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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sunflower Bookmark

Frances, aka StampOwl, is the CCEE hostess with the mostest for the month of September, and does she have some awesome challenges lined up for us.  She took her inspiration from the “September Holidays and Special Days” site. September is “Read A New Book” month. Of course most of us can’t read a whole book in one sitting so we need something to mark our place so we know where we left off. So this week the challenge is to create a bookmark!




For my bookmark, I cut a piece of cardboard to 2" x 6" and glued my 2" x 6" pieces of designer paper to it.  I'm not sure of the maker of this designer paper as I picked it up at a garage sale this summer and there is no marking on the back.  I can't swear to it, but it feels and looks like Basic Grey to me.  I sponged the outer edges of the dp with Always Artichoke, which also helped to color the sides of the cardboard.  I stamped my Serene Sunflowers in SU Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip and Adirondack Butterscotch, sponging Adirondack Ginger on the tips of the flowers after I fussy cut them.  My leaves were stamped in Adirondack Lettuce and sponged with SU Always Artichoke on the edges.  I spritzed the entire bookmark and flowers with gold Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineo) and it shimmers so beautifully.  I only wish I was able to capture it with my photograph.  I used my Cropadile to punch a hole at the top for my gold organdy and spring moss grosgrain ribbons, as well as the gold cord that holds the sunflower charm.  The charm was originally silver, but I touched it up with a gold Zig Painty pen.

I like this sentiment which reads, "True friends grow separately without growing apart."

We hope you'll join us in our challenge.  You can check out the details and see the other spectacular bookmarks my friends Tosha, Joanne, Frances, Shirley, and Cindy made on our CCEE blog.

13 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty, love the sunflowers and your SF charm. I like how you sponged the edges of the flowers.

Traci M said...

Hey you, what you doing up so late?
My eyes are getting droopy, but wanted to come by and say howdy and I love your bookmark!! It is so lovely, the colors, the ribbons, and charm just make it!
Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog today, it really gave me a smile!!

StampOwl said...

love it Charlene

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Charlene!! I so love your sunflowers and the sentiment. Gorgeous bookmark!
hugs,
Chris

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower Bert, and you've showcased these beautifully!! LOVE the sweet little charm at the top too!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Soooo gorgeous, Charlene! Love the sunflowers and that pretty little charm.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Charlene..you aced this bookmark challenge....anyone would be THRILLED to receive this bookmark from you....wow...so rich in design and texture...wonderful sentiment.....so lovely....take a bow, my friend

Mothermark said...

So beautiful Bertie! I love the look of it......the colors are wonderful and once again, you rocked another challenge! Awesome!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Carolyn King said...

wow...so beautiful Charlene! love those beautiful flowers!

Betty Wright said...

Just gorgeous, Charlene! Beautiful colors, detailing, and charm accenting! Lovely bookmark!

Charlene said...

Gosh, Charlene...this is too beautiful to stash in a book...it should be framed!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful Charlene! What a classy bookmark!