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, December 13, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's The Littlest Angel

This lovely digital image called The Littlest Angel was designed by Elisabeth Bell and released in December of last year.  You can get your own The Littlest Angel at the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery (here).

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

I've added faux stitching to border the layered Robin's Nest "Blue Stars on Red" patterned glitter paper and Bazzill cardstock that form my easel card.  A Spellbinders Nestabilities Star Circles die and Standard Circles Small die shape my image.

As inspired by Day 8 of 2009's Tim's Tags of Christmas, I stamped and heat embossed a Stampers Anonymous Festive Sounds lamp post onto grungeboard then fussy cut around it.  I die cut chipboard using Sizzix Circles #2 then wrapped EK Success Adornments Green fun fibers around it to create my wreath.  A strip of 1/8" raspberry-toned ribbon adorns my wreath to repeat the pattern in Elisabeth's image.  A Darice Favor gold Bell, attached with jumprings, hangs from the double ribbon bow.

Close To My Heart Bitty Sparkles adorn the collar of my QuicKutz cat die cut.  Size 20 black cotton thread adds lifelike cat's whiskers.  A Hero Arts Clear Design "December" set provided a decorative sentiment.  McGill pine branch punches and Punch Bunch holly leaves add a bit of greenery to my clusters of Recollections mulberry paper mini roses.

This view of the base of my easel card shows a stamped sentiment from a Stampin' Up! Delightful Dozen set over Inkadinkado swirls from their Warm Holiday Wishes set in Adirondack Lights Cloudy Blue ink.

Here's a view of my completed open easel card showing my use of The Littlest Angel, as designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .
You can find another way that I've used this sweet The Littlest Angel image in softer earth tones here.
You'll find The Littlest Angel 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:
Winter Wonderland "Red and Blue" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Merry Christmas" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Stitching" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "What's Your Favorite" (here) - Bazzill Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp and Show "Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Use a Star" (here) - Stars in image + matting + glitter paper
Elphine House Australia "Holiday Tic-Tac-Toe" (here) - die cuts, flowers, punches
Paper Play "You're a Star" (here) - Stars in image + matting + glitter paper
One Stop Craft "Christmas Friends" (here) - sweet reminder that All Kitties Go To Heaven too

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
cat - E31, E35
lantern glass, cloud - B000, 0
wings, lamp post, trumpet, stars - Y13, Y26, Y28
berries, wreath bow, gift box - R21, R24, R29
wreath, holly, pine - BG93, BG96, BG99
gift box ribbon, gown - B21, B24, B28
airbrushed torn clouds - B21, light glow Y00
Copic Opaque White over snowflakes

"Top 3" Dec. 18, 2012 Creative Card Crew

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Rose! I love the vibrant colors and wonderful details! Fantastic coloring!

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! This card is so beautiful, colors, details, all is perfect Rose !

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous creation with great use of the colors, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

What a really gorgeous easel design Rose! I love your details and coloring!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous easel card! Love the look of the lamppost with the wreath. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Linda said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

Unknown said...

This is such an adorable and beautiful christmas card! Love the details! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Julie M said...

Such a pretty card, Rose - I love the deep blue and red colour scheme, lovely image, and lots and lots of stars!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Unknown said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! Love all the details and the wonderful colors. Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew!

Delphine said...

So gorgeous! Fantastic design and I lvoe your image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

alethea said...

This is stunning! This is one of my fave EB images!! Love the colours you have used!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our stitching challenge! HUgsxx

Unknown said...

A lovely easel card and a great layout!

Thanks for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


Lin said...

This is so special, Rose! Love the beautiful details; thanks so much for sharing it with us in our favorites challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

CraftinGranny said...

Totally gorgeous card with the bold colors Rose. Easel cards are so much fun to create and this one is so beautifully designed. One of my favorite images. I used her to make a card and send to my granddaughter in Texas. Thanks so much for joining us at EH and hope to see you back again soon. Merry Christmas and Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and time image is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Janneke said...

What a beautiful card Rose ;o)
Thank you for joning us at Elphine House this month ;o)

Elphine House said...

Seconding Janneke's comment! Thanks for joining us for our latest challenge :-)