Friday, 20 April 2012

artful times challenge green bookmark

So the challenge currently running over here at artful times is a sea of green. It has taken me all week to come up with something. I thought I liked green which I do but have realised its not a colour I use much in papercrafting. I think it is quite a hard colour to use actually without everything looking a bit dark. Anyway, being really fed up of doing tags at the moment I decided to do a bookmark which I can use. I have been meaning to do one for ages. I had a new set of stamps from Paper Artsy which I bought Saturday from Ally Pally. I used alcohol inks in shades of green for my owl panel. I used distress inks in bundled sage, crushed olive and forest moss on the backing card. The border at the top is a piece of metal foil which I embossed on a ten seconds studio mould then added another pattern border either side coloured with lettace alcohol ink. I ran a piece of ribbon down the back of the bookmark so that I can find my page really easily and backed it with a piece of patterned paper. Thanks for looking x Lavinia


  1. I like your Bookmark Lavinia, and it's nice to make something you can use yourself. Happy reading. Jean x

  2. A beautiful bookmark - the stamps are wonderful and love the gold embossed piece at the top. I'm sure you will enjoy using this.

  3. OMG I missed you at Ally Pally ! but I didn't decide to go till the last minute :(
    Love your bookmark and a good idea to make something you will enjoy using :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artfull Times
    Von x♥x

  4. oh heck, I do like your bookmark. So much so that in fact I am off in a mo to look for that plate. Mind you, I think the beauty of it lies in the way you have used it. It really is a lovely bookmark and anyone would be proud to receive it as a gift I am sure.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this bookmark. Hugs, Neet xx

  5. Well it was certainly worth the wait. Love the shades of green and your owl image is gorgeous.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Artful Times.

    Sam xxx