Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Dream, Love, Live

Today I have something a bit different to share with you. I have been wanting to experiment some more with my new Distress Oxides and also have a few new stamps, one of which is a background set which includes a complete alphabet; so I decided to make a bookmark. Bizarrely I haven’t ever made one before as far as I can remember.

I created a “smoosh” background on watercolour paper using 4 colours of DO ink, then stamped my focal flowers using Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear powder. I stamped the alphabet and grungy text using dark grey ink and embossed, and then stencilled one corner with Versamark and embossed with white detail powder. Finally I stamped, embossed and affixed my sentiments, affixed the panel to black card, then punched a hole which I strengthened with a die cut and tied with ribbon.

The main challenge with this was that I don’t have a normal size single hole punch, but I do have a long reach punch which makes a small hole … so I punched a cluster of holes which I then covered with the hole protector die cut 😀

Stamps: Stampendous “Agapanthus Cluster”; alphabet and grungy text - Woodware “Additions”; sentiments - unknown;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks;
Tools: Darkroom Door stencil - “Diamonds”; Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tilda tag (tag hole protector).

Challenges I would like to enter:

As You Like It - Favourite Non-card Project and why
(I have made a book mark which is my only non-card project for years, and it was my favourite choice as it enables me to practice my inky backgrounds, and I can easily gift bookmarks as stocking fillers at Christmas)
Crafter’s Cafe #276 - Use a Stencil
Creatalicious #221 - Anything Goes with option of black and purple
( I have used black and a little bit of lilac)
Creative Moments #224 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Love to Scrap #150 - Anything But A Card
NBUS #31 - Use Never Before Used Schtuff
(Mine is my Tumbled Glass DO,  stencil and alphabet stamp)
Retro Rubber #169 Anything Goes (2nd entry)
(My Agapanthus cluster stamp is older than I care to remember .. at least 10 years)

I actually made this yesterday ... but the weather is so awful today i think I may well stay in and have another craft session this afternoon! Thanks very much for visiting today.


brenda said...

Looks like more fun was had in the craft room Pauline and using my all time favourite stamp Stampendous P107 - how sad is it that I can name it so easily and know it was a 2006 release. Was always a standard joke at classes when I was asked "are we using Agapanthus Cluster" today. And so often we did!

Love the colour palette and so nice to see it's all heat embossed, so many don't do so these days but gives such a lovely finish to a card, or in this case tag.

B x

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Pauline lovely tag love the colours you have created. Love Alison x

Squirrel x said...

Lovely to see you here Pauline, and what a gorgeous bookmark! Fabulous make, thanks so much for sharing and for joining the AYLI not-a-card challenge. Hugs Squirrel x

coldwaters2 said...

Pauline this is gorgeous I love the colours you have used and the stamps a fantastic bookmark
lorraine x

Claire Grantham said...

I love this, gorgeous colours and I would love this as a bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

Wow, what an amazing bookmark! All the layers go together so well. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber for Anything Goes!

Linby said...

oh wow! This is just so beautiful, love the composition, the colours you used, just all of it!

Jinny said...

What a gorgeous bookmark, Pauline! Love the colors you used. Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

foleysfriend said...

Love the colors on your beautiful bookmark! Impressed by how clever and resourceful you are to make the "hole" for the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.