Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bookmarks XVI: Turns to Gold

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!

Click here to skip the rambling and jump directly to the project & challenge listing.

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.

Turns to Gold Bookmark

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:

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.)


  1. Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  2. Wow, I love it! Love the use of washi tape ad those cute little acorns in the top corner. Thanks for playing along this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  3. This is so cool! Thanks for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Designs! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you Monday with the new challenge!
    Karen C

  4. Love how you made that sketch into a book mark. Great job on your project. Thank you for playing at CYP.

  5. Oh this is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion. And good luck.

    Caz xx CYP DT

  6. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Blast from the Past challenge! HUgsxx