And happy Friday!!
If you have come over from the IndigoBlu blog, then thank you so much for stopping by, it's great to see you here. To my followers, it is lovely as always to have you visit here! Big hugs xx
So down to business I guess... Well for this past year (or longer) I have been oggling the work of Luthien Thye from Altered Alchemy, if you have not seen her work, seriously this is something you won't want to miss. Like her, I love drifting off to the land of fantasy or getting swept up in a magical book or film - currently I'm on Harry Potter Book 4, yup reading the entire collection, again!!
Anyways... her work has been hugely inspiring and I always wanted to try something like what she has done, and so... I have...
Let me introduce you to the book
The Book of Allegiance)
eek, what do you think?!! Be gentle :)
I owe Jenny (Pushing The Right Buttons) a beautiful thank you, as I wasn't sure how to integrate the heart, and in her infinite wisdom, suggested some metals! Thank you!! xx
This is going to be a little photo heavy so I will keep the words short and sweet now...
The gorgeous papers that have made this are Cartographer by IndigoBlu and very soon to be released, trust me these are already a firm favourite and can see myself having so much fun with them.
Side view showing handmade papers for this notebook deliciously filling this book
All pages were plain white when they started.... cuppa tea anyone? ;)
I have used three IndigoBlu stamps to try and add a worn, ancient and mysterious feel to them.
Two are from the new release of Tasty Textures, which is now available too!! The other is the gears from Clockwork.
This one you can see the script stamp, combined with the gears a little better. Of course the point of this is distressed, so lots of light touch, second generation stamping.
The black/grey smudge was a happy coincidence when ageing the pages, turns out I don't clean my oven pans as thoroughly as I thought!
Hand stitched!! :)
I'm quite pleased with this little book, and I'm going to hate to part with it too, with it being my first one. However , I learnt so much and can't wait to get started on my next one.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend,