Monday, March 4, 2013

Bookmarks Bri

A few days ago I uploaded a Jumbo Tulip birthday card for my baby sister (not so baby...). She had sent me an email a few days before asking for another bookmark... She sent me a scan of the one she had, which she said she used 24/7 (she loves reading). She said she has a bunch of other bookmarks, but only used mine because I had made it for her, but also said it was falling apart.... She's such a nice sister. I forgot I had given her one. I had made it in 2004, so I think that's a really well used bookmark.

So I made her a few more... I was only going to make 1 or 2, but as you can see I got carried away - again.

The Zentangle one was the first one I made and uses Quietfire Design Nature QuoteMarks on the back. I new I was going to hot laminate it and didn't want to waste part of a laminating pouch, and that's when I started making the rest BIG GRIN. There aren't enough small sized quotes I could use, so created the backs with quotes from my database in an Excel program and then printed it out. So when she needs a lift, she can read the backs.

Zentangle: I used a Zig Writer for outlining and a Pentel pocket brush pen to color in the black areas.
 These were the next ones I made, using a word that was in one of the quotes.
Poppy: Stamped (Local King Rubber "Poppy2) with Versafine Black Onyx and colored with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, and a waterbrush. The sky was colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Sunflowers: (Flourishes "Gerbera Daisies") I didn't have a sunflower stamp, so used the daisy stamp and colored with the Derwent pencils in bright yellow to mimic a sunflower... Sky colored with the Prisma pencils.

Strawberries: I digitally printed that onto copy paper and used a Chart Pak pen to transfer the image to my cardstock bookmark then with the same Derwent and Prisma pencils. Stamped the birdhouse (Flourishes "Friendly Reminders").

Sabrina: And then I was in a mood to do a very personal bookmark for her. Drew in the letters of her name and then just drew out lines, Colored with the Derwent and did some doodling within the letters.

Click on any image to see a larger version. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles  #161 Anything but a card
MIM Challenge  #85 Nature


Cazro said...

Wow! First may I say how much I adore your Zentangle card.
Your selection of 3 nature related bookmarks are beautiful, exceptional colouring. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz

Beth Akins said...

love the Zentangle and the Sabrina one best! Cool

The Gov. said...

Beautiful bookmarks! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboddle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Quietfire said...

Gorgeous Zentangle bookmark! Happy Birthday to your baby sister!

Cumbrianlass said...

Wow, lots of fabulous book marks, I really like the Zentangle book mark, but the others are also, fab.
Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining us at MMM with these delightful the sunflowers!
Suzi B :)