Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Mercy of Thin Air…Bookmark


Today’s Wednesday Stamper challenge is…
... to come out from behind your book and make a bookmark. So that after having had a relaxing read you can put a gorgeous piece of artwork in there to enjoy it even more.

This was perfect for me. For those of you that do not know I am a member of the Columbus Book Markers. This coming up Monday I am hosting our meeting, because the February books were my selection. As the hostess my one duty is that I have a book mark as a door prize. I had completely forgotten until reading the challenge that I need to make one.

The book for Book club this past month was Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue. I really enjoyed this historical fiction/ghost/love story and highly recommend it. Portraying the story on a bookmark proved to be a bit difficult…after all how do you portray the idea that sometimes stuff happens?

I decided to take a blithe approach starting with a beautiful, free image, of flying horses from tartx and printed it out on transparency. The background is a cloud stamped in versa mark and chalked then over stamped with writing that I off stamped first in order not to get it too dark.(wow, that is a mouthful) The book page is died using Tim Holtz distressing ink.
Unfortunately the scan is not very good. The colors or light blues, pinks, yellows and greens…think heavenly shades with silver along the edges and used in all the ribbons. If you click on it a larger image will pop up showing more detail

I hope you enjoy…I am open to any and all types of critiques.
Caro

30 comments:

Paula said...

Pretty bookmark, perfect for childrens fairy tale books.

filetta said...

very beautiful bookmark

Kelly said...

beautiful bookmark

Nancy said...

This is very pretty!! I love all the soft colors.

Spanishbella said...

Beutiful bookmark, the colors are so soft soothing!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous, love the soft colours

kreativgeschwafel said...

this is really a gread bookmark!

Femmy said...

very beautiful!!!

Miss Moon said...

Oooooh, that is so beautiful! I really love your style :)

Liz

Barbara said...

Beautiful and very fitting for the book.

Kris Dickinson said...

So very soft and pretty!

Donna said...

This is so pretty - it LOOKS ghostly! =)

Diane said...

So soft and lovely.....shimmery!

KardKrazy said...

Absolutely lovely!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh so pretty bookamrk. Love the design.

Claudine said...

fabulous i love your bookmark

bastelkueken said...

your bookmark is beautifully designed - great colours you need

herminesplace said...

Loev it, looks great in all its whites.

CraftyTracy said...

That is one Gorgeous book mark

Tracy SBS

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful bookmark!! I need to start going outside of my card making box and do other things. =) Thanks for the inspiration!

Elisabeth SBS

vintage wil said...

beautiful book mark!!!

jocelyne said...

Beautiful bookmark !

Tracy K said...

Georgeous. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Welcome to the sisterhood

barnie said...

Such a fantastic bookmark.

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful bookmark and a good idea to base it around the current book. :0)

CraftyC said...

Beautiful bookmark, great image!
Clairexx

Gillian said...

Beautiful bookmark!

joanne wardle said...

lovely, so ethereal

Maggie Ann said...

I like the way you used the transparency....it looks wonderful..

catharinas-love said...

Very special !!!!