2 November 2012

Fright Night

Hello everyone. Looking forward to the weekend? I may just have given myself a reason to have the heebie jeebies every night... having lost my place in a book four times recently I needed a bookmark but could one be found? Oh no. And so I set to creating one. Inspired by a fab journal by Sandra HERE it seemed a good idea to use Halloween colours.


Actually, it didn't seem so dark until I added the Tim Holtz sentiment!


Obviously this is black card, initially stamped with the mannequin (masked) with the mirror behind and the chandelier in front (doubled for emphasis). All were embossed with black WOW embossing powder - and wow does this stuff work well! It really keeps the detail, which is not easy with that mirror frame.


Copper and violet pearlised powders were mixed with water and spritzed over the whole lot.


These powders (and some pearlescent powder) were then mixed to a paint consistency to colour the main images. Different amounts of water were needed to allow the embossed edges to come through.


The sentiment fitted beautifully with the whole look and should be inspirational...?


The banner element is violet UTEE on top of metal with added black Promarker to make it less 'pretty'. The the whole bookmark then had a coat of Ranger Glue n Seal - although this slightly dulls the shine it stops the chance of anything being transferred onto my books, and it also gives the whole thing a leathery texture.
And so to the challenges;
Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend (Bonfire Night! Yippee!!) and please don't have nightmares:)
Hugs, Buttons x

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! So nice to make yourself something practical that you will use and can be proud of every time you see it :0) Mo x

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  2. Hehehehehe, don't spook yourself too much - lol

    Thanks so much for my fab prize which arrived earlier this afternoon.

    Love how you've used the elements from the stamp plate on the atc - brilliant

    Sam xxx

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  3. Simply fab buttons andi love the mannequin stamp...very cool bookmark!!! Hugs trace. X

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  4. Oh, like this lots! The colours work so well together, and what a practical use for something so beautiful! xxx Keren

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  5. What an astonishing piece... the colours, textures and patina are unlike anything I've ever seen - just fantastically atmospheric! Glorious embossing, and the pearly shimmer is fab!
    Alison x

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  6. OMG! This is fantastic!!! So much detail, so many layers! I love it! You are a clever girl!

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  7. A beautiful bookmark Buttons, love the depth you have created and the darkness give the whole piece a very vintage feel. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  8. This is wonderful! That mannequin stamp is gorgeous! So happy that my journal pages inspired you to make this fabulous book mark! You're such a sweety for mentioning me, and leaving that sweet comment on the blog. Thank you so so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. What a fabulous make and so practical. The colours and pearlescents give this such a vintage feel, beautiful.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  10. ...gorgeous work Buttons, there is a strong ghostly feel to this bookmark, the tarnished faded colours really add to the spooky atmosphere...Mel :)

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  11. Stunning design and gorgeous bookmark! Beautiful composition!
    Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

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  12. Just wonderful. The embossing is amazing.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. Amazing bookmark !
    Von ♥

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  14. Your bookmark is fabulous. I love the depth you managed to create and it certainly adds to the texture. Wonderful. Hugs Rita xx

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  15. Ooohh!! I like, I really like this idea. I love the texture you have created.
    Much better than the scappy bit of card that i am using at the moment.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

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  16. Hi Buttons
    First let me say you are a girl after my own heart, a Bookworm BUT also that you don't resort to turning down the corners of books, my pet peeve!
    A stunning bookmark and I've had many over the years. Amazing stamping (and masking) and even the detailing on the bottom edge.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. This looks fabulous with the stamping on black card, and the effect created with the pearlised powder. A perfect bookmark for a horror story!
    Thanks for joining our Halloween Challenge at FSC.
    Avril xx

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  18. Fabu.ous bookmark, lovely idea and I love the black card and the touch of pearl. Great texture too. Lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  19. What a delightful bookmark! The halloween colors are perfect with the image. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  20. Venturing into the darkside has enabled our to create a really atmospheric bookmark Buttons! I love the leathery look you achieved!

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  21. No-one else is going to have a bookmark like this - fabulous!!

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  22. It's so refreshing to know that people still read REAL books...ones that need an actual bookmark. The electric readers drive me nuts. After looking at a computer screen all day there's nothing like relaxing at night with the feel of a book in your hand. Love your bookmark it's just wonderful and the sentiment is very inspiring. :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

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  23. Thats a great bookmark Buttons, with a gorgeous stamp of the lady...again you did an amazing job on this bookmark!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  24. Hi Buttons. What a fab bookmark with many techniques incorporated. Love the colours and textures. Hugs Annie x

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  25. I don't think this is eerie at all...it's beautiful! I love the dark and smokey colors, and the image itself is wonderful! Great bookmark...makes you want to read a book just so you can look at and touch the bookmark!!!

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  26. A fantastic bookmark with great texture. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  27. Love the bookmark Buttons, and something that never goes astray if you're an avid reader. Again, great explanation on the "How". Great colour scheme. Cheers, Di

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  28. Wonderful bookmark Buttons! I just adore all the embossing, stamping and masking. It has a unique look which I love. The painting creates a wonderul look too.(I'm on catch up - sorry!)
    So glad you joined us at Anything But A Card again.
    Juliaxx

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  29. Ooooh, loads of texture calling to me! Love that you put the chandelier on there... maybe it'll give you virtual light so you don't lose your place again. Meant to say congrats on the new job on your last post... wooohooo!

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  30. How cool! I love the design and sentiment. So glad you joined us at Anything But a Card!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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