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, October 14, 2011

Card Art With Copics: Sweet Pea Stamps Puppet Angel

I'm happy that I was able to make some time to play with another of the Sweet Pea Stamps that I received as a three-count grab bag prize for participating in a past Sweet Pea Stampers challenge.

I believe this is the first stamped image that I've worked with that caused me to feel such sorrow.  When I gaze deeply into this image, I can't help thinking of sad times that I believe I was much like this puppet angel looks, drifting through some days as though someone else was in control of my thoughtless motions.

Here's a view of Ching-Chou Kuik's Puppet Angel in the Circus image that I've filled using Copic colors.

A bit of faux stitching borders my layers of scraps of My Mind's Eye and Graphic 45 papers.  Bazzill brown forms the base of my card.  A single My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square "Moments" button accents my Stampin' Up! Simply Said sentiment.  A few Recollections Mulberry Paper Mini Roses adorn the upper corner of my image.

This image could easily be paired with a "hang in there" sentiment for someone you know who seems down in the dumps.  Perhaps a "thanks for being there" for someone who has helped you through a rough time.  When you want to tell someone that you're sorry for not quite being yourself, this image will help convey that message too.  Hmmm.  Maybe it's a good image to surprise someone who doesn't like Monday mornings.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers "Thank Full" (here)
In A Sweet Pea Dream "Anything Goes" (here)
Sketch Saturday "Sketch by Jo" (here)
Crafty Creations "3 designer papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image" (here)
Divas by Design "Button Up" (here)
Charisma Cardz "In Stitches" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Thank You" (here)
Flutterby Wednesdays "Use Your Scraps" (here)

"Top 3" Oct. 20, 2011 Charisma Cardz

"Top 3" Oct. 19, 2011 Divas by Design 


Nov. 1, 2011

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - YR23, R14, E07
wings - Y13, Y26, Y28
top - BV000, BV02
cage skirt - E33, E37, E39, E02
springs - C1, C3, C5
clown - E0000, E000, E00, E93
bird - G82, G85, G99
bunny - B91, B95, B97
ropes - E31, E35, E47
background checks - E55, E47


Susie Little said...

Gorgeous card, thats on of my favourite stamps! Thank you for playing at Sketch Saturday!xx

Kelly A. Clark said...

Oh, my! This is beautiful. I especially love the complexity and dark tones. Thanks for fluttering by for Flutter By Wednesday!

Sue Jones said...

Fab card!! Thanks for joining in at SPS this week

NGCARDS said...

Cute card hun! thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

great card!
thanks for joinin us at SPS!!!

Danni said...

Fabulous card!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Vee said...

What a beautiful card!!.Love that image.... Thanks for joining our challenge at Charisma.
xx Vee

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Nataliya

Unknown said...

Just beautiful Rose, wonderfully coloured too! Jo xxx

angelwhispers said...

What wonderful colours you have used and the image just superb you have done a fantastic job!!! Thanks for joining us over at SPS Love Chanelle xxx

tiggertastic said...

oh your colouring is amzing !!!!!

hope you stop by sps for the new challenge

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

kaos said...

Gorgeous card -

THANK YOU for sharing it with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

jennifer said...

this is one of my favorite Sweet Peas and you have done an awesome job of coloring it, lovely work, thanks for joining us at In a Sweet Pea Dream!