I made two more kids’ bookmarks with another super cute mini front and back stamp set by Art Impressions (check out the watercolor stamped critter ones I did in the prior post HERE). This time I used the Boy & Girl Mini Set. Because I wanted to make sure I could keep the look of more detailed hair and facial features (and my watercoloring is not that good–LOL), I decided to color up these cuties with Copic markers.

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I used the following colors:
Boy: Jeans: B93, 95 and 99; Hair and shoes: B01, C6 and C8; Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R20 for blush; Shirt: G40, G43 and YG25
Girl: Top and shoes: RV02, V04 and RV04; Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R20 for blush; Hair: E55, 57 and 59

I also picked out a couple of general reading quotes that I thought could be encouraging to the third graders these will be little prizes for and printed them out on my computer:
Boy: “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” — J.K. Rowling
Girl: “A child who carries a book with a bookmark in it is in two places at the same time.” — Tony Abbot

For the bookmark bases, I used some wood plank patterned paper that had a shiny coating on it from my scrap box and adhered two pieces back sides together to create a sturdy base. Then I fussy cut the front and back colored images and glued them on top as if the kiddies were leaning up on a tall wooden fence. On the back sides, I used up more scrap patterned paper in my scrap box that coordinated with the colors I used on the boy and girl and matted the printed sentiments. I positioned these matted sentiments under the kiddies’ feet so that it would look like they were standing on top of them to peer over the fence.

These bookmarks are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Stamp It Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Use Your Stamps Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Fall Colors Challenge — boy bookmark
Card Mania Earth Tones Challenge — boy bookmark
Penny Black and More Add a Sentiment Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Calore Encore Back to School and Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Fall Colors Challenge

 

 

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