Bookmark Promise

Please excuse me while I joyfully step out of the winter mode for a moment!
BRR! It's getting colder and we are expecting another snow storm, but I have my thoughts set on a new hope for a warmer day!
I am about to start a new study with an actual physical hardcover book!

 You know the kind of books we used to read before technology took over.

Believe me, I have no complaints! I love that I can now carry around ALL my books in one handy location on my phone, or tablet! But, I suddenly realized…I don’t even have a bookmark any more!

No worries…I will just make one!

Digi Doodles Heather Digi Stamp 

I decided to use “Heather” because she just looks like she is full of hope! Doesn’t she? 

I chose Jeremiah 29:11 because it holds so much promise! I don’t know about you, but I NEED this kind of reminder…sometimes even daily!

Digi Doodles Heather Digi Stamp

Things don’t always go as we plan, even if we think our plans are perfectly thought out…or, even if we think life is going just as we want, or even expect. Anything could change at any given moment, and sometimes, we don’t have any control over our circumstances.

Digi Doodles Bookmark

I think this will make a great bookmark! It’s bright, it’s colorful, it’s cheerful, and now… it’s full of promise! The Promise of a New Day!

So now let’s talk about how I created this enjoyable little daily reminder.

First of all, I knew I was going to use a tag as my base, so I sized and printed my Digi Doodle image on white card stock and colored it with Copic Markers, Colored Pencils, and Watercolors.

I decided to play around with a new technique for me, by using a few Distressed Oxide Inks. Sometimes, some of the fun of creating a new project is not always knowing exactly what you might end up with when you are finished. You just have to trust that the techniques you are applying will often yield amazing results!

Tag Splatter

 I combined a few different colors (supply list below), spritzed them with a little water, and then dabbed my tag in and around to pick up color in various sizes and random shapes. Others might saturate the tag full of color, and certainly you can do that, but I wanted a more splattered look for this tag.

Creative license…it’s a beautiful thing!

Digi Doodles Heather Bookmark

I designed and printed the Scripture, and used a die cut to make it pop! I then sponged more distressed ink along the sides of the tag as well as the Scripture die cut.

I finished my project off with a few more die cuts and embellishments and added a ribbon…and there it is! My new Bookmark!

This was way too much fun...I wonder what my next bookmark willl be! Or yours...I would love to see what you come up with!

Bookmark Supplies:

Tag Base: Kraft Paper

White Cardstock: Bazzil Basics

Stamp: Digi Doodle Studios “Heather”

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alchohol Markers – RB2 EB1 PV2 OR1 MB3 BG6

Copic Markers – E00 R20 E13 E11 E15 YG61

Inks: Ranger Distressed Oxides – Walnut Stain Faded Jeans Picked Rasberry Frayed Burlap

Watercolors: Prima Watercolor Confections

Die Cuts: Sizzix Tag Collection Sizzix Holiday Greens Gina Marie Pleated Ovals AI WC Fence Dies

Flowers: Prima White Flowers

Enamel Dots: Gina Marie Summer Fun Clear

Ribbon: Pale Blue White Polka Dots

Tools Used:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Glass Media Mat

Distress Sprayer

Water Brush Pens

Sponge Daubers

Digi Doodles Heather Bookmark

I hope I have inspired you in some way today!
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