Mountain Song

I needed some more bookmarks around the house and thought this image would be perfect for the size. So it’s a flat bookmark and one layer of cardstock to fit in the book. The image is Mountain Song DoveArt for Whimsy Stamps and is a great scene to color. I wanted a splash of color and thought a red herring would be funny so I colored the bird red. It was a bit too much of the red so I brought in some browns and black.

These are the Copic markers I used:
BG15, 45, 49, 01, B34
W7, 110, E13, 23, R05, 27, 89
YG21, 25, E13, 23, 44
B34, 37, 39
E44, 47
YG 63, 67, 25, E23, 13
C1, 3, 5
YG91, 93, 97, 99, 63, 61
This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
 
 

Mei Li

Here’s another bookmark I made and this one uses Mei Li from Sister Stamps.  I used an envelope I found an Daiso while on a recent shopping spree.  The sentiment is a cupcake stencil for “Laugh” and the dragonflies are Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments.

Here are the Copic markers I used on Mei Li:
B00, 02, 06
YG21, 23, 25, 63
E000, 30, 31, 04
T3, 5, 7
RV10, 13, 34, R85
Y32, YR24
R12, 05, 29
C3, BV23
https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2853804

Buddies

Here’s another bookmark I’ve made for the New Year. This uses Buddies from Sister Stamps and I added details with a white gel pen to the clothes.  I stamped the frog twice so I could add a little more green in contrast to the red.

The Prosperity sentiment is from Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments. The Prosperity logograph is from a cupcake templates set that seemed to be the perfect size for stenciling.  The ink wasn’t drying on the smooth paper I selected so I embossed it too.

These are the Copic markers I used on Buddies:

B000, 02, 04, 97
YG21, 25, 17, G19, BV20, R02, E04
E41, 44, 47, 49
E50, 55, 57
E000, 30, 53, 04
C3, 5, 7
W7, 9, T5, BV23

Year of the Dog

Happy New Year!  I’ve created some bookmarks to give away this year in my red envelopes and this is the first one I made. I was going for a off-set print look where the black and red ink are offset if they were printed by a press.  It’s something I’m experimenting with and I think this one turned out just so-so.  But it’ll make a great bookmark.  😀

I’ve used Sister Stamp’s Year of the Dog stamp and drew the two lanterns on sketch paper. The Good Luck sentiment is Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.

Ai with Taiko Drum

I found some origami paper of Mount Fuji at Daiso and thought it would be fun to use. So I came home and made a bookmark with Ai with Taiko Drum by Sister Stamps.  I actually liked how it turned out so this might be the one I keep this year.

The sentiment is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.
Here are the Copic markers I used on Ai with Taiko Drum:
BV20, B00, 02, 06, 97
T9, 7, 5, 3, BV23
C1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R12, 05, 14, 27, 59
E42, 43, 44
YR30, 24, Y32, 26
E000, 30, 31, 21

Country Shed

I’m honored to announce that I’ll be spending some time as a guest with Jennifer working with her fabulous rubber stamps, DoveArt Designs Studios.  I hoped that this will allow me to turn over some new leaves and get back to crafting.  😀

For my first project, I set out to create a card but ended up with an envelop instead. This uses the Country Shed rubber stamp and it was stamped on balsa wood.  I planned to add a little color but the balsa wood started to disintegrate so I ditched that idea and went with a monochrome focus.

I did, however, manage to color the leaves, Acorn Leaf Chipboard from Make it Crafty, with Copic colors E11, E23, E25 and YG93.
Hope you enjoy this tidbit of inspiration.  

Graduate

Here’s yet another bookmark that we’ve stuffed into a red envelope for someone in the family.  Even though they are all similar, I’ve tried to make them a little different.  This one uses Graduate from Sister Stamps.  While coloring this one, my daughter learned about the graduation ceremonies and why someone is given a lei, or several of them.  She says she wants to move to Hawaii now when she graduates but I promised her this is something we can do even in Texas. She excited about the prospect of receiving so many that it covers her face.  LOL