Friday, 23 August 2013

Tiddly Inks Bookmark

Own up ... Who's friggin' bright idea was it to sew around the edges of a scallop?

This week has seen me venture well and truly outside my comfort zone with some C&S and quick creations as opposed to my usual time consuming fussy projects.  I'm not sure I'm totally converted, but I can see there are times when simple is good!

There are a couple of challenges that I wanted to enter, and this is the end result: a simple, single layer tag shaped fairy bookmark.

And yes, someone (no names mentioned) thought it would be a good idea to give it some extra definition by stitching around the edge.  BIG mistake.  It was not easy with all the fussy scallops.  But hey, once I'd started I couldn't stop half way around could I?  So I persevered and just about scraped through without too many hiccups.

I've added some glitter (hope that doesn't count as an extra layer) and a spotty ribbon looped through the top to stick out of the book.

Because it is to be used as a bookmark, I didn't want lots of thick layers that would stop the book from closing, so it's just one layer.  Yes, really!  I know you're shocked that I can do a single layer, no embellie project, but it's true.

I'm off to lie down as I'm suffering from embellie withdrawal symptoms!

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Bookmark Recipe
I've been inspired by:
  • Incy Wincy - One Layer (haha, you girls thought you'd caught me out with this challenge theme!!!)
  • Tiddly Inks - Back to School (hope a bookmark counts)
  • Simon's Wednesday Challenge - Back to School
Happy crafting


Wendy L said...

So pretty Netty, love the shades of lilac, xxx

Christine L said...

Your first sentence had me 'in stitches' hon!! That's the mood I get in too when I try to stitch around the edge of anything... straight OR curvy!! I've given up now..

Loving this fabulous bookmark.. perfect lilac and aquas.. and she's just such an adorable fairy.. I don't think she sits in my TI folder as yet.. but reckon she will soon!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sarah said...

GREAT job Annette!! xx

Lin said...

Your style still shines through in the fancy shape of your bookmark, Annette, and the details! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Patricia said...


GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Cute bookmark, love the shape and it's got lots of depth for one layer :)

Sheryl said...

Oh, this is so sweet. I really like your design and choice of colours. Thanks for sharing at INCY WINCY this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

Anonymous said...

Ohhh hunny this is stunning!
But this is not a good one layer its an AWESOME one layer! WAY TO GO!!
Great you could join us at Incy this week xx

Jodi said... beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us at Tiddly Ink Challenges.

BrossArtAddiction said...

Oh soo very pretty and a precious bookmark colored lovingly too! Thanks for playing along with us for our "School Day Fun" challenge at Tiddly Inks and the best of luck to you! :)

xx Tracey xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, GOR-GEOUS! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Unknown said...

A beautiful bookmark! I think all of the stitching looks great! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I hope you have had time to recover from "Embellie Withdrawals" because your bookmark is just beautiful. Your shape and coloring are so dreamy! Thank you for joining us at Tiddly Inks for our "Back to School" challenge :)