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, July 2, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Crafts and Me Stamps Sea Star by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

It seems to me that this lovely fairy is ready to reward a loving Christmas star as she shares warm words with someone special. Her name is Sea Star and she has been designed by Jasmine Becket-Griffith exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps.  Sea Star is available as a rubberstamp (here).  Perhaps Sea Star wasn't intended to be used on a Christmas/Winter card but it's the first thing I thought of when seeing this sweet image.

I've used a Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz circle die to shape my fairy.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . . 

I've used daisy punches in various sizes in my attempts to create handmade paperwhites (Christmas flowers) to scatter around my image.  I've used yellow Stickles as the flower centers and lightly painted Diamond Stickles over the petals and leaves for pretty sparkle.

I've layered Bazzill cardstock with TPC Studio Winter Whites Let It Snow and Winter Wonderland patterned paper.   My Purple Cow Deckle Edge rotary trimmer blade makes it easy to add a torn paper look to my paper layers.  I'm thrilled with the addition of a Marianne Design Creatables Icicle die cut for a top a border.  Snowflake shaped brads accent each side of my image.  The loving sentiment is from a Close To My Heart Pair-a-Phrase set.  A May Arts 5/8" fuzzy ribbon bow provides a soft accent.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing Jasmine Becket-Griffith's Sea Star image used on a Christmas card for someone special . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley "Things With Wings" (here)
Ooh La La "Mystical Magic" (here)
Crafty Creations "Embellish It!" (here) - die cut, ribbon, brads, flowers
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Anything Goes" (here)
All Sorts "In Bloom" (here)
Sparkle Creations Christmas "Monochromatic" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Christmas in July" (here)
Winter Wonderland "Monochromatic" (here)
Secret Crafter "Christmas" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - C1, C3, C5 then painted with Opaque White
dress, wings - B21, B23, B26
star - Y11, Y23, Y26
airbrushed background - C1, C5

"Top 3" July 8, 2012 Winter Wonderland

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

~ Rose


Sarah-Jane said...

Beautiful card. I love the flowers and her hair.
Sarah-Jane xx

Sue said...

stunning card Rose, the image is so beautiful and the colours are gorgeous
Hugs Sue

Barbara said...

Wow, the coloring is breathtaking!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card Rose you have some stunning creations on your blog well done hugs Elaine

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! i love th image and layout. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Michele Cunningham said...

Beautiful card! I love all the wonderful details. So glad you could join us at Christmas Card Challenges :)

downrightcrafty said...

oh I love the colour choice of your monochromatic creation, just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is gorgeous a lovely Christmas creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

coops said...

so stunning rose.i love your icy colours and fabulous image and flowers :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Really sweet. Love that image. Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma Cardz this challenge!

Lisa xox

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hun, thanks for playing Winter Wonderland with us this week. Hugs, Sxx

Unknown said...

This is just beautiful Rose! Such lovely colours and colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week! :)
Lizy x

Francesca said...

Wonderful creation
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter challenge this week
and good luck!


Pat said...

Lovely card, super image, thanks for sharing at Ooh La La this week.

Pat xx

RiNNE said...

Just gooooorgeous! Your coloring is terrific! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CCC!