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Monday, 25 March 2013

Hostess Monday Project for Digital Delights by Looby Loo

Good Monday morning all

I have a new project today as its my turn to host our Monday inspiration
for Digital Delights by Looby Loo.
I decided I would make something a little different from a card for a change, but something that would perhaps be useful, and set about looking through all the fab digis that we have to choose from at Digital Delights for some inspiration.  I came across a  little book toting turtle called - what else but - 
Scholar Myrtle available here
 I thought that this image would make a fab bookmark and then went on to find Digital Delights even had a fab little bookmark and sentiment set as well available here


Bookmark sentiment setScholar Myrtle

This is what I did......
I used the bookmark template to get the size and dimensions of the bookmark to fit the image
Printed off one of the cute sentiments to use as well. 
I Coloured Myrtle with copics,  keeping the colours fairly muted, 
Gave it some shading with prismacolor pencils  
And cut out the image 
I then cut out the layers of the bookmark,
Cut a small tag with the sentiment
layered the whole thing up finishing off with a hole punched in the top to thread some fine ribbons through.

 I thought it looked a little bit unfinished at this stage so cut a few star die cuts in matching card with a Nellie Snellen star die set and layered them up too.  I felt as if I could have used a few more embellies but  if it was a proper practical hard working book mark it simply wouldn't last with too many embellies or anything fancy like gems or charms so I decided enough was enough!

I enjoyed the challenge that I set myself  to make something different and practical and didn't know either of these  digis existed until I took myself on a tour of Digital Delights - and I look around almost every week, so who knows what you might come across if you just take the time to have a good look around!

Have a great week


DesignerDiva said...

What a perfect image to find for your bookmark Judith!
Really lovely creation, I need to push myself outside the card making box!!
Hope you are recovered from whatever ailed you before your birthday
Hugs Laurie xx

Kim said...

fab bookmark Judith, love the layout!
Kim x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Judith. I love the image and fabulous colours
Hugs Sue xx

Wendy Hall said...

Fabulous project Judith!!

Eileen said...

What a great bookmark Judith. Such a cute image and great design
Eileen x

Bridie @ said...

Fantastic tag, I love the stars

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a perfect image for a bookmark Judith and it looks brilliant! Susan x

Emily Lauritzen said...

He's so cute! I'd love opening up a book to see his sweet little face :) Fabulous bookmark!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
<3 Emily L.

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Judith! what a cute turtle and your colouring is beautiful. I love the design and colours and the star embellies are perfect! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful bookmark. I love the colours.
Nikki x