Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Crafts and Me - Aliah Bookmark

I love making bookmarks - probably comes from my love of reading - plus they are SO easy and FUN to make. My mom commented on my bookmarks recently  so I knew I had to make her one. This is the one I've made her for mother's day. Maybe. I kinda like it too. haha!! I used this gorgeous hannah lynn Aliah digital image available at Crafts and Me. Gosh, I absolutely LOVE her hair! When I print out any Hannah Lynn image, I first look at the hair - and I'll admit, every time I'm a little nervous so I might stare at it for a good 5 mins trying to figure out where I want to go with it, what color, where the highlights will hit, etc. It's the best way to get inspired though because the longer I look at it the more excited I get to coloring her! I paired her with some October Afternoon paper scraps and some of this gorgeous new trim I picked up recently at Hobby Lobby. I saw the tulle and just had to grab some - it was 50% off!! How could I say no? Isn't it just a fun, whimsical touch? I love it. Expect to see more, much more! haha It was a giant roll. I also picked up what I *thought* was seam binding but it was quilt binding as I found out after I spritzed it with glimmer mist and it didn't get quite as wrinkly as I'd seen elsewhere. No prob, tho - I still LOVE it and since I had to cut it to size, I love the tattered vintage edges. That's what I used to create the twisted flower on top of the tulle. All adhered together with Helmar Craft Glue - Best.Glue.Ever!

Challenges I'm Playing:
Craft Your Passion - Layers
Lexi's Creations - Anything but a Card
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Anything Goes (used Copics)
Creative Inspirations - Digi Day
Challenge Up Your Life - Bookmark

Stamp: Aliah digital stamp by Crafts and Me Hannah Lynn
Paper: October Afternoon
Copics: E000, E00, E11, BG10, BG11, NG13, R21, B00, B04, Y23, YR12, YR14, G20, G21, G24, V000, V01, V06, R89, RV000
Embellishments: Prima
Adhesive: ATG, Helmar Acid Free Glue, Helmar Craft Glue


Charli said...

Great bookmark! I love all the layers and embellishments :)
By the way, just thought I'd let you know that as you commented on my blog, I was wondering if you wanted to enter the blog candy? Its at the top of my blog http://designsbycharli.blogspot.com/

Lau W said...

So nice bookmark ! And your colouring is fantastic, love this stamp too !

Bea said...

Oh, what a beautiful bookmark, love those images :o)

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


Suzi Mac said...

Wow! this is beautiful, love the image and that striking flower. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Suzi x

Pam Leng said...

This is a stunning bookmark

Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion

Pam xx GDT