I am so glad to be back here on my blog, sharing a bookmark I made for my Bible Study Group for the new year. I am in the middle of creating a different bookmark for everyone. And the best part is, that it's a gift FOR ME!!! I get to try every kind of technique I have seen and never got around to do before. What fun!!! It's been just a wonderful way to get back in the groove. I am really enjoying doing tags because it's so much easier to try different techniques. I don't have to build a card around it. One image...one technique...and it's done. The back is the same for everyone. It's the love chapter in 2nd Corinthians.
WOW!!! I can't believe it has been 6 months since my last post. At first I couldn't write because we had a family emergency and all my extra time and energy went into helping my daughter and her family. They lost their home and moved in with us for a while and, on the one side, it was a LOT of FUN enjoying the grandkids...but on the other hand, there was a lot of emotional stuff going on with working out their situation. So it was a time I had to step back and put all my energy into every day "stuff".
Dealing with all that seemed to set me back and I took a lot of time to get back to crafting and enjoying my art. I am now in full swing and have been working like crazy all December and now, making cards and tags for all the people I had ignored for the past 6 months.
This bookmark I'm showing you today is my first try for this technique and so far, it is one of my favorites. I used a DDREAMWEAVER stencil http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/ that I have had for a long time and used before. It makes a beautiful image...even though I used only half of it because of the width of the tag.
I cut my bookmark (tag) from a tan and gold paper I had. I use a regular manila tag as my template for the size. The gold in the paper really sets off the flower design.
I used the Dreamweaver White Pearl Paste to apply the design to my tag. Dreamweaver has directions on how to paste your stencil design on to your paper and the design always comes out perfect.
After the paste was dry I "painted" on top of it with my Prismacolor alcohol markers. It turned out just beautiful. So shimmery because of the pearl paste. I had never used this technique before and am so pleased with it.
What a great way to give a different, pearly, shimmery look to your images.
So I am definitely entering this bookmark in the Dreamweaver challenge:
http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/ (my first time ever!)
Also to the Flourishes challenge http://flourishes.org/category/timeless-tuesday/
I LOVE their stamps. (first time ever for this challenge also!)
Also to the Word Art Wednesday because they are a Christian site and so very friendly. http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge asks for something you had not used yet from your stash. I have had the pearl paste for a long time and had never used it before.
Another one: http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com/ anything goes
Last but not least: http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/01/say-it-with-flowers.html say it with flowers
So this is enough for today. Back to making more bookmarks (I need 15 in two weeks...I can do it, I can do it, I can do it....)