Friday, August 5, 2011

Anything But a Card Color Challenge

Guylou's Inimitability is back from a short summer break with a new challenge hosted by none other than Guylou herself!

For this challenge, there are two requirements:
1.  Your project MUST be anything BUT a card;
2.  Your project MUST use the following fun color combo:

At the end of every school year, my daughter comes home with a nice little list of authors and book choices for the summer.  Now mind you, my daughter loooooves to read, however, most of the summer reading selections never seem to catch her interest.  I don't really blame her - the choices most of the time leave a lot to be desired.

I decided for today's challenge to make her a little bookmark using Caroline to try and get her excited about the selection she made and hopefully give her something pretty to look at in those moments when she gets distracted from the plot!

I used the dot technique and my Swiss Dot embossing folder to add some oomph since I went dp-less.   I created a heart border using my Expression and doodled the framing on the hearts with my multi-liner so you could actually see them behind Caroline, who is colored in Copics.  And what 7th grade girl doesn't love bling?  Well that's where the Bo Bunny jewel candy comes in at the bottom of the bookmark!  ;)

Needless to say, Caroline's expression and these fabby fun colors really made my daughter squeal with delight and I'm happy to report, she actually LOVED her book this summer (yay!!) and her new bookmark!! 

We'd love to see your project (remember it can't be a card this time around) in these awesome colors.  You have until August 18th to enter for a chance to win a Guest Design spot and a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability Store .  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Cute Card Thursday - No DP
Crafty Purple Card Challenge - Anything but a card
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes August Challenge
Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Handmade
Stamp Something - August Digi Day


  1. I feel her pain! I love reading but almost never wanted to read whatever I was forced to. A lot if those books were better when I reread them on my own time... Your bookmark is super cute! The coloring looks great!

  2. Sara, just fabulous! Your dot technique is wonderful, and I just loooove that cute little heart border! I love this bookmark, and I'm glad it helped dd get more involved with her reading! I know what you mean about being forced. I read a book a day (sometimes every two days now that I'm so busy crafting) yet I got a C in high school english because I didn't want to read those books. Then...I got older and ended up reading them for fun anyway. LOL

  3. This is adorable Sara and a fabulous idea for dd. Thanks for joining in our 'Simply Homemade' challenge at The Sisterhood! Sure hope you'll come back again next challenge.

    One of the 'Sistahs'

  4. I love it...image is perfect, dot techniques is hip and the whole look is great for a young reader! I will have to steal this project too! Jenna has finally gotten into reading, so I will have to try one for her! hugs!!!!

  5. What a great way to encourage your daughter to read!! Your bookmark is beautiful and fun and that dot technique is awesome. Will have to try that!
    Well done on the challenge!

  6. Hey, Sara! I am sure she loved it. I love how you gave it so much detail. I have such a hard time with adding detail to relatively flat projects like that, but you carried it off so well. I think I'm a little jealous....

  7. Very pretty bookmark and awesome idea for DD! Isn't it something, we didn't read when we were suppose to and now when we should be doing other things ...we read! Hugz, Colleen

  8. What a fabulous bookmark! I bet your daughter is making use of it! A great combination of colours, and a fab fun image too!

  9. Sara, this is a fabulous bookmark. Your coloring is gorgeous. I love the added heart border, embossing and bling. I love how your dot technique turned out!

  10. I've always liked these bookmarks but never made one. You did great! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  11. Great bookmark! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

  12. cracking choice of colours they all work so well together

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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