Sunday, November 3, 2013

Write Your Story!

Hello, Crafty Peeples! 
 The Monday Greetings Challenge at the Outlawz this week is to create a bookmark!   I was delighted, when I checked the team thread, and saw that my teammates had elevated the lowly bookmark by coming up with some really nice, creative and very different bookmark designs. For my part, I wanted to try making a fabric bookmark.  So here goes!   Oh, Yeah, We have 3 Fabulous Sponsors this month!

I considered this more of a concept design as opposed to a useable bookmark.  I thought the thickness (around 1/8") would be a problem.  But surprisingly, it isn't and the bookmark works very well. I've found that I love it for use in my craft magazines.  

 I cut a strip of lightweight chipboard 1 1/2" x 5 3/4" and glued batting to both sides.  I wrapped my material and glued down the edges and then covered the back with a coordinating piece of card stock. The metal brads at the bottom were added before the card stock backing was applied.  The other metal embellishment was attached with fabric fusion.  Surprisingly, the batting is soft so that when the bookmark is placed inside a book, it works just fine, one thing for sure, you always know where you left off in your reading!  
I have had this material for almost two years now.  I picked it up at Hancock Fabrics.  Since I did not want to glue a sentiment to the tag, I used a few of my  G45 "Typography" stamps  on the fabric before it was attached to the batting!  I inked the edges with TH "Vintage Photo" DI and then added a small key to my ribbon.  I used an eyelet to cover the hole punched for the ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugz,  Chana

The Back Story 
Fabric:  Design By The Piece Singles
Batting: Warm and Natural Needled Cotton Batting
Stamps: Graphic 45 "Typography"
Word Sticks and Key:  Tim Holtz Ideology
Inks: Momento "Rich Cocoa" and Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo"
Misc.  Fabric Fusion, Ribbon Eyelets
Tim Holtz Screwhead Brads

Challenges Entered:
Craft My Life All Craft Challenges - Anything But A Card (November/December)
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Diva's - Anything Goes
Make It Mondays - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes