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, April 19, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Little Friends Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the newest addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Little Friends digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 14 other blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).] Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, Apr. 26, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013.

Reminder: Buying then sharing digital images is theft. Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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I've had alot of fun working on this tag with distressed and inked edges.

I've used newly released Little Friends digital stamp by Elisabeth Bell on a standing tag.  I printed the image onto Bazzill Smooth white cardstock then die cut it using a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag and Bookplates Bigz L die.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image and my attempts at showing the likeness of a gold finch, New Jersey's state bird.

I printed an enlarged version of my colored bird onto regular copy paper and used Ranger's glossy accents to adhere it to a Tim Holtz idea-ology teardrop facet.  This sweet embellishment hangs from a jump ring with a Tim Holtz idea-ology Bauble at the loop of a Tim Holtz idea-ology Trinket Pin through a May Arts spring flower printed ribbon tied through my tag's top.

I placed a mask over my colored image then sporadically airbrushed splotches of colors used in my image for a colorful background.  When dry, I began to stamp grass, tiny flowers and hearts from a Hero Arts Clear Design: Elephants set around branches from an Inkadinkado Bird Assortment set.
Here's a view of the front of my tag showing how I've used Little Friends.  A stamped sentiment also from the Inkadinkado Bird Assortment set is popped up above my image.  Close To My Heart Bitty Sparkles are scattered throughout the branches for special bling.  A strip of Michael's blue rhinestones lies across the base of my tag.

I adhered my tag to another die cut tag to cover the Copic bleed and messy ink.  The back of the tag includes a Tim Holtz Alterations Small Easel die cut to allow my tag to stand for display.

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Linda's blog (here). For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this tag into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss "Spring Shades" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Pastels" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Springtime" (here)
Crafty Creations "No Patterned Paper" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Anything but a Card" (here)
Divas by Design "Butterflies and Birds" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Use a Sentiment" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
goldfinch - T0, T6, T9, Y2, Y6, Y8 (enamel accents black over eye)
top - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV95
grounding shadow - W3, W1, W00, 0
airbrushed background - RV93, Y8, B95, E11

On 4-19-13 Elisabeth Bell wrote: "OOOHHMIGOODNESS... Rose, your creation is EXQUISITE"

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous tag, Rose! Love the background you created for the adorable image! Great design!

Sue said...

This is stunning Rose. I love the sweet image and you have coloured her so beautifully.
Sue xx

Mary Lou said...

FABULOUS Rosé!!! Love the teardrop charm...sooo cute and clever:). Lovely beyond words!!!
Hugs and happiness

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous image and colours love the added charm of the bird stunning hugs xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Awww Rosie, this is absolutely fabulous. I just love the tear drop gem. What a fabulous idea... Your work is always so amazing girl..
Big Hugs,

Sofia Eriksson said...

Your tag is lovely! And your coloring is stunning! Wow! And the teardrop, i love it! Hugs, Sofia

Unknown said...

Just beautiful, Rose! I love the colors and all the bling on the branches! Stunning ribbon and I love all the delicate hearts and that top charm is to die for! Simply beautiful!



CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous tag Rose! Amazing coloring of the image and a fantastic background. She sure is a sweetie! "Hugs" Carol

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

rose this is just stunning! the colourful background is amazing and i love the glass that you have popped over the bird :)

NPurdum56 said...

This is really cute! I love how you used the glass over the bird, too! :) Nancee

Unknown said...

I love this! beautifully designed and coloured too,thanks for joining in over on divas by designs xx Theresa

Ellen Taylor said...

Sweet little tag! Your coloring is fantastic!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow what a stunning little tag with beautiful colouring and design. Love the birdie in the pebble.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pami said...

This is just stunning Rose! Love it! Pami x

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

What fabulous coloring and a gorgeous image too.

Sabine said...

What a pretty tag. I just love the way you colored the image and the background.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

Aunty Sue said...

Rose this is a lovely tag and thanks for sharing with us at Creative this week

Gale said...

Gorgeous tag Rose. Sweet image and I love your air-sprayed background. Thanks for joining in our Use a Sentiment Challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

stitch-and-greet said...

As always: There are no words to express my feelings about the beauty of your artwork. This tag is amazing! Hugs Renata

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, I love the image, your colouring is fabulous and the background and the bird in the teardrop look beautiful. Thank you for joining in with Diva's By Design
Lindsay xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just amazing, love the colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Melanie Smith said...

Rose your project is just precious. I absolutely love the idea of the tear drop. So perfect!

Jacki Daniels said...

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