Friday, 2 August 2013

Ode to Summer

Hi you all!
Phew, what a heat wave we are having here again. These past days have been  really unbearable, it was scorching outside and so hot in my little apartment that I didn't have energy to do  much.
I made this bookmark  for the 'ode to summer' challenge at Simon's Monday blog. I didn't feel like doing anything with sunshine, as we have rather too much of it just now, so I made this bookmark in cool, summery colours, which remind me of sparkling sea water. The images are from Gecko Galz. The paper beads are from a batch I made this week from the front cover of a glossy magazine. I made a mix of glue and gold ink to varnish them. I threaded them on some coordinating ribbon together with some beads from a broken necklace.





I am also linking to Manon's Paper Saturdays.
Have a great weekend, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting.

30 comments:

  1. Your bookmark is so pretty Valerie. I love the butterflies and music background. x

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  2. Lovely color butterflies! I hope it cools off a bit for you soon! Hugs & Happy Weekend!

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  3. That is a cool soothing bookmark, wonderful!

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  4. Your bookmarks make you feel cool just to look at them. Really lovely. The beads are fun aren't they. I'm sure they take patience to make - hope your heat wave decides to take a hike! Way tooo HOT. hugs, Donna

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  5. Gorgeous Valerie and those beads are stunning! I love that paper, what a great way to feature it! Hope you get some of our cooler temps soon! ~Diane

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  6. A gorgeous bookmark Valerie, that paper is beautiful. Sending you a cool breeze from Scotland! Xx

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  7. Beautiful summery designs Valerie even if you did try to keep them cooler.

    It has been hot here but as soon as we walk to the coast we have a strong, fresh breeze that soon cools everything.

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. These are utterly divine and very cool. Glue and gold ink to varnish the beads? - wonderful.

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  9. A gorgeous bookmark Valerie, I love the GG image.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. What a beautiful, desirable, creative and artistic bookmark. If I could think of another appreciative adjective or two I would add them. The 'tassels' of paper and glass beads on the ribbon are marvellous. What patience you have.

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  11. was für schönes Bookmark,die farben gefallen mir sehr,und die papierbeads dazu sind klasse.

    wünsch dir einen schönen sonntag,glg jeannette

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  12. This is gorgeous, love the style, colours and the summery feel to it. And last but not least, the beautiful tassel of beads, including your lovely paper ones! Hugs, Sarah

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  13. traumhafte Farben.. eine zauberhafte Arbeit ist ds wieder Valerie!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt
    von der Susi,
    die aus der Hitze schreibt...lol!

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    1. Ich weiss was Du meinst! Ich schmelze dahin....

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  14. Oooh how pretty and colorful!♥

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  15. I LOVE it! I hope the weather is more bearable this week. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks! I sure hope so, we have fiery Texan weather here by mistake....

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  16. Ein Traum von einem Lesezeichen, liebe Valerie! Gefällt mir wahnsinnig gut.

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  17. Well I can see my magic is not helping one bit with your heat wave. I was hoping that is had cooled somewhat. Your bookmark is wonderful and I do love your beads - so many thing you can do with them. I sure try to make some since I am in a chair most of the time now. I will be allowed back down to my craft area when I have healed a little more. Love your work Valerie!
    sandy

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    1. Hope you soon feel better - keep still and be good!

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  18. Gorgeous bookmark!! I really love the design.....very unique.
    Of course I just adore all the butterflies....lol

    Stay "Cool"!!!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  19. Gorgeous summery colours, its a Fab bookmark, your beads look lovely.
    A bit cooler here today, but still hot.
    Yvonne x

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  20. Really pretty and I am impressed with your up-cycling of the magazine cover.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Got my bedsocks on!!!!

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    1. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I don't believe it!!!

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  21. Sehr, sehr, gut, Valerie. Schöne Schmetterlinge :0)) x

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    1. Ooooh, Du hast Deutsch geschrieben - sehr gut Mo!!

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  22. Wunderschön, liebe Valerie ♥ Ich liebe gerade dieses herrliche Sommerthema, auch wenn es manchmal etwas zu heiß ist.
    Liebe Grüße ♥
    Erika

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  23. Wonderful bookmark Valerie and I love those paper beads they look real glitzy Hugs Sandra X

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  24. Gorgeous bookmark! I love the beautiful colors and how you created the two parts to the bookmark. Fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  25. Wonderful colours and what a wonderful way to keep cool! I could do with some of it over here on my summer break. Happy paper Saturdays. Manon x

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