Monday, November 17, 2008

All Bookworms...

Over at One Powerful Hour the challenge is to make a bookmark....

"The bookmark you make can just be because or it can represent a book you have read and loved. If you do make one for a certain book please tell us what book and why you enjoyed it so much...after all I am on the hunt for a fabulous read for the upcoming holiday's."

I made a Just Because Bookmark. Actually I made a bookmark out of a fabulous Template that a friend of mine created for an upcoming swap we are doing in COF.

My favorite kind of bookmark is the ones that clip over the page you are on. However if you get the metal ones of these they make little marks on your book pages. So I thought a heavy paper clip over would not leave marks and the butterfly would look lovely sticking out of my books.

I prepared the book print by using various shades of Tim Holtz distressing inks and then printed the butterfly onto it. I added Denim blue embossing powder to portions of the wings and some purple embossing powder, then I covered the entire thing with clear embossing powder to make it sturdy.

The bookmark portion is glossy paper with a mixture of alcohol inks. I swirled the inks so it is more of a smooth look instead of splotches and then I dotted the paper with the alcohol inks. The black swirls are embossed. I then added the embossing powders I used on the butterfly to the edges of the bookmark and finally finished it off with the phrase "All Bookworms Become Butterflies."

I had some other sayings I was going to use but that is the one that my DH liked the most.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.



9 comments:

Hazel said...

Nice design! Love the fact that the butterfly is a book page- very apt.

jasminduft said...

Great work! Very interesting design!

Jaqi said...

Hi, I found you through the forum. This buttrefly shape is beautiful, and the technique is very clever. It looks really well, Thanks for sharing. Jaqi

summer girl said...

Caroline, this is very beautiful...a sure winner!!!

Sally said...

Beautiful bookmark. Love the butterly and how it will sit in the book!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful bookmark! I never thought of using the template like that. Great job!

Sandy..... said...

I absolutly love this! When you speak of the over the page kind being your favorite but not liking the "indents" it leaves, I thought I was reading something I had written myself.
I'm going to have to try this - thank you so much!

lisa said...

wow, this turned out beautifully!

Sandi Mueller said...

What a fabulous idea Caroline!!