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, February 6, 2013

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Favorite Color Combo

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see your Favorite Color Combo used on your projects.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering ONE of the newly released Hannah Lynn rubberstamps to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge here.

This is a tough challenge for me as I do love all colors.  I usually let my image draw me toward the colors that will best highlight the image.

For this challenge I've used a newly released Fairy Cake Gardener image by Sue Rundel-Hughes on a side-open birthday card.  You can find this lovely digital image here.  The wonderful hearts sprinkled over the icing, shown in the butterfly wings and over the fairy's clothing make this a wonderful Valentine and/or loving image.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

Best Creations 6x6 Glitter Paper A Walk In The Garden is layered with Bazzill cardstock.  A Satin Sensations 5/8" Citrus ribbon and bow, with a layer of Creative Imaginations felt flower ribbon, borders the top of my card.

Here's a view of the front of my card showing how I've used Fairy Cake Gardener to convey an outdoor fairy habitat theme.  A Morning Star "sprinkled" sentiment fits nicely in an open upper corner.  A few handmade accent daisies are clustered in the lower corner.

The inside of the card is designed similar to the front and includes a birthday sentiment from a Stampin' Up! Elegant Greetings set.  I stamped directly over the textured Bazzill bling cardstock then used my Copic Multiliner 0.03 to darken the missed areas of the stamped sentiment.

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 favorite color combos while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n Funky "Valentine or Hearts" (here) - there are hearts throughout the image
Divas by Design "Winged Things" (here) - fairy and butterfly
Totally Paper Crafts "Make Your Own Embellishments" (here)
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
All Sorts "Let's Get Cute" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Anything Goes" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Hearts" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Sent With Love" (here) - love-themed
Flutterby Wednesdays "Open" (here)

Copics used:
skin, cupcake - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, eyes - E31, E35, atyou Spica Chocolate
watering can - C1, C3, C5
dress, boots, gloves, butterfly body, wings - G40, G43, G46
apron, flower center, icing - E40, E41, E42, E43
flower, icing rosettes - R81, R83, R85, R89
hearts - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
water drops - atyou Spica Baby Blue
atyou Spica Clear over wings, butterfly, hearts, rosettes
airbrushed background - Y02, B01, E31, E35

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

~ Rose


Shea said...

Love this, Rose. Great idea to use 6x6 paper for the bottom scene. I never know how to use that kind of paper since I don't like to cut it up. Thanks for hte inspiration! Your coloring is fantastic - love the "glow" behind the image!

Lau W said...

Oh wow Rose ! So fantastic colors ! Love your card very much !

Sarah-Jane said...

This is gorgeous, I love it. The image, colouring and papers.. all fab! Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Laine said...

Such a sweet card and image Rose. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.

coops said...

so gorgeous rose.stunning design and colours and such a sweet new image ;D

xx coops xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Rose. I love the sweet image, your colouring is amazing and the papers and details are gorgeous.
Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week

Danni said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Mian said...

You have created a really gorgeous card, Rose! The image is absolutely amazing and your layout and design is fabulous! Love that you also decorated the inside of the card.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendy said...

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

Diane said...

So, so, so lovely Rose !! Really like how you have put your card together, fab design !! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Absolutely stunning Rose!!! I just love how you sponged the background and that paper is so sweet!!

Shirley said...

This is beautiful. I have this very same paper pack and could not find a way to make the those particular pages work. YOu have inspired me to give it a go now! Thank you!!!

Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Dora said...

What a beautiful card, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx