Tuesday, 4 May 2010

A Gothic Bookmark?









Here's my entry to STAMPOTIQUE's "think out of the box" theme... A bookmark. I read every night (not much, but at least I'm consistent LOL) & I'm so slack when it comes to bookmarks, I'm one of those people who will fold back the corner of the page so i don't loose the spot, terrible, I know! So I thought that if I made pretty bookmark, I may actually use it :)


I started off with a length of ribbon (actually it's seam binding material, but it's so silky I just wanted to use it on something) & the buckle bit is from an old belt I pulled apart that was made up of about 20 of those links. I then added assorted beads, & I then got busy with a domino-sized STAMPBORD piece. I covered the piece with teal blue StaZon, & carefully stamped the STAMPOTIQUE image onto it using black StaZon ink, I then scratched at it to reveal some highlights, & when I was done, I covered the image with 2 coats of clear UTEE, I think it looks great, but hard to photograph :) So now I have a Gothic bookmark to go with my current Gothic book The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon... Enjoy your day, whatever you may be doing, & don't forget to create something :)

16 comments:

lena said...

I think your bookmark looks really nice! I love the way you got the highlights by scratching of some colour. The utee is perfect !

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I'm a bit of a page folder too...maybe I should take a leaf out of your book and make a book mark!(pardon the pun)
Beautiful work, love the embellishments.

Gio said...

Gothic and very elegant!! Once I thought to make a bookmark for every book I read..just a thought :-) Usually I use whatever find at hand but NOT a folded page!

Shannon said...

What a great and unique idea. I love how you topped it off with the two coast of UTEE, it really adds that finishing touch to it. Awesome idea and beautiful work!

Anneke said...

Yes indeed, beautiful work. You have a very nice blog!!
You visited my blog and asked me what kind of paper I used for my booklets, well 80 grs copying paper (the same as I use in my printer.

Rossylalah said...

Love it Vicky, I'll have to have a go at this.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Great idea! I'm inspired! I love to read and I can't wait to create a few of these for my library! Thank you for joining our challenge!
Val :)

joanne wardle said...

I love bookmarks, I'm always making new ones as I leave them in books.
this is gorgeous, very glam goth

Cuchy said...

Stunning piece Vicky.
Very elegant.
(psss. yo tambiƩn doblo las hojas...)

Nine said...

I love your bookmark !

Kirsti said...

Lovely bookmark - I too have to read every night...xox

Kaz said...

Fab bookmark and what a find that belt was xx

shirley said...

Lovely bookmark Vicki.
I have been making bookmarks this week. I also received my first lot of Stampotique stamps and was thinking of using them to make bookmarks. Great minds think alike!

Hella said...

Love what you did for the challenge this week! good job! :)

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely bookmark and what a great idea for thinking outside the box. Love the embellishments too. Tracy Evans x x

Sarah Schwerin said...

LOVE it Vicky! If this were Facebook I'd be pressing "Like" like crazy! LOL!!