Cards and paper creations by a crafter with chronically cold feet
Friday, January 18, 2013
Dilly Beans Bookmarks Challenge
TGIF, y'all! Got anything good planned for the weekend? It's my first in 2 where I'm not scrambling for a dinner party so I'm looking forward to kickin' back. Hear we might even hit the 60's, weather wise. WooHoo! Maybe I'll crack open a good book. Kinda inspired by our Dilly Beans Bookmarks Challenge. How cold I not use Alice? She's the very first Dilly Beans I bought and I have to say she's still my fave. I sort of stretched her out and printed her BIG. The original plan was to use her without a backing, but her little legs were kinda delicate so...
I mounted her an a couple of different whimsicle double sided Heidi Grace paper and used my Nesties Labels Seven to top it off with a book, complete with pages. While walking yesterday the song "White Rabbit" popped into my head (I've got Alice on the brain at the mo) and the line "Feed your head." stuck in mine and it seemed so apropo in a reading context that I couldn't wait to include it. (Oh crap! Looking at this picture I realize I've forgotten to add the little white dots to her eyes to make 'em shine. HHmmm.... Guess they're glazed over from feeding her head.) Easy fix, but I'm not doing this over so just imagine they're there, okay? It was a long day.
The sentiment was done with 2 styles of epoxy stickers from K&CO. Way easier than gluing Alpha Beads and I wanted this to lay flat so as not to damage a book.
Of course you can use my bookmark the conventional way, but I thought it might be nice if she could just peek over the page so I used my craft knife with this result. Umm, maybe not. Looks like the Queen of Hearts got to her. Kudos to you if you made it through this really, really, really long post. I'm feeling a bit chattier these days and somewhat closer to my former crafty self. Gee, maybe one of these days I'll even fire up my Cricut. In the meantime, thanks for dropping by and may I suggest popping over to Dilly Beans to feast your eyes on the fabulous inspiration there. You'll be glad you did...promise!
I'm also entering this in the Whimsical Wednesdays Anything Goes Challenge. So happy to see Stephanie and the crew back doing challenges and I thought this was a particularly fitting project because I met Stephanie doing an Alice project for her many moons ago. Remember, Steph?
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut that is. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 36 years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.