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 . . .

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Card Art with Copics: Ladybug Crafts Ink Window Seat Billie

This week there is a new release of 16 sweet Billie Bear images, designed by Jan White exclusively for Ladybug Crafts Ink. You've got to hop over to the challenge blog to see how the Lovely Ladybugs have shown their use of several of these newly released images!

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I've used Window Seat Billie to create a set of four seasonal cards.  I had loads of fun playing with this fabulous image and my head is still spinning with ideas on more ways to use it.  You'll have to visit again soon to see how I've used Window Seat Billie for my Summer and Autumn cards. This post contains the info on my Spring card.  You can find my use of this image for a winter-themed card here.

I printed the image onto a striped pattern from my scrap pile then fussy cut and carefully placed the new drapes to carry out my Springtime theme.

I used three different masks to add color and texture to my image.
1.  I cut out just the window glass areas to stamp a spring tree scene from an old Stampin' Up! A Tree for All Seasons set.  I also used this mask to airbrush the ground, sky and a bit of sun light.
2.  I cut out just the bear to add texture using the nasty rag technique by pouncing Copic colored fibers of a piece of wash cloth over the Copic-filled bear.
3.  I cut out the full image to airbrush the wall areas and floor.

This view shows my Copic-filled image for a spring-themed card.  Glossy Accents covers the hearts and Inkssentials Enamel Accents black provides shiny, dimensional eyes.

Layers of Bazzill cardstock with Creative Imaginations patterned paper form my side open card and faux stitching adds a contrasting border.  Satin Sensations 5/8" Citrus green ribbon provides a border and bow.  A thin wire around the bow holds a Cousin Corp Symbolize metal sun charm.  A Spellbinders Medallion Four adds a circular element behind my image.  A Technique Tuesday Borderline: Same Time Next Year set adds my stamped spring words.

A My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish provides movement behind my flower cluster made of a Recollections Mulberry Paper Flower and green paper roses.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Window Seat Billie that includes a popped up hello sentiment from a Close To My Heart Say It In Style set . . .

The inside is decorated similar to the front and includes a blank sheet to include a handwritten note . . .

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges . . .
Totally Paper Crafts "Metal" (here) - sun charm
Sweet & Sassy "Think Spring" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Make it Cute" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Spring Colours" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Use Metal" (here) - sun charm
PaperCrafting Journey "Ribbon or Lace" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Brass in Pocket" (here) - metal sun charm

Copics used:
bear, leaves - YG21, YG23, YG25 (nasty rag technique YG67)
tree - E42, E44
buds - YG25, R89
birdhouse, hearts - E04, E07
ground grass - YG25
curtain rod, window frame - E31, E35, E47
seat, pillow - E51, E55, E57
curtain shading - W3, W5
airbrushed wall - E42; floor YG23; outside ground YG13; sky Y000, B000

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I'm including this pic to show you other ways that I've filled this amazing image for all four seasons.   Make sure you stop by through the next few days to see how I've used them!  This image can be perfect for holiday cards too!  Paper-pieced holiday curtains with a coordinating scene in the window and a hat on Billie surrounded by holiday die cuts?!?!?!  OH MY . . . the possibilities!!!

I've shown my use of this image for a winter-themed card here.

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

~ Rose


~ginny said...

Welcome to the "Make it Cute" Monday Challenge...Delightful! Love the idea of the four seasons cards - and your Copic skills are wonderful! One for Rosie's Book!!
Good luck in the Challenge Rose!
Design Team - Craft Your Passions
RubberMAD (http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous card hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx

Gale said...

I just love this card Rose. Cute image and I like how you used it for all seasons. Well done. Thanks for joining us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

Indy's Designs said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing at SNSDC!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are just fabulous .. i love the technique and the different seasons
Lisa x

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What a fabulous set of cards. Love the charm. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our Make It Cute challenge.

sue w. said...

What a wonderful image and love the colours and fab charm. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Wendy said...

So gorgeous, love the cute bear and fab charm...Thanks for joining us at Divas by design this week.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Wow! This is great!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Rose, the image is adorable and I love the sweet image and colours you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

buggin2stamp said...

Absolutely adorable. What a cool idea to use that cute little bear for each season. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge this week.

Jacki Daniels said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

Deb said...

Fabulous card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Kerry said...

So much work goes into your gorgeous cards Rose....I love all the elements you've used... From the techniques to the flowers and papers you use xx