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:
- Loves Rubberstamps 29: Anything Goes (but not with a stamp carried by Loves)
- Stamp Your Life #1: Anything Goes (but not with a Stamp Your Life stamp)
- Great Impressions: Anything Goes (also not a Great Impressions stamp... I'm sensing a trend in my Anything Goes entries, are you?)
- Penny Black and More @ Allsorts: It's Your Choice (and, to keep up with the trend, it's not a Penny Black stamp either!)