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?


  1. Hello!:) So glad you could enter the WW challenge! I love your bookmark, you are a master with Alice. Yes! Of course I remember when you GD..would love to have you again. Let me know.

  2. This is fabulous Donna - I love what you did with Alice and I think that looks great with her face peeping over :-) Glad you are feeling more 'Chatty' and crafty.
    Hugz to you xxxxxxxxxx

  3. LMAO over the head...I picture it rolling across the page! Donna, this is so freakin' creative...sure you haven't been feeding your own head? Oh, God...I'm still LMAO over that head! And thanks a million for joining us at WW! You must be exhausted, what with taking down all of those Christmas decorations and what-not! HAH!

  4. this is one very very cute bookmark and I LOVE the head watching over the page. Great stuff.

  5. ROFL Isn't it funny how sometimes we start with some idea in our heads and then end with something different? Love her, and I especially love the way you can hold the page with her face. So cute! :)

  6. ooo love how she holds down the page - loved her anyway but think she is BRILLIANT now!! Thanks for joining in at WW this week.

  7. oh oh oh love alice peeking over the page, you know bookmarks are a way to my heart, lol, fab job, lovin the 60 thing going on, it has beeen brrrrr. hugs

  8. What a darling book mark!!!! Love the book behind her head and the way she peeks at you as she keeps your page for you!!!!
    Thanks for joining us in our first challenge over at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  9. What a super cool bookmark Donna!!


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