Sunday, September 9, 2012

Magazine Margie - Loving to Read!

There's just something wonderful about a good book that takes you right out of your life and plops you in the middle of a new situation, circumstances, or even entirely new world!  My girls all love to read and we have all read the Harry Potter and Twilight books and Nichole and I have read the Hunger Games series.  There's something about reading with your children, regardless of their age, that feels as natural as breathing.

This cutie doll, Magazine Margie, was a free image from Sassy Studio Designs and I totally love her!  Everything about her screams, "Make me a bookmark!"  I made her red and grey because my sister is a big reader and an even bigger Ohio State fan!  There is a challenge over there to create something using a Back to School theme so here's my take!

I colored her with copics and Spectrum Noir pens and I really liked them!  The papers are from my sister's stash and the baubles, ribbon, and charms are from mine.  She has some stickles on her top but they didn't really come out so well in the pictures.  I think it may have been how I had her positioned.

Doesn't she have the sweetest face?  I'll just bet she's a smarty-pants!

I tried to fussy cut her and I'm not quite sure how that came out.  It was different not cutting directly on the black outline!

Here are the charms I added.  Most are from Blue Moon and the key is from Tim Holtz.

I think everyone should go pick up a great book and make a bookmark!  Those of us with kids out of school can donate them if we don't read but what a great gift to ourselves - a little bit of our crafting talents for us to go with the wonderfully magical world those fabulous authors give us.  All we need is a cup of coffee or tea and life will be perfect!


Sheri said...

Fabulous!!! Love your coloring on this Susan!!! That tag is PERFECT!!

Billie's Scrappetique said...

I {heart} your tag and your coloring! Amazing!!

..Karen said...

This is so cute! I love it!! Your coloring is super too!! : )

Judy Garrelts said...

Wowzer, your shading is fantastic!!!! Love it!
Thanks for sharing,

cabio's craft corner said...

Cool bookmark!!