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 29, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Creative Genius

This fun digital image called Creative Genius was designed by Elisabeth Bell and released about a year ago.  You can find her at the Elisabeth Bell digital gallery here.

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I've layered a north pole stamp cancellation with a dear santa stamp from an older Basic Grey Figgy Pudding North Pole clear stamp set to support my Christmas theme.

I've layered panels of three different Authentique Collection: Festive patterned papers with Bazzill French Vanilla, Parakeet, Ivy and Ruby Slipper cardstock to form my easel card.  A Satin Sensations 5/8" Citrus satin ribbon is layered over a Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punched border.  A My Minds Eye Lost and Found Union Square "Favorite" brad adorns each side of the border.

Here's a view of the front of my completed easel card showing my use of Creative Genius, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, with a Christmas theme . . .

This view of the inside shows the continuation of my Lifestyle Crafts Large Oval die cuts.  I've included a Close To My Heart believe in magic sentiment from their Christmas Delights set with a computer-generated note about my "enclosed" wish list.  Prima Say It In Crystals swirls provide magical movement throughout.

Here's how my easel card looks when open . . .
You can find other ways I've used this sweet Creative Genius image with bright colors here and very bright colors here.
You can find Creative Genius 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:
Papertake Weekly "Sketch by Dawny P or Free For All" (here) - #74
Crafty Sentiments "Red, White and Green" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Traditional Christmas Colors" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "3 of Something" (here) - 3 panels of different patterned papers
Moving Along with the Times "3 Elements Beginning with Same Letter" (here) - border brad bow
A&T/Emerald Faerie "Easel Card" (here)
One Stitch At a Time "Fabric, Ribbon or Lace" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Christmas" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, chair and table legs - E31, E35, E47
pants, slipper, headband, trim - YG11, YG13, YG17
shirt, chair - R43, R46, R59
glass of water - BG000, B00, 0
cat, tablecloth - E50, E51, E53, E55, R20, 0
airbrushed background - R20, YG11, YG17

"Top 3" Dec. 5, 2012 Creative Inspirations

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

~ Rose


Barbara said...

wunderschön ♥ eine tolle Karte und eine wunderschöne Gestaltung. gefällt mir sehr. schön, dass du bei EmeraldFaeriesGarden mitmachst. liebe Grüsse Barbara

Pat K said...

Beautiful Christmas card Rose. Great design and I'm a big fan of your gorgeous colouring.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs,x

Mian said...

Absolutely fabulous Christmas card! Beautiful details and a really cute image.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Wow, this Christmas easel card is stunning. Gorgeous design, papers and image. Love everything about it...awesome! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous easel card, love the image & the colours are great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Emerald Faeries this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Eva Gro said...

Love the card, your coloring is amazing!!!

Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

Shelley said...

Brilliant card, I love the vintage feel to the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy

Unknown said...

Hello Rose.
Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge
“Red White and Green ”
Your card is fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .

Lau W said...

So fantastic easel card, love the colors, papers, all is so beautiful !

Pia S said...

What a lovely easel card! The image is so sweet and the sentiment has such a fun twist! Great colors and layout too!

Josephine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Unknown said...

This is a stunning card!! Your coloring is fantastic!! I love the design.. all your elements are just wonderful!!! Absolutely wonderful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time! Good luck!! I hope we see you again next week!!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Chrissy said...

Beautiful easel card Rose, love the image, so adorable, fabulous papers and colours..gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..


Shea said...

As always, a fabulous card, Rose! Love ALL of the elements! Your cards are always a delight to travel around and explore all the different patterns and textures, and that image is adorable!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

NGCARDS said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Rose. Love the colouring of the gorgeous image and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous! what an adorable image and you've coloured it so beautifully! Love the scrummy papers and embellies… it's a wonderful design and layout! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Hugs Sue xx

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Mary Lou said...

Stunning Rose~~LOVE LOVE LOVE the layers....so colorful and full of beauty!!

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers work so well with it. Great use of the elements used beginning with 'b'. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

Sharon Caudle said...

oooooo!!!! I LOVE this!!!! Fabulous take on the sketch!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Melissa Bove said...

Wowzers!! This is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous card! Love that image and your coloring is fabulous!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!