Sunday, December 28, 2014

OSAAT - Through The Years

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.

We have some changes going on with the way we run the challenge, we are now going fortnightly with a prize for the random winner and badge for the Top 3 chosen by the DT.

Challenge #227

Theme 'Anything Goes with Stitching'

The sponsor is StitchyBear Digital Outlet with a 5 image November prize pack. Remember if you use one of the store items you can enter as many times as you want <g>.

For our stitching real or faux challenge this week I am working with Panda Bear Digital Papers using the pack - Through the Years 8.5 by 11 paper pack and am making some bookmarks.

First I designed the bookmarks in Illustrator, placing the papers I have chosen into clipping masks and adding shadows to give a 3D effect.  On the bottom panel of each bookmark I have added quotes which relate to books and reading.  The prepared images were then printed.  I was going to cut each of the individual panels for the bookmarks but then thought, these should be kept as flat as possible so as not to damage the pages in a book when they are being used.
Once cut, the printed bookmarks were glued to card and then I attached ribbon and twine to each. Stitching (faux method) was done with Promarkers and Liquid Pearls were added to the centre strips, again these are softer than pearls or gems so won't damage the pages of a book.

Ingredients :-

I am entering these bookmarks in the following challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have some wonderful crafting time ahead of you :) xx

Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)


  1. How gorgeous - these are really lovely :-D
    IKE xxx

  2. Wow, you have been a very busy girl!! Love these bookmarks, such beautiful colors and the ribbon is stunning. :) Hugs


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  3. Lovely idea for those of us who still ready books, particularly like the flowers ones. Thanks for sharing with us as TTCRD
    Andrea x

  4. so gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  5. Great bookmarks. Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT

  6. These are all just fabulous. You have such talent. I would love to know how to do all these special effects. Maggie - DT Teamie

  7. What a fantastic set of bookmarks. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona xx

  8. A gorgeous array of bookmarks. Happy New Year to you and thanks for joining us this Christmas at CFAS. Carol DT x

  9. Wow, these are fab! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella


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