Friday, February 24, 2012

Flourishes 157

This week Mona is hosting the Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes. The challenge is to create a corner bookmark using Flourishes images. Since I am trying to concentrate on 'masculine' cards, I though it only fitting that I should make a 'masculine' bookmark. If you are expecting lace, frills and flowers you won't see it in this bookmark. I tried to keep the layers to a minimum so that the bookmark could be used (my DH is an avid book reader!) on a page corner without  indenting the surrounding pages.




The wood embossing was done with a PTI embossing plate, I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and the coloring was added using various dye inks on a piece of Cut 'n Dry. The rope was stamped then fussy cut
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The opposite side was also embossed with the PTI embossing plate. A little early for Father's Day but, better than rushing at the last minute. I think I'll make a few more of these for my 'men's basket'.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the weathered look of this Marie. A wonderful gift for you DH!

Theresa said...

You did fabulous on this bookmark. Totally love the distressing. I want to play with this challenge!! Wonderfully done my friend.

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Marie, such a lovely bookmark, lovely embossing and distressing, and a great image.

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful - love everything about it thanks for sharing!!!

Kathy said...

This is nice! I really love the woodgrain embossing and the torn and inked edges. Way to go on another masculine creation.

Sandy said...

Really quite creative - your rope looks real -- well as real as you can look without being real!! What a wonderful bookmark - I know your husband will like it!
Sandy

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous corner book mark Marie! Love the embossed woodgrain! Perfect fit for that beautiful stamp! Surely your husband will treasure this! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

Shannon White said...

This is Fabulous Marie! What a great idea for Father's day! And I Love your Wonderful image, Terrific coloring and distressing too! That embossing plate is getting added to my Ridiculously long PTI wish list, lol Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Weekend!
Shannon

Cheryl said...

Marie, this is beautiful! The distressing is so authentic looking, and your coloring is fantastic. The wood embossing gives it an extra "manly" look. Your husband will love it.

Heather Jensen said...

Amazing masculine creation. I always have a hard time with those. You rocked it! Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

Sasha said...

Such a beautifully created bookmark, Marie. I love the vintage feel and gorgeous muted colours.

Beate said...

Awesome bookmark, Marie!
Thanks so much for participating in the challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Sue Lelli said...

Marie, this is so perfect for a man! LOVE the woodgrain and the distressing and the cut out rope! FAB creation!