Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Satuarated Canary Challenge-Bookmark


 Oh boy a challenge made in heaven, I love making bookmarks, probably because I love reading and have thousands of books, this bookmark is in one of my all time favorite books "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" A facsimile of the original Lewis Carroll manuscript with his illustrations.  This challenge is being hosted by the amazing Krista on her Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.  I have used her Alice image which is my all time favorite from her.  I wanted this bookmark to be watercolored, but this paper is way to light to use them so I chose Ranger Distress Inks and Stains for my coloring and used a watercolor brush.  Primary colors used "Broken China", Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Brick Red, Rusty Hinge, Antique Linen and Wild Honey.  The poppy, bird and branch are Memory Box dies.  The stamp used to create the background flowers is a "Hero Arts" Clings Stamp, Blooming Meadow.  The book mark is my design and is one of my favorites, the bookmark is approx. 3"X 11.5" when finished, I start out with a 3"X12" blank, I determine the middle and then score 1/4" both side from that mark, the gussett is 1/2" and will hold approx. 50pages, so the only time it is moved is to reposition it in the next section, thus less lost bookmarks.
Close up

This is viewing the bookmark from the top down so you can see the ribbon on top. Happy Wednesday everyone, hope everyone is getting over too much sun, too much bbq and too much wine, lol.  Hugs

9 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are so amazing with those copics.. Almost makes me want to get my out and try again with them.. I have such a hard time blending with them. What a wonderful bookmark ..you r so very clever. Hugs

1CardCreator said...

It is a gorgeous bookmark for sure!

Loopylou. said...

Oh Sandi!! oh my hun, I don't know where to start! this is just breathtaking, I love the bird and branch behind her too. She looks absolutely stunning, I just love this to bits.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sherrie K. said...

Sandi, your bookmark is just gorgeous!!! I love the sweet image and your coloring is fantastic! Great job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Oh Sandi, this bookmark is GORGEOUS! Such a cute image and so many beautiful details. Love the little bird on the branch.

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just brilliant,love that bookmark,its stunning,and that bird on the bench,is well,amazing,hugs Cherylxx

Carole Beath said...

Oh my oh my oh MYYYY, this bookmark is the best one everrrr. I have always loved your bookmarks because they were unique, full of artsy designs and totally adapted for no dog ear pages. This one, however, is the most wonderful of all.
Carole

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous bookmark. I love your coloring. It's really fantastic.

Angela said...

Fabulous bookmark Sandi. I love that adorable image and you've colored her beautifully! Super sweet! hugs, Angela