Many of my friends and family are avid readers and I always enjoy making them new bookmarks. Here are a few of my more recent ones. They make great gifts when something more than a card is needed:
The first one uses a cute “Edwin” stamp by Magnolia Stamps of Sweden. The image is colored with Copic Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils. I used a We Are Memory Makers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to round the corners. The ribbon and the charm were in my stash. (Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but they were all I had.)
The second bookmark is made by using a giant paper clip. I used the Stitched Oval Dies from Die-Namics by My Favorite Things and just cut them in half to make them into a rainbow. The Stitched Sun and Clouds are also from Die-Namics. (The book was also a great “read.”)
Over the years I’ve bought some really cute Mermaid stamps, both digital and rubber. Each year I would use one on a special birthday card for my dear friend. She passed away several years ago, but I still find myself buying mermaid images and thinking of how much she would have enjoyed her next card.
This image is a digital one by another new-to-me artist Amanda Byron of Faery Ink Stamps. “Gabbie Frangipani Mermaid” Isn’t she the cutest?
Supplies: Digital image by Amanda Byron of Faery Ink. Colored with Copic Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils. The Shell die is a Die-Namics by My Favorite Things and the Seahorses and Branch are by Memory Box. Flowers are From the Value Bins at Michaels as were the rhinestones. I used “Stardust” Stickles by Ranger and Wink of Stella Brush Tip Clear Glitter Pen. Papers are by Core’dinations and “Journeys” by GED Studios. Others papers were scraps.
I’ve been in the middle of a mini “scrap room” redo to try and make my supplies more easily accessible while I’m crafting. It’s funny how you change your “style” just a little bit, and you find that you have to shuffle things around again to have them within easy reach. If not, you feel like you get up a million times to get something and that’s such a waste of precious crafting time.
Since I’ve signed up for several of the Kit and Clowder online coloring classes, I’ve been adding to my Copic Markers and my Prisma Premium Colored Pencils. I definitely want to keep all of these within easy reach. If you still haven’t tried these classes, please check them out. There’s even a free class you can take, and you can’t beat that!
Since I’ve been on Face Book, I’ve also discovered some new digital artists whose stamps range from sweet to zany and you’ll see many of them featured on my upcoming cards. They are the best of the best…IMHO.
Speaking of these new artists, my first card posted has an image by…Conie Fong. This was made for a sweet little girl who just turned 5. Thank you Conie for such a cute image.
Products Used: Copic Markers, Banner and Fancy Oval dies by Die-Namics by My Favorite Things, Papers from G. C. D. “Country Charm.” and Stickers, Bling and Twine were from my stash.