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Sep 3, 2022

A Double Sided Bookmark for Allsorts School Days Challenge

Hello and welcome! 

It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and we are back to our regular (weekly) schedule now. It's Dena's turn to host and she chose the optional theme of "School Days". I don't make "back to school" cards anymore but thought a new bookmark would be wonderful and useful too so I made this double sided bookmark for my daughter. She can use it in her Honors American Studies class which also involves reading and book discussions. 

This is one side using Lavinia's Creeping Vine stamp along with Grace (small size) and Spiral of Spells. I created a bit of a scene with homemade masks out of copy paper and used this Penny Black stencil too. The beautiful crinkle ribbon in dark gray/black was part of a prize I won from DLArt challenge. You can this ribbon in Diana's shop here

Below is the other side. I did get some ink onto the background on the first side so decided to use a separate piece of card stock for the other side and then glue them together, which also makes the bookmark a little bit sturdier. I could have laminated it but I like the feel of paper instead of plastic. 

Here I used Lavinia's Spotty Toadstool stamps and Willow set, and once again Spiral of Spells with an inked background and same stencil.

I brushed Wink of Stella in clear over the mushrooms and fairy wings, then added Star Dust Stickles glitter along the edges and the moon.

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I have another (not quite finished) bookmark to share. This was my first try and I didn't like how it turned out after I stamped the ivy all around the edges. I felt like it took away from the beautiful fairy so I had started over. 

I used the same Lavinia products as I did on the first image but slightly different colors.

Would you believe now that it's a few days later I actually like this version a little bit more!!! Guess I'll turn this into a bookmark for myself now :)


And that's all for today. Hope you'll stop by the challenge blog too to see what the rest of the team made and of course to play along with us! We have a pretty Sizzix die to give away this week!

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My Time to Craft - Fantasy // Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act // Moving along with the Times - Trees or Leaves // Crafty Friends Challenge - Fairies and Fantasy // Lost Coast Designs - Use at least 3 stamps (fairy, ivy, spiral) //

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Anonymous said...

These look wonderful Ellie, xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely bookmark for your daughter, it's difficult to choose which side I like best, I love both.

brenda said...

Two pretty Lavinia bookmarks Ellie, her classmates will all be wanting one of those.

B x

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! These bookmarks are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellie,
these are gorgeous bookmarks and your inking and stamping is wonderful and so beautiful.
Love all the scenes you have created with those Lavina Stamps.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ellie what a beautiful double sided bookmark I love the images and design a super project
lolo x

Mervi said...

Wow they are all so pretty and gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bookmarks Ellie .. gorgeous layout with the Lavinia stamps .. I also love the second one, particularly the way the background colours have turned out.
Pauline xx (sorry I’m still anonymous on iPad !!)

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful double sided bookmark Ellie - and I also love your first attempt - your work is so inspiring

DIANA L. said...

This is really pretty!! I love it.
Thank you for entering the DL.ART SEPTEMBER 2022 Linky challenge.
Have a blessed day


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

tow fabulous book marks
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Bl og As I do Rodos

Sarn said...

Love the look of ALL the bookmarks you're showing in this post.

I had a thought about your "unfinished" tag (3rd picture) - you could always smudge some dark ink around the tag edges so that the lighter middle colour appears to stand out more - along with the fairy. Just a thought because you said you thought the current edge detracted from the fairy!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Laurie said...

These are just beautiful. I love the fairytale vibe of the stamps, your wonderful background, and the way you have put it all together. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Sue said...

Such beautiful cards and wonderful stamping! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Lovely said...

The bookmark is beautiful! You are so creative!

Kim Carberry said...

My youngest is back to school today and we were talking about bookmarks, she was saying she needed one. This is so pretty.

Diane Louise J said...

Thank you for entering our 'Fairies and Fantasy' challenge, your bookmarks are beautiful. Hope you can join us next time and good luck !
Diane Louise (Team Leader, Crafty Friends Challenge Blog) x

Diane Louise J said...

I'm back again, this time for Moving Along With The Times Challenge - Thanks for entering our 'Leaves/Trees' challenge... your bookmarks fit perfectly with our challenge theme. Hope you will join us next time and good luck!!
Diane Louise (team leader at Moving Along With the Times) x

Deborah Wheeler said...

Beautiful bookmark Ellie - I love both sides of it! Thanks for joining us at the Love to Craft challenge. Deborah DT

Joanne said...

Your bookmarks are lovely! My favorite is actually the second one that you don't like as much but I just love that colored background and all the swirly stars.

Linby said...

Both versions of the bookmark look so pretty to me. Glad you kept the first one. Thanks for the lovely comment on my Chaos flower.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful book marks! Books certainly take us to far away places, so these book marks are perfect! Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

mireille said...

That bookmark is gorgeous!

MagsB said...

Your bookmarks are lovely, Ellie! I love the quirky Lavinia Stamps designs. Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Marjeta said...

Your bookmarks are gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments.

Carole J said...

Super, double sided Lavinia bookmark, Ellie. Great inking and stamping! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” September Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations