[Edited to split into two posts; personal stuff moved to the next post.]

What have I done since I got home from today’s guild meeting, other than a bit of Indian cookery for dinner?  Well … a so-called ‘friend’ bullied me into submitting something for the All Things Unity challenge #24 - {FAVORITE stamp or set}, though it ended up being one heck of a rush to get it done before the deadline.  Fortunately, I do have a few Unity stamps.  I think my favourite is Linden Branch.  I decided that since I was so short of time, I needed to keep it simple, so I just made a bookmark.

I used fairly thick glossy cardstock, stamped the branch using Ranger Clear Resist, then used a piece of crumpled paper towel to rub Impress Old Rose dye ink over it, leaving the branch almost white.  Next I stamped it again using a no-name brown pigment ink.  I’d have liked to use a darker brown, but that is the darkest I have.  Then I went around the edge of the bookmark with the Old Rose dye ink to give it some definition.  Finally, I punched the hole and threaded pink ribbon through it.  It’s the wrong shade of pink, but again it was all I had at hand, and it was past midnight, so no chance of getting any more.  I’ll try to get something better before I send it away, and perhaps even add some beads.

[As usual, you can click on the picture for a bigger version.]


Shell on 20 February, 2011 at 2:22 am #

Wow is that pretty. Huge hugs for everything you have been dealing with. You are so very talented.

Carole (FibreJunky) on 20 February, 2011 at 2:23 am #

Woohoo!!! You made it!! Even if I had to bully you into it…I’m so super happy to see you finally play along at All Things Unity. Now I just have to get you over to EtsyInspired.

I know it’s going to take a while to get back to “normal” (whatever the heck that is) after everything with your mum, but you’ve always got my ear (or is it eyes?) and my heart.

Much love….FJ

Savannah O'Gwynn on 20 February, 2011 at 4:39 am #

Oh, Jenny. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. That is def. difficult to say goodbye to a loved one. Praying for comfort and peace for your family!

This bookmark is super gorgeous! I love the different shades of pink–and I just love that branch image from Unity! Beautifully done:) THANK YOU for sharing and for joining in the fun over at All Things Unity:)

StampinCathy on 20 February, 2011 at 6:04 am #

Sorry to hear you are going through so many things and sorry to hear about your mother.
Your bookmark is fabulous. Thanks for playing with us at ATU!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

lynn on 20 February, 2011 at 10:35 am #

i love resist embossing! your bookmark is lovely, jenny:)thanks so much for joining all things unity!

Carole (FibreJunky) on 21 February, 2011 at 1:00 am #

You are one of the most talented people I know (as well as one of the most giving.) **meghugs** my friend.

jennyk on 21 February, 2011 at 9:19 am #

Thanks, everyone! And FJ, flattery will get you … um .. chocolate?

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