Tuesday, September 4, 2012

STAMPTEMBER



Simon Says Stamp is celebrating the wonderful world of stamping for the whole month of September!  For the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, the theme is "Read all about it!"



My project is a bookmark. I started with a tag and created a background using distress inks and then added lots of stamping. I found the topper in an old Readers Digest condensed book, which was a perfect fit.  Some little bird stickers from K & Co. and two of Tim's tiny paper clips were also added. I used pop dots to elevate the focal images and added one of Hero Arts big gems to the flower.  Since I love to read, this will be added to my box of bookmarks for future use!!

By the way, I have added some more stamps to my "stamps for sale" page.  Just click on the page at the top to see what may be of interest to you!

It's another rainy day here, but it has been so dry that it is a very welcome rain!  And, I am looking forward to fall - my favorite season!



12 comments:

sheila said...

This is gorgeous Joy. It really is a piece of art....I think the recepient will be so happy to recieve this....such a beauty.

Linda said...

So beautiful Joy!! Such a great background with perfectly placed stamping-makes it look like a bought patterned paper.Love it!

Lin said...

You do this so well, Joy! Love your bookmark! I'm enjoying the occasional showers and the resulting cooler temps today - bring on autumn!

Candy C said...

Joy, I really LOVE this bookmark! I love your stamped background...the harlequin and the repeated "This book belongs to". What a great idea! I also really like your topper on the bookmark "Ex Libris". Very cool! The vintage child and the flower are also a very nice touch. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Robin K. said...

This is awesome Joy!! You do this collage style so well!! We finally got some much needed rain here today and hopefully the temps will cool down too! I'm a huge fan of Fall too:)

Kara Lynne said...

I love how you used that topper from an old Readers Digest condensed book. The colors are gorgeous as are your amazing array of stamps!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous vintage bookmark, Joy! The colours are beautifully distressed together!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sorry to hear that you are getting a rainy day Joy...I think you should take advantage of the overcast weather and skip into your craft room and make another one of these bookmarks!!! The composition and style of this piece is tremendous!

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful bookmark. So much detail, so much to read, perfect for the challenge.

Judy Bigg said...

I am your newest follower too.

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so lovely!!! Thanks for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli

Maureen Morton said...

This style is different for you, Joy and you have really rocked it! Can't take my eyes of of this true piece of art.......amazing! You put together these great pieces and colors with such style. I am a reader, too and love wonderful bookmarks - this is a special keeper, for sure.