Friday, 12 June 2015

Bible Bookmarks

I love making bookmarks.  Its a fun way to create something useful and they make really great simple gifts.  Sometimes I make plain ones but I wanted to make bible bookmarks this time so I added a bible verse to each one.  I chose verses to do with reading God's word, gaining understanding and pleasure from reading, all very apt for bible bookmarks!  I love the verse that says:

How sweet are thy words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Ps119: 103

There's such richness in the bible, its full of God's wisdom, direction and His love.  It brings me comfort, hope and shows me a better way to live and it helps me to get to know Him better. 

The Summer of Colour challenge has just begun and I thought I'd take part for the first time.  Each week for the next six weeks we have to create something using the three colours given.  It can be anything at all.  This week the colours were 2 different shades of blue and a green.

Here are my bookmarks which I made using distress inks and stamps:

  This one was made with Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Peeled paint:

The ink was applied direct from the pad all over then sprayed with water.  I stamped the leaves using both the greens.

This one has Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Mowed Grass:

I sponged the colours then flicked water before stamping:

The last one also has Tumbled Glass, Mowed Grass and Shabby Shutters:

This one is sponged, then sprayed and flicked with water.  Then I stamped the flowers all over plus another one on different card which I coloured with the inks and cut out.

Sometimes I make these as gifts and then can't bear to part with them right away!  I have to keep them for a while before I can let them go.

Summer of Colour is going to fun!


  1. I love your Bible bookmarks. I am just like you, I make them, and then I can't part with them for a bit. Sometimes it will just be the color combo that has me captivated, or it will be the stencil that I used or just an adornment on it. I'll treasure it back for a few days, then I can pass it on. Keep on making them and sharing them because God will certainly bless your efforts! hugs, patty

  2. oh what lovely and thoughtful little gifts these would make-beautiful! You just reminded me that I don't use my Distress inks enough:)

  3. They are lovely!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO! : )

  4. Your Bible bookmarks are so beautiful! I love your designs and Bible verses, too! What a great way to use this week's SOC colors!

  5. these are gorgeous! Love the way you used the colours....

  6. Beautiful work! I like them all, but especially the flower with the button center.

  7. How very pretty! Great idea too.

  8. what a fabulous idea and these are gorgeous too!

  9. They are all beautiful Susan , your stamps are lovely, thanks for giving the names of the distress inks, I am collecting a few and it is great to know what they look like on a project.