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 . . .

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Emerald Faeries Stamps Ebony

This sweet and magical digital image called Ebony was designed by Linda Catchlove for Emerald Faeries Stamps.  You can find her at the A and T Digital Designs Shop here.

Creating card art that mixes fantasy with reality is very high on my list of favorite things to do.  I also enjoy adding classic, handmade coordinating elements to my projects.  Sweet images like this beautifully designed Ebony make it very easy and SO MUCH FUN for me!

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  Ebony decorated a bit for a Christmastime by adding some lights to her 'shroom so Santa could find her.  He DID and left a nice pressie for her too!!!  Yay!!!  (I've used the QuicKutz 2008 Holly Jolly cookie cutter die set to include the string of lights and trees.  An old Making Memories Charmed variety pack included the perfect metal gift to add here.)

I've layered Bo Bunny's Snowfall Collection "Snowfall Blizzard" and "Snowfall Wintertime" glittery patterned papers with Bazzill cardstock to form my easel card.  A Michael's 3/8" sparkling aqua ribbon provides a lovely bow.  A silver snowflake eyelet adorns each side of the horizontal border.  A holly jolly sentiment from a Hot Off The Press Christmas Art set lies beside my image.  I've used the QuicKutz Santa and Reindeer die cuts in black to appear as a silhouette in the background.

Here's a view of the front of my completed easel card showing my use of Ebony, as designed for Emerald Faeries Stamps, with a snowy Christmas theme . . .

This view of the base shows the continuation of my snowy Christmas theme.  I've included a Stampin' Up! 2006 Alphabet Soup jingle all the way sentiment with Hot Off The Press Christmas Art small snowflakes stamped in the background using Adirondack Cloudy Blue dye ink. 

Here's how my easel card looks when open . . .

It's Happy Mail!!!  Someone special will be receiving this card through the mail soon.  Who loves to create papercrafting projects using brown and blue?  Ahhh . . . could it be you?

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Christmas/Winter Sketch "Sketch by Betina" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
A&T/Emerald Faeries Garden "Easel Card" (here)
Divas by Design "Glitter and Sparkle" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Snowflakes" (here)
Christmas Cards All Year Round "Santa" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Let It Snow" (here)
Bunny Zoes Crafts "Winter" (here)
Dream Valley "Non-Traditional Christmas" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Christmas with a Twist - No Green, Gold, Red" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
mushroom stem, base - E21, E25, E29
clothing, wings - BG72, BG75, BG78, B91, B95, B97
wings outline - E53, E57, E59
airbrushed background - BG72, B93

"Top 3" Dec. 11, 2012 A&T Emerald Faeries

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

~ Rose


Francesca said...

gorgeous snow creation , thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck !


Dona said...

Love the colour comb and the papers. The card is gorgeous!!

Leanne said...

OMG!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't get over how gorgeous and rich and beautiful each detail is!!! When I saw the first panel of just the image I thought you colored in greys, but once I saw the whole design it blew me away! The blues are gorgeous and the browns are divine. Your card is a real treat to look at. TFS!!

coops said...

so stunning rose.your design and colours are wonderful and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Beautiful card! thanks so much for joining in this week's challenge of no red,gold and green over at charisma! good luck and we hope to see you each week! hugs carlyann (owner) xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Stunning card love the papers hugs Denise xx

Carol said...

Fabulous easel card. Thanks for joining us at CCWS this week. Carol DT x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the sweet image and brilliant colours.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just stunning, love the colours & the papers are perfect!

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

Rina said...

This is amazing! Your coloring skills are OFF THE CHARTS!

So glad you decided to join us at the Diva's By Design Challenge this week, please come back again!
DT Member~~~ Rina ***

Maire Gamber said...

Just enjoying all your cards! It has been too long since I had a visit and am in heaven! Love your layouts too! Hugs,

Unknown said...

Hi Rose, oh my word look at your colouring - it's just amazing!!

Love the colour combo as well and the papers are fabulous.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Sarah said...

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

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Wow this is beautiful! What a different, but lovely and totally awesome design. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month. ♥ Denise

Tracey Manderson said...

OMG OMG OMG, this is tooootally awesome! Your colouring is super fantastic!!! Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Hope you will join us again.