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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Beauty in the World Bookmark

Today's color challenge is Celery, Pink and Chocolate. All images are from
Be sure to scroll down to the post below this one for Treasure Hunt Tuesday and also for links to Sherry & Leslies blogs as they are offering Blog Candy today. Also, if you are in the Akron, OH area Sherry & I will be working for Rubbernecker at the stamp show this weekend. Juliana will also be there, so be sure to stop by and say Hi!
The finished bookmark tag measures 3/18" x 6 3/8" The base is Sahara Sand which was stamped with the Japanese Text 187-3 background using Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper, then the edges are sponged with TH Tea Dye. The pink layer was stamped with Baroque Background 1230 SO in Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid. The Bird on Branch 186-2 is fussy cut after stamping in Brilliance Graphite Black on Georgia Pacific White CS. It's colored with Copic Markers and the blossoms are highlighted with the Brilliance Orchid for a shimmer. The sentiment is part of a stamp and says "There is beauty in the world" and is part of Petite Words set 2000 SO. After layering, the tag was misted with Perfect Pearls mixed with water and misted for a beautiful shimmer. Ribbons are May Arts and I am not sure who the Pearl Brad is from.


  1. Beautiful bookmark, Shelly! I can't believe you actually cut all those leaves and branches! The flowing ribbons look great and so does that beautiful pearl brad.

  2. Beautiful did a fantastic job with all the cutting. Gorgeous. Joan

  3. This is just gorgeous, Shelly! I love the cut out branches -- that looks like it took a lot of time! The pearl is beautiful!

    I gave you an award on my blog today!

  4. Wow! Your cutting is fabulous. Love this gorgeous bookmark.
    Have fun at the show!

  5. Very pretty! I especially love the ribbons and pearl!

    It was great meeting you today at the Akron show. That was a really nice treat for me to finally meet some SCSers...and what an awesome trio I got to meet! Your work is fantastic!
    Rae (RaeBobcat)

  6. How beautiful! Delicate, lovely and oh, so feminine. Love all the special touches that take it a step beyond. That's some pretty expert cutting, too!

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