Sunday, November 28, 2010

My First Project as a Rose!

As one of the newest flowers in the bouquet, I would like to present my very first project. Connie Rose is project coordinator this month, and has asked us to make a book mark. I won't go into details, but let's just say our little packets of supplies did not arrive due to a technical malfunction out of her control. Being the strong Roses that we are, we created beautiful bookmarks to accomplish the task. Please take time to visit the other Roses, Sue, Connie, Olga, Patti, Kerrie, Betty, who is on hiatus, and Kym.

I started with chipboard and made mine a wee bit on the long side, as I am more of a magazine reader and it would work much better. The designer paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle. Since I just received some new Pure Luxury card stocks for my birthday, I had a few new choices, and decided to go with the Smoky Slate as an accent. I used a Labels Four Spellbinders die, scored and folded in half as my top feature. I then cut ovals in the same Slate and smaller in white as my focal image. The saying I thought was inspirational and came from my stash of unmounteds which are unknown. I added stitching with a white gel pen and felt leaves to decorate. I drilled a hole and added hemp twine with the ends sandwiched in circle punches and a felt leaf added to dangle.

That is it for this morning, I hope you have a glorious Sunday!

18 comments:

Sue W said...

This is just perfect Mary Anne! Love the attention to detail! Stitching, the labels four die cut and the beautiful Autumn leaves all perfect. How lucky we are to have you in 'the bunch'! Love your new profile pic too.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Mary Anne, love all the gorgeous details.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is wonder-FALL,! Love all the details and the felt leaves and stiching are just as pretty as can be.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Thanks for leaving the links, I went to all of them now I know who is who! LOL

Patti said...

Oh Mary Anne Rose this is a stunner! Love the colors, size, leaves, sentiment LOVE it! Have a great Sunday GF!

Theresa said...

This is one beautiful bookmark. You did a great job....and deserve very much to be a part of this wonderful group. Anyone heard from Betty...sent her an email but had no answer.

Theresa said...

Forgot to say that I like your new profile photo. Have a great Sunday.

Olga said...

I love your new picture! And the other one you posted on Roses, I also love love love your book mark!!!! Fantastic job!

Wendy said...

Simply beautiful, Mary Anne!! I am in awe of your book mark!! Fabulous job!!!

Kerrie said...

Wow Mary Ann Rose, just love you bookmark, and that sentiment is just perfect.... Yes agreeing..... love your new profile picture.

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is gorgeous - how clever to make it for a magazine - I read those the most also...and LOVE the new pic! saw where Olga changed her's also...
you look wonderful as the newest "rose" (-:

Patti P. said...

Hey there Mary Anne, hope your Sunday has been great...love your bookmark. Love your new picture...

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your bookmark is a one-of-a-kind and it's gorgeous! I love the leaves you created! I'd say you definitely deserve to be a rose!

Selma said...

This is a beautiful bookmark Mary Anne. I really like that it is larger for magazines. Like your new picture.

Jennie said...

What a pretty bookmark Mary Anne! Love you new profile pic :o)

redwasher1 said...

What a gorgeous bookmark!!

CraftieConnie said...

This is stunning Mary Anne-Rose, I don't know how I missed it, but I just love it!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely gorgeous work, Mary Ann ~ how sweet to come up with Plan B! The sentiment is just perfect, too - may we all keep on dancing no matter what :) Lovely work!