Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wee & Whimsical Wednesday

I feel like I've been letting you know little things about me this week, so I thought I would incorporate one of my favorite hobbies with Wee & Whimsical Wednesday today. I read like crazy in my spare time and since we moved to our home here in the DC area, I live close enough to walk to the library in about 5 minutes, so I find myself reading even more. So when I was thinking about what I wanted to do this week with my Inchie Squares, I decided to go with bookmarks. I have done a fun bookmark in the past, but I wanted to take this one is a different direction. And rather than just create one from cardstock, I opted to use a wood picket stake that I picked up in the local craft supply store (in the wood crafts aisle).

Now, normally going into a project, I have a fair idea of how much time something's going to take; I'm sure you're the same way, right? This fun bookmark went together so much quicker than I anticipated! It was economical and would make a great project for a Girl Scout project or any occasion where you might need to create several (I was actually thinking it might make a great addition to a teacher's card; since both Wally and the Beav are in middle school this year, we have - oh, 12 teachers or so?!).

I started out by stamping the White Inchie Square (from Inchie Arts) with the Itty Bitty Jar of Berries (from Lockhart Stamp Company and Memento ink. Then I painted the Inchie Square and the picket stake with Shimmerz paint. Once that was dry, I added white dots as a trim on both pieces, then proceeded to color the image. I die cut a cardstock mat for the White Inchie Square and adhered it all together. So simple! Take a look at how the Shimmerz makes it shine:

And here's a quick look at the supplies - completely easy, don't you think?!

When it comes to my reading picks, I always try to avoid a movie until I've read the book. All my friends have been saying how fun Julie & Julia is, so I had to give it a quick read before seeing it. It definitely influenced my stamp choice for this project, so I thought it was only appropriate that I showed it to you in the book! ;)

I hope this gives you some fun ideas for using your Inchie Squares! I would love to see yours if you give this a try! Be well,


Norine said...

what a great bookmark love it

Karen said...

Love this idea. I work at a school and I think the kids would love these. TFS.

Sharon Harnist said...

What unconventional "ingredients" for a bookmark, Jenn -- very innovative (did you notice the cooking reference?) LOL! This turned out fabulous -- love the shimmerz paint on the wood and Inchie Square! And thanks -- you've reminded me that I can go see this movie now that my kids are back in school!

liannallama said...

That is an adorable bookmark! I loved the movie too and I will probably read the book soon. I got a kindle this year and one of the only things I miss are the use of my lovely bookmarks, LOL!

Heidi said...

How adorable! I love the picket as a bookmark! I need to check these inichies out that I keep seeing on here :0)