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 1, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Toot Toot! by Elisabeth Bell

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I tried to dress this playful little guy in holiday colors to coordinate with a belly-banded gatefold Christmas card.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled Elisabeth Bell digital image called Toot Toot! . . .

A bit of patterned paper from a Memory Box Yuletide collection shows candy canes in the background.  A Class A Peels gold victorian sticker shines in one corner.

Lifestyle Crafts Large Circle die cuts frame my image and Outlines Rubberstamps "Christmas Joy" sentiment.

A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Rings Combo Holiday 2009 set borders my surrounding belly band.  I covered chipboard with cardstock then used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Regal Crest die to border my image with a partial, circular laurel wreath.  A few McGill Pine Branch punches are layered with Punch Bunch large holly leaves that are adorned with Me and My Big Ideas bright red rhinestones for berries.

Here's my completed card front showcasing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Toot Toot! digi image:

This pic shows the inside of the open gatefold card with the decorated belly band lying in front of it.  A QuicKutz die cut train lies on one side of my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Christmas Clara sentiment, while a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Holiday Cheer candy cane lies on the other. 

You can find Toot Toot! 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:
Simon Says Stamp! "Get in Shape-no square cards" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Die Cuts/Punches" (here)
Divas by Design "Festive Christmas" (here)
Crafty Catz "Male Card" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Make One for Christmas" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "C...Christmas" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Fancy Folds" (here)
Christmas Cards All Year "Shaped or Fancy Folds" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - YR23, R14, E07
tree trunks, slingshot - E31, E35, E47
coveralls, engine, hat band - E04, E07, E19
tree tops, tshirt, hat, train cars - YG61, YG63, YG67
sock, button, wheels - W1, W3, W5, E40, 0
atyou Spica Lipstick over fruit on trees
airbrushed background - B02, E51

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, inside and out, Rose! Your coloring of the adorable image is phenomenal!

Josephine said...

Fabulous - love the style - so unusual!

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

PaperDaisies said...

Just a brilliant entry for our challenge over at Crafty Catz. Thanks for joining us. Hugs Nina

heidy said...

Wonderful card, inside and out, Rose!
XXX Heidy

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!

paper fun said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. I will have to get that image, it is perfect for the train loving males in my family.

I love the circular laurels and holly punch that you used.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Elle said...

Love how you continue the card inside. Awesome work. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


Lau W said...

Oh superb card, fantastic, the inside is superb too ! So fab details !
Have a nice week-end Rose !

Lin said...

Oh, Rose, what a special card - brings back memories from my childhood! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Alli Devine said...

Oh this is beautiful and has a real 1940's feel to it. Love the colours you have worked with and the image is delightful. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations.

Alli x

Unknown said...

This is one of the cutest Christmas Cards I have been so far this year. It is beautiful inside and out and you did a great job with your Copics.
Thank you so much for sharing

sue w. said...

What a fabulous card, love the shape and the image is so sweet. Super colours. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.
Hugs Sue W.

Laura Bradley said...

This is beautiful Rose! Thanks for sharing with us at Divas! Laura x

CraftinGranny said...

So adorable and a wonderful collage of leaves and holly. Awesome coloring Rose and I'm so glad you joined us at CCAYR this month. Hope to see you back soon! "Hugs"

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card.. I love the layout! Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good luck!! I hope to see you again next week!!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Ciska said...

So beautiful, love the inside too! Thank you for linking up with us @ Fab 'n Funky :)

DesignerDiva said...

This is beautiful, I love your leaves - stunning work!
Thanks for getting festive with us at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x