Friday, February 15, 2013

For the Love of Reading

I don't know about you but I love to read. I love to get caught up in some mystery or tale and totally immerse myself in someone else's life even if it is usually fictional. I can picture the faces, the scenes, the horror, what ever it is in that particular story and my emotions sweep me away to a far away place. I truly love the imaginative adventure.

When my kids were little I would read to them, they grew and stopped wanting that but neither of them liked to read for themselves. Finally, when each reached high school, the love of reading began to spread through them too and they are both VORACIOUS readers now. I can hardly keep up with all the downloads for their kindle & ipads. Really, it's more reasonable to buy the downloads (occasionally free even) then buy the paper books but sometimes they just want that textile feel of having the real thing in their hand, my son especially. So today I decided to make some bookmarks. Both are feminine so I will have to come up with one for my son too but I thought they could use them or give them to friends or whatever they want. More a memory of me for later in life than anything else :)


 This one has a Parisian theme. First I dabbed on TH Broken China and Wild Honey distress inks. Next I spritzed it, but it didn't blend enough so i took a wet paint brush and kind of swished it all over. I did this to both sides. I then used a script stamp and some Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa ink to make another layer. The Eiffel Tower stamp in the back I embossed with Recollections powder and TH Perfect Medium. I attached the burlap, roses, and button charm, then printed out the digi images. The adorable Easter Bunnies photo came from Altered Artifacts and the stamp and postmark from the Graphics Fairy. I attached some Offray ribbon at the top after inking slightly to age it a bit.


The next one is much the same process except I used a chippie which I painted pink, dabbed white  ink on and then sanded a tiny bit to distress. I also add some pink self stick pearls from Michael's and a Zva Creative pearl flourish. I also Mod Podged on some tissue and then to make the whole thing sturdier I Mod Podged the whole book mark. This sweet little image came from Sugar Lump Studios.


For the back I printed my business info directly over the distressed ink before I podged it.














I'm in a streak so I'll have a couple more tags or bookmarks for you tomorrow. Thanks for visiting today, go grab a book and snuggle down and have some you time!

Love ya,
~Deb~

16 comments:

  1. Wow, Those tags and bookmark looks gorgeous Deb. Love it.

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    1. Thank UTs! A Lovely comment from you again is always a pleasure.

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  2. The bookmarks are very beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks Berina, hope it inspired you to make some.

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  3. These are so very GORGEOUS! So stunning! I love them! I signed up to get your e-mails and be a follower!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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    1. Thanks Kristina! So glad to have you as a follower. I love the CC and am so glad I found your swap.

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  4. Deb these are so beautiful. I don't know if I would get any reading done because I would always be looking at these :) they are awesome. Love them. Hugs, Cathy K

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    1. LOL Cathy, you have to put the book mark aside and wander into the realm of imagination :)

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  5. Hi Deb, i love your bookmarks, Especially the 2nd one. I love that cute image and the colors. I too love to read. I read some each day. Some days I get so caught up in a book I can't put it down and then feel sad it is over. I love mysteries, westerns, and classics. I like novels too. I just don't like trashy things. My Mom read to all of us when we were little too. I am glad she did. we all love to read. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  6. Thanks Edwina, glad to hear there are other book lovers out there. I agree, I'm often disappointed when a book is over I want MORE! Thanks for stopping by today.

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  7. Beautiful bookmarks, I have loved to read since I began and gone thru a lot of books by now, still love the feeling of a book that are so good that you can't let it go! =) I'm in a bookclub and we make bookmarks for each other from time to time! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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    1. Thanks Elenor! I'm so glad that there are other people out there that still love the feel of a real book. Technology is taking away a lot of things..

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  8. Wow Deb I love your tags so very creative and I think vintage. I found you on the Crafters Cafe so decided to come visit and so glad I did. Hope you will come follow me and see what I do as well. I am now a faithful follower of yours. Great work!!
    www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com
    Linda K.

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    1. Hi Linda and thanks for being a new follower! I just hopped over to yours and was really impressed! I'm now following you too, share and share alike I say!

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  9. LOVE your bookmarks!!! Both of them but the bottom one really took my heart away! That image is so gorgeous!! Thank you by the way for all your visits and lovely comments, I really appreciate it!!

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    1. Astrid I'm so glad you stopped by and that I could make something you actually liked! You are one of my favorite artists and I am continually amazed by your talent. i wish I could be there to learn from you.

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