Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Lace Bookmark - part one

What a challenge! I very much enjoyed creating this bookmark for the last Art 'n' Soul swap of the year. It was a two part challenge and here is the first part. Viv gave us quite a list of requirements for this one:
"Make a BOOKMARK with a VINTAGE theme AND include LACE somewhere on the project - you can make the actual bookmark from any medium you wish providing it is sturdy enough to be used and adorn it any way you want to as long as it has a vintage/shabby chic theme!"
... and, of course, a bookmark should be relatively flat, should have sort of a reasonable size, .... this time I lost the battle for the flat bit ... the bookmark just evolved and developed and before I realized all these beads appeared (lol)
The base for the bookmark is patterend paper from Kaisercraft sandwiching some white card for sturdiness. I covered the paper with lace whereby the lace scallop defined the width of the bookmark. The centre piece is an image from ArtCult which I printed on canvas (the first time and it worked like a treat). After attaching the image I started to adorn the bookmark with more lace, white cutout lace flowers anhd free-hand stitching ... and then the beads appeared ... luckily because it looked a bit plain beforehand! Petra.

17 comments:

Suze Bain said...

This is lovely Petra, your embellishments are beautiful. xx

Cath Wilson said...

It's gorgeous, Petra - maybe a bit bulky, but beautiful. Love the beads and the image printed on canvas is delicious x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I'm a collector of bookmarks and this is beautiful Petra! Love the details and the vintage feel to it! Awesome!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lucy x

craftattack said...

This is really beautiful, love all your embellishments! Valerie

Rachelxx said...

Love bookmarks :-) This one is so pretty :-)

Netty said...

Gorgeous bookmark, loving the romantic vintage style. x

Robin said...

What a stunning bookmark Petra! Love the colors and the bead work. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Robin

Vicki Romaine said...

A gorgeous bookmark. Love the beads and the lovely image. Awesome piece.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this tag! The lace is fabulous!

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Petra, it looks anything but plain - it's a stunner!!! The printing on canvas looks so good. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed now that I'm drawn with you!

Jack said...

Stunning. xx

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Petra, Your bookmark is Gorgeous!!! Love at that lace!
hugs Lynn

ArtCult said...

Thank you for using my image and giving me a credit! ♥♥
ArtCult Etsy

ArtCult said...

Thank you for using my image and for giving me a credit! ♥♥

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Petra, that is GORGEOUS!

JeanFB said...

Wow! Gorgeous! (I'm having fun catching up on your posts, tee hee!)

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