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 . . .

Monday, February 25, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Sketch

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your projects using a wonderful sketch shared by Janneke.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND a fabulous prize from Whiff of Joy!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

I've used this sweet rubberstamp image called Sharing in Your Sorrow designed by Elisabeth Bell for the Whiff of Joy's Sympathy Collection.  You can find this lovely but sad young lady and her frowning little puppy companion at the Whiff of Joy online store here.

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

I've layered Bazzill cardstock with We R Memory Keepers Anthologie patterns to form my easel card. A Spellbinders Ironwork Accents die cut provides my rounded corner element. Faux stitching borders my layers.  A brown wrinkled seam binding bow lies below a Close To My Heart Say It In Style set sentiment.  Memory Box white pearl sticker strips are lined at each end of my striped border.  A Junkitz Mom Buttonz white fabric button tied with silver cord accents one corner.  Zva Creative rhinestone swirls add bits of bling around my image.  Handmade flowers, lightly painted with Star Dust Stickles, are made using Punch Bunch daisy and birch leaf punches and hold Creative Impressions white pearls in their centers.  McGill pine branch punches add nice filler to my flower clusters.
Here's a view of the front of my completed card showing my use of Whiff of Joy's Sharing in Your Sorrow, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, using the sketch by Janneke . . .

The base of my card shows a silver metal praying angel, QuicKutz arrows die cuts, and a feel better sentiment from a Hero Arts Huge Hugs set.  Another white fabric button tied with silver cord adorns a corner with a small cluster of handmade flowers.  A bit of Zva Creative rhinestone swirls adorns the opposite corner.


This pic shows how my easel card looks when completely open and ready for display . . .

For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's Sketch challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "Buttons and Bling" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Use and Arrow" (here)
Crafty Creations "Tic Tac Tac" (here) - buttons, pearls, gems
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes + an option of angels" (here)
Divas by Designs "Fancy Fold" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "BINGO" (here) - sentiment, buttons, flowers
Crafty Catz "Dies and Punches" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Flowers and Pearls" (here)
Whiff of Joy "Anything Goes" (here)
Sassy Studio Designs "Stitch it Up" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
puppy - YR21, YR24, YR27, R95 cheeks
dress, headband, dog collar, shoes - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
steps - E40, E41, E42, E43
airbrushed background - B00, C2

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

~ Rose


Lau W said...

Oh so cute, very sweet !

Carla S. said...

This is so gorgeous, Rose! I love the beautiful papers and stitching! Outstanding coloring of the wonderful image!

rachel said...

absol;utely stunning - I just adore your card and all the details - thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations and good luck xx

marion said...

Wowww love the colouring and such a briljantly made card, love it. Thanx for joining us at WOJ and good luck, hugs, Marion

Jac’s Playground said...

So beautiful, your colouring is fantastic, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Sarah J Moerman said...

Wow! GORGEOUS card! Your coloring is AMAZING! Fabulous design and colors! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

CG said...

Well isn't this just the sweetest thing ever! Love your coloring, wow! Thanks for your lovely comment on my bicycle card, that means a lot. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Best, CG

Pysselbus said...

Stunning card sweetie!! Love your coloring, as always, you really make it pop!! Thnak's for sharing it with us at the Whiff of Joy Challenge as well! :-) (Go and look....)


alethea said...

This is beautiful... Thanks for joining su at PCJ for our BINGO challenge and at EBW and using our sketch!! Goodluck!! HUgsxx

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Very pretty card! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us for Sassy Studio Designs DTBST this week!

-Lori SSD DT

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and great for our dies & punches challenge at Crafty Catz. Thanks for joining hope to see you next week

Katharina Frei said...

Your card and coloration is stunning! Thanks for sharing and for joining the WoJ challenge.
Katharina x

stitch-and-greet said...

Wow, I have no words - this is a magnificent work of art. I´m totaly thrilled! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog last week and your lovely comment. Happy weekend, Renata xx