Friday, August 14, 2009


The challenge has gone out for the September Homepage over at Magnolia-licious Yahoo group. We are supposed to create a bookmark. I have tried several different methods of creating a satisfactory bookmark and this is my very last try! I also challenged myself in a couple of areas.

1. Find the time to do this project. (see post below this)
2. Use the color purple - very hard for me to do.

So here is what I've come up with:

Here is a closer view...

Here is a close up of my sweet Tilda:

Here's what I did. I used an old SU bookmark and placed it between a folded sheet of dp then cut out the shape. This was to give my bookmark some thickness and make it sturdy. I then glued the three layers together using my ScorTape. I had colored my Tilda with Copic Markers then used my Small Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestability dies to cut her out. I added white dots to the scallop and doodles to the plain oval shape. Then I decided that she needed to be ON something so I drew in a book! What better prop for Tilda to lean on for a bookmark than a book?

The white ribbon is just some generic stuff I have on a roll and the grosgrain is SU Eggplant. I tied the bow using my Bow Easy.

That's it! It took me all week, but I think I'll enjoy using it...when I have time to read...


  1. Barb, it is adorable! Pretty purple scheme too!
    Pls check my current post.

  2. Oh I LOVE IT!! It turned out just gorgeous! Purple being one of my favorite colors!!!
    That Tilda is sooo cute. Love your coloring!!

  3. Very cute! I like how you did the ribbon on the top.

  4. Aaawww, very cute bookmark, Barb! One of my favorite colors! Love the purple glitter on her wings. Cami

  5. This is absolutely adorable! I love that you have Tilda leaning on what looks like a book! So cute!

  6. Barb!!! You´re so talented!!! It´s so cute!!! and purple is also my favourite color!!!! Amazing job!!!
    Have a great week end!!

  7. LOL! You're too funny! I hope you find at least a smidgen of time to read so you can enjoy your beautiful bookmark. Love it, Barb. Your coloring is beautiiful, as it always is! :) Good for you to make yourself use a color that's out of your norm! It's absolutely gorgeous! hugs!

  8. Hi your bookmark it turned out great. Love the purple and you did a fabulous job with your coloring of Tilda.

  9. Barb!!!! This is exquisitely lovely!!! Those colors you have used are so gorgeous! I absolutely love the way you have colored Tilda and all of the details are BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job, Sweetie...Hope you and yours have a splendid weekend...Hugs..Jacque

  10. Barb, fabulous bookmark. See, purple isn't so bad. Goes real well with the black hair. Fantastic colouring as always. Love those wings.


  11. Barb that is just adorable ! I love the colors you picked and your coloring is just fantastic.

  12. It is beautiful! love the purple.
    great job.


  13. Hi Barbara, The bookmark is so cute!! I love the purple and all the details that you have added!!
    Hugs, Suzan

  14. Fabulous coloring- so soft and blended to perfection! What a beautiful bookmark- and I love the books you drew in on the bottom.

  15. WOW! Your little Tilda is sooo pretty ... you've colored so perfectly! I'm a purple-addict, so I love your bookmark even more! :) Love the purple glitter on her wings too. Awesome job!

  16. Wonderful bookmark!! I love it..

  17. Your bookmark is fantastic! I love the pretty colors and your coloring rocks!
    Good luck!


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