Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday with High Hopes

Welcome to High Hopes Challenge #73.  Today our hostess Alex wants us to make bookmarks!  They are fun to make and give as gifts along with a great book…and to use yourself! 

I decided to use Diver Dan and the Sea Floor Background along with  Starla Starfish and Clammy & Pearl.   I feel like all of the previous bookmarks I have made were geared towards women and so I really wanted to make one that would be great for a boy too!  This could also be totally feminine if you used a mermaid too! *hint*

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I stamped my images on kraft paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  The starfish, clam, and seaweed were stamped on a separate piece of card stock, colored and cutout, and popped up on the bookmark panel.  They aren’t raised much and shouldn’t interfere or make the book too bulky when it’s inserted.

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After coloring the images I went over most of them with Shimmerz in various colors to coordinate and add some shine.  The mask, bubbles, and pearl are coated with a clear Glaze Pen.

In the picture below you can see some of the sparkle!  I even chose some ribbon from my stash that I thought resembled seaweed. 

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Please visit the High Hopes blog to see all of the fantastic samples the design team came up with and play along for a chance at winning the weekly prize!  Have a great day!

15 comments:

Shawne said...

Ooohhh, I gotta try coloring on kraft instead of the plain ol' white, it looks great! So cute!!!

Squirrel x said...

Amazing work hunny, really love it and the images you have put together are brilliant. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Heide said...

T%his turned out so adorable! I have these set and will CASE your book mark!
Thanks for the great idea.

Barbara said...

Totally adorable, Danielle! Gorgeous coloring and I love the black matting!

Lily said...

This bookmark is totally awesome! Any boy would love it! Shimmerz gives great effect!
Hugs,
Lily

Kimberly S said...

I saw your bookmark on the challenge blog and just had to stop by and say how absolutely fabulous it is! Love the images you chose, your coloring is beautiful, and who wouldn't want to read just so they would have an excuse to use it and show it off! :)

Carol Dee said...

Fun stamps and a wonderful book mark. hugs...

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Danielle,what a beautiful cards,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun book mark, fab job Danielle!

Michele Spera said...

Danielle
really cute bookmark!! I love the bottom with the shell and seaweed popping up:-) Ryan would love this to put in his books:-)
XMicheleX

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What an absolutely darling bookmark Danielle!! LOVE it!! Your coloring is fabulous as well as the whole concept of "diving in". Very clever!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Danielle.
luv
Debby

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how sweet is this cute creation! LOVE all of the cute images.

Tammy Hershberger said...

VERY cute, Danielle!

Rose Ann said...

What a darling bookmark! I love it, Danielle!!