Monday, August 29, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge #29...

Hi! The new challenge is up on the Make My Monday Challenge blog and the theme this time is Back to School.

I was honestly stumped with this theme as I don't have any stamps or dies in my stash that fit. One thing that I often do to get over my mental block is to sit with my stamps and just go through the stash.


I did just that and then hit upon the idea of making bookmarks. My daughter makes a bunch every year for her teachers as a thank you. I decided to do the same. I also decided to use the same stamp to make two totally different looks. And here are my creations.



The stamp is from the Bookmark Bits & Pieces stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Here is a closer look at the individual bookmarks.


I used the Overlap Stamping technique by Jennifer Mcguire for the background. You can find her blog post and video here. I used the Plaid Builder stamp set by My Favorite Things along with Memento dew drop inks and Hero Arts White Unicorn ink for the stamping. For the sentiment, I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white EP. Then I stamped again with Versamark off setting the stamp slightly and heat embossed with black EP. I stamped and heat embossed over it with some custom black glitter EP which I created by mixing equal parts of black EP and Black glitter. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on a kraft base.

Entering this bookmark in the following challenges:

Peek-a-boo Designs Challenge #9



AAA Cards Game #72

I used the Overlap Stamping technique for the first time.





The basic design is the same in the second bookmark.


For the second bookmark, I used a background that I had created ages ago using the Faux Watercolor Stamping technique by Shari Caroll during the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. I made my own DIY background stamp with some sunboard, double sided tape and die cut fun foam.



I dabbed several shades of acrylic paints randomly on the stamp and then sprayed liberally with water. I pressed a piece of watercolor paper over the stamp and got this beautiful background. Here is another card made with the same technique. For more details on this card you can go here.




I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with metallic copper EP. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on a kraft base.


I hope you liked my inspiration. Please visit the Make My Monday Challenge blog for more, fabulous inspiration by my fellow DT. I hope we inspire you to create something beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you in our challenge gallery.


Entering this bookmark in the following challenges:


Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 373




Words 2 Craft By - W2CB #32: A Single Step

Stamping Challenges August Challenge - Anything Goes

Penny Black and More August Challenge - Anything Goes with a Stamp


Love,
Nandini

31 comments:

  1. Hi Nandini, great colourful bookmarks, such a good idea. I also struggled with this theme.
    I look forward to getting to know you through the MMM design team
    Suzi B xx

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  2. Love the words and the style!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

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  3. Wow..loved the bookmarks n beautiful card with DIY stamp !

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  4. Making the book marks was an inspired idea and I love you tired out the overlap technique and it worked out so well. Thank you for joining AAA

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  5. Gorgeous projects. Loving the rainbow bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  6. A fabulous set of creations for our Challenge at Stamping Sensations! Love the bookmarks! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

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  7. A really great idea Nandini and glad I wasn't the only one with nothing that really fit! These are both fabulous and that's a great text stamp too.
    Fliss xx

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  8. i love both the bookmarks! they look fabulous with some fun techniques! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!
    linda

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  9. Nandina, You are one talented crafter! All your creations are wonderful... but I'm crazy in love with these bookmarks. What a great quote for our W2CB challenge. Thanks for joining us at Words 2 Craft By for our Single Step Challenge. :)

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    1. Nandini, me again... apologizing for misspelling your name. :(

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    2. Thanks Sybrina for your sweet words. And no issues with the misspelling. Happens all the time.

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  10. A lovely set of creations. The quote for the bookmark is just perfect and those rainbows look brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x
    DT
    www.craftylinby.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  12. Such fabulous projects here!! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

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  13. Wonderful idea for a back to school project. They turned out so beautifully and love the verse!
    Thanks so much for playing along again at Penny Black and More!

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  14. cute bookmarks, thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

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  15. Designing bookmarks is a fabulous back-to-school idea; fun and practical! Yours: soooo pretty! The quotation: love it! So glad you joined us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    ~carol

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  16. Great cards and love the sentiments! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations challenge!
    Kamila DT

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  17. Such a lovely tag, Nandani... Loved colours and technique...

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  18. Beautiful tags,Nandani..thanks for playing at #pabd challenge
    Daksha
    DT
    Pabd

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  19. Beautiful tags,Nandani..thanks for playing at #pabd challenge
    Daksha
    DT
    Pabd

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  20. Congratulations, Nandini! Your wonderful bookmark has been chosen as the winning entry of our Words 2 Craft By Challenge. We'd love for you to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge. Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail.com. :)

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