Friday, September 30, 2011

Something New

First, a picture of the sunset last Friday night from my front porch. I found out later my Dad, who lives a 1/4 mile away, also went out and took pictures that night. Beautiful!
I've never made a bookmark before, so when Pollycraft's Monday Challenge was for tags and bookmarks, I was really curious. Maria from the DT shared this tutorial on bookmarks. I was inspired by Sheri G. at The Pink Elephant Challenge to CASE one of their cards. Bugaboo Stamps Challenge was to use pink, green, and black. Sentimental Sundays asked us to step out of our comfort zone. And of course Flutterby Wednesday's love anything with wings!
I used a half of a card to make the bookmark as it was the heavier cardstock. Then I printed and colored my free reading fairy image from Elizabeth O. Dulemba's coloring pages. Perfect for a bookmark don't you think? I used my Zig markers and EK Success pencil crayons to color her. Carefully cut out around her leaving small white border, which I'm glad I did because it helps her to stand out on the dark background. I made a triangle on my Silhouette and used my 'newspaper grunge' fill pattern to fill it. But I had to print it in black and white because my color cartridge was broken, so I distressed the edges of my papers and used my Antique Linen distress inks to yellow both the top and bottom papers. I made the small letters again in the Silhouette Studio and printed them. I just used a light pink pencil crayon to shade them. I cut the border from my Silhouette. And placed a dark pink distressed triangle over the back fold. I have 2 nieces in high school so the colors will be perfect for either one of them. I see myself making another one in the near future, because I'm sure they'd both like one. Thanks for looking!
My lessons learned: Bookmarks should be kept as 1 dimensional as possible so as not to risk damaging the spine of the book. Wouldn't have thought of that (I think reading the book does that most of the time but who's to say).


Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

What a beautiful bookmarks! I love the print paper! and the sweet fairy! Amazing!
Thank you for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant :)
hugs, margie

Tameko said...

Fabulous book mark. Nice focal image and papers. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Frances said...

What a lovely creation, I love that image, its so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at The Pink Elephant. hugs, Frances.

Danni said...

Very pretty bookmark!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Sheri Gilson said...

Lovely bookmark!! I am so honored you picked me to CASE this week. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Cazza said...

Awwww this is really pretty!
Thanks for playing along in our Tags and Bookmark challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)