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 . . .

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Floral Frenzy

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see lots of flowers on your projects.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering the winner's choice of THREE digital images to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge and sponsor here.

I've used Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 (see 8 simple steps at the end of this post) to merge Lemon Shortbread's Butterfly Melody digital stamp with Hannah Lynn's Tulip Sunrise background digital image to share blooming wishes.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

Bazzill cardstock is layered with Basic Grey June Bug Strawberry Cheesecake patterned paper to create my card.  My image is shaped with both Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles and Large Scalloped Circles.  A heart ribbon bow accents my "Bloom On!" Prickley Pear stamped sentiment.  Zva Creative red rhinestone swirls surround my sentiment with charming sparkle.
A Prima Strawberry Kisses large red flower and Laraine Pearl White large roses are lined with medium and small white roses that I've airbrushed with Copic R24, R39 and R89 to coordinate with my card.  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold adds slight shimmer to my roses.
Here's a view of the front of my card showing how I've used my merged images . . .

The inside of the card includes a stamped Full Bloom sentiment from Impression Obsession.

You've got to hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge blog to see how the amazingly talented Dynamite Digi girls have shown their use of flowers while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "Happy Mail!" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Anything but Birthday" (here)
Dream Valley "Things with Wings" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "The Letter B" (here) - butterflies, bow, bling, blooms, bare feet, bangles, background, brunette
A and T Emerald Faeries "Ribbons" (here)
A and T "Flowers" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Bling" (here)
ABC "M is for Make it Sparkle" (here)

Merging Digital Images using Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0
1. Select File tab; then Open .jpg version of image (resize image now if needed)
2. Open .jpg version of background image
3. Select Magic Wand tool from left icons
4. Click in white areas surrounding image until you see dotted lines outlining image; Shift + Click in additional white areas if needed.
5. Select "Select" tab; then Inverse
6. Ctrl-C to copy image
7. Click on background then select Edit tab; then Paste
8. Save merged image with new .jpg name

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
grass, stems, leaves - G82, G85, G99, YG11, YG13, YG17
smooth rocks - W1, W3, W5
rugged rocks, grounding stippled pebbles - C1, C3, C5, 0
mushrooms - E70, E71, E74
ladybug, pansies, tulips - R21, R24, R29
mossy areas - BG90, BG93, BG95, BG99
dress, butterflies - Y13, Y26, Y28
airbrushed clear sky - B21

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

~ Rose


Lisa Jane said...

awwww- so pretty . LOve the colours
Lisa x

Angelique said...

Gorgeous. Beautifull colouring Great job on the photoshop :) It can be a little tricky sometimes.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

rose this is just stunning! the red and yellow together just work so well. a beuatiful card :)

Martina said...

Lovely card!!!
Rose, did you get my e-mail? I won the prize at Crafts and Me for Bling it up...

coops said...

so stunning rose.i love how you have merged the images and your rich colours are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Lau W said...

So wonderful scene, and love the vibrant colors ! Superb card Rose !

Sandra said...

Great card and tutorial.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' x

Natali said...

Amazing scene card. Wonderful colours.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything but Birthday” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a lovely story. We don't really know when we touch someone's life in a big way. Love your card with the rich colors! Thank you for joining us at ABC's challenge. Good luck and please play with us again, I love seeing your work!

Laura Love said...

This is stunning! Love those beautiful colors! Thank you so much for playing along this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope to see you play along again soon :)

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! Gorgeous coloring on this! Wow! What a neat card and straight from your home! Thanks so much for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Happy Mail Challenge!