Michelle here! Well, Christmas is almost upon us, and
it’s the time of year that we sit back and reflect on the year that has
been. I’ve had a brilliant year with A Blog Named Hero, mainly because
of the wonderful designers I get to play with! One of those designers
who has become a good friend of mine is Christine Drogt. Here’s a post
she did in February this year (which happens to be my 2014 favourite).
It’s Christine with a brand new video.
Do you like reading? I wish I had more time to read, but I can’t stop
crafting in my free time. 🙂 I still love bookmarks and they also make a
nice little gift for friends who love to read. So I took out some Hero
Arts goodies and some of the awesome supplies from Elle’s Studio and
created a video on this bookmark:
so see the how-to (and also the beautiful back with paper from Elle’s
studio – so sorry I have no photo of that).
love to play with all kinds of watercolor to create ombre effects or
rainbows. Well, this is only a part of a rainbow, but it looks bright
and makes me smile.
Michelle here again – please make sure you check out Christine’s original post HERE to see her video, and also her product list.
I decided that I wanted to CASE Christine’s bookmark to make a little gift I could send in the mail. Here’s what I made:
I cut out the bookmark shape, and shaped the top with a Stampin’ Up
punch. I used the same stamp as Christine, Hero Arts/Basic Grey, “Flower
Dot Pattern” (one of my favourites) with Versamark and white heat
embossed it using Hero Arts embossing powder. I then got out my Kuretake
watercolour palette and added some gorgeous colour in some of
Christine’s favourite shades (aqua and teal, and some blue as well).
After that was dry, I die cut the word “hello” from the bookmark, and
also from some white cardstock. I then used my ATG gun to completely
identically cut piece of cardstock and stuck the watercoloured piece to it (I used a heavy weight cardstock that
has a hammered texture). Then it was a matter of sticking the white
die cut word into the space in the watercoloured card, and adding in the
teeny tiny bits of watercoloured die cut card into the h, the e and the
two ls. I added some coloured ribbon attached with a bow of white
twine, and it’s done!
Then I decided I liked this idea WAY too much to only make one, so I went a bit crazy……..
And you know I love a rainbow!!!