Monday, June 6, 2011

A Swap and a Share

Sheesh, as if it wasn't bad enough I've been AWOL for an entire week (!), but I try to finally post and blogger won't let me upload anything.  Grrrrrrr....... blogger is getting rather tiresome.  Anyway, I thought I'd post two of the four bookmarks I've made for the Gingersnap Creations Art Exchange.  The theme for the swap is travel, and we could make any type of bookmark we wanted.  I have two totally different approaches here.... the one on the left is my very favorite vacation spot - Santorini, Greece.  I stamped and heat embossed the image on Bristol paper, then watercolored it.  The Greek image is from Echoes des Voyages - they have lots of great travel destination stamps that are rather uncommon (Greece, Turkey, Norway, Russia, Peru, to name a few!) - great for scrapbooking. The bottom of the bookmark is pieced from some old patterned paper that showed a map of Greece.  The bookmark on the right is made on a piece of the collage I made in the Paint, Paper, Paste E-workshop I'm taking.  A Tim Holtz stamp, some vintage French text and some letters finished it off.

Next I wanted to share a fabulous project that I won in a drawing from Dawn (Crafty Dawn in blogland).  It's this gorgeous mini pocket book, which came in an equally beautiful decorated envelope:
A pic of the book opened up, so you can see the embellished pages and the pockets - I will have fun filling these with tags!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Dawn!!!! Gorgeous work!

We are deep into end-of-school-year and end-of sport-season activities this week, then we are taking a little vacation, so I will probably continue to be a very bad blogger. :(  I am hoping to get around to visit, but I may not have the time to leave the comments I usually do..... I do apologize, and will catch up with everyone in a few weeks!  Until then, Happy Crafting!


Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous bookmarks Jean, You've been to Greece? Oh I'm so green with envy, the only Grease I see is in my kitchen. LOL
Love the Paris one too, please don't tell me you've been there too?
What a sweet win from Dawn.
have a great time on your vacation where ever you may go.
hugs Lynn

Daniele said...

lovely inspirational tags again Jean, I agree Blogger is getting real bad, couldn't upload anything yesterday morning......grrr

Netty said...

Loving your bookmarks they are terrific. Nice win from Dawn, so sweet. Annette x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Beautiful tags/bookmarks. We all have a dose of Wanderlust after seeing those.
Congratulations on the goodies you won.

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

Hallo Jean,
famous bookmarks
I have been in Greece for holiday, but only for a very short time in Paris .
It looks like you stamped it !
hugs Sabine

Unknown said...

Such wonderful bookmarks. Well done my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

your tags are gorgeous and they do remember me to my vacation and visit to Santorini and Paris. So you can understand that I love this tags (also the stamps).
Your book is also beautiful.
Greets Marja

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Beautiful bookmarks and lovely little book.......have some fun time off...........we will miss you though:)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous bookmarks, love all the details and layers, beautiful. Tracy x

Ana Márquez said...

I love these tags, the colours and details. Great!!

Unknown said...

Hi hun, I honestly didn't know the gift was on here thank you so much for sharing ;0) I love the tags I have been to Greece (several Islands) And I have to say all were beautiful and the people couldn't be nicer. I have still to go to Paris but your tags are beautiful reminders of lovely times been and lovely times to come (hopefully)

Love Dawn xx

Katy said...

oh my that Paris one is stunning Jean!!