Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Bookmarks-PDCC #148

Hi All! We're back from our trip to the Twin Cities and it was so nice to get away for a few days. I went to two Archiver's, which is always a treat. I finally got a new paper cutter--woo hoo!

Anyways, it's time for another Play Date Cafe Challenge. This week's colors are Navy Blue, Stone, and Peach:


I knew I wanted to use a Poppy Stamps die I hadn't used yet, and I ended up making bookmarks:


I started off by making my own grey paper. I have very little grey paper and couldn't find the right color (even at Archiver's), so I used grey watercolor on watercolor paper. I love the heathered look--it reminds me of a cozy sweatshirt.

Next, I die cut two bookmarks in each color and die cut the Gentle Leaf dies. I heat embossed the edges of the dies with my favorite Holographic embossing powder. I didn't want to use actual glitter since I didn't want glitter in a book. Here's a close up:


I wish I could figure out how to photograph the glittery look. *sigh* Maybe I'll figure it out someday.

This week's PDCC is sponsored by Tami Mayberry Designs:



Want to play along? You can enter your project HERE.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day.


Supplies
Cardstock: (Navy) Bazzill; (Sweet Blush) PTI
Watercolor paper
Dies: (Bookmark) PTI; (Gentle Leaf) Poppy Stamps
Embossing Powder: (Holographic) Ranger
Ribbon: (silver), (pink) May Arts

22 comments:

  1. Oh how cool that you embossed the edges of the leaf! What a great detail. Also love how the stem of your leaf just barely goes into the other color to tie the two sections together.

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  2. These are gorgeous! I would have a tough time with these colours but you rocked it! Great work!

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  3. Beautiful bookmarks-love how you watercolored them!

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  4. These are STUNNING Jocelyn... Love them ...love the colors too... hugs...xoxo

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  5. Ohhhhhhhhh these are just BEAUTIFUL!! WOW!!!!

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  6. wow these are gorgeous...love them.

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  7. I am loving the way you made your own grey paper. Well done! and the bookmarks are fab. I can see the glitter!

    when photographing glitter... be sure to come at it from and angle with light hitting your project straight on.

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  8. HI Jocelyn,

    Love these, they are so elegant!
    Thank You for taking the time to leave some sweet comments on my blog! They made my day ;-))

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  9. Supa fun designs and such a great take on what looks a difficult colour combo.... to me anyway.

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  10. I love my holographic ep, too! But yes, it just doesn't photograph in all its glittery goodness. These bookmarks are so elegant, but with the fun element of the embossing! Nice job on the grey paper, too.

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  11. Your bookmarks are absolutely stunning!

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  12. I love that you made your own gray! Those embossed edges of the leaves are such a wonderful detail.

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  13. Yay, I love bookmarks! I like that you made sure to consider their use as bookmarks and not just their decorativeness.

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  14. So pretty with just the right touch of sparkle:) Such a cool use of the leaf die!

    Hope you have a good weekend Jocelyn!

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  15. Super fun and clever. Love these.

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  16. lovely use of the colors and in a very classic style. beautifully done.

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  17. OHHHH! I love these! Fab color combo and I LOVE that leaf/branch design!

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  18. I am forever losing bookmarks so I need to make them in bulk like this! These are gorgeous and I love that holographic ep!

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