Saturday, 5 April 2014

A bookmark for a friend....

Today I've got something a bit different for you... the other day I was thinking about a handmade present I could send to my friend in Spain... I wanted to make something personalised and easy to send! So knowing that my friends loves reading... I decided to make a bookmark for her! I really enjoyed  making it and I know it won't be my last!

I created the tag from Kraft Card.
I printed a quote from one of my friend's favourite authors, Federico Garcia Lorca
in one of my favourite papers at the moment, from Pebbles Front Porch paper pad.

The image is from Emerald Faeries (A & T digital shop), and it's so cute!!! It's called "Bindie". I know I'm going to use it a lot for this type of projects!

I coloured the image using my Promarkers.
I used: Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Buttercup, Vanilla, Almond, blossom, Leaf Green, Cornflower, lavender, Poppy, Moss, Cool Grey 1, tulip yellow

I inked the sky with a blue ink pad.

The letters for my friend's name are from Do Crafts Papermania Madame Payraud's mini alphabet stickers.

I inked around the bookmark with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye and with normal blue ink pad. 

I used some Script washi tape at the top to blend the paper with the kraft paper.

I finished off with a bit of gold string I've had in my stash for ages.

I also covered the whole bookmark with Americana Matte Varnish, to make the bookmark sturdy and to protect it. 

I really love how it ended up!

I would like to enter my bookmark in the following challenges:

I really hope you like my first ever bookmark!!! 
sometimes is good to try something different!
Thank you so much for always leaving me such a lovely comment. they are very encouraging! and don't forget to follow :)

Until tomorrow!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. a stunning bookmark and your friend will treasure this

  2. A beautiful book mark and it is a lovely gift for some one who loves reading.

  3. Un bonito punto de libro, y con el detalle de la cita es genial. La imagen también le va a gustar mucho; está todo muy bien relacionado. Tu amiga estará muy contenta.
    Un abrazo. Mar

  4. How lovely! Yes it is so nice to do something different 'a change is as good as a rest' as they say! How beautiful, did she love it? xxx

  5. Beautiful personalised bookmark for your friend Mirella, fab gift. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our 'No Flowers' challenge x

  6. So adorable and sweet tag!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  7. What a fabulous design. Love the paper, coloring and image. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
    Good Luck, Dangina

  8. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful bookmark - hope to see you again soon x

  9. OMGosh so adorable, I love this! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  10. it's really pretty!
    Thank you for your participation in "anything but a card" on Craft 4 Eternity

  11. oh love it!!!! thanks for joining us at just inspirational!!!!

  12. It is a really beautiful bookmark. The image is so perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  13. A lovely tag, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

  14. Fabulous bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  15. What a pretty bookmark, i am sure your friend will love it to bits! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational challenges - Sonia W DT

  16. Lovely bookmark. I like the way you've done the lettering

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Friday!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  17. Stunning bookmark Mirella, I'm sure your friend loves it.

    Warm hugs

  18. Très sympa !
    Merci pour ta participetion au just inspirationnal challenge !

  19. Great book mark!! thanks for joining us at crafty calendar - our new challenge starts this Saturday! Hope to see you back - Kimberly DT


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