Sunday, 14 June 2015

Abandoned Bookmarks

You may recall in a recent post that I was happily abandoning ATCs in my local shopping centre and a couple of other places, however, upon finding one torn up and dropped in the carpark, I felt a bit disillusioned.  I then wondered if the people picking them up thought they were going to 'get something' but all they 'got' was a bit of card - after all, if you don't know what an ATC is, then it really isn't anything in particular,  
if you understand what I mean.

That got me thinking that perhaps I'd try abandoning bookmarks instead - people know what they are for, or if they don't, it's time they found out!

This cute bunny is called "Boots" and is one of my new additions from Stampotique.
I stamped and embossed the image and cut each bookmark 2 1/2" wide x 5 3/4" long.  
Each one is coloured using Gelly Roll pens and when diluted with a water brush, it creates a lovely pastel, shimmery look, a technique I came across recently when someone was asking about Wink of Stella pens.
I used Distress Inks to soften the edges and as there was quite a bit of white space, I added some background using SU "Confetti" and Distress Inks stamped off once.  I then looked in my ribbon basket and found some threads to match.

This set of bookmarks are a little bit narrower and were done this way to fit the decorative top, which is a SU punch.  The colouring is done the same way as described above.
I've used another new set of stamps called "Zinouk du jardin" from carabelle studio which were purchased from Time to Create.

Hopefully these will bring a little joy to whoever happens to pick them up, as well as being a practical addition to any books they may be reading.

Mr Mojo appears to have returned from his long absence so I'll see you here again soon!

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. I'm sorry your attempt to spread a little art wasn't always appreciated. I'd love an ATC from you LOL. These bookmarks are so cute. Love the bunnies. I love to read and I hope that these will be found and cherished. Hugz

  2. What a disappointment when finding to bits of your ATC, Helen. I am so sorry. You might be quite right in that someone thought it was going to be a "scratch ticket" and that they were going to win a prize. Too bad they didn't understand that the prize was already in their hand! Good on you to set off again, but this time with bookmarks! Both "Boots" and your floral bookmarks are lovely. I am sure they will find new homes and give someone a bit of cheer. I am going to try using a water brush on top of Gelly Roll pens. Love the look!

  3. So sorry that happened with your abandonment Helen. I for one would be thrilled to "find" something that someone had been kind enough to made and leave to make the day a little more special and I'm sure the majority of folk would be too! These bookmarks are lovely and will be treasured by the recipients. xxx


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