Monday, April 2

Trio of Bookmarks

Hello Monday, my friends! Our new challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is - A TRIO OF SOMETHING. We are showcasing Dyan Reavely products this week, and if you have some, we would love to see it!

Please join me in welcoming our April Guest Designer, Paula Roomer at PaNaRoo! You are going to love her mixed media work.

When I thought of three of something, I started by thinking of three of Dyan's bright colors - orange, yellow and pink. Then, since I have an upcoming meeting I am helping with that has a book theme, I thought I should make a trio of bookmarks!

I started with the "hot" colors on the gelli plate and used the brayer to blend the orange, yellow and pint a bit, then printed the background for the bookmark. 

My pink was a bit lumpy, so I used a baby wipe and blended it out a bit more. Be sure to thoroughly dry this layer before moving on. 

Now, it's time to add the cool colors using stencils. Dab a bit of paint onto the sponge and dab a lot off before you head to the stencil. 

Here's how they look once I finished the stenciling, bright and cheerful and a bit chaotic.

Now, to bring out some of the design, I doodled around areas with the white pen. (be sure the paint is totally dry before doodling)  Next, I added some stamped images, and "painted" parts in with the Dylusions sprays and a tiny brush. I also decided to add a bit more with the fine black pen.

I inked the edges, punched a hole and tied on fibers and sari ribbons to finish them off.

 I believe every good book deserves a bookmark!

I have a trio of bookmarks looking for a good book to reside in!

Now, are you ready to create a trio of something and join us this week? I hope you do! 

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Be sure to check out how my amazing teamies are interpreting our Trio theme this week!


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  1. I absolutely love your book marks!! and as an avid reader I am obsessed with them! Love when they are bright and colorful, they make me want to read more and more!

  2. Gorgeous bookmarks Maura and I love that we both braved a brayer this week!! haha Isn't it fun! The stencilling and doodling are fabulous too, love them! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. These are absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous colors and designs.

  4. Lovely set, Maura. The backgrounds are really prety, so warm and sunny which is what we need the most right now after this too long winter. Hugs, Marzena

  5. Super fun and vibrant trio of bookmarks, Maura! I love the frilly tassels you made for all three too :D

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. What fabulous bookmarks! The Dylusions colours look amazing with the layers of stencilling - beautiful 😀. I love the white gel pen outlines too, they really make the colours pop. I hope you didn't get too much snow today and spring is with you soon. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

  7. Love these beautiful bookmarks, Maura. The colors and patterns you created are fantastic! :)

  8. I love these three wonderful bookmarks, Maura! The Dylusions colours work so well with all the layers and I adore the patterns, they are just so pretty... Hugs <3

  9. These are gorgeous Maura! The white outlines are stunning and made such a big difference. Is the snow gone there now? We had some more on Friday, but now almost everything is gone and today was a nice warm day.

  10. Maura, Love this trio of colorful bookmarks! So fun, so cheery! Thanks s much for the kind words you left when visiting my blog. :)

  11. Well of course, you had me at BOOKMARK! And what a set of stunners these are! I always admire your bravery with colors and how no matter which ones you put together, they turn out looking just right. You also rocked the white pen on this challenge! Kudos yet again, my friend!

  12. beautiful bookmarks Maura, love the bright zingy colours, the details you added with the stencils and all finished off beautifully with some white accents, hugs kath xxx

  13. OMG MAura! Love love love these bookmarks, love the design, love the colors, love the techniques! fantastic! Barbara

  14. Fabulous bookmarks, Maura! Love the stunning colors and the doodly style. Hugs, Sandra


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