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, April 2, 2013

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

There's still time to join the current Anything Goes challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge.  Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win TWO fabulous Ladybug Crafts Ink 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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Last week there was a new release of 16 super cute 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 so much fun playing with this lovely image and my head is still spinning with ideas on more ways to use it.  This post contains the info on my Autumn card.  You can find my use of this image for a winter-themed card here, my spring-themed card here and my summer-themed card here.

I printed the image onto the back of a My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Tiny Dancer "Ballet" Dancing Circles paper then fussy cut and carefully placed the new brown drapes to carry out my Autumn 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 an autumn 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 an autumn-themed card.  Glossy Accents covers the hearts and Inkssentials Enamel Accents black provides shiny, dimensional eyes.

Layers of Bazzill cardstock with My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody "Happy" Decorate patterned paper form my side open card and faux stitching adds a contrasting border.  Satin Sensations 5/8" Antique Gold ribbon provides a border and bow.  A piece of My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Lucky" twine holds a golden leaf charm.  A Spellbinders Medallion Four adds a circular element behind my image.  A Technique Tuesday Borderline: Same Time Next Year set adds my stamped autumn words.

A My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish provides movement on one side of my image.  The other side contains a flower cluster made of a Recollections Mulberry Paper Flower and Prima Sugar Plum Roses Banana.

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 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Elementary Elegance 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) - leaf charm
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Brass in Pocket" (here) - metal leaf charm
A&T/Emerald Faerie "Recipe - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments" (here)
Southern Girls "The Kids Are Alright" (here)
A&T "Hearts" (here)
Simon Says Stamp and Show "Absolutely Anything Goes" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
bear - Y21, Y23, Y26 (nasty rag technique Y28)
tree - E42, E44
leaves - YR12, YR16, R12, R17, Y21, Y28
hearts - E04, E07
ground grass - BG93
curtain rod, window frame - E31, E35, E47
seat, pillow - E51, E55, E57
curtain shading - W3, W5
airbrushed wall - E42; floor Y23; outside ground BG93 speckled Y28; sky Y000, B000

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I'm including this pic to show you other ways that I've filled this wonderful image for all four seasons.   Make sure you link where indicated to see how I've used them!  This image can be easily used for holiday cards with paper-pieced holiday curtains, a coordinating scene in the window, a hat on Billie and the image surrounded by holiday die cuts!  The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

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

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

~ Rose


Candy C said...

Rose...I adore your Autumn card. Those rich, warm autumnal colors never go out of style for me! Your sweet little teddy bear sitting at the window is so adorable. I love how you can change the seasons behind him. You've done such a darling job on all of your cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Lau W said...

So beautiful creations with this sweet Teddy Bear ! wwoooowwww !!!

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Bridie Payne said...

Stunning card, I love the neutral color scheme

Laine said...

Such a pleasing card Rose, lovely colour palette. Such a cute bear and wonderful design. Thank you for joining us at TPC Challenge.

Lisa Jane said...

oh i have loved all these cards - and i think this is my favourite . I love the colours
Lisa x

Eva Marie said...

Supercute card ♥
Thanks for playing at SGC

Dewi Lestari said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining at A & T: Hearts. Hope to see you again next month

Sally said...

Love this one too Rose. All four of the cards are great, love the different seasons you have created.
Hugs Sally xxx

Suzanne C said...

Cute! Love that you designed the inside to coordinate. Beautiful embellishments. Happy to have you playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Kerry said...

I am kicking myself for selling this SU set Rose after seeing all your gorgeous cards. Would love to see you in action xx

Sande said...

What an amazingly fabulous card you have here! Wonderful colors and great stamps!

Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries, Good luck and hope you will join us again
Hugs Sande xx