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 . . .

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Stamps Geraldine Meets Paris

I've recently merged two digital images using Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 and I liked the results so much that I decided to give it another try.  (You can find my first merged image post here along with the 8 simple steps for merging).

This time I merged Art Deco Geraldine digital stamp with Hannah Lynn's A Walk In Paris background digital image to send a special greeting.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

Bazzill cardstock is layered with Graphic45's Secret Garden Collection Coming Up Roses double-sided patterned paper to create my card.  Faux stitching provides a contrasting border.  A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Daisy edge adds an open floral chain border along the top and bottom of my image.  Provo Craft Deckle Edge Paper Shapers decorative scissors add a torn paper look to a layer of matting around my image.
An EK Success Paper Shapers Scallop Photo Corner punch holds a few Studio112 Pearl Adhesive Gems.  An Offray 1/8" light orange ribbon bow accents my "Bonjour" stamped sentiment from an older Stampin' Up! Carte Postale set.
A few shades of orange Recollections Mulberry Paper Mini Roses lie above a Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish.  A Wrights' 3/4" white lace with pearls borders the right side of my image.
The inside of the card is left blank for me to write a personal note.
Here's a view of the front of my card showing how I've used my merged images . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "Happy Mail!" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Create a Scene" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stop Craft "Flower Power" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Anything Goes with Swirls" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Vintage/Nostalgic" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "The Letter B" (here) - bow, blooms, background, border, "Bonjour", bushes, blue

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
gown - YR00, YR02, YR14
sidewalk - E41
lamp post, rail, curbs - W1, W3
building tops - C1, C3
Eiffel tower - YG91, YG93
stippled bushes - BG70, BG72, BG75
airbrushed sky - BG01; ground W2, W3, speckles E44

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

~ Rose


Pamela said...

That is beautiful, love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Susan Kennedy said...

Beautiful card! So elegant.. Love all the elements you used. It is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan}

Anna Jasiolek said...

You have made a beautiful card, Rosie, fantastic choice of paper, and everything goes so perfectly here. Thank you for your inspiration!
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rachel said...

stunning card - it really is a beauty! Thanks for joining our B challenge and good luck xx

Céline said...

really gorgeous card, love the scene and combo
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

coops said...

wow this is fabulous rose.i really love how merged the images to create and stunning scene and your colour and details are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

Super "Scene" card, just perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin', Debbiex

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combination! Great details! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Kat W said...

Very elegant card and the colour combo is lovely. That little cluster of flowers and swirls is beautiful.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week.
Kat x

Josephine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Jules said...

Beautiful, I love the way you've merged to two images together. Thank you for joining us at OSCC. Good Luck xoxoxo

Bridie Payne said...

Fantastic card, I'm loving the orange and black color scheme

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love you're card, image and layout, thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet

Crafty Kitten said...

Oh my word that is stunning. Love the striking colour combination and such a gorgeous layout too. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL this time
Dawn xx

Eva Gro said...

Stunning card! Love your colors, and will chwck back to watch the merging tutorial another day.

Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

Karen Petitt said...

Such a pretty card, wonderful images, beautiful colouring, will check your tutorial out. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our anything goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/

Purple Crazy said...

gorgeous card, love that lace, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x