Thursday, June 9, 2011

4 Bookmarks for Travel the world Bookmark Exchange




Recently I joined this yahoo group, because I read this swap on their blog; Travel the world! Sounded Very Interesting so I joined this yahoo group, to be able to join in the fun of the swap! These haven't been my style, as most of my friends know ~ I luv Cute, Clean, a bit of Fancy... it took me a while to get used to tim holtz Distress ink cuz they weren't bright colors! lol! But I always admired the stampers who luvs to do the Vintage style, Collage, etc, and that was why I've been "following" this blog. It's also nice to get inspired from different perspective. Anyways, I enjoyed making these! They are different! One thing I noticed is that to make a piece like this, it's better to have all kinds of knickknack! lol! You'll never know what comes in handy, to finish the card. When I was deciding what places/cities/countries I want to make the bookmarks of, I could think of US (and Hawaii and guam), Japan, Australia & Germany where I lived long enough to get to know the places, but I don't have enough images for Australia & Germany. When I remember Sydney, Opera House & all different kinds of animals and birds came to my head and I even searched online for digis (so that I can just download right away) but no luck. When I think of Germany, all drinks & food & beautiful buildings/bridges but not enough images to make a card/bookmark. Then I remembered ONE 12x12 paper of the pic. of the collection of Stamps from all over the world, which I bought, like 2 years ago but never had a chance for my card yet. In fact, I was looking for a German postage stamp in there, but instead, I found the Jamaican Stamp!! I lived in Montego Bay for 3 months, so I got to know the place, just a little bit, and remembered Blue Mountain Coffee!! "Coffee/tea" theme has been my fav. for many years so I have those stamps. And other than coffee, I remembered the word; "ya man", and Beautiful beaches, which I have plenty of stamps of, from me living on tropical islands for 12 years. I made Jamaican flag, using the distress inks. I used the distress stickles for sand on both Jamaican & Hawaiian bookmarks. I made my Hawaiian card first. That was easy, from the recent memory. I still remember, being able to watch many turtles on the beach, like a couple of feet away, although this turtle stamp is from Guam. I used glitters on the flowers, incld. on hula dancer's heads. Small plumeria flower & "aloha" are stickers. All stamps for Japanese bookmark is from Posh Impressions' Japanese Collection. I used sakura clear star gel pen for wings of the butterfly, to give a subtle shimmer. It's hard to see it on pic. though... The small nestie label says "Japan" in Japanese, and RED in the middle, to imitate Japanese Flag. Those bubbles are stickers. I used stamps from different companies for US one. I also have many selection of Patriotic stamps. I used "liberty" stamp, trimmed them with stamp edge scissors, and attached them. "D.C" are stickers. So, here you have it! My long post on these 4 bookmarks! Those stickers I used are leftovers from my scrapbooking, which I hardly do, so i don't have that many, and when i found places to put, I was happy :-) Thank you all for visiting my blog & reading this long post! :-) You'll all have a great day! :-) ps. I'm submitting these to Simon Says Stamp and show challenge blog for this week's theme "Tags".

UPDATES; These are the returns I received; from the left Paula Akero, Gerri Herbst, Trisha Too, & Cathy Peper. They are fabulous!! I'm glad I joined in this swap! :-)

18 comments:

Sparkly Engineer said...

OH Eve! These are fantastic. Each one is kewler than the other. Whoever gets these will be very lucky.

Kim said...

Great job on these Eve. You picked up on Tim Holtz and the distress very quickly. Wish i was getting one of these.

Peggie said...

I think you did a fabulous job on these. Really cool.

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful work on these bookmarks. Fun to see different styles on each of them. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Willy said...

Wonderful set of bookmarks!

lynne said...

Hi
This is a wonderful bookmark collection and whoever receives them will be thrilled.
Wishes
Lynne

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - Ok, you said these weren't really your style but they are fantastic. You have something special going with this style for sure.

Sue said...

Eve, love your tags! Can feel those Island breezes on the first oen!! Each one nicer than the last.

Hugs
Sue

PetraB said...

Brilliant bookmarks, they invite to go on holidays.

Marjie Kemper said...

Very nice - you've made many different looks with those inks!

Sharon said...

Beautiful bookmarks and they fit perfectly with the travel theme!

Christine said...

What great creations saying that it is your first time entering a swap. Very good ideas.

Debbie Martin said...

Wonderful, I especially liked the fish one. Isn't it great to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile?
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

judyjstamper said...

your tags are wonderful Eve and it's great how you were able to take memories and turn them into something else for another stamper to enjoy.

LynneForsythe said...

I think you did a FANTABULOUS job at the "Vintage" look even though it's not your style!!

THANKS bunches for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Jack said...

Fabulous bookmarks, now all we need is the weather to go with them, lol. xx

trisha too said...

Eve, these are all adorable--VERY fun!

:)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful tags and love the 4 you received back! I really love the flag on the USA one!

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