Sunday, 14 February 2010

French book mark - from scraps


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I had a little play in the studio yesterday - just using scraps of material
and made this book mark.
The intention was to get out my sewing machine and play, but I coudn't be bothered
So I made this using a strip of Vilene which is used to repair hems that have fallen down.
Goodness knows how long ago I bought it!
I ironed the plain strip of material onto the blue back strip with the vilene sandwiched in the middle.
Using distress inks I stamped French script onto the plain material
Added a slither of blue nylon I found
Rubbed on an image I had printed onto dry decal paper
from Crafty Computer Paper 
A scrap of lace - from my daughter in law Haruko
All the black French images where stamped with Stazon.
I offset the France stamp at the bottom as it fitted in nicely with the lace and I wanted to expose the French script.

The hat creation was made from bits cut off an old bag

Voila!


16 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is gorgeous Lottie. You make it sound easy, which I'm sure it isn't at all. A lovely creation.

Sally H said...

So beautiful, Lottie! I love it!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work Lottie - gorgeous X

Cath Wilson said...

Excellent, Lottie - very creative. Love the combination of elements and textures.

sam21ski said...

Lovely creation Lottie xxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Beautiful art hun xx

Paula said...

beautiful work.

LazyKay said...

Another treasure - the good thing about book marks and suchlike is that they can be used as well as admired.

xxxxxxxxx

Pearl said...

This is very beautiful Lottie, Happy Valentines Day

hazel said...

Beautiful book mark Lottie, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Lottie said...

Thank you so very much for your kind comments - really gave me a 'lift'

xx

Createology said...

Lottie I love your bookmark. Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Keep creating...

DymphieM said...

isn't is fun to use scraps! Your bookmark came out lovely.

Lorraine said...

well this is beautiful Lottie

yasmindeboo said...

Beautiful, you have chosen all the elements so well.

KAT said...

Lottie - I don't think you are a beginner - your work is beautiful! Love this tag with the fabric and lace!