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, September 21, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's Little Miss Mouse Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the newest addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Little Miss Mouse digi image?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  [You can find the full list of 14 other blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).]  Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

Reminder:  Buying then sharing digital images is theft.  Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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I've used Little Miss Mouse on the front of a flip card.  A Spellbinders Labels 17 die cut shapes my image and adds the lovely detail of an embossed edge.  I love how using the "beyond the edge" technique allows this sweet little fairy's wings to flutter over the top.

Rather than my usual torn paper clouds, this time I've temporarily adhered die cuts from a My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio set, airbrushed around them, then removed the die cuts to add dimension with Copic colors W1, W0, W00 and 0.  I'm happy with the way these clouds look on this image - Yay!!!  You can find out more about this Masked Clouds technique at Beate Johns' tutorial for Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine here.

I scanned my colored image, flipped it and printed an enlarged version onto cardstock.  I fussy cut Little Miss Mouse then covered her with Glossy Accents to create my own epoxy-like sticker.  She's a little blurry but VERY CUTE!!!  I love the way she appears to be reading the sentiment.

I've added a bit of WebstersPages Vintage Inspired netting, a Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Clothes Line Flower Stick Pin, a couple of Prima Chloe mini flowers and a bit of Zva Creative rhinestone swirls to my handmade flower cluster.  StarDust Stickles, lightly painted over my punched daisies, adds wonderful sparkle.

Layers of Bazzill cardstock with patterned papers from a Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling paper pack provide the base for my card. 

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Little Miss Mouse digi image.  I added a small sentiment from a Stampin' Up! All Year Cheer I set.

This pic shows my flip card partly open so you can see how the card opens with a slight view of the Crafty Secrets large Home Sweet Home set greeting and my handmade Little Miss Mouse sticker.  I also used Copic colors directly on a clear stamp for the top border using the "clean" stamping technique. Want2Scrap individual rhinestones are set at each corner of my sentiment area.  I did use a Stampin' Up! scalloped border punch for a center border and then I covered most of it up!  LOL!!!  Only bits of it peek through on the inside.

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Penni's blog (here). For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion "BINGO" (here) - Emboss Pink Flowers
Digital Tuesday "Things with Wings" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Emboss It!" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Things with Wings" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Things with Wings" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Girly, Girly, Prim and Proper" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "My Sentiments Exactly!" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Elphine House "3,2,1 Recipe" (here) - 3 clouds, 2 mice, 1 fairy
Stampin' for the Weekend "Feeling Floral" (here)

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Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress - RV23, RV14, RV19
flowers, mouse apron - YR21, YR24, YR27, RV14, RV19, BG53
mouse dress, hat - BG53, BG57, BG78
leaves, grass - YG11, YG13, YG17
mouse, mushroom - W1, W3, W5
airbrushed background - YG11, YG17, BG53

"Top 3" Sept. 26, 2012 Fab 'n Funky

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

~ Rose


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Rose, this creation is amazing!! Love how you've made this card with the Fall color tones and your design is so fun!! Beautiful job...gorgeous clouds too!! :)

Lau W said...

OMG ! so fab creation Rose ! A beauty, so nice colors, papers, embellish ! WOW ! Love it !

Jacky said...

WOW is all I can say!! What an absolutely STUNNING card, thank you so much for sharing your Copic colors too, just beautiful!!

hellerlittle said...

funny rainbow colors and an amazing card !!!
The little Mouse you´ve let grow up to read is a great idea ---TFS
hugs hellerlittle

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful job. I love all the bright colors and rainbow wings.

Jenée said...

What a delightfully colorful card. It is such a happy looking card with that delightful image and all of your lovely embellishments.

Jolanda said...

So great what you made, very lovely and a gorgeous digi. You made a beautifull card!

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Rose! I love the fold and papers and all the amazing details! Fantastic coloring and design!

Sue said...

This is stunning Rose. I love the sweet image and your colouring is truly beautiful.


Sonia said...

Wowwww:) Stuning card:) Sweet new image for this beautiful blog hop:)

CraftinGranny said...

OMG......this is totally awesome Rose!!!! Love this card and all the fantastic details that's you've incorporated into it.. Fantastic embellishments and color scheme. "Hugs"

stampingtink said...

Oh WOW! I love all the vivid colors and the papers! This design of the card is fabulous and I love the inside. Love your coloring and the ribbon and flowers are just perfect! Absolutely stunning!

Mary Lou said...

Rose~~jaw dropping Gorgeous!!!! Just so COLLLL!!!!!!
Love the vibrancy of colors and the detail in the clouds~~So Inspirational!!!

Lucy Patrick said...

OMGoodness, your colouring is incredible!!! Wow, the whole card is so amazing!!! XOX Lucy

NPurdum56 said...

Stunning! What more can I say? You have done a beautiful job with the coloring!

BOBBI said...

Wow, your creation is so awesome. Beautiful work with the flip card and color combination. Love your card.


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Gorgeous Rose!!! Your colouring is always so amazing...I love how you did her wings. The colours are so beautiful and vibrant! Lovely work as always :)

Ea Christiansen said...

What a gorgeous creation - just love how you have used the little mouse on the inside as well - as you say, it looks like she's reading the message.

Hetty said...

Wow what a Great card. So sweet and beautiful coloring.

Pat said...

Stunning card, beautiful design, image and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck, hope to see you next week.

Pat xx

alethea said...

Rose this card is absolutely out of this world!! I love love love the way you have coloured her wings and the rest of the image, Love the papers and your flowers as well.. Thanks for joining us at CYP for our BINGO challenge! HUgsxx

Kim. said...

Oh wow what a lovely card, such a beautiful image and the colouring and little mouse sticker you made looks lovely.
Kim xXx

Kim. said...

Commented above for myself but thanks also for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

Wendy said...

WOW!This is absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

loulou said...

Wow! I love your colouring, the wings, the clouds and even the dots on the mushroom, have such dimension. cheers Linda

Caz said...

This is lovely, Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz and good luck.

Caz xx CC DT

Unknown said...

Hi Rose,
WOW; your colouring of this new adorable image leaves me breathless; truly a piece of art! Love the whole card.


Carly said...

I don't know what to say ......

this is just the most beautiful card! wow ... I'm a little lost for words ..
the colouring and layout has just taken my breath away ...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Creative Craft Challenges ... anything goes.

xoxoxo Carly

Lynda Nielsen said...

MY OH MY - Excuse me while I pick myself up off of the floor. LOL... Seriously, this is AMAZING Rosie, Everything about it is!!!
Your gorgeous papers, and card style are fabby, but the way you've colored this darling new digi is BEYOND amazing! Just the wings alone are so stunning and eye catching, and then the added little miss mouse inside.
Who wouldn't fall in love with this gorgeous creation of yours?
I Love it all!
Big Hugs,

Vicky said...

A gorgoues card, I love your bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey, good luck!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

Thanks for playing at the CYP. your coloring is amazing.

Karen said...

Your card is spectacular! Awesome shape, design, colors and embellishments!


mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

Denise Goeldner said...

Simply gorgeous love it Hugs Denise xx

Maya Ariffin said...

I love, love, love that fairy!! I love the vibrant colour of your card! Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Maya xx

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing! Such a pretty image!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Leah l'Orange said...

oh, this is LOVELY. the COLOURS! absolutely love it, and the flowers you chose are just perfect. thank you for sharing your gorgeous "winged thing" creation with the Charisma Galz!! :)

Bettina L. said...

This looks absolutely stunning. Love your flower arrangement and the design with the fold too. Thanks for the hop. Movin' along. Bettina xx

Jayne A said...

Absolutely stunning card and I love that shape. Thanks for joining us this time at SFTW.


Audhild said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love everything about it. Thank you for joining the EHA challenge this month

Hugs, Audhild