29 July 2016

Bubble Mark - The Good Book

One of my co-workers, at my day job, was looking for a bookmark for her niece's upcoming birthday and her niece is an avid reader. I thought Becky Bubbles (from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) reading in the bath would be fun book mark. I love reading in the bath.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog 27 July Wonderful Wednesday chanllenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp blog 27 July Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage 21 July: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty 27 July: Anything Goes


Putting It Together

I decided I wanted to do a stenciled background, but none of the stencils I currently own were what I wanted to use. So, thought I, how about making one. I had a new die I bought at a local scrapbooking store's garage sale on the weekend that I thought would be perfect.

Using some thin plastic from packaging (i.e. the unprinted backing from a clear stamp set), I ran the border die through my Big Shot a few times to create a re-usable stencil. The die name indicates those are blooms, but they look a bit star-like to me, too.

I stamped and masked Becky, adding a strip of masking to the top and bottom, too. I intentionally stamped part of her towel off the panel and out of the scene.

I sponged on 1 and 2 to give an all over colour and then stenciled on 3 and 4 with my newly cut stencil. When I removed the mask, Becky was ready for painting.

I watercoloured Becky with Distress Inks and Vintage patina ink, Aged Bronze, for the tub's metal feet. I added touches of highlights with white and silver gel pens.

I used a partial cutting with a circle die to round the top and added a sparkly sheer ribbon.


  1. Love your idea for the background!! Beautiful book mark! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

  2. Gorgeous tag . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. Love this bookmark, so cute! Thanks for the tutorial too. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT X

  4. This is terrific. Great card. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

    DT Creative Craft Cottage Challenge

  5. Great bookmark! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)


Thank you for your comments. I do read every one. Your comments help me to grow as an artist. It warms my heart to see wonderful comments and constructive criticism.