Monday, June 2, 2014

It's All in The Bookmark

 Hello, Hello Crafters!

How are you all doing tonight? I hope you're work week started off wonderful. I was lucky enough to be off today to enjoy my beautiful little boy. Added bonus my Momma invited us over for dinner. Momma's food + no cooking + family night = AWESOME!

I'm playing along with Keep it Simple and A Blog Named Hero this evening. Their challenges coincided with each other and that totally worked for me, even though it required me to make something other than a card. I get so stuck "in the box" sometimes it's nice when something forces you to break out! 

I'm sure you have figured out by now I made a bookmark. 

To get the shape I used a spellbinders die and partially die cut my paper. Basically it just notched the edges. I punched a hole at the top and used a circle from an old border punch to create the reinforcer.  
 I stamped the butterfly then masked it. I proceeded to stamp and mask my flowers and leaves. I actually think those "leaves" are supposed to be wings you can build your own butterfly with but for this bookmark, they are leaves :) 
Once everything was stamped I masked all my images and rubbed some salty ocean on it to color my background. Everything else was colored with copics. I was channeling my inner Kathy Racoosin with all that copic coloring so I added some white dots too. Mine isn't nearly what hers is but I love it nonetheless! 

No project can be complete without stickles so I added those to the flower centers. 

Copics do bleed through the paper so I covered the back, adding in some scripture to remind me all beautiful things come from the Lord <3

I used Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower to create this baby. If you don't have it you can get it here and save 15% with the coupon code KELLYL15. ;)

Thanks for dropping in! I hope you have a wonderful week!



  1. holy shiz balls, girl! that is amazing!

  2. Kelly, i adore this bookmark, the colours are just perfect. So want to do the same, it just looks sooooo good.

  3. WHAAA!!!! It's stunning!!!! Thank you so much für joining us at KIS! ;-)

  4. FABULOUS bookmark Kelly - gorgeous colours & stamping! So glad you joined the fun @ Keep It Simple!

  5. Amazing, Kelly ... such vibrant shades and gorgeous colouring ... stunning! Anita :)

  6. This is a fabulous bookmark, Kelly! Your coloring with Copics and the blended background look so cool. Love your choice of colors and the white dot accents.