Friday, December 7, 2012

Bookmarks LV: Cinnamon Steam

I find that when my friend comes over to make bookmarks with me, I often end up making things out of her scraps. And they're things I'm really quite pleased with -- simple and not over-thought.

In this case, she was using a steam-patterned paper as a background for a dragon, and I trimmed the paper down around her stamping, leaving me with a few long skinny strips. Now, I don't have any long skinny dragon stamps (note to self: fix this), but I do have a teapot and a cup of tea with a wisp of steam coming out.

"What this scrap needs," I announced, "is tea."

So I stamped the teacup, went at the edges with ink and then with wet fingers, and when it was dry I glued the strip down on some nice pearlized paper... which was also a scrap from my friend's bookmark. Hey, if someone else is going to do the color-matching for me, I'm not going to complain!

(She also figured out what to put in the empty space... I think at least half the design credit here has to go to her!)

I'm entering this steamy bookmark into the following challenges:



  1. This is fabulous and I love the great image. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. Lovely bookmarks, they'll perfect way to use up scraps are they.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  3. Isn't it fun to use someone elses supplies? Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

  4. Haha, but if you win anything, then I get to use it too, so I'm totally fine with this collaboration ;-) I also love that the same paper combined to make two bookmarks with completely different themes :D

  5. This is really a pretty bookmark. A perfect image to use too because how relaxing is it to sip hot tea or coffee and read! Great job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  6. It's perfect. Love the teacup stamp.
    Thanks so much for joining us at penny black and more!

  7. another beautiful bookmark :)
    so glad you joined us on SYL

  8. What a sweet bookmark. Great use of paper scraps and I do like that flourish on the side in 'the space', too!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    Happy Holidays!

  9. Very nice. Thanks for joining Stamp Your Life for our first challenge!

  10. Cute! Thanks for joining the Stamp Your Life challenge this month

  11. Great way to use scraps, love the embossing and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x