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Friday, September 4, 2009

Sometimes simple is beautiful ~

Sometimes I think my artwork is too simple....that there are not enough elements, layers or components. But then I also think simple is beautiful, understated and elegant.
I finished the twill tape bookmark ~ a few stamped images, beautiful vintage lace, and a careful rubbing of brown ink around the edges with the finishing touch of seam binding.
A little gift for a sweet friend ~


I changed the back to an aged text scrapbooking paper ~
the tone worked well with the twill tape.
Do you love using twill tape in your artwork?
Check out twilltape.com



Simple IS beautiful ~

Have an amazing Friday dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

20 comments:

Nadine said...

Dear Dawn,

It is very beautiful! I love the aged look of it. You are so very talented!

Blessings!
~Nadine

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Your instincts are right on Dawn. Don't mess with perfection. It has been a long time since my last visit. Looking forward to catching up with you!
Lisa & Alfie

BellaRosa said...

Oh Dawn...That is "Simply" gorgeous! I love seeing what new beauties you create...funny that you think simple...I see gorgeous :) Rose

Barb said...

Love it. Just love everything you do!!

Is twill tape the thin stuff like fabric i see people have stamped things on and used it to wrap around things?

thanks

blessings on your Friday, Saturday, Sunday.....

Barbara jean

Kim Living Life said...

This is a really beautiful bookmark. So simple and so elegant. Sweet sweet.

Susie said...

Really great bookmark...you've done it again! I haven't forgotten about the ephmera that I have for you (I just can't find it!). I'll be cleaning up my room this weekend....

Have a safe holiday weekend!
Susie

madrekarin said...

Less is always more and each element gets to shine. I love twill tape. :)

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

Tres bien, Dawn! Cheers, Julie

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

I love it!! Are you adding any to your shop? I agree about simple. It's important to know when to stop, I struggle with that. I love the twill tape, I'm going to get some. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa

Sandi said...

Love your bookmark Dawn!! It truly is beautiful!
Blessings~

Lori said...

Dawn, that is gorgeous...truly...i prefer simple things myself...sometimes too much really IS too much...and i think you can loose the message of what your piece is about if you start piling on all sorts of doo dads...you do simple beautifully...don't change a thing...

Janet said...

It's perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the bookmark, Dawn! Sometimes simple is better; sometimes you can appreciate simple more without the distractions of too much stuff.

Myrna said...

Beautiful bookmark, Dawn! Lucky friend you have!!
Blessings,
Myrna

Vicki K said...

Beautiful bookmark - I love small treasures like that. Thank you for the twilltape link - it is one of 'my favorite things' for sewing and housekeeping. I tie all my sheet sets together with twill tape.

Sandy Denarski said...

My Grandmother and Mother always said, "Simplicity is Elegance." The bookmark is simply elegant. You have a wonderful artistic touch. Have a great weekend, my friend.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Dawn,

Your simple bookmark, is a beauty,--and yes so very elegant, love it, --as I do the one you send me , that is hanging rigt here in front of my computer, on the wall.You are making wonderfull things dear friend.-I don`t know about the Twill Tape, but will look after it here,-

Wishing you a wonderfull friday, Dawn

Love and hugs, Dorthe

Charlene said...

Simple is Beautiful Indeed! Love your bookmark & so will your friend. I love using seambinding. Has that silky feel I loved as a child. And... some kids never grow up.

Alice W. said...

Simple definitely is beatiful and that bookmark is so darling...

Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes said...

Coucou Dawn,
Sorry it's been soooo long since I visited you lovely blog. Better late than never I guess. I love your bookmark. As with all your beautiful creations it is absolutely gorgious. You are so talanted and completely right in what you say about simple elegance. I hope to be able to catch up for a proper chat soon.
Hope that you have a happy fun, filled weekend.
Lots of love and warmest best wishes to you all,
Suey
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