Friday, 22 January 2016

Libro Fidelitatis

Hello!
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

Libro Fidelitatis 

(or translation 
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,
Hugs
Georgie
xx



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27 comments

  1. Totally stunning! Leave everything about this book x

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  2. Sorry is meant to say love everything about this book!

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  3. Wow!! Absolutely stunning
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. WOW!!! This is one breathtaking project Georgie!!! Jaw still on the floor! Love the cover, the pages with smudges are done exquisitely and that dark heat is such a perfect centerpiece!
    BRAVO!!!
    Hugs

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  5. Wow Georgie, this is AMAZING!! so very gorgeous, I really love the feeling it brings and the layers and colors... absolutely stunning!

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  6. You definitely should be pleased with this little book Georgie. ONLY THING IS... I wouldn't call it a little book... it's a LUSCIOUSLY ELEGANT SHOWCASE of ARTISTIC BRILLIANCE. It is seriously, just WONDERFUL in every way. j.

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  7. Oh my, Georgie - this is absolutely FABULOUS!! The covers are incredible! And those pages are perfect - WOW!! xxx Lynn

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  8. Stunning Georgie, Like you I have been admiring Luthian's work for years (did you know she does classes for Artful Gathering)? This is amazing, fantastic cover and those inside pages looks so incredible too, superb project!!!

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  9. Simply exquisite. That is all I can think of!! xo

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  10. Gorgeous aged papers and wonderful decorative cover. I love Altered Alchemy too - a magical visit every time! Beautiful work, Georgie.
    Alison xx

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  11. Wow! This really is incredibly beautiful! Big hugs, Chrisx

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  12. I'm floored! This is incredible from the cover to the pages inside to the binding.

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  13. AAAAHHH - mazing! Wow, this is total coolness. Love the dark mood and the metal was the perfect backdrop for this cool heart. Well done! The pages are equally cool and your stitches look so neat and artistic. Gorgeous project!

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  14. Oooooooh, Georgie, this is exquisite! A spectacular masterpiece of art, that's what it is! It's definitely my new favourite of yours! Bravo, my dear! Huge hugs to you! Branka xxx

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  15. C'est magnifique. J'adore... On dirait un vieux grimoire du Moyen-Age ou bien un livre de recettes de sorcellerie appartenant à Harry Potter !!!! Bravo !!!

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  16. Wow, Georgie, this notebook is mindblowingly gorgeous! I've been admiring Luthien's work for a veeeeery long time now and i immediately recognised the inspiration behind this piece. Absolutely mesmerising textures -wooow! xxx

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  17. Absolutely beautiful. love it xx

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  18. Well done, Georgie! I love those papers and how you've given the cover an embossed metallic look. Great heart at the center of it all, and I love those crisp handmade papers hand stitched :) :0 in their place! Oh, my, this is a treat! Hugs!

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  19. Be still my little heart! Dos the lass have a tutorial for this divine creation? Me thinketh you have strayed into the land of myth and mystique. Diligere hoc libro! My oh my Gee! I have to go check out this lady you speak of. Love this, love this, love this! The hand stitching, the mysterious pages, the texture! Stunning! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  20. Oh wow, this is simply stunning, the pages look amazing but I cannot take my eyes off the fabulous heart and it blends in so beautifully on the book cover. I am already looking forward to your next one now! I will definitely go over and check out Luthian! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. Ahhh, the sigh of a happy woman gazing on pure beauty. I LOVE everything about this glorious book and feel sure there'll be more on the way. The use of papers in this way is absolutely inspiring. More please! Jenny x
    p.s. thank you so much for the shout out x

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  22. Well Georgie, this is my third time here trying to take it all in, and what I've decided is that I cannot figure out what to say about this project because I'm speechless...so I think I will just tuck my tail between my legs and go hide under the table...I bow down to the master of all that is awesome!!!

    Love it my friend, truly incredible and sooooooooooo inspiring!! Hugs :)

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  23. It does look as though it could be ancient. Wonderful! Thanks for the intro to Luthien Thye also.

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  24. Just picking my jaw off the floor Georgie, this is totally lush in every way. Stunning work LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Crafty Hugs, Julie x

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