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 . . .

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge and New Release: Through the Ages

I'm thrilled to participate in this fortnight's Ladybug Crafts Ink Add a Number challenge as a guest designer. It's such an honor to be invited by Head Ladybug Kerry to join the Lovely Ladybugs as a guest and perhaps earn a permanent Ladybug title!  Many thanks to Kerry and the rest of the lovely Ladybugs for allowing me to share in their excitement!  (You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.)

Today is a very big Ladybug Crafts Ink event as we're sharing a new release of Through the Ages images!  To celebrate the newest additions to the fabulous Ladybug Crafts Ink digital collection (here), the Lovely Ladybugs are hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Through the Ages digital images?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 10 other blogs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge blog (here)].  Several randomly selected winners will be chosen from those comments.  The hoppers will have until Noon March 11th, 2013 to leave comments.  The winners will be posted at the LCI Challenge blog on or about March 12th, 2013.

When you've completed your hopping adventure, stop back at the LCI Challenge blog to tell us which of the new Through the Ages images you like the best.

Add the Through the Ages blog hop badge to your blog's side bar to share this event with others.

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I've had the pleasure of working with "Billie is Five (Buttons)" to create a colorful birthday card.

I've printed my image twice, once for the base and the second to fussy cut pieces that I wanted to pop-up.  I like to fill the spaces below my pop-ups with Copic W5 for shadowing.  This view shows my Copic-filled base . . .

One of my favorite techniques that I use on teddy bears is the Nasty Rag Technique.  Here's a view of the smoothly blended teddy bear then another view of how he looks after I've pounced on him with a nasty rag swiped with Copic E47 for texture . . .

I've layered pieces of TPC Studio's Party Hearty, Birthday Candles and Birthday Wishes patterned papers with Bazzill cardstock in Rain, Cool Cantaloupe and Candy Apple to form my side open birthday card.  After adding my popped-up buttons, heart and teddy bear, I coated them with a layer of Glossy Accents for shiny dimension.  A Stampin' Up! All Year Cheer 1 sentiment is stamped directly over my airbrushed background.  A QuicKutz die cut arrow, adorned with five Bazzill walnut gems accents my sentiment.  A Stampin' Up! All Wrapped Up Accessories ladybug stamp is colored with Copic atyou Spica Lipstick for a bit of sparkle.  A 1/4" scrapbooking celebrate ribbon bow adorns one corner.

As for further embellishments, it's been a while since I've had to think about what a five-year-old might like to see on a birthday card, so I sought input from my dear husband.  His immediate response was "money."  Ok, so I asked if he could think of anything else and his response was "more money."  LOL!!!  So my card for a five-year-old remains lightly embellished.  LOL!!!

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Billie is Five . . .

The inside is decorated similar to the front and includes a Sweet Stamps Special Birthday stamped sentiment as well as another fussy cut ladybug.

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Sue's blog (here).  For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "Use and Arrow" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes + an option of angels" (here)
Sweet & Sassy "For a Child" (here)
One Stop Craft "For the Kids" (here)
All Sorts "Animals" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Happy" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Dream Valley "Ribbon and Bling" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Birthday" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Bright Colors" (here)

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Copics used:
bear - E31, E35, E47 (nasty rag technique), R20 cheeks, paw pads
buttons - Y00, Y04, Y08
heart, button - R20, R22, R27
candle sticks, buttons - YR61, YR65, YR68
flames - R27, YR68, YR65, YR61, Y06
number - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
airbrushed background - Y06, YR61, W5, BG72

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

~ Rose


Alison Scott said...

Fantastic card. Looks wonderful. Billy bear is very cute.

Highland Handmade said...

Oooh this is fabulous!! so glad to have you as a ladybug!! love your rag technique!! x

Janice said...

A lovely image & a great card. Lovely to have you join us at an OBAG, Jx

Kerry said...

This is gorgeous Rose...you already know I love your coloring. Have you done a tutorial on your Nasty Rag Technique? I would love to know how to do it. Your card is gorgeous though can't believe you fussy cut those buttons!! Thanks for coming on board as a Ladybug :-D xx

CraftyGirl said...

That image is so cute with the bear upside down. Love the sketch you used on your card.



Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute ... love the papers -they go perfectly with the image and the gossy ted is fab!
Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Hello Rose, Wow what a fab no 5 image and so adorable is this cute little teddy bear!! lovely colouring and the layout is beautifully presented xx

Julie said...

WOW Rose!!! Going to have to give the fut technique a go! Thanks for sharing! Lovely to have you in the team:) Julie xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Rose sorry I'm a little late, your post wasn't up when I left home this morning (I'm away at my mums for a couple of days) but it was sure worth waiting for!
Your colouring is beautiful, the teddy especially, love yor papers too what a great card to start you off as a ladybug! I hope we can convince you to stay
Hugs Laurie xx

Jane said...

Hi Rose great to see you with the Ladybug girls. This is such a fun card and I love the colours you used. The bold papers look terrific! x

Stephanie said...

What a cute card!! I love all the texture on the teddy bear and the glossy accents is the perfect touch! Adorable!! Thanks for playing along in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Sally said...

Great to ave you on the hop Rose.....this is a great card, love the bear he is just so cute. Love those papers with the image too.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Stunning card Rose and your colouring is always so perfect.
Diane xx

Unknown said...

Aawww Rose, your cute little bear looks so sweet, adorable and fluffy at the same time! Wonderfully designed card with lovely papers and your colouring is amazing, too! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira xox

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card, love that teddy and the inside is fab too! Thank you for sharing with us this week at OSAAT and good luck, hugs


catherine said...

This is so lovely and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Kat said...

Great card Rose. Love that cute bear and love how you've coloured him.

Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Peanut said...

What a fun card! Any 5-year old will be thrilled to get this.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Means a lot to me.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Dawny P said...

Love this. The colours are so striking and the design is fab :). Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

Jenn Bedient said...

Adorable card! Love the papers and image you used. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a very beautiful card.

greetings karin

Heather said...

Hi Rose - hope you are well!!
Your card is adorable, a fabulous design and brilliant colouring of the sweet image.

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.
Heather xx

Susan said...

So pleased you joined us at LCI - maybe I can learn some tips from you ;0)
What a fabulous card - the bear is adorable and as always your colouring is fabulicious xxx

lou14 said...

Great sketch, love the layout. Adorable!!! Thanks for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
Lou DT. x

Unknown said...

Great effect on the Teddy. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley x

Bridie @ Simply-Crafting.co.uk said...

AMAZING colouring!

Ali said...

Aww that's such a cute card!

Thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge at OSAAT this week. :)


FiLoMa said...

This is a cute card. Thanks for playing along in the Creative Card Crew Birthday challenge. Cheers FiLoMa.

Made by Mandy said...

Lovely card Rose. that nasty rag technique has added a lot to the teddy.

Many thanks for joining in with our 'Use A Digi' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

♥Gemma♥ said...

Oh this is gorgeous Rosie and so love that teddy bear with the number 5...it brilliant and love the glow too!
hugs and xxx

Helen said...

Fab card - love that cute teddy!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Unknown said...

This is a great card. I love the bear. I have tried that technique, but it didn't go nearly as well as yours did.