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 . . .

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Li'l Lilian

This lovely little lady caters to her passion for painting as she begins another fabulous masterpiece.  She has been designed by Elisabeth Bell and her name is Li'l Lilian.  You can find her at the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery (here).

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .

I've used  Li'l Lilian on a side open card with layers of clock and striped patterned papers from Bo Bunny's Time Piece Collection and Bazzill Kraft and burgundy cardstock.  A Home Pro copper metal corner adorns one corner of my image while a few black brads lie at two opposite corners of my card.  A swirl of Zva self-adhesive pearls accents the QuicKutz brush and palette die cuts.  A bit of Glossy Accents over the image's palette paint puddles and paint puddles on the die cut palette give a little wet-looking dimension.  A Marianne Design Creatables Branch Garden provides a natural border lined with a Recollections Wild Rose and some smaller roses.
Here's a photo of my completed card front showing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Li'l Lilian digi image . . .

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

I'm entering this Li'l Lilian card into the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts "Use a Digi" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Use Kraft" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here) - glossy accents over paint puddles
Digital Tuesday "Kids" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Swirls and Pearls" (here)
Simon Says Stamp and Show "Spritz, Spray or Stencil" (here) - sprayed using airbrush system
All Sorts "In Bloom" (here)
Crafty Catz "Metal" (here) - copper metal corner
Southern Girls "Pearls" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - T0, T6, T9
dress - E13, E17, E19
apron, blouse - E30, E31, E35
flowers - YG91, YG97
palette, poster - E50, E53, E55
airbrushed background - T6, YG95, YG91, E53, Y13

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

~ Rose


Sue said...

Stunning card Rose, such a delightful image and you have coloured her so beautifully. I love all the embellishments too

Hugs Sue

Mary Lou said...

FABULOUS Rose!!! Always love how you accent all Lissybees images :) Just Stunning!!

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely DARLING!!! LOVE your little image--what a cute painter! :)

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Thankyou for sharing your lovely creation at One Stitch at a Time. This is perfect for our Use a Digi theme. Good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Sandra said...

You've made a lovely sprayed background! And you colored her in amazingly. Very cute touch to add that paint set embellishment. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. Hugs, Sandra

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card :o) Love the digi and embellies, beautifully coloured too!!! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week for our Use a digi challenge and good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Catz.

coops said...

so gorgeous rose.stunning design and colours and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

I love the colours you've used on your card and the paint palette is an inspired embellishment. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie DT.

Jo Channon said...

Wow Rose! what more can I say this has to be one of my favourites this week - simply gorgeous. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo xx

Sarah said...

That is such a sweet image of the girl and the flowers and pearls look truly wonderful!Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

I love seeing these Elisabeth Bell images! They are some of my faves and your colour them so beautifully. Such a gorgeous card too....all of the details are just so lovely :)

paper fun said...

Super sweet card. the image is colored to perfection and what a wonderful embellishment with the paint palette and brush.

Thanks for joining in our Pearls and Swirls challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Time to relax said...

what a cute little card, thank you for joining our Southern Girls challenge....Tanya :)

Unknown said...

Rose this is fabulous what a stunning card, I love her artists pallette too well done Hugs Elaine

Kristen said...

She's very cute, and I LOVE the little palette in the corner!

xo, Kristina
Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
Come by and see me sometime!

Kirsten said...

OMG this card is stunning. love your colouring and your embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls <3 Kirsten

Natascha said...

Hi Debbie!
I love your card. Such a cute project! Thank you so much for joining as at Digital Tuesday last week. Hope to see you soon.

Hugs, Natascha

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey there,

thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge!

Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)