Friday, 5 March 2010

Bookmark cart

 little bit late, but better late than never, right? I want to show you the project I made for the whiff of joy challenge blog this week. I took more and better pics so you will get a better look.

The challenge was "coffee and cream". I made a cart with bookmarks:

The images are coloured with oilpencils and a kind of alcohol rubber to make the colours smear. Love this new medium and it's especially great for colouring animals, don't you think? The shapes are cut out with nestabilities and I coloured a plain white silkribbon with "caramel" promarker to make it match the animals perfectly. The sentiment on the front of the cart worked great for the theme aswell.
I added a bunch of tags where you could write the reciepent's name.
The bookmarks are wrapped around grill sticks. I put some doublesided tape on top and bottom of the sticks to make the bookmarks stick. It took me a while to figure out how to make them stand up. It was the best solution I think. 
If you make something inspired by this let me know so I can come and take a look. If you want to know how to make something like this yourself - let me know and I'll make a tutorial. It's not hard to make this yourself and it would make a great going-away gift!

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irinka said...


Micki said...

OH WOW, I have to find me some oil pencils. These are awesome!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, Katarina! I love this! The distressing is fabulous! Love the browns! Wow! Look at you!! 118 folowers! Congrats chickie!!!

Katharina Frei said...

Wow Katarina!! What a great poject. I love this fabulous idea!!
Would you like to do a tutorial about it for the Whiff of Joy Tutorialsblog?
I would love to have you as a Guest Writer with this project.

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, this is so incredibly adorable! What a gorgeous project!
Hugs, Christine

sweetpeastamps said...

Katarina, these are too darn cute. What a neat idea. I love them. This project would bring a smile to anyone that receives it