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 . . .

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Apple Bake

This lovely digital image called Apple Bake was designed by Elisabeth Bell and released in June of this year.  You can find her at the Elisabeth Bell digital gallery here.

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  A die cut from a Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles set shapes my image.  I've let the tail of her apron flow off the circle by using the "Beyond the Edge" diecutting technique.


I've layered We R Memory Keepers Anthology "Phraseology" (circles/text) and "Harmony" (stripes) double-sided patterned papers with Bazzill Java and Mexican Poppy cardstock to form my card.  A handmade flower adorns a sentiment from Just Rite Stamps' Summer Words set.  A few Robin's Nest Dew Drops pull some color into the opposite corner.

Here's a view of the front of my completed side open card showing my use of Apple Bake, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, with bright and happy colors . . .

 You can find other ways I've used this sweet Apple Bake image with autumn colors here and red and green-tones here.
You can find Apple Bake and more of Elisabeth's amazing digital images by visiting the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection at her gallery here.

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Elisabeth Bell images? You'll find it at the Digi Bells Design Team Blog here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Cute and Girly" (here)
All Sorts "Young at Heart" (here)
Dream Valley "Anything Goes" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Flower Power" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - Y13, Y26, Y28
apron tie and ruffle, towel - YG0000, YG01, YG03
pants, pie plate, cat bow - R30, R35, R37
shirt, hairbow - BG72, BG75, BG78
apron flowers - G21, G24, G28
apron shading, cat, pie - E43, E40, 0
airbrushed background - YG0000, R30, BG72, BG75

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

~ Rose


Pami said...

This is beautiful Rose, I love the layout and your beautiful colouring, particularly the hair! Pami x

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card. Love it.

Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Susan x

Desire Fourie said...

Rose this is gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about it. Wishing you a fab Friday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Mummylade said...

this is such a lovely project! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week.

coops said...

so gorgeous rose.stunning colours and design and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley x

Crafting Belle said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey. Hugs Lisa xxx