Saturday, March 24, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge


Good morning...I'm here to share a bookmark I made for the challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  Joan's designer Selma has a wonderful tutorial over on her blog so you can visit by clicking here:  selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com  Just scroll down the page and you will come to her bookmark.  The requirements this week were:

Create a corner bookmark using the corner cut off an envelope. You can use an envelope from "junk" mail.
You need to cover the front and back
Be creative and let us see what you can come up with.
Tutorial will be Selma's blog for cutting measurements

I think I covered all the bases on this one.  I cut the corner of an envelope and covered with blue designer paper, front and back and then I used a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three die to cut out a piece for the bottom of the bookmark.  I cut the tag to fit my bookmark and taped it down.  Next I used Spellbinders Grand Shapabilities "Wonderful Wings" and picked a butterfly that would fit my project and cut it out.  Then the fun started.  I sprayed, painted, dried, sprayed some more and just kept on playing until I got a look I liked.  You wouldn't think I could do so many things to one little butterfly, but it has several layers of spray and paint on it.  My sprays were homemade and the paints were from Lindy's Stamp Gang. 

This is such a quick and easy idea; I think I will be making several of these to give as little gifts. 

We are thundery here this morning with one storm right after another moving through the area.  I'm sitting here quietly getting my post ready and I can actually "hear" the grass growing.....just kidding!  Have a great day and a wonderful rest of the weekend!  And remember to "Breathe"!

17 comments:

May said...

These are beautiful Glenda,You're right they would make fabulous small gifts, thanks for the link to the tutorial, We are having lovely hot weather at the moment in the south of England... long may it last! Hugs May x x x x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...beautiful iridescent butterfly Glenda and what a fabulous idea for a book mark...loVe it, thankyou...Mel :)

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Gorgeous creations Glenda !
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxxxx

Becky said...

Beautiful Glenda....great idea to use corner of old envelopes for the base. Love the use of the Spellbinders Tag on there.

Selma said...

Wow Glenda - that butterfly might have been a lot of work but it turned out to be gorgeous. It goes so well with the dp. Thanks for joining us again in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Glenda! I love the diecuts and the shimmery butterfly!

Elaine said...

Glenda this is so pretty I love it , the butterfly colour is super , looks like metal.
Hugs Elaine

The Other Patti Sue said...

So very pretty! Never made one... may have to give it a try!

Rita said...

Wonderful Bookmark Glenda, I can see lots of your friends having those. I'm off to give it a try. We have beautiful sunshine to-day and for March its a lovely change. We went to the beach this morning and it was starting to get busy. Enjoy your week-end. Hugs Rita xxx

Sylvia said...

This is a beautiful bookmark, Glenda! Love the butterfly. I am thinking, hearing the grass grow,? well if you can your ears are amazing, have a wonderful Saturday my friend.

Starla said...

Waht a gorgeous bookmark!!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous butterfly! Does look like patina'd metal! Cool!

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous,

Mrs. Swandog said...

Your bookmark is beautiful! Very creative! Love it!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

How in the world did I miss this post yesterday????? So glad I scroled down this moring and found this Very Pretty Suprise! This is such a clever idea using the our JUNK MAIL envelops..put to good use too!! I'm going to try one of these today for sure!!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful!! The butterfly looks almost metal with a great patina!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I now want to make a bunch of these for gifts. A perfect idea! Love the butterfly.

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