Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Magnetic Bookmark 3

Hello, everybody!  I'm back again today with my third bookmark!  You can see the other two here and here.   There are two tiny magnets to hold the bookmark in place so you will not lose your page.  This is a great back-to-school project so I used a motivational statement suitable for older kids and teens, but it would be good for anyone working toward a goal.  I got the idea to make magnetic bookmarks after watching this video here.

Instead of using patterned paper scraps as in the video, I created a cool background with Distress Oxides on scraps of Photo Paper.  I layered each colour using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and dried in between each colour.  It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest.  When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here.  I was inspired to try this technique after watching this video here.


Stamp:  STAMPlorations A Little Progress - Typografia Motivate
Die:  Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce, Picked Raspberry, more or less, I was playing)
Other:  Neodymium Disc Magnets 5mm x 1mm (ebay), photo paper scraps

This photo shows how the bookmark looks when open and where the tiny magnets have been affixed behind the inky panels (approximately):


Here's how it looks in a book, held securely in place:



I would like to support these fun challenges: Cardz TV 60 AG 3/3; Craft Stamper Take it Make It August 1/3; Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Creatalicious AG Optional No Square or Rectangle Card UE; Creative Craft Cottage No Patterned Paper 3/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Crop Stop Link Party 42 (Distress Oxides can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 5/5; Cupcake Inspirations Back to School 3/3; Dare 2B Artzy AG 1/3; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Mod Squad Back to School 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Penny Black and More Something Beginning with B (bookmark) 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pile It On New Technique (Distress Oxides on photo paper) UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Back to School 1/5; Simply Create Too Make a Bookmark; STAMPlorations Summer CUTplorations UE; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch - Stamps and AG UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge; The Artistic Stamper AG 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5


Thank you for looking at my bookmark! Wishing you a joyful day!

34 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the design and such a wonderful idea.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Liz said...

Love all your bookmarks, what a fabulous idea! xx

Migdalia said...

Beautiful bookmark!! love the pretty background & textures.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful bookmark and a great way to make them.

Lisa said...

So stunning!! They are all so colorful and gorgeous!! This sentiment is wonderful, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

A super bookmark, such a good idea to use magnets - a fabulous background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Scrapper69 said...

LOVE the beautiful background you created! Cute idea for a bookmark!

Theresa

jimlynn said...

So pretty and a great incentive to have more people read.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Another amazing magnetic bookmark, these vibrant colours are fabulous as well the sentiment! Love that it stay in place with the magnet, wonderful idea!!

brenda said...

What a great design for a bookmark Kitty and love your intense background, it's a great 'B' for our 'I Spy' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun background for your very cook magnetic bookmark! Great quote for a bookmark too! So very happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

Tina Z. said...

I love and collect the bookmarks and yours are fantastic!
hugs xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fun and fabulous bookmark. Love your background. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

KathyA. said...

What a great bookmark. I love the colors and the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy A.

Linda said...

What a great idea. Love the inky background and what a great sentiment. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautiful Kitty, such gorgeous vibrant colours.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxxx

Indy's Designs said...

Such a fabulous sentiment for a bookmark! Love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs,
Debbie

Diane Louise J said...

Hello again… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely bookmark, great inspirational quote too… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

terrie said...

Great looking bookmarks....I'll have to watch the video how to do them...I'm always losing my bookmarks...
I'll be back home Monday after being away for a week at the beach...Thanks for sharing them Kitty

ann van dijk said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Pia S said...

I’ve looked at the other two bookmarks as well, and all three have great colors and motivational sentiments. These are perfect as little gifts.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a great bookmark and technique! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!
Hugs

Michelle B. said...

Very creative, I love the design and the colors you chose! Thank you for playing with us at Creatalicious Challenges!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

These are very clever. I like the magnet idea. My bookmark is always falling out :)

Fikreta said...

Love it!
its stunning!
hugs

Lori said...

Very cool bookmark! Such a beautifully inked background (amazing that a baby wipe makes it shiny) - love the vibrant color!

Mervi said...

Fabulous creation, thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Joyce Erb said...

Love your bookmark. Stamplortions has wonderful big sentiments. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Judy TTCRD DT
Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Tracy Freeman said...

This is fantastic and such a great idea, love your inking.
Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Have a great day.

Hetty said...

Beautiful bookmark and such a great sentiment.

Angela said...

This is really a wonderful bookmark, I love the background colors and the sentiment is fabulous.♥ Thanks a lot for joining us at our make a bookmark challenge by Simply Create Too Challenge
Good luck and hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT

Helen said...

What a fabulous idea - love the colours too!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Melanie said...

A wonderful bookmark!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no square or rectangle card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…