Saturday, 7 March 2009

Patchwork Bookmark

For two challenges this time - Awfully Big Art Adventure and Daring Cardmakers --alright I know it's not a card but hopefully it'll do!

I started with a piece of cardboard cut from a piece used to stiffen an envelope and covered it with little squares of adhesive inkjet cotton which I had printed with various patterns. The letters 'BOOK' from a set by Dimension Fourth were stamped onto white card and embossed with Versamark and black detail EP and coloured in with Sakura Gel pens. I then added a white eyelet, and a pale blue tassel from my stash (it should have been red but I couldn't find the right colour!).


  1. Oh Ali, it's really lovely... I think the idea of patchwork was inspired in that challenge don't you?

  2. This is real cute! I love quilts, I would love to quilt, but I can't stand to work on a project for months!!! My mom quilts. I think that is why I got into paper crafts, I can lay out all the pattern of paper like an instant quilt.


  3. I love your bookmark Ali! Thank you for sharing your techniques - the inkjet printed patchwork squares are brilliant!

  4. Gorgeous bookmark! Love your blog.

    I forgot to mention in my comment on your arch that, yes, most of my work is digital, mainly because I am a messer who can't even wrap a gift in an acceptable fashion (I am known for being the worst wrapper-upper in the world). I do some drawing and painting in some of my pictures but, sadly, no real craftwork. I so admire the "crafters" who are not only clever and creative but who are, without fail, the most friendly and generous bunch I have ever come into contact with. I love the blog challenges!

  5. Its so bright and cheerful! And I really like the letters - it would be lovely for a child.
    Thanks for joining in again Ali, we are always glad to see you.
    Linda x

  6. That's lovely Ali, a great idea!

  7. That's brilliant Ali, what a good idea I need a new bookmark
    Beryl x

  8. I love the idea of using inject cotton. This is a great project!

  9. Great work Ali - love the patchwork effects you've achieved and glad to have you with us again.
    Rosie ABAA

  10. Fabulous bookmark Ali and so many techniques packed into such a small space
    Ann x

  11. What a fun bookmark Ali love the bright cheerful colors and the patchwork gorgeous.

  12. Oh, great Idea Ali!

    Love the Bookmark!

    Suze x

  13. This is fab - what a great idea.
    Thansk for sharing this project with the DCM

  14. Wonderful bookmark - love the inkjet cotton idea. :)


  15. Oh what a wonderful work - Fantastic !!

  16. This is brilliant Ali ! What a great bookmark for a child. Love the patchwork idea x

  17. Ooh, I like this, well done, JAQI

  18. Wow what a great idea! I'll try it too, if I may.
    Best wishes Anja


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Ali xx