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 . . .

Monday, November 12, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Canvas and Heat Embossing

While I do love using my vibrant Copic colors on Bazzill Smooth White cardstock, I also enjoy seeing their effect on other surfaces.  Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas is a great surface for adding Copic color.  While it's necessary to be especially careful not to have color seep to the outside of the lines of the image, it becomes less important when you're planning to fussy cut the image as I've done on this side-open, vintage-looking card.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled Stampin' Up! rose on canvas.  A few Prima leaves provide a bit of simple texture.

For the background of my card, I've used Versafine pigment onyx black to stamp an older Tim Holtz script stamp then heat embossed clear embossing powder for a raised, shiny effect.  Copic E35 is airbrushed in the center then E47 to darken the edges and add speckles throughout.

I stamped an Inkadinkado word then die cut it using a Spellbinders Large Labels die.  Keeping the die in place to act as a mask, I airbrushed Y23 around the edge.  A Creative Impressions mini paper clip adorns my label.

Here's a view of my completed and very simple card front . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley "Anything Goes" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Clean and Simple" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Everybody Art "Embossing" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Reds for Remembrance" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Delicious Doodles "Remembering" (here)
Rick St Dennis "Remember" (here)
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
rose petals - R22, R29, R59
airbrushed edge of label - Y23
airbrushed edge of card - E47

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

~ Rose


Rick said...

Lovely stamping-thanks for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter

coops said...

simply stunning rose.your rose is so beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Crafting Belle said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at PCJ this fortnight. Hugs Lisa xxx

Monique's art said...

Gorgeous canvas thanks for sharing at sparkle and glitter

Lau W said...

OMG this is wonderful Rose !!

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration for our Red challenge this week

Jenny said...

You had me at 'Copics'. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Stunning card! x

Sharon Sahl said...

The Copics on the canvas give a very painterly look. Nice!! Thank you for joining us in the Sparkle and Glitter challenge this week!

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at Sparkles and Glitter.
Hugs Nataliya

Natali said...

So gorgeous card with this wonderful rose image. Love this vintage style. Great Job!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Miranda said...

very pretty card, lovely
thanks for joining sparkle and glitter

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, your rose looks fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Heather Lynn said...

Oh my, your card is beautiful! Love your coloring and the CAS design! Thanks so much for joining us over at Craft Your Passion this week!

November CYP GDT