21 May 2012

Book of Secrets


Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend! I finished my book of secrets with techniques learned on Andy Skinner's online workshop of the same name and I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamps and Show challenge which this week is 'show a summer holiday'. Well you might need a compass for a travelling holiday and it's always a good idea to take a good book, especially one with a secret drawer where you can keep the little essentials and with a metal [or is it? :)] cover for strengh :D. The extra pictures below are clickable for a closer view.


 I thoroughly enjoyed making this anyway and as I'd already done a project a couple of weeks ago with Andy's techniques in brown I decided to go with a black and silver version this time. At the end I felt it needed something more so I used techniques from the Timeworn Techniques workshop for that final aged look. My blog friend Elly also went this way with her black version interestingly but now I think we'll both be experimenting with other colours and putting all the techniques learned together. I like it when things learned on one workshop can be incorporated with another and Andy's workshops are great for this.

Enjoy your day!

22 comments:

Candy C said...

Oh my gosh, Chris!! I LOVE this book!!! It's just phenomenal! Is this Andy "Andy Skinner"? I'm thinking of taking his online workshop...just was introduced to his work and I'm blown away. Your book is really really fantastic! I'd love your input on Andy...if it's the same guy. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. It's always amazing! <3 Candy

Christina C. said...

This is totally awesome, Chris! What a fabulous gift idea! Love the amazing design work and technique used on this project! Wish I had more time....I would love to take some of those workshops!

Gio said...

It's gorgeous Chris! And summerish, too ;-)

mark gould said...

What a great looking book, all the little details are amaizing. what a great project.

Candy, Im prety sure its the same Andy Skinner, there can be only one ;)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Fantastic!! my mouth is agog! I love it.
It looks so real, and I feel I want to touch it!
So clever.
Love,melly. xxx

Riet said...

This is so wonderful book Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris, you never seem to amaze me with your icredable talent you are one clever lady Did you have to measure your drawer to fit inside? Lovely book I think my grand daughter will be wanting to make one of these. I am well just getting over the flu it just came from no where. Big hugs Jo xxxx

Sandy said...

Wonderful so very wonderful. I am going to be taking this class in June. I could not find all the stuff this time. I love your book!
This is exciting Chris.
Sandy

w said...

A fantastic result, very good indeed Chris.

cat lacigale said...

fabulous book ! I love it !

Merry said...

Amazing work...the cogs look so real and love the secret drawer.

Elly said...

I love it, love it , love it.
xoxo Elly

Sandy said...

I keep looking at this and looking at this - really gorgeous - great art!!
Sandy

Angelica said...

Stunning!!!
Love it!

Nicola said...

Stunning work Chris, those techniques are certainly effective, love the texture and the secret drawer - how clever?!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Faye said...

Hi Chris, what a fantastic project, really! Hope all is cool in SketchyStamperWorld. xx

AN said...

Upea -kertakaikkiaan--Wau!!!

Sandra said...

Just book-tas-tic!! Love this one Chris... it looks so touchy-feely. Definitely one to hold and admire too.
Hugs
Sandra x

Lynne Forsythe said...

WOWZEROOOOOONIE!! Chris....your box is A~MAZING!! just love every little bit of it!!

Thanks BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW fabby creation, so textural Chris, love it, Gay xxx

Julie said...

I am a bit behind, but oh my gosh, this is just Fabulous. WOW!

Hugz,
Julie

lilscrappers said...

I am so trying that class out. I hadn't heard of Andy Skinner, but WOW!