Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Tuesday Tagger - Literary Past

Tuesday again and over at Tuesday Taggers my lovely teamies have set us the challenge of producing a vintage book mark.

I love ageing stuff but since I started crafting the only reading I do is in The Craft Stamper. My Aunt though is a prolific reader and is at the moment researching ancient chinese history (oriental interests seem to run in the family!)  SHe has many massive tomes on the go and as part of her Christmas pressies I made her a collection of 6 book marks on a stand for her to keep on her reading table.

This was one of them. Inked with TH Distress inks then masked and inked again then stamped with the floral flourish and finished off with the text and ............yep, the dreaded peel off!  Sometimes though only peel offs will do!

There is an amazing variety of bookmarks on the TT blog for inspiration, those girls never cease to amaze me, I wonder how many varieties of vintage bookmarks you come up with..................

Will be popping by to see

Till then
x Michelle


craftimamma said...

This is really classy Michelle and although it obviously looks nothing like one, it immediately made me think of a leather Chesterfield couch that you might curl up on to read a good book. The inking looks like antiqued leather and the 'dreaded peel off' reminds me of the metal studs you see on old leather furniture.

I bet your Aunt was really thrilled with her set of bookmarks.

Lesley Xx

Clarky J said...

A truely gorgeous gift my friend as always you produce the most stunning of projects x Looking forward to more Oriental next month too x Janet

Gez said...

Absolutely stunning Michelle & inspirational as always... it's bedtime but I want to craft now!
Sorry it's felt like ages since I dropped by. My daughter is off to study in Beijing in just over 2 wks & there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.
Hoping to have a bit more time in September when my little one starts nursery. Fingers crossed we are hoping to catch a bus to Skipton next Weds!
Have a great week.xx What a lucky Aunt. :)

Netty said...

This is truly beautiful Michelle, love it. Annette x

EFI said...

Amazing Tag!!!

Teri said...

This is wonderful hun, puts mine to shame! (love the peel-offs) tee-hee!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous to me it has a rich regency feel to it and yes peeloffs are just right sometimes and you gotta go with just right. xx Zoe

IsaNorris said...

beauuuuuuuuuuutiful tag Michelle!! love the shape!!
you have an award waiting for you on my blog ;)
isa x

georgina said...

very very wonderful Michelle, the colourway is so well chosen,love it, luv Georginaxx

Sue said...

This is beautiful, the colour is so rich, and your peel off's finish it off perfectly x

lisa said...

What a lovely idea for a present for someone who reads such a lot. This is really beautiful and has wonderful depth of colour. I love making Bookmarks, they are useful crafting I think!!
Hope the sunshine is making you smile.
Hugs Lisax

themessycraftroom said...

A really lovely bookmark. I bet your Aunt was thrilled to bits. Finished to perfection.xChrisB

PatR said...

Beautiful Bookmark Michelle, your Aunt is very lucky to receive such a wonderful gift.

Clare said...

Wow this is a totally beautiful bookmark Michelle. I love the colours and the stamping is gorgeous. Hugs Clare xxx

Fiona said...

What a superb bookmark Michelle and the 'dreaded peel-off' is just right. Sometimes, they can be useful!

Fiona x

Yvonne said...

This is just beautiful!
Just love the effect of the lovely greens on this.. would love to be able to do this effect ( one day I will come to these crafty events you have) the florishes.. so , so , pretty.
Peeloffs, yes, sometimes, we need them, as many times we try to avoid!