Saturday 20 November 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 22 - Christmas Bookmark

Another week for the CCC and this week Linda is challenging us to use the alcohol ink splatter technique on P.52 of the fabulous TH book. You know I would never have had a go at all of these techniques without these challenges - so thankyou Linda for keeping me inspired and wanting to try out all these fabulous techniques. Just the motivation I need.

I also want to say hello to Annette and to Sue and Lisa (Teamies from the Stamp Man) who have joined me lately. It's lovely to share your work with others isn't it? I will have more fabulous blogs to go and visit.

I have to admit I had several goes at this until I found a piece I was happy with and I made it into a Christmas bookmark. I stamped a frame from the Invoke small funky frames set, printed off Santa Claus and angel from a freebie Gaby Braun Christmas collage sheet. The true story sentiment is from a 7 Gypsies stamp set and I finished it off with some Christmassy bits and ribbon and mounted it on corrugated card from some packaging.

I usually have friends and family round on Christmas Eve for dinner and have Christmas Eve presents wrapped on the table. This year I hope they will all be handmade. This is one to start the collection.

Pretty neat.

Challenges to have fun with
Studio L3 - Alcohol Ink Splatter
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What makes you happy - being pleased with a piece of art you have created.
Ink on my fingers - Santa Claus
Flourishes - Get on with it  I have made a number of cards - but not many little gifts so I thought this would fit
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes with a butterfly, angel or fairy
Theme Thursday - Faces

Well I think I am having the girls later today, I shall enjoy that.

Have a great day.

luv {brenda} xox



Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous inkyness Brenda.. thanks for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper xx

Margreet said...

you made a gorgeous bookmark for this real hard challenge, it!
xxx Margreet

chris said...

Wow wee! brenda you really do do some amazing stuff, I always love it when I see your name come up on my dashboard, its so gorgeous. I love it, I know I am in for a treat when I come here. hugs chris xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Unknown said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous, you do Tim Holtz beautifully.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant Brenda. Love Mr Claus he looks soi jolly. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Brenda what a beautiful bookmark, I love the colours and design it looks ACE.
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

gorgeous Brenda - and your guests will be in for a treat if this is anything to go by
Lisa ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, Oh my goodness isnt he gorgeous !! fabulous work as always my friend. Hope all is good with you and that you are looking forward to christmas.
If you get chance please pop by and join in my challenge. Everyone who joins in wins a prize so its worth a look. Have a lovely weekend
hugs June xxxxx

Netty said...

Fabulous bookmark Brenda. Annette x

Val said...

Hi Brenda

This is scrummy.

Thanks for your lovely comments.


Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, thanks so much for hopping by today and you are soo busy. Don't worry I understand, I'm also so busy, but like you I worry. Kids preparing for their exams and I am trying to be there for them as much as I could! Hugs

Terry said...

Hi Brenda, Your bookmark is truly amazing!! The Santa looks fabulous with the splattered background! Love this bookmark! Have a great Sunday!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, I'm so glad you're enjoying the challenges, and I really appreciate your kind words!

Your Christmas bookmark is completely wonderful! I love the vintage Santa and you did a spectacular job on the alcohol ink splatter. I love the text stamp you chose, too. The sentiment is truly clever and perfect for a bookmark and fits this piece so well

Love your sweet new blog header, too!

MarleneMAZ said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you made it into a bookmark.

MarleneMAZ said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you made it into a bookmark.

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