Monday, March 26, 2012

Fun Bookmarks

A big "hello" to all my fabulous friends!  I am excited to  share my little whimsical bookmark I created for my iCopic DT and some bookmarks I created for Nicecrane Designs.    I selected the adorable little Penny Johnson image by Stampavie called Sweet Dreams.

Copics:  G28, YG63, G40

When I was taking my Standard and Intermediate Copic Certification classes with Marianne Walker last November, I smile as I remember her saying,  - "Marie, you learned you lessons well.  You are doing an excellent job with Copics and you learned all the rules.  But your work is boring.  People will not keep their eyes on it for an extra long time.   Now you need to break the rules"!   Wow!  OK.   So I have looked at many different people's work and tried to find ways to "break the rules. 

I decided to add some "fun and whimsy" to my work.   I grabbed a 0.3mm  Olive Copic Multiliner and started doodling.    It feels fun and carefree to do this and  gives an interesting little effect to the image. You can use the same color or change colors and provide greater color variations.   Maybe you will want to mix it up!   Either way  - it's fun to just see all the different and crazy things you can do with Copic markers and multiliners!

I created these children''s bookmarks  from some adorable images from Nicecrane Designs.

I think these little images would look just great in a Mother Goose book for children.  They are fun and so easy to make!

I will link this to:
Make it Monday

Thank you for stopping by and visiting awhile!    Come back soon.  

Marie XX


  1. Oh love your bookmarks, the first is so so adorable with the cutie image !

  2. I love these bookmarks - all of them. All due respect to Marianne, but I have never seen a thing boring in your "works of art". I aspire to be half as good as you. Hugs, Donna

  3. Your coloring is out of this world and the images are so cute!

  4. Not sure 'boring' is the adjective I would use to describe your work, Marie. I guess in the end, it's how you feel personally about your creations but you have been and will continue to be a source of inspiration for me, no matter what or how you decide to create.

  5. These are AWESOME!!!! Love 'em! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry, being sure to mention you saw them on Make it Monday, for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  6. These are so sweet! I love your coloring.

    I am popping by from MIM.

    **Check out my March Blog Candy**

  7. Super DUPER cute!!!!!!! Hoooooray for Marie. LOL! LOVE these. My daughter is an avid reader and she said these are ADORABLE!!! :)
    Hugs to you and again, thank you for inspiring us at Make It Monday.

  8. Love it,,,,,Marie,,,,,,so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,,,,,,, ,and as always your colors are stunning my friend,,,,thanks

  9. They all look great - keep breaking the rules! Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug


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