Monday, 19 August 2013

Book of Secrets and a Tag Book

Hi everyone and a huge and warm welcome to you all, particularly my new followers. I am thrilled to have you join me here in my little crafty corner. 

As part of my birthday in May I linked up to Andy Skinner's Book of Secrets Workshop. Due to circumstances I was unable to start it off with everyone else, but managed to catch up on my return to Scotland. I have always been in awe of Andy's techniques and I thoroughly enjoyed making the Book of Secrets below. I learned so much about painting techniques  and decided to make a little Tag Book with Quotes to go inside my 'Secret' drawer. When the Tag Book was finished  the two combined projects were perfect for my  DH's birthday.



Below is my little tag book, which I made by painting some tags with black paint, then once the tags were  dry I ran them through my big shot using a Tri Boss embossing folder, which was gifted to me by the lovely Tracy Evans of Craft Addicts Blog. I then used the dry brushing technique on the tags, giving them an aged look.

Various TH stamp quotes were used on the pages.



The back of the tag book



I attached the tag pages by making some mountain and valley folds, placing the tag pages within them so that they would open just like a little book. I then covered the fold with a TH paper from my stash.

Some Ideaology embellishments were attached along with some  stamped cotton ribbon that I had received  from my lovely blog friend, Lynne Moncrieff of Adorn.



To make pages of my book I used textured paste , which I painted and then coloured with a  thin wash of paint.


I would like to enter my Tag Book in the following challenge

Our Creative Corner, where the challenge is 'Words, Words, Words'.
Cheerful Stamp Pad, which is 'Your Choice'
Make It Monday, which is always 'Anything Goes'
Challenges for Everybody, which is also Anything Goes

Have a fabulous week and I will catch up with you all soon xx

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32 comments:

  1. Hello Annie
    I think this is a wonderful make, the cover looks brilliant; Manly, hard and tough, which is exactly what you wanted for your DH, I do hope he liked it?
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Love your Books using Andy's techniques, fabulous work Annie.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  3. Love your book and matching tag booklet! I too have signed up for Amdy's Book of Secrets and sadly have yet to start anything. Look forward to as I love what you've done!

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  4. The book and tag book looks great , spooky as I think I used some of those quotes in my DT make yesterday...looks great and you certainly made great use of Andy's techniques x hugs trace. X

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  5. Hi Annie, this is an amazing creation! I love the Andy techniques that you applied and the little tag book is wonderful. A lovely project, beautifully executed. Thanks too for joining in at Our Creative Corner this month. Hugs, Anne x

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  6. Good Morning dear daughter. This really must be one of Ronnies treasures. It is a Fabulous make with lots going on and the finish itself is wonderful. The tag book just finishes of this great creation. Hugs Mum xxxxx

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  7. WOWWWWWWWWWWWW Annie this is a great treasure book .
    Love every detail and also the tag book is beautiful.

    Greetings Janny

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  8. Your book of secrets blows me away - so amazing and creative! Love the tag booklet too - great colors. You are one talented lady!

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  9. Hi Annie, a wonderful project. The combination of techniques you've used give a fabulous finish and the little tag book is a great finishing touch.
    Avril xx

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  10. What a great wow factor!!! Oh my Annie your book/box is stunning!
    And your tagbook...also stunning. You've created great artwork.

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  11. Annie...your book is absolutely stunning. Everything about it is just brilliant! I love the color, the design of your embossed pieces on the top and the way you've created the aged pages on the exterior of the book. What a gorgeous make! I also love the tag booklet that you have tucked inside. It's cover is the perfect match for the cover of the book. Amazing work! <3 Candy

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  12. I love the secret book and the tag book, Annie! They are just fabulous! I love the way you constructed the tag book. I'm sure it was a very happy recipient who got to open this present! Beautiful!!

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  13. wow it´s so fantastic art work!!!!!

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  14. Annie
    The texture, the paint techniques and that little tag book nestled inside, what a treat.
    Stunning!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. This looks fantastic Annie - wonderfully leathery looking and masculine. Love the look of the dry-brushed tri bossed work. Really impressive project with great techniques. Nicola x

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  16. This book looks amazing! Love the gorgeous techniques you did! Loved that workshop too! Learned so much! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Wow Annie, your book and tag book are both absolutely amazing!! So many cool techniques and the end result looks just fantastic!! Amazing make, love it!!!

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  18. BRAVO!!! Love the book drawer! I was totally surprised to see a drawer! The cover is fantastic! The tag book is wonderful too...love the binding!!! Glad you finished the class!

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  19. Holy Macaroni, Annie! Your work is unflippingbelievable!!!!

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  20. So cool, fantastic creations.

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  21. Fabulous project! Love the box and the little quote book you made is wonderful. Great textures. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog!

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  22. My goodness these are superb Annie!! Love the cover and spine of the book (well done you for persevering) and the tag book is a real winner. Hugs, Jenny x

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  23. Doh! And of course thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!! Hugs, Jenny x

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  24. Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 'free choice' challenge, Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x

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  25. WOW!! Amazing work on these little beauties. I love them both the tag book and book. Thanks for sharing. Karen,x

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  26. Wow - a stunning make, Annie! Blown away by the detailing on that fabulous cover, and the little tag book is an absolute delight. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison xx

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  27. Annie, this is just absolutely fabulous. Love the book with the nib on the spine/bendy bit but the box - right up my street. What a lucky man your husband is.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  28. This is wonderful, such a fab gift.
    Rosie x

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  29. Wow gorgeous book and I love the little tag booklet. Specially the pen nib on the side. Beautiful!
    xx Monique

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  30. Beautiful project. I adore stamped works. Your ones are stunning :)
    Joanna

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  31. Loving the gears on this cover!!

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  32. Wowwwww Annie This is amazing,,,,,,,,I love the steampunk style,,,,,what a gorgeus Tag Booklet my friend.Thanks for your comments at Brenda' s blog about my butterfly Twinchie, so feel free to choose a free product from all my store,,,,, I´ll send it . Email me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

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Annie x