Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Three Bookmarks

Hello everyone and welcome. Sorry for the boring post title but I could not think of anything better and what I am showing are indeed three bookmarks...

I had been admiring the lovely images from Nicecrane Design on my travels through blogland for a while now and a couple of days ago decided to order some. And then the lovely Ignacio even send me some more free ones, so of course I had to start making things. To make these I played with several of his sheets and put them together in Photoshop Elements. I printed them out and then came the fun of inking colouring and embellishing. I also ran parts of them through a Tim Holtz embossing folder for added texture.




  These two were put together with the help of the Talking Clock pack and the Vintage Bookmark factory. The images were coloured already, I just blended them in and inked around them with various colours of Distress Inks.




The picture in this one came in Black and White and I coloured it with Distress Markers and Inks.
Well, hope you like them, and if you don't know Nicecrane Designs, check it out, - there is so much choice and they are really reasonably priced too.

30 comments:

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwwwwww Astrid,,,,,,YES,,After a hard discussion with my provider,,at the end he solved the problem, my store is working again,,,,,YEAHHH...
Love these adorable and cute bookmarks ,,,it take me some minutes to watch them,,because you layered some sheets,,,,,and what a play of Art,,,,,you did with my pictures,,,, you are really talented,,,,lobe the vintage effect and all voer how you used Photoshop,,,so I´ll send you some PSD,,,,,,to learn Designer Tips.

Maryann said...

oh my goodness Astrid! These are sooooooooo gorgeous, that I´m completyely speachless here. Absolutely stunning work. YOu are just so talented girl, and there don´t seems to be anything at all, that you can´t make to look like a million. Is there anything at all, you can´t do? Sooooooooooo stunning, that I just don´t even know enough words to explain it, but I´m truely stunned. I just so LOVE LOVE LOVE these bookmarks.

morkaren said...

Hold da op hvor er de flotte, så gennemførte og i en dejlig vintage stil, jeg får da lyst til at lave nogle bogmærker, min mand læser meget, og bruger bare en stump pap som bogmærke, tak for ideen. knus morkaren.

Marisa Job said...

Gorgeous tags!! Love the colors and the embossing too!! So much talent!!!

Sarah said...

So many images to pick from at Nicecrane and you certainly chose some good ones! Your bookmarks are so pretty...almost too pretty to close up in a book!

Dianne said...

All three are gorgeous, thanks for the visit it got me really excited to be visited by such a great artist..

Izzwizz said...

These are gorgeous Astrid, love the colours, they go really well with those fab images. Maddy x

M@miogée said...

Oh mon Dieu comme c'est beau !!!
J'adore!
C'est un vrai travail d'Artiste !
Félicitations pour ce joli travail.

Dorthe said...

My dear Astrid,
you are truly making little wonders,-how beautiful and sweet they are. I love the lovely soft colours you gave them, the embossing , and the images are all so old time sweet.
I will go visit Nicecrane Design, thank you.
Love, Dorthe

Netty said...

Beautiful bookmarks Astrid, so perfect for victorian novels. xx

Margie said...

These are fab Astrid - what lovely little gifts to slip into an envelope for a crafty friend. Really like the embossing on the bottom too. Off to have a look at Nicecrane.

Susie Bentz said...

Beautiful! Such a lovely job coloring the last image, too. The details - texture, inking, fibers - perfect combination!

Buttons said...

Superb use of these adorable images Astrid. You've really put your own spin on them and I love the colouring/embossing. Hugs, Jenny x

Anita Houston said...

Not boring at all...was a gorgeous trio of Old World beauty! Love them! Fab keepsakes!

Jann said...

Beautiful bookmarks, Astrid--I love them!

butterfly said...

Beautiful! So glad you managed to get your images to play with in the end, and what delights you've created with them!
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A beautiful trio! Lovely embossing, I never seem to be able to do it so beautifuly!

Barb said...

Stunning book marks Astrid.

inkypinkycraft said...

These are beautiful, the images are lvely and youbhave showcased them beautifully! What gorgeous bookmarks! Hugs trace x

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid these are real little beauties, the texturing is a wonderful touch, stunning. xx

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

Three simply amazing bookmarks! Love your creative thought on putting these together! Thanks for the inspiration! xo Pam

chrissies said...

Far too beautiful to use as bookmarks they deserve pride on a show wall.

Love Chrissie xx

Sandie Edwards said...

They are really beautiful Astrid, what glorious bookmarks... Ignacio has reason to be so thrilled.

June Macfarlane said...

Oh Astrid, these are the most beautiful bookmarks i have ever seen. simply stunning work my friend. I just began rebuilding Dezinaworld and its so good to be back :) Now i had best add myself to follow you again. Please pop by and see my new Dezina blog if you get chance too
hugs June x

Margyz Paper Games said...

Gorgeous bookmarks Astrid. Love how you used the images and the embossing
is perfect. Whoever receives these will be thrilled to bits. ox Marg

June Macfarlane said...

Astrid, hello again. Just popped back to let you know about last year. My blogs and email and paypal were all compromised by a hacker last year so it wiped out all my Dezinaworld work. It really upset me, especially since i have two terminally ill parents to look after and i just did not have the energy to begin again rebuilding everything, Now i still have the same caring to do but I am feeling more positive and ready to rebuild Dezinaworld as a New blog :) thank you for adding to follow me again at the new one. x

Ros Crawford said...

How fabulous these are!! Beautifully done as always ... and you know sometimes it takes me longer to think up a title than write the post!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said by others? Amazingly beuatiful work as usual.

Bärbel said...

Die Lesezeichen sind wunderschön, Astrid, sie bestechen durch die schönen Prägungen und die wunderbaren süßen Kindermotive.
Liebe Grüße.

unni's scrappeboble said...

Wooooow, sooooo beautifuuuuuul :)

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