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 . . .

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Ladybug Crafts Ink Tomboy Jess

I've tossed my obligations and commitments into the wind and spent some time trying to figure out how to use a non-Christmas image on a Christmas card to meet the current month long Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas in July challenge.

This Ladybug Crafts Ink image of a typical teenage tomboy from The Teenagers series seems as though she could be a bit torn between being rebellious in her independence yet finding comfort in some childhood memories.  I suspect she'd be a jokester too so I tried to find a way to use her on a humorous card.  You can find Tomboy Jess here.

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

I've layered patterned paper from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle Collection with Bazzill cardstock.  Several red mini square fasteners adorn my corners.  I've die cut a QuicKutz Santa Hat from an older Vixen set and a present to help further my theme.  Handmade poinsettias formed from layered punched shapes provide additional Christmas-theme accents.  A fun rubberstamped saying from Rubber Cottage adds some humor to my card.

Here's a photo of my completed card front showing my use of Tomboy Jess . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Christmas in July" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Christmas Cards All Year Long "Poinsettias and Holly" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
jacket - R30, R32, R35, R39
dress, socks - BG11, BG32, BG49
airbrushed background - E47, E35, BG49, BG32

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

~ Rose


Sue said...

such a fabulous card! Love the image with her santa hat and the sentiment made me chuckle. The poinsettias look so pretty


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

LOL! I LOVE her santa hat!! What a great image and sentiment and of course your colouring rocks :)

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Rose, You got it figured out and it's a wonderful job of showing us how to use non-traditional images for a Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR and we sure hope to see you back soon. "Hugs"

Allisa said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for playing with us at CCAYR!