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 . . .

Friday, December 21, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's Christmas Bells Digi Bells' Blog Hop

Whew!  Now that's alot of Bells - LOL!!!

To celebrate the newest addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Christmas Bells digi image?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  [You can find the full list of 13 other blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).]  Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

Reminder:  Buying then sharing digital images is theft.  Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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I've attempted to bring this lovely little lady to life with paper-piecing and paper toile.  This pic shows the pieces I've used.  I used Copic W3 to shade over the areas of the parts that I planned to add pieces over.

Here's a closer view of my softly colored, paper-pieced, Copic-filled image.  I've used FlowerSoft Polar White to cover the furry parts of her cloak, dress, boots and muffle.

I used Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Village double-sided patterned paper to die cut with my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Candy Shaped Box die.  18" of Michael's 5/8" glitter snowflake ribbon provides a nice bow tied to each side.  A Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle frames my image.  Stickles Xmas Red covers the berries while Stickles Holly covers the leaves.  A bit of Stickles Platinum covers the bell attached to her hood.  A Memory Box Holly Vine and handmade poinsettias from Punch Bunch punches surround my image with flora.

This photo shows my completed cracker box where I've used Elisabeth Bell's newest digital image named Christmas Bells . . . Yay!  I've captured some of the Stickles glittery sparkle over the holly and berries.  I covered chipboard with Bazzill bling cardstock before die cutting holly leaves with the Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Lampost die.  Three mini jingle bells hang from the leaves with jumprings.  Kaisercraft pearls act as berries.  I've stamped a sentiment from a Martha Stewart clear Christmas Tree stamps set.

Untie the ribbon bow and this cracker box opens with a space large enough to conceal some fabulous treats for gift giving.  Candy, makeup, first-aid items, crafty supplies, jewelry - ooo, it can hold some wonderful goodies!

Remember to leave your comment below then finish your hopping at the inspiration-filled Digi Bells DT blog (here).  Comments left there may also be selected for the winning prizes!  For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this cracker box into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Dream Valley "Christmas" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Layers" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything but a Card" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Merry Christmas!" (here)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' "Anything Goes" (here)
Whimsy Stamps "Anything Goes Festive" (here)
A&TDigiDes/Emerald Faerie "Christmas" (here)
Creative Craft "Non-Traditional Christmas" (here)
Elphine House Australia "Holiday Tic-Tac-Toe" (here) - die cuts, flowers, punches

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Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, basket - E31, E35, E47
cloak - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
dress, boots - R0000, R00, R12
apron - E43, E41, 0
leaves - YG11, YG13, YG17
bell - C4
berries - R14
airbrushed background - E43, E40, R00

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Absolutely stunning, Rose! You certainly have brought her to life with your fabulous coloring and paper toile!

Shea said...

FANTASTIC piece of artwork, Rose! You've done it again. Your coloring and paper toile are astounding in their shading and details, and your embellishments finish this project off to perfection. Your work has inspired me to start paper piecing more often - it adds such a wonderful look and depth to an image! Thanks so much for playing along at Tuesday Alchemy!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous project with beautiful colouring of that adorable image!
xxx Margreet

CraftinGranny said...

What a wonderful project you've created. I just made a cracker box and have not decorated yet. I love the inspiration from this post. Thanks so much! Gorgeous coloring! Those little silver bells really add that special touch. Happy Holidays! "Hugs"

Denise Goeldner said...

Your card is truely remarkable love everything about it and how you do 3D just blows my mind such talent, love it and always a pleasure to drop by Merry Christmas hugs xx

Sandy said...

What a fantastic Christmas cracker. love how you've made that fab image into a 3d piece and the paper piecing looks great too. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Tuesday Alchemy this week and hope you pop back and enter the next challenge too.
Hugs, Sandy

marilynprestonn said...

Wow I love your coloring Rose and this oh so sweet creation. Really fine work. Kindly, Peggy

jan farnworth said...

stunning so nice.

Unknown said...

Oh my God you are so talented. Love how you have made the 3D effect. And your coloring - WOW.

Granmargaret said...

Beautiful work Rose. I love the image and the way you have papertoled her

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous project, she looks stunning.

Janneke said...

Oh my your coloring is so stunning sweetie ;o)
Love your cracker box!

Unknown said...

OMG, what a stunning project! I love everything about it! Love the popper and the papers are fabulous. You did such a great job in coloring her and I love all the details. Just fabulous!



Olivia said...

Fantastic job...love the color you used.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

great job.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Merry Christmas
and one big hug from sLOVEnija Tamara

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful creation.

Nikki Stalker said...

This is stunning. I love the added effect you have achieved using paper toile and the flowersoft. She almost looks real.

DianeL said...

Oh how I love the Flower Soft use on this great creation. Super job!

loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhh wow your coloring is absolutely awesome! The details of this creation are so beautiful.

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Rose, Love the 3d effect, Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas
Hugs Julie P

Mary said...

This is gorgeous! Love the color combo and the way you've colored this adorable image!!

Pamela said...

Beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

Fiona said...

it's a cracker alright!!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.


Astrid said...

This is absolutly GREAT, such a beautiful creation.
Merry Christmas to you.
Hugs Astrid

Anonymous said...

Oh my Rose, this is so stunning!! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love how you've made pieces of the image! Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the new challenge that started today! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

P.S. Thanks for sharing this lovely creation for the blog hop too!! STUNNING! :)

Jules said...

Your card has turned out fantastic, very effective the way you have done it. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxox

sparklingblackrose said...

Rose this is beyond beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, hope to see you again soon! Have a fabulous New Year! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have new candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/new-candy.html

Marilyn said...

A lot of work went into this card and it shows because it is gorgeous! Love the 'fur trim'.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.

Karen C said...

Thank you for playing with us during out blog hop challenge at One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog!
Karen C

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges

SandraT xx

Elphine House said...

Wow Rose! This card is amazing! Thanks for joining in on our latest challenge x