Thursday, August 25, 2011

tiddly inks challenge #63 back to school bookmark

Hi all! I somehow missed the deadline for the last challenge. I tried slipping it in under the wire during Monday afternoon but I was not slick enough. So I am going to make sure to get this thing in before Monday.

I spent the morning trying to get somewhat prepared for the chance that the hurricane will come and hit us with some force. But at the same time I don't want to go overboard. We're not on the coastline. I just made sure that we had water and batteries and a good working flashlight. I am knocking on wood/crossing my fingers that we just don't lose power.

For this challenge we had to make a bookmark. And I decided to make one for my daughter who is an avid reader...which I love.

I used Tanker Fairy Sits and colored her with Copics and Twinkling H2O's. I also added a little Liquid Pearls on the goggles. The pictures in the book are from Steam Punk Papers and Love Grows. The book is from a digi set that I have and put it all together in Photo Shop. The background is made with acrylic paint, gesso, an owl stamp from Hero Arts and a flower from Memory Box. I made it on a 3x5 note card cut to fit into a baseball card protector. I cut a couple of slits in the back and attached a extra large rubber band (I found these at Staples) to it.

The thing that I have always hated about bookmarks is that they can fall out of the book if the book tips over. The rubber band will make sure that my daughter won't lose her place. And when she gets bored with the picture, we can always make a new one.

Have a good rest of the week and weekend. And if you are in the hurricane path, I hope that you stay safe this weekend.


Sandra said...

What a great idea

mforquer said...

Oh this is adorable! I love the elastic you used and how cute that the fairy is sitting on a book! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks - I missed your creations!

Loopylou. said...

wow this is beautiful, I love the elastic idea and your tanker fairy looks adorable sat in her little steampunk papers!!
thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week hugs Lou xxx

CraftyMomOf2 said...

super clever!!! love the elastic idea! Thank you so much for hanging with us this week at Tiddly!!

Crafty Hugs!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wow, what a great idea for a bookmark! It is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fab idea, Jenlynnie! this is super adorable. Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers again this week. xxD

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Ohhh, this is so cute. :)

I apologize about last week...I messed up the closing time. :( It is supposed to be 10:00 PM my time, but I had it wrong on the linky sorry.

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