Saturday 20 July 2013

Inky Bookmark by Alison (Craftytrog)

Hello Stampers! Thought I'd make myself a bookmark for all the holiday reading I'm going to do...I just need to book a holiday now! Lol!

Here's how I made my bookmark...

I scribbled some Distress Stains on my craft mat (salty ocean, ripe persimmon & tarnished brass). Spritzed with a little water, then laid an A5 piece of white card in it. I dried it with my heat gun, then dipped the card again, to pick up some more ink, dried it again, until I had a background I liked.

I cut my bookmark (approx. 20 x 7 cm), then inked the edges with salty ocean Distress Ink.

I stamped the leafy vine from the Nature Is Art plate, using salty ocean DI, then the Round The World balloon with Archival Black ink.

I stamped the balloon & basket, & the phrase from the Travelling Words plate onto some left over background, cut them out, inked the edges with salty ocean DI, & glued them to the bookmark.

I matted the bookmark on black card, laminated it, then to finish, I added a black eyelet & some matching fibres to the top.

Hope you like my bookmark,
thanks for reading (no pun intended!)
Alison xxx


Jane Wetzel said...

this just popped out at me on my reader..beautiful book mark!

Helen said...

It's beautiful! Hope you find a suitable holiday to take it on...!

Astrid Maclean said...

Very col, amazing background!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

i love this bookmark.. very clever use of the background and the globe. fab colour choices. you need a copy of "Around the world in 80 days" to put that in. x

Faye said...

Such a vivid and beautiful bookmark. I love the colors tremendously. And on your black blog background, they are so brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours.

Unknown said...

Superbe coloris
Bravo alison

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - what a brilliant colour combination - and the stamping is fab!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

The colours hint of the exotic and there is an air of mystery to this.

mark gould said...

absolutely beautiful, I love those colours and the stamps fit the mood perfectly x

~*~Patty S said...

WOW your colors are fabulous Alison...♥ your pretty bookmark very much!

hazel said...

Absolutely fabulous Alison - love the colours.
xxx Hazel.

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Very very lovely. Great colours and so rich.
xoxo Sioux