Saturday, February 26, 2011

But I digress


This little (read big) bookmark started out supposedly following in the fashion of a tutorial that my friend Janine over at Jeanysbrunnen gave. But typical of me I digress somewhat. I promise Janine I'll have another go at Oxidizing Bronze, I promise. Oh and I made it for this months Inkurable Challenge.

Well I got the first step right.

The Darkroom Door Luggage tag was painted in gold acrylic paint and allowed to dry. It was then run through the Big Shot using the tapestry folder. I then sprayed it with Dragonfly glimmermist and a home-made purple ink spray. Dry it with the heat gun and then spritz with water and gently dab away some of the top layer of ink to reveal the gold. I machine stitched around the edge adding the Tim Holtz scroll., sewed ribbon and metal corner to the bottom. Stamped the word LOVE onto a hand-made piece of paper in stazon and sprayed with glimmermist and attached by sewing. The leather flower and tassells are from an old belt and the heart is from a piece of lace. The reverse side is also another DD tag which I scrunched up and then smoothed out. Sprayed with glimmermist and spritzed with water and dried with heat gun. You can see a couple of scorch marks which were a happy accident. Stamps are Tim Holtz and distress inked around the edges.

11 comments:

Jenxo said...

oh its really beautiful Ros and i love the scorch marks...

jenny said...

Oh Ros, LOVE your gorgeous bookmark... that embossing is divine...and the back is just as lovely as the front... absolutely beautiful work...

Happy Saturday...
Hugs
Jenny x

Janine said...

Hi Ross,
IloveitIloveitIloveitIloveitIloveit I LOVE IT! Now I have to try your way, hahaa, It looks gorgeous!!! Those colours, just gorgeous. sadly I can not make the phote bigger so I can have a better look at it. ☺ My eyes aren't that good anymore ☺ But like I said..... I love it!!

"MOI" Freubel said...

PHEW !!!
You have outdone yourself Ros !
What a mindblowing tag !!!

Lynn said...

Lovely Ros, you get the distressed look just so right

Lyn S said...

Wow, your bookmark is awesome Ros! I love those rich colours combined with the distressed look!

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Ros, it's me again :)
Would you please check your email ?
Your OWOH prize arrived in Holland today !!!
Thank you so much !!!

Hearty greetings Rian

craftytrog said...

Awesome! Love the rich colours! x

jane said...

Hi Ros,
Love the tag, gorgeous colours. It was lovely meeting you the other day!
Cheers
Jane

Electra said...

These are stunning, Ros. Incredible colours!!

Carola Bartz said...

Stunning!!! I have to read through how you did it again. It looks fabulous!! I love the turquoise.