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Katzelkraft Bookmark

    Hi Everyone,

I am back with my weekly Katzelkraft post. 

I am always on the lookout for new ideas for my DT posts. This time it came in in form of the Male Room challenge where the current theme is "anything but a card" and the guest designer A.Rose made a charming bookmark to go along with a book. So I figured I "steal" this idea......

I am reading this fascinating book right now - "Never Home Alone" by Rob Dunn, who explores the natural wilderness in our homes, which is mostly hidden from our eyes, but includes a myriad of bacteria, fungi and small critters. Its an easy read and if you are looking for a good book to read I can highly recommend it (no affiliations with the author or amazon).

Of course I had to use my Katzelkraft insects for this - the mushroom is also Katzelkraft. I die cut myself a strip of card stock, sponged with distress inks and stamped. I colored with water brush pens and markers. Used bleach to get the white accents back. But water does pretty well, too as the inks are water reactive.
Die cut a bigger strip of beige paper as a frame and to add more stability. I am thinking of laminating it - love how it came out.

The stamps I used are from the following sets:

Les Nounounes - KTZ 234, Whimsical Mushrooms - KTZ 191 (FRANCE)
Bugs and Insects - KTZ 234, Whimsical Mushrooms - KTZ 191  (USA)

Hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration. 

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper

Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

The Male Room - not a a card
Library Challenge - Garden Birdwatchers Bible
 (inspired by the cover with all those little images and quite a few insects on it)
Crafty Animals - anything with animals
Double D challenge - book covers (see below) - 
was inspired by the tiger in the Garden, except that I used insects instead


papierelle said…
Für Lesezeichen bin ich ja immer zu haben, ganz besonders wenn sie so schön sind. Die Idee hast Du gut 'geklaut' und Deine Buchinspiration ist gelungen.
Flo said…
Das kann ich mir gut vorsellen: mit solch einem Lesezeichen macht lesen noch mehr Spass.
Liebe Grüße
I love your bookmark. Wonderful fun bug images and the colors are awesome.
conil said…
This is the perfect layout for showcasing these adorable bugs. A bookmark, especially right now, is an ideal gift for anyone and, having it colored as beautifully as this, the recipient will treasure it.
MortiCraft said…
A very fun make and matches your book very well! Great that you took inspiration from our guest designer. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X
Anita in France said…
Awesome, Cornelia ... what a fantastic bookmark scene ... looks as though it should be an illustration in the book you describe! Hugs, Anita :)
AndrejaM said…
Your bookmark is a fantastic story by itself! Love it!
Goga said…
WOW, fantastic bookmark ! Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room Challenge.
Marina said…
The colours in your fun insect card are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining The Library.
Diane said…
What a fun and fabulous bookmark this is! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
This is a gorgeous bookmark. Love your vibrant colours and great bug images.
Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)
Darlene said…
OMG what a fun slimline card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Book Covers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

Andreja said…
What a beautiful bookmark you made :-))
Thanks for joining us at The Male Room ❤️
Helen said…
Love it! Those images really made me smile.

Thanks for sharing it with us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x

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