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 16, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's New Flower Soft: Simpler Times Collection

In August of 2012, Elisabeth Bell shared some very exciting news that she's joining the artists at Flower Soft. (You can read all about August's news here.)  That time has come and today Elisabeth is introducing six new digital designs to her Flower Soft: Simpler Times Collection.  These amazingly detailed images include digital file downloads of toppers, background papers, frames, decoupage elements and more.  Pop over to her blog to read all about Elisabeth's latest release here.

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I've had the honor of working with this wonderful "One Sunny Day" image from Elisabeth's new Flower Soft: Simpler Times Collection.  I'm thrilled to join Elisabeth in celebrating the introduction of this addition to her digital gallery and her exciting new relationship with Flower Soft.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I've used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio Set to mask when airbrushing my sky.  I've attempted to add some light reflections to the water.  Pretty enough, right?

Now look at the magical dimension and beautiful "touch me" quality that's added when Flower Soft is placed throughout this already fabulous image!  The green Flower Soft covered areas include my handmix of 3 greens (Christmas, Shamrock and Pale).  The flowers are covered with Flower Soft's Summer mix.  Gotta love it!

The One Sunny Day Backing Paper 3_letter floral patterned paper from this digital collection, printed onto textured white cardstock, is layered with Bazzill cardstock to form my Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels One-shaped easel card.  Satin Sensations Island Blue ribbon forms my simple bow.

The card base supports the front and shows a My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Goldfish Girl sentiment.

Pop over to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here) to see all that she's added to her Flower Soft: Simpler Times Collection!  These new digital downloads will retail at $7.99, but you can celebrate with us now by taking advantage of a half-price promotion through April 23rd!  You'll be astonished at all that's included in each of these digital file downloads!

If you don't love digital designs as much as I do, four Simpler Times clear stamp and sentiment collections are available at Flower Soft or Katy Sue Designs.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "One Paper Taker" (here) - one patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp! "April Showers and/or Spring Flowers" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "Spring Colours" (here)
Divas by Design "Flowers" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "April Showers/Spring" (here)
All Sorts "Letter of Your Name" (here) - R for rocks, rod, reeds, ribbon, reflections, relax
Ooh La La Creations "Easel Card" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Springtime" (here)

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Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, basket, wooden items - E31, E35, E47
shadows on wood - W3, W5
puppy, rocks - W00, W1, W3, W5
kitty - E93, E97, E99
bridge supports - C1, C3, C5
slingshot band, dog collar, bobber - R22, R29, R59
airbrushed water - BG10, BG11, BG13; sky B12 + W1, W0, W00, 0
overalls - YR21, YR24, YR27
flowers, patches - R01, Y21, YR27
shirt, hat - E40, E41, E42, E43
grass, leaves - YG25

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

~ Rose


Lynda Nielsen said...

awwwww Rosie, this is absolutely ADORABLE!!! So beautifully done. And what fun to be able to show this new downloadable set off this way huh? You did a FABULOUS job hun. =)

Pat said...

Beautiful card with an absolutely gorgeous image and super colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Beccy said...

oh wow brilliant card love your colouring thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky
Beccy x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully coloured, love the sentiment, so happy to be part of this wonderful venture with you
Hugs Julie P

Deloris said...

Absolutely adorable! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wow! This is AMAZING! What a gorgeous image and your flowers are so life-like. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Pysselbus said...

Rose, I'm totally speechless! Your coloring is sooo exquisite!! I looove the reflextions in the water and all the perfect details!! Just look at that face!! WOW!!! You truly are an artists with those Copic markers of yours!


brenda said...

A perfect card for our theme Rose

Thanks so much for sharing you lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Kimberly S said...

This is so fabulous! The image is perfect, and I love the 'reflections' in the water. The flower soft looks simply amazing too! Thanks so much for entering at Wags n Whiskers challenge, hope to see you again! :) hugs, Kimberly

Helene E said...

fantastic colouring! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

Mary Lou said...

Goodness Rose this is STUNNING!!!! Love the image..colored to perfection and the reflections are GREAT!!! Superb addition of FS!!!

Tracy said...

Lovely creation, lovely colours, the image is great and lovely colouring too. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Rose this is so beautiful it has a calming feel to it which is probably that image it looks so serene, the card shape, images and colours are gorgeous, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
lorraine x