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 23, 2013

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Vintage

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see your Vintage-themed 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.

I've used newly released steampunk Mimi by Hannah Lynn on a twisted easel card.  You can find this lovely digital image here.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

Layers of Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection patterned paper, matted with Bazzill rust and brown, support my steampunk theme.  After adhering Bazzill cardstock to chipboard, I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge Steampunk die to create a gear border.  Wyla polyester pleated off-white lace lies behind my border.  I've also framed my image with the same lace.

A Close To My Heart Say It In Style "thinking of you" stamp lies on a Lifestyle Crafts cutting die from their Genius magnetic ultimate platform system set.  Home Pro copper metal corners adorn the top left and bottom right of my card.  Assorted Jolee's Boutique metallic steampunk stickers are scattered throughout.

Here's a view of the front of my card showing how I've used Mimi to convey a vintage theme . . .
I do enjoy making handmade flowers using punches.  If I have flowers remaining after my projects are complete, I store them for use at another time.  Here you'll see a few chrysanthemums made from Punch Bunch daisies and oak leaves, a five-petal plum flower with a small cosmos as its stamen, a larger marigold and several pine branch leaf fillers.  Most are lightly painted with Diamond Stickles for beautiful shimmer.
The base of the card includes a layered Memory Box and Martha Stewart butterfly.
 Here's a view of my twisted easel card ready for display . . .
You've got to hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge blog to see how the amazingly talented Dynamite Digi girls have shown their fabulous Vintage-themed projects while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes + Optional Flowers" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Use at Least Two Punches" (here)
Winter Wonderland "Vintage" (here)
All Sorts "Flower Power" (here)
Dream Valley "Girls, Girls, Girls" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Favorite Color Combo" (here) - rich, jewel tones
Digital Tuesday "Favorite Color Combo" (here) - rich, jewel tones
Bunny Zoe's "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Girly" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Glitz and Glam" (here) - Jolee's Boutique Steampunk stickers, HomePro corners +

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, eyes - E31, E35, E47
eyeballs - C3, C1,0
top, collar, fan tips - E13, E15, E19
wing, bolts, fan - C1, C3, C5
arrows, hair ribbon - Y13, Y26, Y28
shoulder and hair ornaments, gear - E33, E37, E39, E02
fan map - E41, E43
airbrushed background - E41, E43

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

~ Rose


Lau W said...

Oh wow ! So fabulous vintage card ! Love your flowers and the lace around the image is superb !

Bunny said...

This is lovely..:) Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz, and good luck.

Caz xx CC DT

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning. I love the image, your colouring is amazing and the papers and details are gorgeous

Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge

Janice said...

I love the Hannah Lynn stamps & I adore your beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at an OBAG this time, Jx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love your flowers...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Craftnut said...

This is lovely rose, thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Danni said...

Beautiful card!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous vintage and so pretty, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

so stunning rose.she is a beautiful image and i love your fabulous added details and colours :D

xx coops xx

Nicola said...

Wow what a beautiful twisted easel card Rose, your colouration is fantastic. Loving your papers, hand made flowers and gorgeous lace trimmed image.
Nicola -x-

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, beautiful coloured. Love the image and the papers. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Pam x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowers and all the attention to the little details! Thank you for joining us this week at Fan'n'Funky!

Kendra said...

Love how you have framed the image in lace! Great card! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley!

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card thanks for playing along at CCC xx Jan

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x