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Thursday, February 2, 2012

McMahon Five Designs- Magnetic Bookmark

I found a fun magnetic bookmark in a store in Breckenridge last year- and I wanted to make one- today was the day!
 I used a digital image Go Confidently and colored it with Watercolors (Gable Green and Turquoise and Yellow) and then added Creative Inspirations Paint to add some shading.  (I used Blue Ice and Sapphire paints) .
I wanted the color to match my Glimmer Mist Watercolor background (Kiwi and Blue Skies). I used a Zig Zag and added stitching around the border after adding some direct to paper inking with the green and Turquoise inks.
Here is a close up of the glimmer- it is so shimmery IRL!

Now on the back, I used the same glimmer mist and used another Technique Junkies technique called Glimmer Lace.
I did the DTP swiping on the edges and added stitching. 

  I added a piece of Turquoise cardstock the same width as the tag and scored it every 1/8 inch in both directions.  I sewed on lace where the cardstock joined the tag on both sides, and on the bottom of the sentiment side.

 Now, I have some magnet sheets somewhere, but cannot find them...so I took 2 refrigerator magnets that are business card sized that came in ads and glued them with craft glue to the back of the tag.
 I really like that I can put this tag in from the top or from the side...and that way, I can bookmark where I stopped reading....... and it stays where I put it......

 and here is the other side....

 Challenges-yes!
Fab and Funky- use a digi
Flutter By Wednesday's- use a butterfly
Gingersnaps- Words of Wisdom
Ruby's Rainbow- shimmer
Try it on Tuesday- Alter it
Make My Monday- Butterflies


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly


31 comments:

Marilyn said...

Wow Shelly, there's a lot of work went into this and it shows because it's gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Fabulous! I love the idea and wouldn't it make a lovely gift!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love that image and the watercolors are perfect for it.

Theresa said...

You put a lot of work into this bookmark but I think the results are so worth it.
I love magnetic bookmarks and have made quite a few using scraplings. None this detailed though.
Great job.

Kristine said...

Oh wow, how PRETTY and what a unique (and useful) trinket! Love finding these like this. Your colors are so soft and beautiful. Great job Shelly! *Ü*

Chris Arlington said...

Lovely bookmark. I find it difficult to capture shimmer in a photo. But you did well.
Chris

MaxineD said...

Love how you used this image Shelly - and a great way to up-cycle magnets :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Karli said...

Just beautiful Shelly and it would make a great gift too :) hugs,~

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LaVerne said...

What a great idea! I love to read and am always dropping the bookmarks out and losing my place. Love the colors you used and the shimmer.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So soft and pretty! what a great idea/gift!

Lynette said...

Very pretty - and so cool, too! Thanks for joining us in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

Terry said...

Very pretty bookmark and so worth the extra effort, at least for my eyes! Love those butterflies! Have a great weekend!

Gerri Herbst said...

These are the prettist thing Ive seen all week. Being a reader, I understand their usefulness, but its their beauty that makes them special.take care, gerri

Carole said...

Shelly I love it! I buy magnetic book marks allll the time. I have worn a few out, and lost some. It never occurred to me to make my own. Thank you for the inspiration! I won't buy any more:)

georgina said...

What a super idea and i love that you've made it so pretty and shimmery, thanks for joining in Try it on Tuesday,luv Georginax

marsha said...

How creative, and love how you used the magnets! The butterflies are gorgeous and love your coloring!
Hugs,
Marsha

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fabulous Shelly...would make wonderful gifts, they would be gratefully received. Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week. Suzanne

Mynnette said...

This is amazing! LOVE the coloring you've used--this is so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Very creative and pretty bookmark!That would be such a gift, I have to try making it sometime

Val said...

Very creative and pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM.
Valx

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

What a wonderful idea to make this into a bookmark. I especially love your colors and the magnetic aspect of it.

Emma H said...

Very lovely - such pretty butterflies! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Fliss said...

Really lovely creation. Thanks for joining in with this week's MMM challenge and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love your magnetis bookmark, what a fun idea!!! Love the added shimmer as well.

Michelle said...

A wonderful altered book mark for the TioT challenge this week. Stunning Idea! Thanks for joining us
x Michelle

Juliet A said...

What a beautiful and clever bookmark! I can imagine how shimmery it must be!

Clarky J said...

Brilliant idea to use those fridge magnets x Its looks Fantastic!thanks for joining us at TIOT alter it week

Debbie said...

This is awesome Shelly! Fabulous pastel colours and beautiful butterflies. I love bookmarks and have quite a collection! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Debbie
^..^

Creative Inspirations said...

This is very pretty, thank you for sharing it with us.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fabulous work! The color palette is so beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!