Thursday, 24 November 2011

Dance Bookmark by Alison

Hello Stampers! Today I have an inky bookmark to share with you.

I cut a piece of Grungeboard, 20 x 6 cm, then applied Distress Stains in faded jeans, dusty concord & chipped sapphire to it. The Distress Stains are still on special offer HERE, on The Artistic Stamper Website. I spritzed with water to blend the colours, then dried with a heat gun.

Next, I used Black Archival Ink to stamp the words from the Journaling Words & Creative Art Thoughts Plates repeatedly down the bookmark, then I inked the edges with the black ink. I stamped the small dancer from the Dance Plate, 3 times onto white card, using faded jeans, dusty concord & chipped sapphire Distress Inks, then cut them all out. I glued them to the bookmark, as shown in the photo, using Glossy Accents.

I smeared Rock Candy Distress Stickles all over the bookmark, then dried this with a heat gun. I used dusty concord Distress Stains to colour some seam binding, then stamped the word Dance with the black Archival Ink. I punched a hole at the top of the bookmark, added an eyelet & some of the seam binding, leaving a piece to add to the bottom edge. Finally, I added some crystal beads to the top to finish.

Thanks for looking,
Alison xx


Helen said...

Love this Alison, the colours are fab.

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Joanne said...

Excellent use of Sioux dance stamps. Love those colours.
Hugs Joanne xx

Emma said...

Fab bookmark and gorgeous colours! This is lovely, Alison.
Love Emma x

Dallying Debz said...

Thought the full picture would be good and it is! Great idea Alison, in fact I might make some to add to Xmas cards to be different.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great bookmark, love the colors.

Artyjen said...

Such a thrill to see the stamps used on your fabby bookmark Alison :)
xoxo Sioux