The leaves where I live are still green, but we've been getting lovely cool days lately. And it seems that half the challenge blogs in the northern hemisphere are fall-focused around now, which is a-okay by me -- I love these colors!
I mentioned in my post about putting together a kit for the gryphon bookmark trio that until someone came along with a "Bookmarks by Newbie Crafters" challenge, last week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, Read All About It!, was the best fit for my bookmarky papercrafts that I was likely to get.
To ensure that I wouldn't be right for very long, the Incy Wincy Designs challenge this week is "Make a Bookmark". Hey, twist my arm.
In addition to fall colors and a couple of technique/material challenges, I've used this sketch (turned sideways) from this week's Sketch Saturday challenge:
While I have included the two little dots, they're not terribly obvious -- there's a little pair of stamped-and-embossed acorns in the upper right corner of the patterned paper if you look. I like them. They come from the same stamp set as the sentiment, where they are part of a big branch of leaves and acorns, all of which I masked out. There's something very clever-feeling in using only a tiny part of a big stamp, although maybe that's just the stamp cleaner fumes talking.
I'm really pleased with how this bookmark turned out. The colors work, the washi tape works, the design is great (thanks, Sketch Saturday!), and it feels neither too decorated nor too empty. Plus I have a couple of novels about squirrels it can fit right into.
I'm entering this lovely bookmark in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Put a Stamp on It + optional washi tape
- Cute Card Thursday Challenge 233: Autumn Gold
- Raise the Bar Challenge #110: Celebrate Fall
- Sketch Saturday #224 (I've turned the sketch on its side)
- Pile It On #37: Patterned Paper
- Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Make a Bookmark
- Craft Your Passion Challenge 127: Blast From the Past (using past challenge #125, Emboss It)
- Scrapalicious USA: Welcoming Fall
I'm also linking it up to DL.ART's 1000-post Linky Party.
Supplies: (The patterned paper is from DCWV's Autumn Melody mat stack, and the washi tape is by Recollections. I'll add them to the widget if I can ever find them online.) (Edited 9-25-12 to add the thumbnail pic at the top.)