Last weekend a friend of mine came over to do some crafting. As she was looking through my stack of bookmarks, she saw that I had been using Lawn Fawn's Critters Ever After pretty heavily: dragons, dragons & unicorns, griffins, even the frog. She told me I couldn't use that set any more. And she loves dragons!
To be fair, she may have also found the rest of the background paper I made with the dragon and unicorn (for Backgrounds Ever After), and that's a lot of dragon and unicorn to come across as you're rummaging through the paper box.
So when I saw this week's challenge at Totally Papercrafts was to "use your favorite stamp", I figured that the dragon was a pretty good choice. I'm not really sure what stamp is my favorite, but the evidence suggests this one ranks pretty high!
A few other challenges in my stack suggested elegance: Cupcake Craft's Script and Gold challenge and, of course, this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge, Black and White Plus One. Black and white and gold with some script sounds pretty elegant, right?
Well, I think the design of the bookmark did okay at elegant, but I'm afraid the implementation did not live up to it. "Look at all my stray embossing powder" is not elegant. Oh well, at least the dragon is looking good.
I have got to stop giving in to the urge to cut around stamped images. My poor shoulder needs a break.
I'm entering this bookmarks in these challenges:
- CAS-ual Fridays 70: Black & White Plus One (my "plus one" is gold)
- Totally Papercrafts Challenge #134: Use Your Favorite Stamp (I can't resist this Lawn Fawn dragon)
- Cupcake Craft Challenge 210: Script and Gold
- Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 18: Make Your Own Background (both the background sentiment and the focal dragon are from Lawn Fawn's Critters Ever After set, which is carried by Loves Rubberstamps)
Supplies: (white 110lb. cardstock is from Staples, which has no picture that the linky widget will accept)