Monday, August 2, 2010

Now what page was I on?

If you're a reader like me, then you typically have 3-5 books going at one time, around the house.  I usually have a devotional, a non-fiction, a drama and one of my kids school books going all at once.  So bookmarks are needed a plenty here.  Even the girls usually have a chapter book or two going at the same time. 

So guess how delighted I was to see that the new Copic Creations challenge involved my favorite thing...reading.  Yes, I think I even like reading better than scrapping...but only by a smidge.  If you have children, may I encourage to pick up a book with them daily.  Not only does it make great snuggle time, but increases their vocabulary and love for learning.  Copic Creations is featurning Elizabeth O. Dulemba, children's author and illustrator.  So what could their theme be this month?  Why anything related to reading of course: bookmarks, book gift card holders, book charts, etc...  Elizabeth even has a page full of free downloads for coloring and boy are they cute.  When I was looking through all the images, I saw the one below and instantly knew this one was the one for my bookmark.  I can just see this happening at our house somedays. 

Since it was one of the few non-cutsey illustrations, I wanted to dress up the bookmark by using a clear background.  I grabbed some Basic Grey Cappella Scraps, did some fussy cutting and adhered the flower design to the clear tag.   I added the journal tag and backed it with a border.  Finally, I dotted the edges with Liquid Pearls.

This one will promptly go into my current read: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle.

Copic Sketch Markers 
Couples' skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E33, R20
Lady hair: E09, E11, E33, YR24, white highlights
Lady dress: G21, G40, G82, G99, C7, colorless blender
Man Hair/Hat/Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, colorless blender, white highlights

Man Suit: E09, E25, E59, C9
Paper: Basic Grey Cappella
Ranger: Inkssential's White Opaque Marker, Liquid Pearls (Petal Pink)

Illustration by Elizabeth O Dulemba
Punches: Fiskars (Threading Water)


  1. so romantic. Very beautiful layout.

  2. Very pretty. Love the color of her hair.

  3. OMGoodness Cheryl! This is truly gorgeous!! I love it. The Cappella papers are beautiful and perfect for this image that you have colored so wonderfully!! I love this. So glad you could join us at Copic Creations! Thank you.

  4. I'm featuring your card on tomorrow's coloring page Tuesday alert! Lovely! :) e

  5. Oh my, thank you! That is an honor. I can't wait to use more of your illustrations.