Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 118 - Do You Want To Know A Secret...

...Goodly Morning Stampers! Thank you to everyone who joined in with the challenge last week... it was lovely to see some more new faces too :O)) Straight on with this weeks theme... *using a Beatles song title...again...* The new theme this week is... SECRETS. To join in, all you need to do is make a piece of art, add in some stamping and the theme and then once you have blogged it, leave a comment for me here with a linky to the place you are showing your art. I will then hop on over for a nosey. The challenge will be open til 21:00 Saturday September 4th '10.




For my entry this week I have made a little book using tags, Distress Inks and a variety of stamps... including Catslife Press, Stamp Francisco, Green Pepper Press, Lost Coat Designs,Innovative Stamp Creations, Rivercity Rubber Works and... only ONE Tim Holtz stamp!!!*which isn't in these pics.. LOL* I know, it was hard - but I managed to leave those Tim and Wendy stamps alone... well, apart from the one but I think I can be let off that LOL









My book is a book of hidden things... so there are envelopes to open, little lift up flaps and pully outy bits. I have 20 pics of it all told so I will do a few now and then a few later on otherwise this will be a mammoth post!






I have to say... I used to make little books like this all the time... inspired by a class I did with Dan... all these little secret compartments are totally his idea... I used to make one of these Bind It All books at least once a week... I only have one of them left... all the others have been given away ... so it was a real challenge to get my Mojo going on the "not" Tim direction.







I admit, I have been lazy since I moved into the new Room of Stash... and not used any of these stamps cos my Tim and Wendy stamps are right close to me... I did enjoy making this... but... I think it is missing something... I will, no doubt, go back to it and add some ephemera and Idea-ology... and nope, not a single splotch of Trad Tan either!!!







Anyways... I shalln't sit and bore you with my waffling... if you would like to join in with the challenge, I would love to see your take on it... you could add secret compartments and things to your art... or make it about a secret... or even use question marks over something... that turns it into a secret doesn't it??? Well, in my head it does anyways LOL






Thanks for looking and have a fabby day... what have you got planned??? I am hoping to be a right lazy moo and lay in bed til about 10am ... then I am going to be a right lazy moo and read my book in the morning... then I will get dressed... don't you think that there is something a bit decadent about sitting about in your pyjama's when you should be dressed... and you ain't poorly so there is no excuse??? Mmm, just me then! ROFL Then I have a nice roast lamb dinner planned for the Sunday roast... and then I think I may just have a little snoozle on the sofa... ah, a day of lazying about... perfect! TTFN

Hels x

28 comments:

peggy gatto said...

this is a treasure book!!!
I'll be back!

Artyjen said...

Sounds good to me! Have a great lazy day :) Loving the secrets in your book
xoxo Sioux

Lori said...

Awesome book, Hels! This will be a little more difficult, I think! And you're so right, I have all the Tim and Wendy stamps right next to my chair, so why get up and go get the others???? lol!

Jennie said...

Great idea, using lots of different stamps:) Have a wonderful lazy dfay :))
Hugs x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one great treasure,book love what you have done,adding all the pockets,love cheryl x

Lynn Stevens said...

great stamping, so many cool things to see!
Lazy? I think not!

Helen said...

Love this little book - lots of work gone into that. Now I need to think about this. Difficult theme I am thinking without doing what you've done..... I may be gone some time!!

Heather x said...

Oh I love it! Love the stamps you have used, what brand are the people stamps?
*hugs* Heather x

Sandy said...

Wow wonderful Tag book.
Absolutely beautiful. Love it.

Joanne said...

'He was away often, I like that in a man' - now that's the best quote ever!!
Enjoy your roast dinner, I'm off to a Copics club.
Luv Joanne xx

Anikraft said...

Love it!!! That's such a cool piece. Question for you, the TOP SECRET on the cover what did you stamp that with? Is that an alphabet set or just the one stamp? For a moment I was considering googling all the stamp manufacturers you mentioned there and then I thought it could take all day so I better ask!!!
Hope to be joining in this week, have an inky sunday!
Anika x

Kay said...

This book is awesome, Hels, I love it....although I have had to pick myself up of the floor at no Trad Tan!!! Sounds like you have a perfect day planned.. enjoy x

Tracy Evans said...

Great creation Hels and some nice stamps in there, you should use them more often LOL. I have loads in the back of the cupboard that I need to get out and use again. Enjoy your lazy day, I will try and play along soon, just in the middle of decorating my daughter's room, oh joy! Tracy Evans x

Rosie said...

LOVELY, and yes it can be a challenge not to reach for your favourite stamps can't it? Gotta be good for us to get out of the comfort zone occasionally?

Sue West said...

Hi Hels. I'm a newbie to Sunday Stampers, but just love your book, it's so imaginative. I will now try and put in the link to my little bit of art. Hope it works.
Sue.
http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2010/08/holiday-romance.html

Marijane said...

What a darling tag book. I just love all the quotes and people stamps you used - especially the old people! So cute/funny! I just ordered from Catslife Press for the first time and love all the cute little stamps they offer.

flutterbycrafter said...

Fantastic books Hels, what a lot of work, you deserve a lazy day, hope the lamb dinner turns out well, lol. xx

Helen said...

Come into the garden Maud..... well, Hels' then....

julie m said...

what a loverly little book. some day i will get some ambition and make a book. looks like fun. are there any little secrets in this one that you are keeping to yourself and not showing?

Joanna K said...

I'm loving your top secret book!!!! Here's my entry with an element of secret stuff...;-) xx

http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2010/08/under-sea.html

Ann said...

Oh I remember these ickle books Hels!! I was very luck to receive one. The colours & stamps are just fab, I love them, must get some of the catslife press ones as they're so versatile!! Loving your 'secret' book :D xxx

BarbaraW said...

I just discovered your blog and challenge. You do magnificent work. I want to play along, so here is my card.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2010/08/try-that-technique-fossil-stone-and.html

Heather x said...

Me again Hels :)
Here's mine

*hugs* Heather x

craftytrog said...

Awesome artwork Hels! Beth has moved all her clothes in here while she sorts her wardrobe, so if she shifts 'em tonight, I'll be playing tomorrow!
Hugs, Alison xx

Aisling said...

Here's my secret: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/what%E2%80%99s-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-6/
Thanks for looking!

Dawn said...

Nice book Hels

Love Dawn xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

...and here is mine GF...shhhhhh

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/09/shhhhits-rainbow-of-secrets.html

craftytrog said...

Finally made my piece in the nick of time! Here it is! xxx

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