Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Summer of Colour 1

I want some summer projects.....and thanks to a link on Rinda's blog.....discovered Summer of Colour.
with a new set of colours to work with each week.....voted for by the participants......to create anything you want......I probably won't manage to join in every week......but the two colours chosen this week are two of my favourite colours......citron green and turquoise....so I just had to join in.
I've just got my copy of Craft Stamper magazine......and was inspired by a bookmark project in there to make some of my own.
I started by spraying and heat setting an A4 piece of card......3 or 4 times....to get the depth of colour I wanted......and then cutting up to bookmark size.
 I then heat embossed with a variety of powders.......using masks and stamps.
 I finally added some stamping.....with some words I thought were apt for a bookmark.
I mounted them on some turquoise card.
 I love the effect of the 'black sparkle' embossing powder.
I think these may make nice little gifts for bookworms!

38 comments:

Karen said...

I just came from Rinda's blog and oohed and aahed over there at these beautiful colors. Making bookmarks was inspired; they'll make lovely gifts.

Ginny said...

These are my favorite colors too. I love your bookmarks. The words were perfect. Someone would be very lucky to receive them as a gift.

helena said...

great depth of colour with all your layers and the embossed butterflies are fabulous

Beverly said...

I might just join ya'll. When I saw the bookmarks on FB I thought "funny, they are the same colors Rinda used" lol

Beverly said...

Is your blog background new? I have been a bit oblivious these past few months but it seems new to me :) Anyhoo I love it!

debs14 said...

Oh how pretty these are - such lovely colours. Great work!

Shahrul Niza said...

Hi, Jacky :). How pretty they are, great as gifts too. Butterflies are the loveliest creatures :).

Sian said...

So lovely!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the depth of color and you were able to achieve and love the idea of taking one page and making several book marks. I may have to try that one too, thanks for being here and thanks for the inspiration, xoxo

Gloria in CA said...

I really love these colors too. Great job.:)

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, these are just beautiful! These colors have such depth.

Karen said...

Gorgeous bookmarks and love how the black stands out against the blue & green.

Sandra said...

Oh these are lovely, you'll be really popular when you hand these out

Halle said...

Fun set of bookmarks. Don't you just love this color combo!?!?

Sandie said...

They are lovely Jacky - I love the watermarks on your page and these colours are favourites of mine too.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Jacky! I love these. These are two of my favorite colors too, and I love what you did with the bookmarks. I've always said you are the queen of layering, and now you're layering in paint and ink instead of paper. Beautiful!

Kim said...

Oooo, just love these!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great project for the summer of color. I'm making postcards.
Rinda

Abi said...

I loved these colours on Rindas blog and love them just as much here. Beautiful artwork Jacky.

Netty said...

loving your pretty bookmarks. Happy SOC, Annette x

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Amy said...

I agree, they look great Jacky!

sharon said...

Beautiful, great idea to make bookmarks.

Fiona said...

They are lovely, great idea

Anne Manda said...

Really lovely! Beautiful gift idea! <3

Linda said...

beautiful! Are you going to make bookmarks for each of the color challenges?

Alison said...

These are fab, Jacky!
Alison xx

Tracey Fletcher King said...

as a committed book worm I have to say these are amazing... any book lover would love them... great way to use the colour prompt and happy to have met you through SOC...xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely love your bookmarks! Who wouldn't want to read with one of these to mark their page? I love how you did your stamping!!!

Mandy said...

Wonderful...so pretty...x

Diana Taylor said...

Wonderful bookmarks - I love the touch of black with this weeks colour scheme - really brings it alive.

clare said...

fab bookmarks. thanks for letting me know about this challenge. x

Natasha said...

Fabulous bookmarks. I love these colours too! :)

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Lovely bookmarks! The butterflies look beautiful with the sparkly embossing powder on them:)

JansArtyJunk said...

Your bookmarks are fab...you did an amazing job with this weeks colour combo...the backgrounds are wonderful :)

alexa said...

These are just splendid! You really got a great depth of colour here.

sugar Creek said...

These are awesome!

Carolyn Phillips said...

They are beautiful colours aren't they. Love your bookmarks.

Martha said...

Those are gorgeous! I absolutely love the choice of colours - my style!