Friday 1 April 2011


I'm taking part in a bookmark swap over on UK Stampers. I'm making a bookmark for Jill who is a reasonably new member of the forum so I checked with her to make sure I could make something to her tastes! She likes reading fantasy novels, doesn't like pink and is into the grungier style. Hope I managed to make something that fits the bill!

I started with two pieces of canvas photo paper and a piece of cereal box cardboard sandwiched in the middle. The front has Dymo lettering, a stamped word, lettering cut from an old book page and Tim Holtz masks along with stamped butterflies and ink sponged through sequin waste. I doodled around the edges of the masked lettering, just because the mood took me that way!

The back just has the butterlfies and sponging. The whole thing had a quick spritz of Krylon matt finish to make it more durable and ensure there won't be any risk of ink transferring onto book pages!

Vintage Butterflies (CHF, retired)
Word from Key Expressions (CHF, retired)

Canvas photo paper
Cereal box

Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky)

Dymo label maker
Old book page
Tim Holtz Alterations masks (Ransom Alphabet)
Metal loop (Creative Impressions)
Sequin waste
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers
Krylon Matt Finish spray
Copic Multiliner


Alison said...

This is beautiful Joanne! Too beautiful to hide in a book! x

Rachelxx said...

Love the way you've stamped the back as well Joanne :-) A beautiful bookmark that I'd love to use :-)

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous bookmark Joanne. Great colour combo and back and front, lovely xxxx

Kaz said...

That's lovely Joanne, the butterflies are so pretty. Yay to doodling!! xxx

Janice said...

Lucky girl. That looks great!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful, love the butterflies

Sid said...

Gorgeous bookmark !

Karen said...

This is really pretty Joanne, Jill will love it I am sure xxx

hazel said...

Gorgeous bookmark, love the colour.
xxx Hazel.

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous book mark. The butterflies are gorgeous :)