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Wednesday, 30 March 2011


My Mum loves reading so what better present to make her than a pretty bookmark :D

The metal blank was bouught at my local craft shop but can be found for not a lot of money on the internet.

To embellish it I used pieces of broken jewellery, a few charms, my signature piece - buttons :D and of course some Tim Holtz fragments.

I didn't really understand what fragments were when I first saw them on the internet but they are such a cool little piece of kit when you get playing with them and you get loads!!! :D

I used a couple of pieces from the charm set and adhered them to some double sided paper with glossy accents by coating one side of the fragment, placing on the area I wanted to feature on the paper, and wiggling a little bit to move the glossy accents until it was evenly coated.

When dry I cut around the shape and sanded the edges.

To finish them I stamped them with Prima mini stamps with archival ink in plum - these are amazing stamps for small projects as there are so many small images to choose from.

Everything was linked together with jump rings - which Tim also does - how fabby would one look with some of the baubles mixed with fragments and keys??

Or perhaps you could do a cute easter gift instead of eggs - stamped shrink plastic charms would look so cute :D

Or how about putting photos of your loved ones on the fragments to create a lovely keepsake.

Hugs'n'snogs,

Julie

6 comments:

  1. A reaslly lovely piece Julie - your Mum is going to love it.

    Toni :o)

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  2. Hi julie
    this is fab!! I just got some fragments and still not used them so this has given me the push to crack them open. This is gorgeous Im sure your mum will be really chuffed with it....

    kazxx

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, and a perfect mothers day gift :D

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  4. Very pretty indeed. What a clever idea to use the fragments. Hope you made one for yourself too. Have a great weekend.xx

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  5. Julie...this bookmark is beautiful! I love it. What a keepsake! You really have some wonderful ideas and you carry them out beautifully! Your work is just classic! <3 Candy

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  6. Beautiful Julie - I bet she loved it!

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Thank you for your comment :D I really appreciate them all as it lets me know I'm not really talking to myself LOL :D
I enjoy reading them too ;-)