Live your dreams

I made this bookmark for a friend of a friend who had been nice to me as a thank you gift. It´s my first time making on of these corner bookmarks, and eventhough it´s not perfect (not very easy to slip on the corner of the page...) I like how it turned out. I hope I can make it better next time!
I enjoyed making this one so much! I started with a corner of an envelope that I used as a base of the bookmark. The image is Brat Bug-Snail from Bugaboo, so cute! I replaced the snail shell with a coffee cups (from the expresso coffee machines) that I crushed to flatten it, then I embellished with a button and a piece of rafia. As usual I colored the image with colored pencils.
The base is a scrap of white pearled paper and I started decorating by making a border with a piece of fabric that I glued to a piece of paper first and then cut in wide scallops, I finished it with a piece of thin ribbon (from my stash).
On the back I keep it simple, too much maybe... so I punch out circles from a scrap of cardstock, glued them in place and I hand wrote the sentiment with black gel pen, it reads: Live the life you´d always dreamed.
Thank you once more for stopping!

I´m playing at:
Bugaboo Wacky Wednesday #5 at CDAC and PCP groups
Colour create #72
Cupcake inspirations #114


cheryl said...

oh this is one,great bookmark hun love that wee image hugs cheryl xxxxx

Unknown said...

That is so precious!! What an awesome bookmark.

Saskia said...

Lovely bookmark, so pretty!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Lisa said...

How stinkin cute is this? I love it!!! So creative! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Chris said...

what a cute bookmark. I love that button accent.
thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is so cute Ileana. I haven't made one of these yet, might have to give it a go. Love how you've done her snail shell...very clever :)
Hugs xx

Stef H said...

hey i! oh i am soooooooo lovin' this bookmark. how adorable is this?????

thank you so much for your sweet comment. i do hope life has begun to blossom for you and i really do think of you often. soooooooooo very glad you stopped by.

hugs, my sweet friend.

Sharon said...

What a lovely bookmark and such a cute image too.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create.

Sharon x

Dana said...

Very cute Ileana!! I am sure the recipient will adore it!

Angela B. said...

oh my goooodness!! This is the cutest bookmark EVER! Absolutely adorable! You are one creative chicadee!