Monday, June 4, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge - Bookmark

Hi - Today for my post I am showing a Saturated Canary :0) Love Love Love playing with these cuties! The challenge this week is to make a bookmark. Now mine is "technically" a bookmark, all be it a large bookmark... Ha!  I was just playing away at what I liked and then as I was putting it all together I realized that it was a tad large. I think 5X6.75 inches? Is that too large?  Oh well as long as it can hold a place in a book right?

Here she is -

My pretty little lady is "Canary Love" I just love her, I so wish I could pull off wearing clothes like that! I colored with my Copics, then shaded with pencils. My tag - I used Papertrey Ink card stock, the light grey card stock I punched with a Martha Stewart set. I think this is called something like double loop? I sewed a piece of pattern paper with a blanket stitch to the blue/green card stock. I was really confused on how to cut out my image. If I did it square it really covered too much of the pattern paper, so I ended up just cutting very loosely around her and the bird. I inked the edges of everything for a more vintage look. I sewed three pieces of ribbon to the top. You have to have something stick out the top of the book right? then for just a bit of vintage bling I added six dots of Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Can't have much dimension at all to fit in the book... so I was limited on embellishments.

So I am submitting this one to the Saturated Canary Challenge - You can find it HERE - 

Ok.. Monday... better see what my week is and get things going for the day. One thing I bet I will be doing is sitting in a tractor... Hubby has to work on one today, dumb thing has a safety (yes it is important to have) But in order for him to work on it and start it someone has to be in the seat. And it is too much for him to climb in and out of the seat and work on the engine at the same time... So I see myself out in the middle of the pasture where it stalled doing the all important job on keeping my rear end in the seat so he can do what he needs to... I think my iPad wifi might just reach out there... hmmmmm maybe I can surf the web while holding down the seat???? LOL

Have a great day -


Carol Dee said...

Love the BIG book mark!
Now there is a job I am well qualified for, Sitting :) Take a book with you.

Marilyn said...

So pretty Michelle and not large at all... it's for a big book! Love those SC images and you've done a great job on this... wish my stitching looked half that good.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty bookmark. I love the sweet image you've used.

Rachel Parys said...

Gorgeous! Great stitching!

Loopylou. said...

oh this is just beautiful michelle, I love the edges.
thank you so much for popping in and sharing your bookmark with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

diane (cookiestamper) said...

gosh, this is cute!