Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fun Bookmarks 2.5 x 7 inch

I have always disliked the short lives of cards. I love making them, but once they are given, they are gone, and not always to those who appreciate it. It has been my quest therefore to make things for my house and family, which can be used, appreciated, and which can beautify the environment. I have so far made wall art, and hangers, and come the new year have more projects planned. Today, I needed bookmarks. Now I don't know about you, but I hate ugly objects. I read a lot as does my daughter, so I made some fun little bookmarks. The first one is for me.
stamps: SU Baroque Motifs, Hanglar and Stanglar ( strawberry fairy here) and Magnolia for the little bits and peaces.
Paper: Fabriano Artistico Hot Press 140lbs, Ruby Red CS, Daisy D's DP
Ink: Stewart Superior Burnt Umber, Basic Brown, Ranger distress in Vintage
Other: Re-inkers, Prismacolor pencils, Faber and Castel Pencils, Spica Olive, Orange, Melon and red, White gel pen, Stickles in Waterfall, glue dots, red tape.
Fairy was colored using color pencils and OMS. Stickles were for wings, Spica to dot her dress and simulate a strawberry. Leaves and mushrooms were stamped ( grass drawn in around mushrooms) and colored with re-inkers. Background Magnolia grass was stamped on olive DP and then the fairy and accessories added.

stamps: SU Baroque Motifs, Stanglar and Hanglar fairy ( lady bug fairy this time), Magnolia accessories.

Paper: Black, Olive CS, Unknown DP, red Bazzill, GP CS

Ink: Ranger Distress in Pine, Stewart Superior Burnt Umber

other: Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet, Prismacolor and Faber-Castell color pencils, White gel pens, Spica: black, clear and melon, Stickles in Waterfall and Black Diamond, re-inkers.

Image was stamped on GP CS, and colored in. Black dots were added with copic marker and then glittered with Black Diamond. Wings are Waterfall glitter.

This bookmark was made with CCdesigns stamps. The size is 2.5 x 7 inches. The mat is 1/4 inch less. First I stamped snowflakes to emulate stars and embossed them with white embossing pwd. Next I took a versamark pad and pressed it the whole length of the dark navy mat and embossed a second time with a clear holographic embossing pwd. This baby really sparkles. Next I cut out layers of white into rolling hills and attached. I stamped out a tree, colored it with copics and adhered a bit under the snow line. The sledding puppy was stamped, cut and colored with copic's and then adhered with very small and thin dimensional which are normally used for decoupage. The speed lines were hand drawn and added to show him zooming down the hill on a snowy night. Last the two layers were put together and faux stitching added with white stitching around the edge. Stickles in candy cane were added to the tree, and stickles in diamond was added to the snow lines. I took the picture now, before I laminate it because I figured that the light of my flash would bounce off the plastic. Once I laminate I will punch the thick hole of the cropodile, place a large eyelet and add some fibers. And voila, a miniature work of art that you can enjoy every day!


Flossie's Follies said...

These are beautiful

Ila said...

I love these!! They are Gorgeous!!

joyce said...

I always love your works Sophia.They are beautiful.
If only I have half of your coloring skill.

Rose Ann said...

I love your bookmarks!!! The are so cute, and each design is awesome!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, you've been very busy! All of these bookmarks are very pretty and fun. They add to the pleasure of reading, which I do a lot of, also. They make wonderful gifts, especially when laminated.

Cindy H. said...

Each of these bookmarks is a treasure! So adorable!!

Lynn said...

These are such sweet bookmarks, great job and thanks for sharing!

chelemom said...

What awesome bookmarks! hope your holiday was wonderful!

Gina K. said...

WOW! I love these. They totally rock!

Shel9999 said...

ALL totally adorable!!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

These are all so sweet! We need some UPDATES! :)