Saturday, May 7, 2011

Majestic Spirit

I love to read and did you know that May is National Book Month?  Right now,  I am reading  a historical fiction by Phillippa Gregory titled the "Red Queen". It's a novel of conspiracy, passion and cold hearted ambition set in England during the 1450's. (so says the the book jacket). This was the inspiration of my Bookmarks fit for a Queen. I made them rose pink, so I will show them at Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound. You will  see all things "Pink" there.

Well, I started with  chipboard Fleur de Lis and sprayed them with pink Glimmer Mist and rubbed a brown ink on one and  gold ink  on the other across them to bring out the embossed details. On white satin ribbon I sewed the sides  for detail and angled the ends. I was a big sewer, back in the day, making many of my clothes and even my mint green Prom gown. (Only sew pillows, curtains and  paper now.) On the white satin, I placed a mask from Tattered Angels and sprayed with pink or brown Glimmer mist. I put the ribbon in between the two chipboard pieces and used hot glue to keep them together. Punched a hole and finally added the tassel with a little chipboard  Fleur de Lis that said "Majestic Spirit and the other said "Exquisite". I included two pics because the Queen couldn't decide.
Hope your day is fit for a Queen.(or King)
Artfully yours, gerri


"Exquiste Majestic Spirit"

19 comments:

  1. HI Gerri
    Fabulous!!!!
    Received my complimentary issue of Catch-Up yesterday and have to say CONGRATULATIONS on your artwork!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne M

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  2. These are most definitely fit for royalty. Hugs, Amy

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  3. Grandiose and unique design! Very artistical and majestic tags, love the tassels too.
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    Anja

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday. Love the colors you chose.

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  5. I really like these.. they are awesome!

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  6. Beautiful Gerri definitely very majestic , love your use of fabric and the unusual shape the masks also make great detail on the fabric.

    Have a right royal weekend.

    Marie

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  7. These are lovely! I have a friend who makes a new bookmark for each book she reads - an idea I love but never seem to have the time for =)

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  8. Beautiful bookmarks Gerri. Have a great weekend. Annette x

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  9. Oh my gosh, Gerri,
    I LOVE these bookmarkers! They are gorgeous! Everything you make is perfection!! Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  10. these are georgeous!! You realy have an eye for detail and perfecton!! I never would have thought of chipboard..and sewn edges!!
    I love her books!!..haven't read this one yet!!

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  11. Beautiful and definately fit for royalty!! I too have read the Red Queen (and the White Queen). Love all the historical books. Have you read "Captive Queen" by Alison Weir? The series by Ariana Franklin (mystery) is great too.

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  12. Very elegant! Love the look!

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  13. These are so elegant. Definitely fit for a queen!

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  14. I just love the bookmarks. I can just imagine how nice it is each time you open your book to read and there it is....nice.

    Come by my blog for a visit...I'm giving away something pretty. http://luluscottage.blogspot.com

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