Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Inspired by" Nichol Magourik

Note***Sorry Jill, had to borrow *Your* title for this post =)

I was totally inspired by Nichol Magourik. I love her stuff. She is one of my all time favorite scrapbookers/stampers, she is one of the greatest enablers and to boot she the sweetest gal ever. Love her!!

I have 2 projects that I lifted Nichol on but I am only posting one for now. I have to wait until my mom gets the other one. I don't want to ruin the surprise. ;)

Nichol has a great video tutorial on how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig on her blog where this bookmark is. You can see it HERE Please check it out. You will get to see her amazing bookmark and you will want the Stamp-a-ma-jig...I promise! :)

Here is my take on her bookmark:
book mark fairy
When I saw the bookmark that Nichol made for her sweet girl I had to lift it. I had to. I had promised my niece eons ago that I would make her a book mark. I kept forgetting. When I saw Nichol's I knew this was the one I had to make. Faith had seen it too and asked me for one. So I actually made two. One in pink and one in blue. I only photographed this one.

I didn't have the book stamp like Nichol so I improvised. Below is a picture tutorial on how I did it. It was very simple.

I had this invitation set from Studio G. I cut one of the the blocks where the words were and stamped it onto the bottom of my bookmark.

I like the swirl on it. I thought it gave it some character. Next I stamped it 2 more times. Flipping it upside down so the swirl moved.

then I took a pencil and a ruler and drew in the rest of the lines. I traced them with a very thin black marker and colored them in. Hint....if you have a Copic use it instead. I smeared a little as I don't have a black Copic. ** edited to add...this is where I stamped the book fairy and then I masked her off and drew in the rest of the lines with black marker. Very important to stamp her first.
I colored it in with my Copics and then I added a ribbon and a charm to the end of it so it wouldn't get "lost" in her book. They both loved them. I didn't take a picture of them but I covered the back with some really cute MME paper.

Cardstock: from my lss Absolutely Everything
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Studio G, Hero Arts
Ink: Distress Tim Holtz
Markers: Copics, Pigma Micron by Sakura
Ribbon: Creative Impressions


Sarah said...

Wonderful bookmark, Michelle! Great coloring!

Tiffany said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love how you improvised, such a clever design and the coloring on the sweet girl is precious, Michelle!

Ayana Posadas said...

WOW! How clever of you to make those books. I love it! Excellent job with the coloring as well. This bookmark looks fantastic!

Stephanie said...

So clever! Love how you made the books!!