Thursday, April 10, 2014

Diva's Challenge, ACEOs, and Bookmarks

The Challenge 

This week's challenge (here) is to use your initials as a string.  I really enjoyed playing with the string until I got something I liked.  You can see in the second picture the M in pink and the h in purple.


I grabbed a couple of pieces of brightly painted paper (with acrylics) stamped over with hand-carved stamps, and drew some leaves.  I may still fiddle with them, but I might just list them as they are on Etsy.  How do you like them?

Background was done with colored pencil over acrylics

Background was painted with white acrylics
and swirls drawn around a very wonky moon

The Bookmarks

These are very fun and colorful bookmarks and they will last a very long time.  I've had one for several years and it looks as good as new - and believe me, it has been abused!  It has even been dropped in bubble baths several times :)

They are made from art canvas, painted with acrylics, stamped with hand-carved stamps, drawn on with black pen, and finally sealed with 2 or 3 coats of varnish.  Since 2 of them fit together, do you think I should list them as a pair or individually on Etsy?

Back created with acrylics, hand carved stamps, pen, and colored pencil


  1. Nice tile for the challenge. Pretty bookmarks too.

  2. Like your tile. 'Nzeppel is one of my favorite tangles. You used it well here. You were busy with the bookmarks. From your description, would guess that they would stand up to a lot.

    1. Thank you Donald. Love 'Nzeppel as well :), and yes, the bookmarks are very durable.

  3. Your challenge piece is lovely! So is the rest.

  4. Nice job for the challenge. Beautiful bookmarks too :)

  5. Lovely initials tiles! Your bookmarks are really great!

  6. Love your tile, Marta. It's difficult to offer advice re. selling but the bookmarks and the pictures are really lovely. Axxx