13 October 2017

Fall Bookmark - watercolour pencil on paper leather

Autumn is my second most favourite season (winter is my fav). It's a time of harvests and the scenery being painted with a brush of many colours as the leaves on the deciduous trees change lose their green. It's an amazing time of magic all around. The weather is also cooling down with a smell of chill in the air.

This bookmark on Sizzix paper leather features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, Impression Obsession leaf stamp, embossing, and watercolour pencil.

Putting It Together

I have a bunch of images pre-stamped so I can do some colouring away from my workshop with watercolour pencil, such as while I am at my day job during lunch (it's a good break from the software testing I'm doing).

Many months ago, I had stamped this image on leather paper with intent of making a bookmark. I'm guessing it was last Autumn I did so. A year ago I made a bookmark with the same image! Leather paper has qualities of both paper and leather. It can be cut like paper, stamped, painted, etc. but resists being torn, like leather. This makes it rather rugged and a good material for a bookmark since they often take a bit of a beating.

Doing colouring at my day job, I'm working on my desk with the watercolour pencils and a waterbrush. I'm limited in colours because of the set I have. For the Caucasian skin, I use a reddish purple for the shadows and a light peach.

For the boots, I wanted to make Wellies, Wellington boots, which are commonly yellow. I really love how my boots turned out! The pants, jeans. Later I added in the straps the same as the pants making them overalls.

I used orangey-brown for the shirt.

Light brown hat with an orange band with purple spots :)

I finished the rest during device reboots but didn't get pictures of the rest of the individual areas. I decided to pencil in a background as well. Such a sweet little farmer.

I embossed the sentiment...

Then stamped over the embossed sentiment with leaves. I also used a punch to round the top edges.

To finish off the bookmark, I punched a hole and added a bit of ribbon striped with Fall colours that I got at a local scrapbooking store but can't find online for a link.



Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday: Fall Colours
Scrapping 4 Fun: Autumn Colours
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Not a Card
Happy Little Stampers CAS: Single Layer
Crafy Addicts: Autumn Colours
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Scrappy: Anything But a Card
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: Anything Goes


  1. Your colouring is superb and what a great idea to do this in your lunch break. I have never heard of leather paper! Thanks for joining Happy Little Stampers

  2. So cute! I love that you showed us the colors you used. I agree that yellow is the perfect choice for her boots! Thanks so much for playing along at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges!

  3. Nice colouring, beautifull autumn colours. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun.
    Miroslava DT

  4. Cute and sweet. Lovely coloring and the whole tag is so adorable. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  5. very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. SUch a cute image and lovely coloring. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at SCrapping4fun challenges. Priya-DT

  7. Great project, just lovely for our new challenge Autumn Colours on Scrapping4fun. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
    Majda, DT

  8. What a cute tag and you colouring is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    Carol x

  9. Lovely bookmark and cute image
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  10. Very cute tag and your colouring is amazing.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges.
    Kelly (DT)

  11. Awesome colouring, lovely tag. Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS WC DT

  12. What a cute little bookmark, beautifully coloured too. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx


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