Hi peeps, hope you are keeping warm, safe and well with all this wintry weather we're having.
I felt the urge today to make another set of bookmarks to give as a stocking filler Christmas present to a lovely elderly lady who lives nearby - this time I thought I would make a set of 3 using more of my old Penny Black brushstroke flower stamps, and it also gave me chance to use a few of my card snippets (both white card and coloured - all the pieces here are snippets!!)
The photo is quite poor as I took it in electric light so I could catch a couple of challenges before month end ... I will try to update with a better daylight photo tomorrow! **Edit** I have now replaced the photo with a daylight one!
For each of these I created a background using Distress and Distress Oxide inks, then stamped my brushstroke flowers using Marvey watercolour markers and spritzing the inked stamp with water. I then stamped my sentiment and alphabet before mounting the finished piece onto backing card and completing the hole and ribbons.
Stamps (left to right):
1. Flower - Penny Black "Blush" (2666K); sentiment - Crafter's Companion Lee Holland set "You Are My Sunshine";
2. Flowers - Penny Black "quite dandy" (3623K); sentiment - Penny Black "the journey" 3177F);
3. Flowers - Penny Black "Aspire" (3381K); sentiment - Penny Black "...dreams..." (2711F);
All - alphabet stamp - Woodware "Additions";
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint; Distress Oxide Inks - Kitsch Flamingo, Shaded Lilac, Stormy Sky, Twisted Citron; Marvey watercolour markers - various colours;
Ribbon from my stash.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More #419 - Any Occasion
Ally's Angels #52 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Country View Challenges (November) - Christmas Gifting (2nd entry)
Happy Little Stampers (Watercolour): November - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge (November) - Anything Goes with option Not a Card (2nd entry)
Pixie's Snippets Playground #417 - Use Snippets
River of Creativity #7 - The Gift (2nd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
That's me done for today ... I think tomorrow i may well be back on the last minute Christmas card scramble!
Take care and thanks for visiting.