Sunday, April 19, 2009

Get Carried Away...

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney

It's Day three of Elzybells April Sneak peeks, I am loving all the super cute Teddy Bears Elizabeth drew for us this time fun to color and play with.

When I first stamped this image and started coloring I had every intention of making a card, but then I was looking at it and it made me think of reading, I don't know why...maybe because I am half way thru Book 7 of the Harry Potter series and I truly believe the quote above, I am getting a little depressed that when I am done with this book I am Done. :( Whatever it was, I just decided to change my tack completely and turned the image into a book mark...

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS, added some Stardust Stickles to the balloon and then hand lettered the sentiment along the side. I layered the image on Pure Poppy CS and then with Bella Blvd Easter Grass patterned paper. After the stickles were dry I laminated the whole thing with the sticky lamination paper and then added an eyelet. The tassel is handmade with Embroidery first, please be kind! ;)

Stamps: Teddy Antics (Elzybells)
Paper: White, Pure Poppy (PTI,) Easter Grass (Bella Blvd,) Laminting Sheet
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc: Stardust Stickes, Silver Eyelet, Tassel, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Blending Stumps

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  1. Holy crap, I love it!! Such a good idea to make a bookmark, and that tassel is fabulous!!

    And the quote is so true! I felt depressed for days when I finished the last HP. So I started reading it again!

  2. Loving this new set! They're darling! Love that you used it as a book mark!

  3. Aww, this is so cute Rachel. I love that you have made a bookmark and I love that sentiment too. Your tassel is great and I love your amazing colouring :0) x

  4. Awww, I adore this! The sentiment is perfect for a bookmark!

  5. Love the bookmark, it's fab! The tassell looks great too!
    I know what you mean about the HP books. I read the last one in 2 days as I was desperate to know how it ended, but was really sad when I'd finished because it was over! I will re-read it again before the film(s) though!
    xx :0)

  6. Fantastic idea!! love it :)

  7. Oh my ordy lou, I love it.. I sooo lurve popping onto your blog!!

  8. So cute, Rachel! I love the sparkles!

  9. Aww, too cute! The perfect stamp to use for a bookmark.
    Maria xx

  10. It's beautiful Rachel. What an awesome idea. As I come from a family of big readers, you can bet I will be borrowing that idea. Love it!!

  11. What a great idea. As I come from a family of big readers, you can bet I will be borrowing that idea. Love your bookmark......

  12. Your killing me with all these CUTE things your making with these bears!! So adorable, love it!!

  13. Another image I am in LOVE with, and a perfect bookmark! Cool idea sister!


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