Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bookmark obsession......

Did I tell you that I'm a librarian? No? Well guess, what, I'm a librarian, I love books, read loads and yet this is the first bookmark I've ever made. Plus, there's even more of an admission on it's way - I've got a bit of a bookmark collection- I know, what a geek!!!! Most of the books I own have their own bookmark. I've got them from all over the place, pretty much everywhere I've visited, and yet I've never felt the urge to make one before......how odd. Oh wow, that makes me sound soooooo weird- my friends at work already think I'm odd because I can't walk on the white lines of the pedestrian crossing on the carpark, and I have to count things in 2s........right I think I'll stop with the confessions now and show you my creation.....yes, good idea.

The background is my beloved smacking acetate technique with some swirls stamped over in pink. The image is Promarkered as usual, and it's a lovely Lili of the Valley stamp that reminded me of my Little Legs and her best friend. Hold on for the close up.....

Woo, extreme close up. Can't recommend a touch of white gel pen enough to make it pop and to cover up any mistakes (ahem, not that I ever make any....cough, cough). I stamped the quotation onto tissue paper first to get the layout right, as I was a bit tight on space, but it all fit in eventually!


Stamps- Lili of the Valley's Little Girls Story Time
Studio G alphabet
Basic Grey swirls

Promarkers- Apple, Meadow Green, Marsh Green, Amethyst, Pastel Pink, Vintage Pink, Vanilla, Blossom, Cool Grey 1, Cocoa, Canary, Tulip Yellow, Saffron, Orchid, Cinnamon, Spice, Terracotta

Distress Inkpads (background)- Bundled Sage, Lipstick Pink, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet

Inkpads- Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Versafine Vintage Sepia

Other- Sheer pink ribbon, eyelet

I'm entering this into

the One Stitch at a Time challenge where the challenge is to use something new (stamp)
Passion for Promarkers where the challenge is to include a book


  1. Oh great post...love the bookmark, the image is adorable, the quote - well suits me too! Love the revelations too...the white lines is interesting...!

  2. Gorgeous bookmark, just how a book should be read curled up in a comfy chair.

    As for your confessions mum's the word ;)

  3. its beautiful - love a good book, cant sleep without one, well done on such a lovely bookmark xx

  4. Brilliant - Rose x

  5. Hi Lisa, love what you have done to theese bookmarks.Iv never tried distress inkpads before maybe i shall have a go now.thanks fo the info on how to use distress inkpads.Mo/ maureen.xxx

  6. Hi Lisa, what a stunning bookmark. Love the cute LOTV image and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  7. This just fabulous, Lisa!! Your colouring is wonderful - a perfect entry to our challenge this week. Thanks for taking part in the PFP challenge this week - Julie xx

  8. Gorgeous bookmark, your colouring is just fab ! Thanks for joining us at PFP. Sue C x

  9. oh beautiful bookmark thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

  10. Aw such a beautiful bookmark, gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  11. WOW..this is gorgeous...thanks for joining us this week at PFP...Debs x

  12. This is a wonderful bookmarker. Thanks for joining OSAAT. smiles...Tammy

  13. Gorgeous bookmark, your colouring is fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  14. Hi Lisa,
    This is gorgeous. Your colouring is fablous & the image is sooooooo cute. Love it! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week!
    Andie xx

  15. Super cute BookMarker. Thanks for playing along with us at PfP this week.
    Hugs Anja


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