Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fourth Bookmark by LynnMarie

Hello Bloggers, 
Today we are releasing our fourth Bookmark by LynnMarie.  Our challenge will  will continue through Tuesday of next week.  Then it will be your turn.  Challenge opens up to the public on August 28th!  Looking forward to seeing everyone's submissions!  All submissions should be sent to  Just a friendly reminder that you must purchase the bookmark from the Playground and use product from the store.  Don't forget to leave comments on the Blog as we will be picking a winner for their comments as well as their bookmark!

  • Bookmark Sleeve
  • Dyan Reaveley Stamp Sets: Under the Sea and Ocean Backgrounds
  • Bazzill Cardstock (CS) - Color of Choice
  • Copic Paper
  • Copic Markers - Colors of Choice
  • Clear Crystals in at least 2 sizes
  • White Ribbon and Color Ribbon 
  • Stardust Pen
  • Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
  • Distress Ink - Color of Choice
  • Distress Tool
  • Blending Tool/Sponge
  • Tim Holtz Grid Blocks
  • Trimmer and Detail Scissors
  • Adhesives
  1. Cut CS to 8 x 2 5/8. Distress the edges with your Distress Tool and ink the edges with Distress Ink using a Blending Tool.
  2. Cut Copic Paper to 7¾ x 2 3/8.
  3. Choose Sea Life Images from the Stamp set.  Position stamps upside down (grey should be facing you) on the Copic Paper strip (when positioning remember to plan for the seaweed at the bottom).  Place the Clear Grid Block on top of the Stamps and press. Turn the Grid Block over and now you are ready to ink the stamps with Memento Black.  You will now be able to stamp the images onto the Copic Paper strip all at once! 
    • Note: This is a great tip to use when you are mass producing a bookmark because stamping each image individually can become daunting!
  4. Begin coloring your Sea Life Images with your Copic Markers.  Then color your background to resemble the ocean.  Accent with the Stardust Pen.
  5. Ink the Seaweed Image with Memento Black and stamp onto a scrap piece of Copic Paper.  Color the image with your Copics.  Don't forget to color the background the same color as your ocean.  Cut out the image but don't have the ocean as a border which allows you to avoid detailed fussy leave as much border around the seaweed as you see fit.  Do cut it so that the seaweed appears to be flowing...
  6. Adhere Seaweed to the Copic Paper strip (but adhere only the lower portion).  Trim bottom as needed.
  7. Adhere the Copic Paper strip to the CS.
  8. Color your Clear Crystals with Copic Markers.  Adhere to the Copic Paper strip to look like bubbles.
  9. Place matted strip into Bookmark Sleeve.
  10. Color your ribbons with the Copic Markers.  Tie to the top of the Bookmark Sleeve.  Voila!
    Great Job LynnMarie!  Love the use of all the different products that you used!