Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Bookmarks


I wanted to make a few little gifts for Christmas so I decided to paint some bookmarks.  The hole at the bottom is where I will thread coloured ribbon through.


I used mainly watercolours then added a few details with coloured pencil.  I really liked the tall thin format, I'd like to try something slightly bigger using the same shape.
My favourite is the tree because of the way the colours flowed into each other, entirely accidental, it's all hit and miss when I use watercolour, but then that's one of watercolour's endearing qualities(?)


20 comments:

Pat said...

Gorgeous bookmarks!

Martine said...

Your bookmarks are so lovely ! Lucky recipients will be thrilled for sure ! Your robin is so cute !

curiouscrow said...

These are beautiful Cathy! Lucky recipients :-)

Alex said...

Gorgeously painted bookmarks! I would love to be one of the recipient, but I can't because I am not a lady :p
Anyway, thanks for the comments, and have a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year!

Katherine Thomas said...

That's a great idea! I love the face on the little bird, especially! Your work is beautiful!

Shirley said...

Beautiful paintings - love the croppings. I make lots of them that are folded and have magnets, so you never lose them.

travelingsuep said...

What lovely gifts, so beautifully painted. I'm sure they will be gratefully received.

In case, I forget later -
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Sandra said...

I see one stunning bird. Think that I should get to know you better-the bookmark is lovely.

Ann Nichols said...

The tree and the birds!! Absolutely gorgeous!! The robin looks just like one that came visiting this morning!
Someone is going to be very blessed to receive such a gift!
Blessings for a wonderful Christmas!
Ann

frayedattheedge said...

Ooooh - these are lovely!!

raena said...

OMG! These are fabulous! Wonderful! I hope you don't mind if I steal this idea for a few of my own gifts. I have a lot of readers in the family who would love these!

BarbaraB said...

What a great idea! And what lovely vibrant color. These are fabulous!

debra morris said...

These are beautiful bookmarks Cathy, lucky friends/family.....looks like you are having fun after finishing your sketchbook!

Janene said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I may steal your idea too sometime. Your friends will be thrilled.

AtelierBrigitte said...

What an unique present! And they all are so wonderfully painted.
Makes me want to try too.

Gillian said...

Gorgeous - especially that robin - love them all. I like that format too and I like the way you've cropped the subjects to fit. I may steal this idea next year. x

donna said...

Wow, these are so very good. You have very lucky friends.

Deborah said...

Lucky, lucky friends. Need another friend? :) Really, they are beautiful.

Sara Light Waller said...

I love these Cathy! Great painting. Merry Christmas. :-)

raena said...

Oh yes, I would LOVE to do an exchange! After the holidays??

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