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 . . .

Monday, May 20, 2013

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Bell Horses - Li'l Cowboy

This playful little fellow, with his tussled hair, is ready to gallop alongside his toy stick horse.  You can find this wonderful Bell Horses - Li'l Cowboy digital image at Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery here.

I've used Copics to fill my Li'l Cowboy image.  The stamped sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday Pieces of the Puzzle clear stamp set.

We R Memory Keepers Anthologie patterned paper is layered with Bazzill cardstock to form my card.  All layers have been inked with a Charcoal Color Box cat's eye ink pad.  I've kept this card very simple with just a few mini black brads as embellishments.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Bell Horses - Li'l Cowboys digital image . . .

The inside of the card is left blank so I can include a handwritten personal note.

You can find more inspiration using Elisabeth Bell's digital images at the Digi Bells Design Team blog here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations "KISS = Keep It Simple" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "Favorite Embellishment" (here) - brads
Crafty Catz "3 of something (patterned papers), 2 of something (image + sentiment), 1 of something (die cut as mask)" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Elphine House Australia "Die Cuts and Layers" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - T0, T6, T9
pole - E31, E35, E47
horse head, boots - E40, E42, E44
reins, boot trim, spots, bandana - R02, R14, R17
sleeper - YG21, YG23, YG25
mane, spots, bandana - BG72, BG75, BG78
airbrushed grass - YG23, YG25 (Cheery Lynn Designs Grass Border die as mask); BG72, BG75 (torn paper clouds)

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

~ Rose


carol said...

super adorable card..thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Rose! Great papers and wonderful coloring of the darling image!

Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a precious card. Just love the wonderful layout and DP you have used.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

CraftinGranny said...

Oh, this is so cute Rose and I love those colors you've chosen. Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House with this adorable card. Beautiful coloring of the image and fantastic clouds. "Hugs" Carol

Aunty Sue said...

stunning book and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week and good luck

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A lovely card and an adorable image.

Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge and good luck.


Jenn Bedient said...

Super cute card! Love the image and your design. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags n Whiskers. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT