Tuesday, September 25, 2012

For My Awesome Reader

My oldest son is now reading chapter books!  So, I decided to make him his own personalized bookmark tag! He picked the image and the colors and I got to it!
It's Kenny K's "Cool Trucker" colored with Copics. I used my Silhouette to cut out my son's name and then I used embossing powder to help them stand out! I challenged myself to use some sparkle on a boy's card for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge and I thought "metallic paint!" So, for a boyish effect, I splatted the paint over the tag. (Unfortunately, my mask didn't keep all the paint off the image! Note to self: add image last!)
I hope when my son opens his book to read later today, he'll love it when he sees this:

Here's a close up of my coloring! My son is not one who tans easily, so I tried not to make the image too tan!

It's very minimalist, but perfect for a bookmark! I hope you all like it! Thanks as always for looking and following along with me on this new, fun and fantastic addiction!

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show (Sparkle- metallic paint)
Simon Says Stamps (Emboss it- Tristan)
Dutch Dare (For a boy)
Kenny Ks Krafty Krew (Fruity- lots of red for strawberries)


  1. I think this is a perfect bookmark for your son! Love the background for that cute image! Love the bright colors you used, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Just right for a young man! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  3. Great bookmark tag, I'm sure he'll love it! I'm loving those splotches of paint :) Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  4. This is fabulous! Totally love the splatter of the paint!!!!

    Thanks for joining us as Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  5. Fab creation, great idea I'm sure he loves it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Fabulous tag Jan :-) the image is terrific, just perfect for a boy , and the grungy look is just FAB !! :-) Love the splatter :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. This is AWESOME!!!
    love everything about it & thanks for showing the krew at KKKK!!!

  8. this is supercool, and realy fab for a boy! I am sure he'll wear it out in no time *haha*

    thanks for sharing with us at KennyK's!

  9. What an awesome bookmark! That image is definitely all boy and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week!
    Leslie, DT

  10. What a cool bookmark :) Thanks for joining us at Kenny K hugs Rebecca