I was over the moon to be asked to join All Dressed Up as a GDT for January, and even more excited to hear that they would be having a blog hop to celebrate a new release….not only would I get to be part of a blog hop for the first time, but I get to play with the new digis to boot!!
There are four new releases this month, all of which can be found over on the All Dressed Up store. The theme for the challenge is “Anything Goes”. A nice and easy theme to start the new year with. The challenge will run until 15th February and the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the store. Please make sure you stop by the blog to check out the rest of the talented Dressy Girls creations.
To begin, I made the bookmark by printing the image on a long strip of card, which I folded in half. I coloured the image using Pro-Markers, then cut a frame from a lovely yellow paper from Studio Calico, which I popped over the top of the image. Next, I added two strips of magnetic tape to the ends and then lined the inside with a stripy paper from the same studio Calico stack, to hide the magnetic strips and make it look prettier inside (even though you don’t often have to look at it!)
The next step was to make the card – the background is text from Alice In Wonderland, found on Emily’s Image Garden, which I printed as a faded copy and edged with Scattered Straw distress ink. The little flowers in the corner were made using a combination of petal punches, with heart buttons or little beads as the centres. The petals were cut from the yellow Studio Calico paper used for the frame and the Alice text, printed smaller and in its original colours.
To mount the bookmark onto the card, I simply cut a strip out of the front of the card, and slipped the bookmark through, closing the magnets to hold it in place, which makes the bookmark the main image for the card.
All in all, a lovely little giftcard for any Little Bookworm!
I’d like to thank All Dressed Up for giving me this opportunity to join them as a Guest Designer!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for reading x