Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dreamy bookmark

As Christmas is approaching I've been thinking about quick and easy gifts to make as going away presents. I think a pretty bookmark is always appreciated, because who doesn't like to read once in a while at least? I often find bookmarks too bulky with flowers and decorations. They look very pretty, but are not very practical.

So for my project today I used Meredith Dillman's Peridot from plate 137. I coloured the image with copics (which I can't figure out, but I guess I need to practice more. My promarkers weren't cooperating with me in the beginning either). I used a die to cut out the pretty shapes, added a ribbon in between two pieces of cardstock and glued them together. The pink parts on this bookmark have beautiful dryembossed swirls that I accentuated with a glitterpen. I like when things look pretty from all sides.

I added a rhinestone on the hanging flower as I imagine it to be hanging out of the book. I also added glitter to parts of the image and around the biggest shape.


  1. very pretty! Love the sparkle with the swirls and the no lines technique, beautifully done!!!

  2. Gorgeous Katarina! It is so pretty and unique, I love it.

  3. I love these bookmarks so individual and unique.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  4. Such a lovely handmade bookmark. That's a great idea and there are so many book readers that I get christmas gifts (and mail christmas cards) to. That would be a delightful handmade touch for them! Thanks for the idea!

  5. Soo nice and beautiful bookmark, Katarina!:) I've to adopt this great idea, and use some of my SPS!:) Love the colors, and the rhinstone on the end!
    Hugs, Ellen

  6. Great gift idea with this Katarina. I love the colors you used.

  7. A wonderful idea, Katarina. Love the colouring with no lines. Looks so soft and elegant.
    Hugs, Karina

  8. great idea, your coloring is so soft and demure, it would make a nice gift.

  9. SO elegant and soft Katarina. What great little gifts some of this would make.