Saturday, 30 April 2011

How To Eat An Elephant!!

Answers on a postcard please lol. Have you heard this one before. I always tell it to friends who are finding    a situation overwhelming. How do you eat an elephant...it's huge and solid, where do you start......well, it's one bite at a time the same as any other meal. 

This bookmark is a visual reminder for a dear friend. The background is covered in pink card with white Mulberry paper glued on top. I put it through a script embossing folder, glued folded pieces of ribbon around the back...putting another circle of card on the back to cover it. Then a row of pearls - coloured pink with blossom promarker - all around the edge. 
Ele is a Arthurs Clipart Digi, and coloured with Blossom and Dusky Pink Promarkers, and is wearing Cotton Candy Stickles on her toe nails. I've over the edge cut her with a nestie and outlined the nestie with Blossom promarker and Stickles 

The 'tuck into the book' part of the bookmark is cut using a Marianne Creatables 
and embossed with the same folder. 
The backing card is silver, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder 
and adorned with more Stickles. 
Sketch
Flourishes 

Challenges I'd like to enter  ...
Flourishes - Sketch
Karen's Doodles Netherlands -   Make a Bookmark 
Meljens Designs - Bookmark.
Challenge Up Your Life -  Bookmarks
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes 
Alphabet Challenge - "Z" is for Zoo animals.
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Die cuts and punches.
Mami Doodles -  Let's get girly.
Phindy’s Place - Glitter, glamour & glitz.
Wags 'n Whiskers -  Use die/punch.
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Use an animal on your card.
The Rubber Cafe - Mom or a special lady in your life.
Stampavie and More -  pearls



26 comments:

greet said...

What a beautiful bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL.

Greetings Greet

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Great, Lin!
I didn´t know the sentiment and it´s meaning, so thanks for the explanation :-) but I know, that it is really true - I discovered that a few years ago by myself... it´s so sweet of you to help a friend with your reminder-bookmark!
And I love the pink elephant - too cute!
Your project is so beautiful from all sides!!
Hugs,
Uli

Cec said...

What a fun project. I love the ribbon border you created and the silver embossed panel is so glitzy. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Hugs!
Cec

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

That is too cute! You did a great job!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! :D I'm a new follower.

Wendy,aka Roo
gilbyscraftster

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute idea! I really like the ribbon treatment around the card and the elephant is just toooooo sweet! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us! Hugs ~S~

Wendy Colledge said...

Cute! cute! cute!

Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

Work said...

wow soo adorable, Lin u bound me to say again again you are very creative and always u come with some new ideas, I just looooooooove it. I have an award for you, check my second post.

dj1952 said...

Wow Linda, this is fantastic! I thought it was something you had sewed when I first saw it. The little gingham pieces of ribbon really adds to the overall effect. Hugs, dj

glitzygirl said...

Very clever, well done. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Manuela said...

Wow, this is absolutely adorable! Fantastic piece of art! Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lindy fabulous project I love that elephant hes so cute and your colouring is spot on. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Great! Love the story about eating an elephant :) Also love how you added the ribbon and the little beads.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!

Renata

Annemaritta said...

Hih, I love the way she shows off her fingernails, it was really nice trick :) Oh, it's a bookmark! How nice! Sentiment is very very useful reminder of life. I enjoy details of the colorine. (Isn't it sad LOL!!!)

Dorcas said...

One bite at a time! LOL
Love your pink elephant, Lin! I’m so glad you were able to join us this week at Phindy’s Place!
Hugs,
Dorcas

Paige said...

Fun and creative bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

~Vittory~ said...

Really cute bookmark! Did you find out how to eat Elephant? =)
Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Hope to see you again.
With best wishes,
Viktoria

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card. Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So many great details on this card! Love the ribbon all the way around! Looks like a lot of work! All the embossing is great too! The front and back is so pretty on this one! Your friend will love it!

Sonia said...

Hi
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
Adorable image. Love how you did this card according the Sketch... Great Creation!
Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge. Hope to see again.
Sonia DT

katesacraftybugger said...

what a fab idea , thanks for joining us at I♥ promarkers this week -Kate

Makiko Jones said...

Super creative and awesome card!! I love the elephant image you used. My husband has a little history about the pink elephant and your card makes me smile. Thank you for sharing.

Kiki said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Love every little detail!

Thanks so much for joining us at SAm this week.

Hugs, Kiki

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow! There's a lot of detail in your bookmark! Great job!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

...just Peggy said...

Soooo Cute! love your ribbon loops. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... very creative and cute!! So glad you joined in our Punches/Dies challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers! I hope you'll join us again next challenge!

Darlene
Wags 'n Whiskers DT

Dianna said...

Adorable bookmark! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Bookmark Challenge!  Hope to see you again next week!

~ Di, Meljen's DT Member

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