Y28
broom - E33, E35, E39, Y35
owl - E42, E44, E47
ghost - W3, W00, 0
owl hat, patches - G24, G29
netting, patches - T6, T0
gown, hat - BV11, BV13, BV17
airbrushed background - Y00, W1, W3, W5

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

~ Rose


jan farnworth said...

i am sure your project is fantastic but it missing from your post i will stop back by.

Anonymous said...

LOL!! I will be back later to see your creation and I'm sure it will be amazing! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful. I love your coloring and the papers you used.

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Rose! Love the papers and layout! Wonderful coloring of the adorable new image!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully coloured and created
hugs Julie P

Ea Christiansen said...

What a gorgeous card.

Janette said...

Your card is amazing, love it...Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Gloria Westerman said...

This is amazing!!!! love all the shadows..awesome details....thanks for the inspiration...love it..tfs

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Rose. I love the image and your colouring is beautiful.

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



Hi Rose
A gorgeous card love the image and fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

DJ said...

Beautiful card.

Niknak said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

What an awesome card Rose. Fantastic colouring and layout and the image is gorgeous. The nicest Halloween card I have seen so far this year. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Rose :-)such a lovely image and the colours and details are fab :-) love the layout :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, what a wonderful creation, I love the image shes so sweet. Thanks for playing on Sparkle and Glitter with Rick, Hazelxo

jan farnworth said...

glad i came back what a great card.

Jules said...

Fantastic, looks amazing. See all these Halloween cards makes me wish we celebrated it out here in Australia just so I could make the cards. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

~ginny said...

Really fun coloring on that scene Rose - I especially like the light and shadow from the lantern and the night sky you did!
Welcome to the "Which Witch is Which?" Challenge - and I hope I see you again next week at Craft Your Passion!

CYP Design Team

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness - I am in awe of your coloring! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

Lucy Patrick said...

Your colouring is amazing Rose, so is your entire card, love the colours you've chosen and the sentiment is very cute!! XOX Lucy

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Rose!! You know I love your coloring!!


Jac said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring is awesome, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the papers you used. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the color combo. I love the little ghost that you added on your sentiment. I love how you've colored this adorable image.

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Rose, this is so special. Love the image and how you have colored Belladonna. Great DP, layers, and overall design. "Hugs"

Susan Dube said...

She's just adorable! Love your flowers and papers and your faux stitching is perfect! I love how her dress is colored and the lantern and glow is perfect!

Olivia said...

Fantastic job. Love the colors used, great background and perfect with the embellishments.

Gail said...

Outstanding card. Truly wonderful coloring and the background sky of gray is wonderful. So nice! Hugs, Gail

Miranda said...

fabby card Rose, and the image is adorable
thanks for joining the sparkle and glitterchallenge this week

Anonymous said...

You got a really useful blog. I have been here reading for about an hour. I am a newbie and your success is very much an inspiration for me.

Anonymous said...

Rose, this creation is just stunning girl!! LOVE the pretty Halloween papers and such fabulous coloring skills!!! Love this fun image!! Thanks for posting! HUGS :)

Lau W said...

Oh so cut eimage, and so wonderful card ! Love your papers and the lace is superb !

scrappymo! said...

Great card and of course great image!
Fab job on the colouring!

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick St. Dennis challenge Blog.
Hugs Nataliya

Mummy lade said...

such a gorgeous image. Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter, good luck!

monique said...

the witchie is adorable, fab card you made, thanks for sharing at sparkle and glitter

Dora said...

Awww I really love this, the witch is really sweet and love those flowers. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Crafts this month. xx

Pauline said...

Just Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick!