Mark your Place

So I gotta be honest….

When Lara said she was doing this bookmark swap, I wasn’t thrilled.

Nothing personal, but I wasn’t feeling it.

But sometimes art puts the scissors in your hands and just takes over! I ended up loving making these!

Hope you like looking at them as much as I did making them!:)

This awesome paper was out of Somerset Studio and the image of the boy is another scrap from the “I Wish I Had An Afro” book.  I have made so many pieces of art with that book and it still intrigues me. This one went to my dear friend, Phyllis.

This is the first of the three I made and by far my favorite. She is so haunting and beautiful, isn’t she?

One of the  guidelines of this swap was you had to use a paint chip somewhere on the book marker. I incorporated the jars that are on the bottom from a paint  sample/room example. Lara was the keeper of this one.:)

And last but not least, my domestic sewing diva. I used part of an old pattern I got at the thrift store and stamped on it.(Trust me, no one in their right mind would have ever wanted to make that ugly craft project that pattern was for!) The fibers at the top have a couple of metal bobbins that I put a small pics on both sides. This one went to Liz.

I made these at scrap/stamp weekend in Peoria with all of my friends…maybe they were the inspiration for what started out as a less than inspiring project!

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3 Responses to “Mark your Place”

  1. inkthisstampthat Says:

    Great bookmarks. I think the sewing one is my favorite — I love what you did with the metal bobbin. They are all very nice!!

  2. Deb Moon Says:

    Oh these are wonderful! I think the bride is my fav. Something about those beautiful piercing eyes! That web just seems to go perfectly with her doesn’t it? You’ve really outdone yourself on everything you’ve added. I don’t know how you do it all, but keep doing it!

  3. Phyllis Says:

    Your “dear friend Phyllis” loves the bookmark she received. The sentiment is so very meaningful to me. Love ya Bean!

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