Friday, June 29, 2007

Bookmark swap

Following on from my post a couple of weeks ago, here's an update on the needle felting project. I made this for a bookmark swap which was organised by Jacquie over on the Crafty Threads 'n' Yarns forum.

I was allocated Jacquie as my swap pal and while stalking her blog I was very inspired by many of her photographs. You should check them out if you get the chance.

One particular photo of a hummingbird caught my eye and set off some creative chain reaction in my brain. (Yes I know the finished product has nothing to do with a hummingbird whatsoever but I've learned to take my inspiration first and ask questions later!).

To make a long story short, the needle felted piece turned out way too thick to use as a bookmark (but it made a pretty good door wedge! lol) and I desperately wanted to turn it into something useable.

So I did the next best thing - I made a copy of the felted artwork using my scanner and some high quality photo paper. And what you see here below is the finished bookmark.

I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out so well. You can still see the texture of the wool and the beads which I was really happy with! The Wallet is is an origami-esque piece and I was astonished at how much paper I needed!

And if you look closely enough you may notice a subtle difference between the felted piece and the final book mark - can you 'spot' it?

PS I'll put up a piccie of the bookmark I received later today!


g-girl said...

wow--you are quite the creative genius! the bookmark and the needle felted piece are both gorgeous. now tell me how you got the color to change in the bookmark!! ;)

Carol said...

Your swap looks like fun! I love your felted bookmark and it's packaged so pretty!

Crochetoholic Debb said...

Very nice is pretty...

Jacquie said...

I am the very lucky recipient of this gorgeous bookmark - thanks so much Bernie :) The colours are so rich and the texture of the wool and the beads really do show up beautifully. And the packaging was really special too!

That there was a hummingbird actually in my photo at all was pure luck - they move so fast - I just kept pointing and clicking and hoping!