Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #102

It's another fabulous Tuesday morning...hopefully the day won't bring another crazy heavy rainstorm. Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches we don't have a sketch, but a judged challenge...to make a detachable bookmark. We have a fabulous sponsor today and my apologies to the Doodle Pantry, I did not read Melissa's email closely and forgot to grab one of your freebies to make today's project.

When I started thinking about this project I panicked. I've never done this!! I turned to Splitcoast Stampers for a tutorial. Well I don't have the fancy machine they used to get a perforated edge. Then some friends suggested using a paper piercing tool to make the perforation and I tried that and made a mess. So I settled on making a corner bookmark and I thought it was going to be hard. Was I ever wrong! I loved making the corner bookmark it was so simple and fast.

For my card and bookmark I used the stamp set From the Desk Of by Flourishes. I bought this set because I saw the most amazing card from Heather Jensen using the set and I just had to have it. I think the set of books with the daisies is the perfect image for a bookmark. I thought about making the card with the exact same image so that when the receipient takes off the bookmark they still have the same image on the card, but I loved the vase with the flower blossoms that I had to ink them up too!! The bookmark fits perfectly on any one of the corners of the card, but I am going to put in on the inside corner of the card so when it gets opened up there's a surprise.


Aren't these DPs delicious!! I loved the sketch at The Sweet Stop: SSS116 and decided to use their sketch to display these beautiful papers and stamp set. I did add the one element to the Sweet Stops sketch and that was the bookmark, I hope they don't mind. 

I can't wait to see what you all make. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Flourishes (From the Desk Of)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PrismaColors Colored Pencils
Paper: Cosmo Cricket (from A to Z-used both sides), October Afternoon (Near Mint), Bazzil Basics (cream puff),
SU (very vanilla)

Accessories: Ribbon (stash); Martha Stewart (punch), Nestabilities


Heather Jensen said...

OMGoodness Theresa! I LOVE this. You did an amazing job with this set and the bookmark is the icing on the cake girly!! Your coloring is perfect. I am so glad I inspired you to buy this set. Glad you love it too! :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my Theresa, your card and bookmark are gorgeous, Those yummy papers and stamp set were defintely made for each other.. Beautifully created and colored!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a beautiful set!! I love the pretty papers you used. Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So very pretty!

Lisa Petrella said...

BEAUTIFUL bookmark and card, Theresa!!! Every detail is just perfect---the images, your coloring, the DPs, the border punch, the bows----LOVE IT ALL!!! Missed you at Archivers today!

Shannon White said...

Wow Theresa! Love both your card and the Darling bookmark too! Soo Very Pretty, Beautiful coloring and love the dp's you chose! thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)


Dawn said...

Theresa, this is amazingly beautiful! Love the lacy detail and the stamp set. So pretty!

Kathy said...

Theresa, this is a beautiful set. I've looked at this Flourishes set, now I think I need it. Your coloring is beautiful, papers lovely and the lacey detail is great!

Janice M said...

What a pretty set! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card and bookmark Theresa. The images are so pretty and the coloring is perect. Love the border punch. Great take on the Sweet Stop sketch. Thank you for playing along with. :o)

xxxtglxxx said...

I love this set - great folksy feel to the image and the colours - really pretty! :)



Angela said...

This turned out beautiful, Theresa! Love the vintage feel of the stamps and papers...well done!

Melissa Craig said...

This is so beautiful - I think you've really found your niche in papercrafting. You do vitorian/romance so well. Great job T.

ChristineCreations said...

such a pretty pair of creations. I love how the patterns play off of the images. A set I just love too!

onecraftymama said...

Wow! I haven't made a corner bookmark before, but want to give it a try. Great idea to attach it to a matching card!