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 . . .

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Display Stand for The Tube with KennyK's Troublemaker

I came across one of the 7" clear plastic tubes made by SRM Press that I've had stashed away.  I also had the makings of a naked chipboard display stand that I made quite a while ago just for this tube.  (You can find more details about how I made this display stand here.)

I quickly added Copic colors to a fun KennyK image named Troublemaker.  I adhered her to a layer of gray cardstock then fussy cut around the image.  I covered her with a layer of Glossy Accents for fabulous shine.

While the Glossy Accents layer over the Troublemaker was drying, I began to add layers of TPC Studio Winter Whites Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow and Snowflake Stripe papers to my naked chipboard display stand.

The top ledge has plenty of room to hang things from.  I've used Tim Holtz' idea-ology Baubles with some chain attached to a Bazzill Buttons Vintage Elizabeth button.  I added Art Warehouse Vibe Designs Impress-ons swirls to the Tube itself.  Gorgeous 3/8" glittered blue ribbon accents the pull top of the tube.

The folded base of the display stand has plenty of room for embellishments.  I used Fiskars Postage Stamp scissors to cut a Stampin' Up! sentiment from their Tags Til Christmas set then layered it over a sentiment from their More Merry Messages set.  A beautiful Prima Sweet Teal Tea Rose that's already covered with dew drops adorns one side of my base.  Some Aqua Stickles fills the space between the chipboard folds.  Wonderful 5/8" glittered snowflake ribbon accents the background.

This photo shows the completed Display Stand for The Tube as decorated for someone naughty . . .

I'm tempted to fill the inside of The Tube with mini marshmallows and identify it with an added tag marked "snowman poop" . . .

This view of the back of the stand shows why I adhered my colored image to gray cardstock before fussy cutting.  The bit that hangs over the edge shows a silhouette rather than the back of the colored image.

I'm entering this Display Stand for the Tube into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew "Sassy Christmas" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Christmas - No Red/Green" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Winter" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything but a Card" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Snowflakes" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Anything Goes" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Keep Your Cool - Cool Colors" (here)
Winter Wonderland "Oh Baubles" (here)
One Stop Craft "Monochrome Tones" (here)
All Sorts "It's A Gift" (here)

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Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
jacket - BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99
shirt - R81, R83, R85, R89
pants, snowcone - C1, C3, C5

"Top 5" Nov. 23, 2012 Allsorts of Challenges

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

~ Rose


FiLoMa said...

This is just beautiful. I love the Kenny K image you have used, the colours and the whole OTP project you have made. A great inspiration. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

downrightcrafty said...

love the design and great bauble for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

oh wow love this rose.the design is fantastic and i love this kenny k image :D

xx coops xx

Corrinne said...

Absolutely fabulous and a GREAT idea :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

I invite you to share your creativity with me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

Lots of crafty joy,

Sarah said...

This is absolutely stunning Rose, such gorgeous detail. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our It's a Gift challenge x

Lisa Jane said...

what a brilliant idea. love the design
Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Stunning creation, love your design and colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

kista said...

Wonderful idea. Thank you for playing along in the KKKK's che this week.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Faaaaabulous project!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krew *Sassy Christmas* challenge !

Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join ☺

Shea said...

Fabulous project with so many "filler" possibilities. Love your creative spirit - it's always a treat and adventure to open your blog. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Lisa Jane said...

oops .. forgot to say -Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

Jan Ltc said...

I love this! Thanks for playing along with us at CCC xx Jan