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, January 10, 2013

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Pumpkin Fairy Ellora

This sweet little fairy is usually thrilled to show off her favorite pumpkin from the patch.  Today she carries a wrapped birthday gift!  She is a digital image, named Pumpkin Fairy Ellora, designed by Elisabeth Bell.  You can get your own Pumpkin Fairy Ellora at Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery here.

This photo shows my Copic-filled image all ready for a fairy princess birthday party.  I carefully cut around her arm and slipped a cardstock rectangle in place to hide the pumpkin.  Now it appears as though the little bird sits atop a wrapped gift box!  A QuicKutz gift bow with a 4 and U from a Phoebe Minni alphabet adorn the gift box.
 

 
Pieces of Creative Imaginations happy birthday banner glitter borders paper, layered with Bazzill blue, Bling green cardstock and Bo Bunny's orange sugar paper form my simple side open card.   A single 5/8" Satin Sensations Hot Pink ribbon bow is my only embellishment.
 
This photo shows the front of my simple and bright birthday card, displaying Elisabeth Bell's Pumpkin Fairy Ellora digital image (without her pumpkin!) . . .


The inside is decorated to match the front.  I've added a birthday sentiment from an Endless Creations rubber stamp.
 
 

You can find Pumpkin Fairy Ellora and more of Elisabeth's amazing digital images by visiting the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection at her gallery here.

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Elisabeth Bell images?  You'll find it at the Digi Bells Design Team Blog here.


I'm entering this bright birthday card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz "Happy Birthday!! + 4" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Happy Birthday" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Bright Colors; Simple Design" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Sparkle and Shine/Glitter" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Celebration" (here)
Flutterby Wednesdays "Open" (here)
Dream Valley "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Beat the Blues" (here) - go to a party!


Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
outside wings, shoes, slip - B00, B02, B05
inside wings - RV02, RV06, RV09
sleeve - YG21, YG23, YG25
dress petals - YR02, YR04, YR09
stars - Y11, Y13, Y17
dog - E37, E31 using Fade with Lightest Color Technique
ground shadow - W5, W3, W1, W00, 0



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

~ Rose

17 comments:

Danni said...

How cute!! Love the way you created the present! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Gale said...

Fabulous card. How creative to make a present and cover up the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Deb said...

wow, that is so gorgeous, love the bright colours!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

Alyce said...

this is adorable rose! love the oranges on this one...you don't see them much but they sure look gorgeous when done properly! :)

Cat's sCrap said...

What a lovely card ! Wonderful choice of bright colours. I like ! Nice gril. Bravo ! It's very successful !

Thank you for having answered our invitation for the fourth birthday of Charisma Cardz this week !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Olivia said...

Great way to reinvent the card. It came out lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

rachel said...

beautiful card - fab inside and out! Thanks for joining our challenge at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

Chrissy said...

So precious Rose, love the image and fabby colouring.
Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Debs said...

Adorable card - love the fab fun colours and the decorated inside.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

LINDA M said...

What a sweet card.
Great coloring!

Craftyanny said...

Rose this is a gorgeous card. You did a fab job of colouring and the layout is great too.
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiment Designs and good luck.
Anne x

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

A wonderful birthdaycard. Lovely colours, and I love the sparkle in it! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La. Hugs from Lisbeth

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

brilliant card thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your image and colour combo, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

Mel said...

totally fab sweetie!
love the stunning bright colours!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenge!
huggles Mel xxx

Made by Mandy said...

This is a lovely card, love the colours you have used.

Many thanks for joining in with our Fresh & Clean challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and I would like to wish you a very Happy & Healthy 2013. Hope you will join in with our challenges in th New Year.

Mandy (DT member for Daisy Doodles)

jackid said...


This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)
http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/