Monday, May 27, 2013

Friends and Bookmarks

Happy Memorial Day to all my U.S. friends and readers and Happy Monday to all the rest!  I'm back today with my current project for the Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  The challenge is to make a bookmark and I went super simple.  These gladiolus are beautiful all by themselves and so that is how I left them.  Okay, I did add some sponging, a jumbo eyelet and some mini cording and faux canvas ribbon...but that's not much!  I stamped on patterned paper which is something I love to do, but don't remember to do often.  Then I colored my flowers with Copic Markers.  Of course, the markers bled through to the back of the patterned paper.  I really  loved that look, it was almost like a watercolor.  I didn't put that face up, but look out, I may do it in the future.  I am in hopes that you will play along with us this week.  Bookmarks are simple and there are so many variations.  I played with the idea of making a ribbon based bookmark with a stamped charm on the end, maybe of the shrinky dink variety.  In the end, I opted for a very traditional bookmark without a sentiment. 

Let's not forget that Mark's Finest Papers offers a free stamp set for one lucky participant.  This week's stamp set is called Autumn Friendships.  Here is a peek at this great set: 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Glad Glads (MFP); Paper: BG Basic Whites, chipboard, unknown white; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Copic Markers, jumbo eyelet, mini cording(May Arts), faux canvas ribbon (May Arts), sponge dauber, scor-tape.


Janine said...

What a pretty bookmark. Love the flower stamped on the chicken wire paper - gives it a rustic feel.

Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured flowers and love the honeycomb paper in the BG.

DJ Rants said...

So gorgeous!! Love the overstamping and your wonderful coloring!!