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 8, 2012

Card Art with Paper Toile: Ladybug Crafts Ink I'm Not Asleep Wrinkley

Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of clear stamp images designed by Julia Fryer called The Wrinkleys.  Many of us can relate to this elderly couple and the sentiments included with Mr. and Mrs. Wrinkley will surely make you smile as you're reminded of some of your favorite people.

Paper Toile is the art of making 3D pics from flat images by layering and popping up pieces of the image.  I've seen some gorgeous work done using Paper Toile with stamped images so I gave it a try with this wonderful elderly man that has fallen asleep in his chair while attempting to keep up with the local news stories.  You can find I'm Not Asleep Wrinkley here.

I stamped my image onto several pieces of scrap papers (some are from a Simple Stories Generations paper pad) with the intention of paper piecing a base for layering other popped up pieces.  I didn't add any colored shading to my pieces but I did run a black marker tip around the cut edges to keep the white paper core from showing.

Here's a closer side view of this fun Paper Toile piece showing the adhered and popped up layers with a coating of Glossy Accents over the top . . .

Layers of Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection "Dressed To The Nines" patterned paper and Bazzill brown, blue and kraft cardstock form my easel card.  A border of American Crafts decorative ribbon is finished with a bow.  A sentiment from the I'm Not Asleep Wrinkley set is layered over cardstock covered chipboard and lines the side of my image.  Die cuts from a Sizzix Original red Eyelet Washers #1 die are held with We R Memory Keepers Toasty Tin Large Eyelets and include My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square "Beautiful Day" twine.  A QuicKutz Checkered Goosebump embossed my corner triangle while a wonky warped clock charm hangs from a Creative Impressions mini metallic blue paper clip.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Ladybug Crafts Ink I'm Not Asleep Wrinkley . . .

This view of the base shows how a die cut from a Sizzix Original red Manila Envelope die decorates the inside of my card.  I attached hole reinforcements and twine with eyelets for a reusable office closure effect.  This little envelope provides a secure place to store a cash gift and includes another of the sentiments that are part of the I'm Not Asleep Wrinkley set.  A hand sewn Basic Grey Colored Button acts as a stopper to hold my easel card open.

This photo shows my open easel card ready for display and gift giving to a favorite soon-to-be-retiree . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink "In the Office" (here) - items found in an office:  paper clip, envelope
Stamptacular Sunday "Sketch" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Anything Goes with a Button" (here)
A&T/Emerald Faerie Garden "Use a Charm" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Get Krafty" (here)
A&T Sketch "Ribbon" (here)
Creative Craft "Special Occasion - Not Birthday" (here)
Cards for Men "Anything Goes" (here)
All Sorts "For Men Only" (here)

Copics used:
Touch of R20 on cheeks
Bit of C3, C1 for gray hair
Outline of W7 for shadowing Paper Toile under layers

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

~ Rose


Kerry said...

Oh Rose you are a brave one cutting out all those tiny pieces lol!!! What a fantastic card...I love the colors in the pp and the layout you've used. I like how you've glossed the old many up! Thanks for joining in our Stationery Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Pam said...

Wow! There is a lot to love with this card; the sentiment with the twine, the glossy accents, beautiful use of embellishments, awesome design, using the sketch to create an easel card.

Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.

:) Pam

NancyD said...

Oh this is a great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Sarah said...

Fabulous detailed card Rosie, love the design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for my For Men Only challenge x

coops said...

fantastic male card rosie.i love the fab image and great paper piecing ;D

xx coops xx

Brodders said...

Fab card.Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake - Jane x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous .. another stunner .. love the decoupage
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
Lisa x

Delphine said...

Beautiful card! Great image and fantastic details! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Sashika Taylor said...

Love the image!

Shea said...

Another fantastic card, Rose! Your work is simply amazing. We'd love to have you join us over at Tuesday Alchemy! This week's challenge is "Anything Goes." Hope to see you there!

Unknown said...

This is a great card. I love the colors and use of newspaper print. The stamped image of the man in the chair, along with the addition of quote, remind me of my grandfather (if you know what I mean). Fantastic!