Sunday, 5 March 2017

Monster Inc Bookmark

Good evening, sorry it's been over a week, we have my Father In Laws funeral tomorrow so the last week has been busy.
Today I want to show you a bookmark I did for a swap.  I had so much fun with this, I can't actually remember what made me think of Monster Inc, I believe it was one of my new Stampotique monster stamps I wanted to use lol.  Everything I used is at the bottom of the post. :-)
I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Stampotique Challenge SDC268 - Add Ribbon or Lace - Sewed in ribbon between the front and back at the top of the bookmark so it feathers out brightly from the book it will be in.
That's Crafty Challenge - Just Words - I took the quotes from the book itself.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Based On A Book - I used book paper behind the monsters, plus it's a book mark and Monster Inc was also a book :-)
Craft Stamper Magazine - Anything Goes Stamping (stamps I used are at the bottom of the post)
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes Mixed Media - I definitely used lots of different things, even felt which for me was different.  Plus lots of stencils, paint, watercolour pencils etc.


The swap was for two so each got a bookmark.
This is the front.  I will explain what I did later through the
close up pics.

The Back of the bookmarks

One showing back and one the front.  Luckily I had to make two lol, as
it's easier to put the pic on the link to challenges. 
Backgrounds.......
Both are made from heavy primed canvas from a pad.  Soft enough
to sew but both together make it strong enough not to rip.
On the blue background is a mix of Paperarsty blue Fresco paints,
which was just added with brush.  Next I used a Finnabair circle stencil
with purple Fresco paints.  I added some Pebeo Dyna iridescent paint
with my finger on the top of the circles.  I used a journal pen to draw 
around the circles.
The green background was pretty much the same except for the lime paint
was Dina Wakley and the green on the stencil background is Fresco paints,
using the Crafter's Workshop mini Blazony stencil.  I then filled in some of the
stencil parts with white and used black paint for eyeball using the Finnabair stencil.
I then used journal pens to draw around the eyes and the other stencil parts.

Before sewing both finished parts together I added some coordinating colour ribbons.
The Monster Inc emblem is made from stencil and sewing onto the background.
When I sewn the back and front together I use a bit of stuffing, really thin but to add
just a bit of softness.



On both the green and blue sides I used a mixture of Stampotique and Susana Loves Stamps.
They were stamped in Archival black and then coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils.
I then re stamped them onto book paper that I had cut from book paper.  I then 
added the monsters on top after I had sewn the circles onto the bookmarks.  I then added
googly eyes and some gems.
The wording was stamped from Stampendous Alphabet stamps onto book paper
edging.  These were added to the bookmarks and edged with black stabilo pencil.












I hope you have enjoyed my post this evening.  I really appreciate you taking the time to look.
Happy Art :-)
Kezzy xxxxx

Products Used
Stamps - Stampotique (whisker monster with sign, feathery monster), Susana Loves Stamps (clueless, retail therapy), Stampendous (teeny tiny alphabet)
Paints - Paperartsy Fresco (smurf, snowflake, china, blue oyster, purple rain, lavender, wisteria, blueberry, limelight, hey pesto), Dina Wakley (lime), Distress (twisted citron, black soot), Pebeo Dyna (iridescent green yellow, iridescent violet blue), Daler Rowney Heavy Body (mars black, phthalo green)
Stencils - The Crafter's Workshop (mini blazony), Prima Finnabair (bubbles)
Mediums - Winsor & Newton (galeria matt medium), C Robinson & Co (universal lacquer), Judikins (micro glaze)
Colouring - Derwent Inktense Pencils - leaf green, spring green, sherbet lemon, fern, apple green, field green, iron green, iris blue, deep indigo, bright blue, violet, deep violet, sea blue, ink black
Journal Pens and Pencils - Staedtler Pencil (lumocolor permanent black), Stabilo All Pencil (black), Pilot Drawing Pen (black), Posco Paint Pen (white), Letraset Triamarker Marker (CG01)
InkPads - Archival jet black
Other - Gems, Book Paper, Sewing Thread, Googly Eyes, Ribbon

14 comments:

Kathi said...

My condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Your tags are fabulous. I love that they're two-sided and that each side is different! Both feature lots of wonderful details and great coloring. So fun to see two of my favorite stamp companies represented.

Thanks for joining Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Barbara Schiassi said...

These bookmarks are fantastic! Monsters, colors, design , ever detail is absolutely beautiful!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Gay Peplow said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Father-in-Law, my condolances to you and your family.
Your tags are beautiful and just right for our ribbon and lace challenge this week. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique.

butterfly said...

What fabulous tags, Kezzy - just love the texture of the canvas and your monsters look brilliant in both colour versions. I don't know why, but I haven't had any email notifications through about your posts til this one bobbed up - the mysteries of Blogger!

Condolences on your loss. Hope all goes well with the funeral.
Alison x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Kezzy.

Thank you though for joining in with is at Stampotique Designers Challenge. These are pure genius. Love them.

Shelly Schmidt said...

So sorry for your loss.

Your bookmarks are just beautiful! Love seeing the images in both colors! Lovely work!

This N That said...

I am sorry for your loss. I am, however, in LOVE with these bookmarks! WOW! STUNNING! Thank you SO much for sharing with us at Stampotique!

Sam & Poppy said...

Super creations! Great fun and practical - love them!
Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

Julie Steed said...

LOL, these are brilliant!! I love that movie. Your backgrounds are so cool and the little monsters are perfect, of course. Thanks for playing along with us again at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. Hugs to you as you say goodbye to your father-in-law.

Jools Robertson said...

These are brilliant! Love them!!
Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
Jools x

*Arwen* said...

Sorry for your loss :-/
Your tags are so amazing <3 Really love them
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

xx Arwen

Tera Callihan said...

I love these! (I also love Monsters ink! lol) :D super idea for tags!! Thank you for playing in our Stampotique challenge!!!

Sam & Poppy said...

I am loving these - such fun!!
(sorry for your loss)
Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

Team Clark said...

So so fun and brilliant! Hugs, Autumn