Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Travel The World Bookmarks

The theme of the last Gingersnap Creations Art Exchange was: Travel The World Bookmarks with each bookmark being different and having a geographic theme. I truly enjoyed making them although using the sort of standard size of 1.5" x 7" and keeping it relatively flat posed quite a bit of a challenge.
The Netherlands
First I printed the Dutch girl and the bicylce image (both from the Graphics Fairy) on white card, then I designed the background. The cloudy background is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp and Memento ink, the bottom part of the background inked with distress ink. I did some fuzzy cutting with the tulip image from Hero Arts and coloured it with distress ink. The finishing touch was the stamped word and stamp at the top.










English Seaside
A purely stamped bookmark in the tradition of the scene stamping technique using masks for the beachhuts and the Lady. The stampes are from Hero Arts for the clouds, Eline Pellinkhof for the post stripes and for the rest Crafty Individuals. For the colouring I used inks, Koh-i-noors and Copics.













Paris
All digital images (including the background) are from the Graphics Fairy. There is only little stamping on this bookmark with stamps from Clear Stamps.
















Italy
The background is from Cemerony. The stamped images are from a stamp set from Crafty Individuals which I cut to size and mounted onto the background. The images are coloured with chalks and inks.

Petra.

13 comments:

Eve said...

oh how beautiful!!! Luv them all!! Luv the swap theme too :-)

Debi said...

These are all so cool Petra- all different, but also like a set :-)

Willy said...

Wonderful and funny bookmarks, Petra!

Sharon said...

Petra I love them all but especially the Dutch one it's so gorgeous!!!!!!! These are wonderful!

Peggy Alborn said...

Wonderful! The size makes them all the more interesting!

craftattack said...

Sehr schööööööööön! Valerie

judyjstamper said...

Awesome creations Petra! They are all lovely.

Gerri Herbst said...

Breathtaking...each one is more beautiful than the last!take care dearie, gerri

Lynn Stevens said...

How wonderfully creative, I love the Paris one, or maybe the Italy one, no the English Seaside,what can I saw they are all awesome!
hugs Lynn

Marjie Kemper said...

These are wonderful... I love that beach scene, especially, in the English Seaside. I keep seeing that row of bathhouses lately - love how you used just a smidgeon of them.

Terry said...

Petra, I love your world travel bookmarks! You are brilliant and these are gorgeous!

Michele said...

each is gorgeous -- love them all! xo

Sandy Ang said...

wonderful bookmarks for the swap. Hope you'll come link up Paris to my Travel challenge http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/sandys-challenge-4.html

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