Beauty

I had a tiny piece of brown cardstock that was screaming to be turned into a bookmark, and that´s exactly what I did fulfilling its wishes (the size of the finished bookmark is 1.75x4 in).
I used (again) my patterned paper made out of paper napkins and scraps of paper that I distressed a bit with chalks. I gave some shape to the fold of the bookmark with edge scissors, to finish it I tied a piece of brown ribbon with a knot around the front and glued some glass seed beads.
The image is Bird on branch from Glitterbabe colored with colored pencils, embellished with glitter, cut and placed on the front with foam tape. On the tip of the branch I added a sakura flower (cut from the patterned paper).
On the back I hand wrote an inspirational quote from Confucius with gel pen and glued a piece of the same brown ribbon.
I´m playing at the following challenges:
Glitterbabe´s Challenge #9: Asian
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #28: girly
Bee Crafty Challenge #37: anything goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #127: dieing for a punch!
Aly´s Sunday Challenge #24: pretty in pink

16 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, Ileana, this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

GORGEOUS hon. I love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Gina said...

Fantastic use of the theme Ileana!! Gorgeous cherry blossom paper :D XXX

Gina said...

Haha! Sorry, and thank you for joining us at Glitterbabes Challenge :D XXX

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is so gorgeous those pink flowers and that fabulous image are absolutely stunning.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that has got to be the prettiest bookmark i've ever seen!!!! absolutely fabulous!

and such a great image too!!! lol.

yayyyyyyy i got here!

big hugs :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous, just love ya birdie looks fab hun!
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT
hugs shell xx

ona_i_ja said...

Your Bookmark is stunning. Just say this is amazing, i love it!!!
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week. Good Luck!

Hugs,
Agnieszka

Paddington fan said...

Beautiful bookmark - love it, love it!! Thanks for joining us at O.S.A.A.T this week and good luck!!
Love Jacky x

Josephine said...

Very girly, and absolutely gorgeous to boot!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful idea to make a bookmark. I often have scraps left over that i pop into a box. Time to get my box out ;o)
Thankyou for sharing it with us over at OSAAT. Good Luck !

Choccy x

Brenda Brown said...

Great bookmark, just love the colours and that image.
I am glad you came and shared this with us at OSAAT and I hope we see more of your lovely creations soon.
Luv Brenda xxxx

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! Your card are amazing, very beautiful image. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week, and Good Luck.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is just gorgeous!!! I love all the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Bee Crafty!

Deanne :)

bcriminger said...

My goodness! Some art I look at and just say 'wow, will I ever get to that point in my crafting?' I certainly hope so. Love reading and this bookmark makes me want to jump into a new fantasy book I've been too busy to start!

Vicki said...

Absolutely stunning...I just love that it is a bookmark too! You put a lot of work and love into this project ileana!

HUGS!
Vicki