I'm so delighted to share the news that I've been asked to be part of the very talented bunch of stampers who make up the Flourishes Beautiful World Tour Design team!
Every month these fabulous ladies design a card or project to share with you from their little spot on the globe and I have the honour of sharing with you from my adopted country of Northern Ireland!
Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and part of the island of Ireland - I always say that it means we get to enjoy the best of both countries!
This month Sasha has given us the theme of Bookmarks.
I always try to keep most of the bookmark as flat as possible so there's no damage done to the pages and spine of a book, so that's always a challenge. You know how much we crafters love using dimension!
I love Flourishes images for their variety and beauty, but I'm especially in love with the flower images, so I reached for the beautiful set, Magnolias.
Here's what I've created this month:
I stamped the image on the edge of an oval cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals Petite Small. The image is coloured with copics and sponged with Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink for a vintage look.
Here's a closer look:
The seam binding has been dyed to match the dp and cardstock with copic ink (R22).
I put it in a small plastic bag and added a few drops of ink, scrunching it up to distribute the dye and create a distressed look.
My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics were used to make the bookmark - the dp has been attached to cardstock for extra reinforement!
I used Marianne Design Creatables Frame and Swirls die (LRO116) to frame the oval.
Other supplies include:
Basic Grey Lucille dp
Thanks so much for stopping by Northern Ireland on your World Tour!
Don't forget that by leaving comments on the designers blogs as you hop the globe, you're in the running to win a free Flourishes Stamp set! Comments will be accepted till the end of the month and a random comment will be chosen, so the more comments, the better your chances of wining!
The next stop is Brisbane, Australia to see what the very talented Kathy Jones has created for you!