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, January 9, 2013

Card Art with Copics: Rick St Dennis Corazon

On the first Saturday of each month, Rick St Dennis posts a digital image for his fans to use on crafty projects.  The image doesn't stay there very long, in fact it seems to disappear as though it was never there at all! LOL!!!  I was lucky enough to visit at just the right moment so I'm able to show you Rick's January image named Corazon.

At first glance, I thought Corazon might be a zombie of sorts.  The way her hands are posed is a bit creepy to me.  My attempts at prettying her up still make me think she walks with the dead.  Hmmm.  The results of my google search on Corazon suggest that the word means heart or can be a Spanish term of endearment for Darling.  Ahhh, perfect!

I masked Corazon then used Tsukineko Brilliance Rocket Red ink to stamp an Inkadinkado script background.  I also added a Tattered Angels Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance cancelation stamp on the right and the word love barely shows.  I tried to heat emboss the dazzling ink with clear embossing powder but the effect is minimal.  Here's a closer view of my very softly, Copic-filled image as printed on Kraft cardstock . . .

I've die cut my image using a Spellbinders Classic Oval Large and matted her with a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval.

American Crafts Love Many Splendored patterned paper, layered with Bazzill red and kraft cardstock forms my twisted easel card.  Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page Eyelet Lace provides a delicate border.  Dots of Stickles Xmas Red add some bling between the Fiskars handheld heart punches.  A Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch adds a grounding border to rest my image. A 3/8" Jo-Ann's holiday metallic red ribbon bow adds beautiful sheen to a My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally "Best" pin and Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers rose flower cluster.  The word Darling is from a My Mind's Eye 2010 Lost and Found Madison Avenue "Pretty" stamps set.

QuicKutz love letter, locket and key die cuts provide a loving accent cluster.  My handy Dymo label maker adds an appropriate sentiment.  McGill pine branches add the perfect vintage filler.

Here's a view of my twisted easel card, open and ready for display, showing how I've used Rick St Dennis' Corazon to share vintage-looking, loving wishes . . .  

I'm entering this twisted easel card into the following challenges:
Sparkle and Glitter with Rick St Dennis "New Beginnings" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Monochrome" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Something New" (here)
Craft Us Crazy "Something New or photo inspiration" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Something New" (here)
Delicious Doodles "Sparkle and Shine" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Vintage/Shabby Chic" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Sparkle and Shine/Glitter!" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Shiny and New" (here)
Simon Says Stamp and Show "Embrace the Old" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
glistening green eyes - atyou Spica Mint
hair - E31, C35, E47
gown and hat - R0000, R00, R02, atyou Spica Lipstick

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

~ Rose


Cat's sCrap said...

Elegant realization. Original concept. Beautiful papers. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

pinky said...

I love this Rose. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

heidy said...

This is beautiful Rose,thanks for joining CCT this week!
XXX Heidy

Beate said...

wonderful combination, I know R.St.Dennis images and mostly they are creepy and so looks this lady to me but this fact makes it even more interesting to see her on a Valentines card! Clever combination, very well done ;)
i love it!
Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs!
Crafty Sentiments Designs GD

Anonymous said...

Nice work! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week!

Candy C said...

Rose...your card is beautifully done! It really does give have a wonderful vintage influence! You've done a beautiful job of colorizing the digi image. All of the die cuts and layers of papers and elements really work perfectly together. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your twisted easel card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

sue w. said...

Fab details and image and love the colour. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Sharon Sahl said...

This valentine really looks back to another era of beautifuuly made valentines and heartfelt sentiments! Just lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter for the New Beginnings challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hello friend! Gorgeous creation with the delicate heart border and red colors!! Fabulous twisted easel design! :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenges! Hope you will join us again next week and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Rick said...

Thanks for using the first Saturday freebie in your design-I think the way you have used it looks mysterious-great job-Thanks for joining in at Sparkle and Glitter

Lisa T said...

I recently discovered Rick St Denis' work - it's pretty cool! Love what you did with it. The Martha Stewart border punch is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Totally Papercrafts!

Miranda said...

awesome card, love the colourcombo and all the lovely details
thanks for joining us at sparkle and glitter

Unknown said...

What a masterpiece! This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle & Glitter.

Monique's art said...

Gorgeous card i love your take on the digi Thanks for sharing at sparkle and glitter

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at Sparkle and Glitter.
Hugs Nataliya

Caz said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.


Kim said...

I love the way you created the heart border and the papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.