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 . . .

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Why So Blue? = No Blues Allowed

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants you to keep the blues out of your projects.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering THREE digital images to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge here.

When you want to convey the mood of a rich, bold and lavish eclectic style, Art Deco images are the perfect match.  The images usually contain formal wear and show what appears to be the very best in taste and style no matter the variety of sources.

I've used newly released Art Deco Rita for an unusual yet elegant Christmas card.  You can find this lovely digital image here.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image showing my attempts at making a black leather lounge chair.

I've layered a piece of Anna Griffin Animal Print flocked wild cheetah paper with Bazzill cardstock to create my side open card.  Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles dies shape my image and repeat the circular element of the frame in the image.  Black lace with velour trim forms a border and adds a decorative element to carry the softness of the flocking throughout my card.  A Tim Holtz idea-ology accoutrement fanciful button tops the lacey trim element.
I've cut a pheasant tail from a Zucker Feather Products pack and added a natural feather that I once found on the ground in South Carolina to carry the flow from Rita's hat into my card.  A few Recollections mulberry paper roses keep my feathers in place.  My Dymo Label Maker provided the perfect holiday greeting for supporting my card.  A few Prima Say It In Crystals black rhinestone swirls add a bit of bling to my elegant theme.
Here's a view of the front of my completed side open card showing how I've used Art Deco Rita and kept the blues out of my card to share holiday greetings.

The inside of the card contains a border of the flocked wild cheetah pattern with plenty of room to add a special handwritten note and/or stamped sentiment.

You've just got to hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge blog to see how the amazingly talented Dynamite Digi girls have shown how they've kept the blues out of their fabulous projects while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday "Sketch by Jen" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Christmas" (here)
Paper Play "Christmas is Coming" (here)
All Sorts "White, Gold + One" (here)
Dream Valley "Christmas" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Merry Christmas" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "A Vintage Christmas" (here)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "What's Your Favorite?" (here) - Bazzill Cardstock

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
gown, hat, frame, pillows - E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
black leather lounge chair - T0, T6, T9
pillow trim - E44, E47, E49
floor, inside mirror - C3, C1, C0, 0
wall - E51, 0

"Top 5" Dec. 14, 2012 Allsorts of Challenges

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

~ Rose


Lau W said...

OMG ! your card is so elegant, so classy !

Cat's sCrap said...

Original and elegant card. I like the art deco style. Fabulous work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Debs said...

Stunning elegant card - gorgeous image and amazing embellishments.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma and Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sharon said...

wow, this is gorgeous. Such a beautiful image and the added embellishments are stunning. So classy and elegant. Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
Hugs Sharon. x

Dona said...

This card is beautiful. It is absolutely stunning.

Dawn said...

Stunning card, and very elegant. Gorgeous design; all of the elements work beautifully together. Love the image and you've coloured it to perfection. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and I hope you will join us again next month.

Hugs, Dawn

coops said...

so stunning rose.fabulous image and i love your animal print papers and rich colours :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Such a stunning card Rose, love the image and beautiful details. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Jo Channon said...

Wow Rose what a glamorous project and everything works so well together. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card, love the stunning image. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Unknown said...

Such a glamorous and dramatic card! Love it! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous Card thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday alchemy x

Vicky said...

I love your elegant card with those sophisticated colours. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

SusanLotus said...

Magnificient! Very unique and classy.

Susan :)

Delphine said...

WOW, this is gorgeous and very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

cheiron said...

What a gorgeous image! I love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us this week in the "What's Your Favorite" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, the colors are fabulous. Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab n Funky Challenge! I hope to see you joining us again soon.

Jackie, Fab n Funky DT