Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog! I am so excited to be joining the design team over at the Simply Create Too challenge blog this month. The August challenge goes from August 3rd to the 31st and the theme is "Make a Bookmark".
I had a great time coming up with a cute bookmark. Usually I'm making cards so this was a nice change and bookmarks are so quick to whip up. I chose to start with a bookmark die from Papertrey Ink and I cut it out of watercolor paper. Next I did some fast and loose watercoloring on the bookmark to give it a colorful whimsical background.
For the focal point of the bookmark I chose to use an adorable stamp from Tracey Hey at Alpaca Pals. I used the French Bulldog image from her "Frenchie" stamp set and I watercolored him and cut him out with my scan n cut machine. I adhered him to the bookmark and stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn. I hand drew some black lines around the sentiment to make it stand out.
After I made the bookmark my daughter snatched it up for her planner and my other daughter wanted one but with a blue background and longer so I just had to whip up another one for her. Here are the 2 of them side by side.
I just love that sweet doggie! Tracey has some adorable stamp sets on her website Alpaca Pals, head over and check them out!
Take some time this month to make a bookmark and play along with us at the Simply Create Too challenge blog!
Official challenge rules on website.
Have a great day, I already am!