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 . . .

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Card Art with Copics: Ladybug Crafts Ink Grow Old With Me Wrinkley

Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of clear stamp images designed by Julia Fryer called The Wrinkleys. Many of us can relate to this elderly couple and the sentiments included with Mr. and Mrs. Wrinkley will surely make you smile as you're reminded of some of your favorite people.  I've used Grow Old With Me Wrinkley to share loving thoughts on this Valentine's Day twisted easel card for a very special someone.  You can get your own Grow Old With Me Wrinkley clear stamp set, complete with three sentiments, here.

I wanted to begin the sentiment near my image and continue it on the base. I considered snipping apart my clear stamp sentiment then decided against it. Instead, I placed scotch tape over the words I wanted to hide, inked my stamped, removed the tape and voila! Only the words that I wanted to show appeared exactly where I wanted them! Yay!!! My Copic Multiliner 0.03 came to the rescue to darken spots where the ink was slightly faded.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .

I've die cut my image using an older Sizzix Bigz Clear Die Heart then offset a pink and red die cut. I adhered Wyla polyester pleated lace to the back for a soft and delicate touch.

Bo Bunny's 2010 Crazy Love double-sided patterned paper, layered with brown, red and pink cardstock forms my twisted easel card.  A glitter brad from a Bo Bunny's Crazy Love brads set sparkles in one corner.  A 5/8" Satin Sensation Chocolate bow adorns the other corner.

A Lifestyle Crafts pocket tag from a Tag It Kit holds the second part of the clear stamp sentiment quote.  A heart from a Sizzix Eyelet Washers #1 die holds bits of Offray 1/8" pink and brown ribbon.  Part of a Be Mine! stamp from an old Stampin' Up! set of Have a Heart stamps peeks out from a tag insert.  A Happy Valentine's Day! sentiment from JustRite's Cling Elizabeth O. Dulemba's Just Ducky set marks the bottom border of my card base.  My flower/berry cluster consists of:  Fancy Pants Designs 2007 Handmade Posies Harvest crocheted flower topped with a Recollections mulberry red rose; Petaloo Dazzlers glitter flowers; Stampin' Up!'s felt Flower Fusion Too; JoAnn Store's berries; Punch Bunch mini sun and small dusty miller leaf; and large oak leaves.

Here's a view of my twisted easel card, open and ready for display, showing how I've used Ladybug Crafts Ink Grow Old With Me Wrinkley to share loving thoughts . . .
I'm entering this twisted easel card into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Anything Goes" (here)
Fashionable Stamping "Surprise Us!" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Creations "Anything Goes" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Anything Goes" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Celebration" (here) - lasting love
Totally Gorjuss "Anything Goes with Ribbon" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - C1, C3, C5
Mrs Wrinkley's sweater, shoes - R81, R83, R85, R89
Mrs leggins, Mr Wrinkley's tie, socks - R30, R32, R35, R37
Mr suit, shoes - E81, E84, E87, E89
Mr shirt - W1, 0
love seat - E41, E43, E47
grounding shadow - W3, W1, W00
airbrushed background - E81, E84, speckle E89; R81, R85, speckle R89

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

~ Rose


PaperDaisies said...

Love everything about this card. Your layout showcases your adorable image perfectly. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

scrapadinne said...

What an adorable card! :) I love the image! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week! :)


coops said...

so gorgeous rose.your design and colours are fabulous and i love the stunning image :D

xx coops xx

Yvonne Garner said...

What a phenomenal easel card. Beautifully detailed. Thanks for joining us at FSC! Best wishes, Yvonne

Sue said...

This is stunning Rose. I love the image, your colouring is amazing and the detailing and layout it wonderful
Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Aunty Sue said...

oh rose this is stunning just love it and thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

Esther said...

Such a sweet, adorable image and gorgeous details...Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

Kerry said...

Happy New Year Rose!!! I know I've said this before but I'm going to say it again...I wish I lived near you so you could teach me how to colour. You are amazing with your shading...it must take you days to colour your images. The whole card is beautiful.....I love the lace around the heart. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at LCI.