That's the theme over on the Flickr Art 'n' Soul group for the
swap challenge which runs until 1st December ...
"to make a BOOKMARK with a VINTAGE theme AND include LACE somewhere on the project - you can make the actual bookmark from any medium you wish providing it is sturdy enough to be used and adorn it any way you want to as long as it has a vintage/shabby chic theme!"
For my bookmark then, I cut up an old dressmaking tissue pattern
and stuck on an image photocopied from the packet -
then gave the whole thing a couple of layers of Mod Podge.
The Mod Podge dries clear and leaves the tissue much sturdier
and prevents it from tearing.
I machine stitched it onto some cotton fabric
and added a lace flower aged with some Tea Dye coloured Distress Ink.
I didn't do anything to the button, it was like that - just old and shabby!
I added a few layers of lace to the bottom
and the back is covered with lace too.
The ribbon threaded through the top is seam binding
distressed with more of the Tea Dye coloured Distress Ink.
(In reality it isn't that deep a colour)
This is a two part challenge as we also had to make a tag ....
"You must make a Christmas themed tag to go with your bookmark - so your partners will receive a scrummy Christmas pressie bookmark wrapped with a nice Christmas tag"
I actually prefer the tag to the bookmark!
I made it in the same way.
The band of Christmas greetings at the top is part of a ribbon
I saved from a Lush parcel last year.
The hat is a Christmas button which I think looks rather fetching!
I stitched plain paper to the back so there is somewhere
for the message to be written.
They both look like tags, or they both look like bookmarks -
whatever you prefer - lol.
I hope the button emellishments aren't too bulky though
for bookmarks (oops, I should have thought of that earlier!)
Thanks for looking :)