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, March 12, 2013

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: Springtime

The Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge want to see your Springtime projects.  Hop over to enter your Springtime project for a chance to win TWO cling stamps (or FOUR if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!).  You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

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I've used The Teenagers Jess Whispering Wall to create a colorful Springtime card.

This view shows my Copic-filled image . . .


Layers of Bo Bunny's Gabrielle Collection patterned papers with Bazzill cardstock form my side-open card.  I've used Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades "Bricked" embossing folder to add texture to the matting behind my image.  Doodlebug beetle black mini brads are lined at one corner.  A QuicKutz Goosebumps 2x2 checkerboard embossed my popped-up scalloped corner.  A couple of Cheery Lynn Designs Dies in Mini Fanciful Flourish as well as an Exotic Small Butterfly and Small Angel Wing add some movement throughout.  Zva Creative Rhinestone Swirls continue that movement and add some bling.

Punch Bunch Kikyou punches in medium, small and mini are layered with mini suns and McGill's pine branch punches to create my pointy petal blossoms.  All are lightly painted with Star Dust Stickles for soft shimmer.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Jess Whispering Wall that includes a spring sentiment from an older Stampin' Up! Serene Spring set . . .

The inside is decorated similar to the front and includes a stamped sentiment from a Hero Arts "So Artsy" set . . .

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:
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Spring Fever" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Punch It!" (here)
One Stop Craft "Spring" (here)
All Sorts "Springtime" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Springtime" (here)
Bunny Zoe's "Girly" (here)
Anything Goes "Seeing Double" (here) - double leaf flourishes
Oldie But Goodie "Feeling Floral" (here)
Flutterby Wednesdays "Open" (here)

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Copics used:
brick wall - E71, R46, R59, E79, R20; W7, W5 for cast shadows on wall
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, belt - E31, E35, E47
suede boots  left - E47, E31; right E35, E30 (fade with lightest color technique)
dress - YR00, YR02, YR14
jacket, pants - BG57, BG53, BG000 (fade with lightest color technique)
hoodie - R00, R02, R14
airbrushed sky - BG01 masked with My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio Set

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

~ Rose


Sally said...

Love your card Rose. That brick wall is coloured brilliantly.
Great sentiment too.
Hugs Sally xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is beautiful Rose, your colouring is amazing and your flower making skills even more so!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous card Rose, your colouring really brings the image to life. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Springtime challenge x

soccermom23 said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you use copics. I am so jealous! The embellishments and color combinations make for a stunning creation.

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and those flowers are just lush!!
Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog
PS if you are interested I have some blog candy to give away on my blog Click here!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

brenda said...

A gorgeous card Rose, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Rose, I adore those flowers they are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Card Crew.

Cathy DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

Sorry I mean't Totally Papercrafts. Lol!!


Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous scene - coloured beautifully and just love those flowers
Lisa x

Annette said...

Love your card! Beautifully coloured and the details are perfect! Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
Hugs Annette

Shelley said...

Just gorgeous, thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge xx

Kerry said...

Your card is stunning Rose! I need to know how long it takes you to color your images. It would probably take me a week and it still wouldn't look anything like yours :-S Love your flowers with the dusting of glitter and the gem swirls. xx

Debs said...

Stunning card Rose - your colouring is amazing and your flowers are WOW WOW WOW!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x