As always, if you've ended up here by chance, I encourage you to go back to the Flourishes Blog and start at the beginning! And, don't forget that your tour around the world can win you free Flourishes stamps! Just make sure you comment on all of the designer's blogs along the way, and your name could be randomly chosen to win a free set of your choice. The catch is that you never know which designer's blog the prize will be drawn from!
This month, Sasha challenged us to create a bookmark. At first, I was definitely stumped, because I had already made one of the over-the-corner-of-the-page types, and I wanted to try something new. But really, how many different ways can you go with a bookmark, right? Pinterest to the rescue!
Isn't that a neat idea? My elastic is a bit loose (I can never properly measure these kinds of things, no matter how hard I try), but it still works. Initially I had the idea to stitch on top of the stamped image, but let me save you the wonder: it didn't look good.
If you're interested in a tutorial, I won't mind making one, but it is really quite simple to construct. I stamped directly onto some rose patterned cotton, just using my pigment inks - nice and crisp!
It also works well to hold your pages open, which allows it to serve another purpose - if you wanted to use it with a cookbook, for instance.
And now I just need to mention this *awesome* book of Shirley's (I've already told her where to send it when she's bored with it)... it's a collection of Robbie Burns' poems, from the year 1880. It's incredibly fragile and beautiful. I love that his poems are written with the Scottish dialect I love so much (since I grew up around it!)... just lovely.
That's it from me today, and I am your last hop on this trip around the world, so now you can make your way back to the Flourishes blog and make sure you didn't miss anyone on the way!