Monday, 24 November 2014

A BOOK in a Book in a book !!!

Hello crafters..
Am back after a small break…only to share with you yet another Vintage project! I know you are NOT surprised!

It is customary that I give a ”special” gift to my son’s teacher every year around this time just to let her know how much she means to us.
 Many of you know by now that my older son of 15yrs is a child with special needs. He is wheel chair bound and has been going to a special school for the last 8 years of which he has been associated with this teacher for the last 3 years!
Shopana is a friend, teacher and a guide to my son and it is so rewarding to see changes in him in the last few years. I don’t want to get into too many details here and as is my posts are lengthy, lol!
She is getting married which means we are she will not be able to come from early next year. We are so thankful for all that she has done for Shreyes( my son) and wish her a great future ahead! We will miss you Shopana, your services are commendable and I have no words to express…which is why I have translated it into a lovely handmade gift for you!
Here we ago…
The main Book…A lovely vintage cover with an image I downloaded from We Love Vintage Challenge Blog. I made a ornate panel around her with a scripted background and some heat embossed golden butterflies all around. There is something about this little girl that attracted me, her eyes wanting to tell so many things and this is what my book will convey!
The Spine ..is a piece of canvas cloth that I ran thru a damask embossing folder almost three-fourths and then colored it with shades of yellow and brown acrylics to give a vintage leather look, on the top part of the spine I heat embossed an ornate label and quote from Inkadinkado stamps which says it all.

What do you think this main book is???
 An altered nut case tin…!!!
When you open the main book (Tin)  this is what you see…
On the left you see another ornate page with a sentiment from Stampendous and the same treatment as the front cover.

On the right you see another mini book and …another micro mini book charm! Confusing…
I just got my TH Wall flower paper pack and dint even hesitate to tear a page from it to create this mini tag book. I took the ATC page and created mini from this 12X12 beauty! The paper was too good to be altered and I felt it was just screaming for a bit of yellow to be highlighted and so I went with that.

The front cover… and the back cover is made with chipboard from cereal boxes and the spine is a piece of colored burlap from my stash. I have used complimenting papers from DCWV and embossed with TH burlap stencil and sprinkled some gold embossing powder on it!

The label on the book is hand made resin embellishment. I cut the paper from DCWV pack and made a faux frame using air drying clay and then filled it with clear resin. As it was drying, I sprinkled some fine glitter for some sparkle. I have kept some coconut coir behind the label for some more texture!

The butterfly is resin mold which has been treated to crackle paint and on the cracks I have rubbed in inka gold. Just look at those textures…

Some metal book corners and this mini album is ready.
Here are the tags inside the mini, all cut using Joy crafts die and the sentiments all from TH visual artistry. A lovely yellow ribbon keeps the book intact.

From the spine hangs a micro mini book charm along with a few tea pot metal charms.

The book charm…is an inchie to be precise and I enjoyed making this teenie weenie thing! 
It actually has some pages inside and some more sentiments. The book is held tight with some twine.


So here is my BOOK in a Book in a book …
It took me more than 2 days to make this one and I wanted to make something really special that can be treasured and remembered too.


I should be giving it to her in a couple of days and before that would love  to hear your feedback on this.

Hope you enjoyed reading all the books…
I would like to link this to the following challenges..

Frillie and Funkie Challenge _ A gift from the heart
Country View Challenges- my fav butterflies are all over the books!
4 Crafty Chicks – make it sparkle
A Creative Romance- use anything old ( the inkadinkado stamp is my fist stamp bought 18mnths back!)
Brown Sugar Challenge – use 2 or more colors ( brown, yellow, gold and green)
Crafting Musketeers – Anything But A Card
Sentimental Sundays – heartfelt Thanks
That Craft Place – anything Goes
613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes
Until my next creative journey…
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Hugs.



























78 comments:

  1. Oh, boy, Rupa! You have really made a masterpiece here! I love the book idea, and love this paper! You have done such a beautiful job, and what a lovely gift to receive! I'm thinking of a book, too, but seems like I just can't get to it this time around! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us! Sara Emily

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    1. Thank you so much Sara...really appreciate your feedback. Have a great week ahead. Hugs.

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  2. The mini book and the resin frame are my favorite. Which brand of resin did you use...I have been dying to try resin for quite some time now but didnt know exactly which to try!

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    1. Thanks Sonia...I have used the industrial resin...epoxy and hardener which you get in Commercial st.

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  3. Rupa , You out shine yourself everytime .. I loved the Mini book Charm and the Mini Book a lot . Those are my fav .. Am sure Shreyas teacher will Cherish it forever ... This is a Superb One !!!
    Hugs
    Remya

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation and understanding the sentiment behind this book, Remya. Have a great week ahead, Hugs.

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  4. OUTSTANDING !!! Each of your post has something different and Amazing !! I loved the idea of turning a tin into a box and you have it so fabulously covered all the edges n corners ! The minibook is mindblowing..and so is the resin label :)

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful project. Beautiful book the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs    
    Berni,DT
    sentimentalsundays.

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    1. Thanks Berni..the image was so catchy and begging to be here...I think she has done half the job here!

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  6. I don't know where to start with this amazing project! It is so beautifully vintage and so perfectly composed, that I'm speechless. The attention to detail is amazing....even the micro book is decorated...amazing! The little touches of gold...the fabulous embossed spine...Rupa..this is a treasure beyond compare!!! hanks for propping it on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create!

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    1. Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments, Kathy..You made my day!

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  7. Wonderful as always Rupa...The idea of recycling a tin into a book is amazing!!! I like the mini book and the handmade resin embellishments.... Gorgeous...

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Ramya for always liking and supporting my work.

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  8. Absolutely amazing. So many details I had to go back and look again.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this book, Thanks Christy.

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  9. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! A true labor of love :) So many gorgeous elements, textures and techniques! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!

    Kathi
    Co-Owner

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    1. Thanks Kathi...and thanks for being my new pal on the blog!

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  10. Wonderfully crafted and beautifully designed oproject, so much detail it is amazing, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

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  11. Wow. This is a fantastic piece of art work. I am sure she will love and treasure it, I would!! The attention to detail is amazing. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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    1. I should be giving it to her today, Carol. Thank you so much.

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  12. Beautifully done, love this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  13. Stunning, love all the details....thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  14. My goodness!!! Rupa, this is AMAZING!! Totally in love with your mini book and the resin label you've made ! Awesome!

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  15. We so appreciate you're sharing your project & creativity at 613 Ave C Rupa! What an absolute beautiful gift for your son's teacher. I especially love the little tiny book on the inside - what a gift of love!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create – [Challenge #99 Anything Goes w/optional use Subway Art]
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

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  16. wow! stunning project, so much detail I find something new each time I look! the little book is just glorious xx Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  17. Your project is just out of this world beautiful! There are so many beautiful ideas here and I really love the little book! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you so much Glenda...you just made me smile.

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  18. Stunning! You have been chosen as our FB "Mini Album" Designer of the Day for Monday, November 24, 2014! Congratulations. Your project is featured on our FB page today. Please stop by to say hello and to grab your Designer of The Day Badge! Www.facebook.com/avenue613 .
    Thanks for playing on our street here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Paper Crafting Challenge

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    1. Wow Chana...you made just so happy! Hope you can see me do the happy dance...this is such a lovely gesture from you. Thank you so much. Hugs.

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  19. Wow Rupa..this is a masterpiece...love the whole vintage look ...n that mini book is so so cute....I will make one too....n happy to hear that still there are so many good people in this world who really do care for others....good wishes n love for your son also...have a nice day...:)

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    1. thank you so much Shalu for your good wishes.yes, of course there many good people like you too who take the time to stop by and leave some love! Big hugs, dear.

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  20. Rupa! this is incredible!! What a fabulous make- the detail is so beautiful and perfect! You have my vote for the win!! ~All good things~

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    1. Thank you so much Jackie...that is such a sweet thing to say.

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  21. WOW! what amazing projects, I really loved looking at your stunning work! Many thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

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  22. Wonderful, I keep going back to see all the details...amazing! Thanks for playing our Make it Sparkle at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

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  23. Rupa, this is a stunning little book...in a book...in a book! Your little "Thanks" book is adorable! Amazing detail throughout! WOW... Thanks for joining and sharing over at Frilly and Funkie!

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole. .happy to know you enjoyed reading them.

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  24. Wow, this truly is a gift from the heart! This is so beautifully made, well thought out and executed down to the finest detail. It is truly gorgeous and I am totally in love with it. Fantastic entry into our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. You sure made me happy. ..Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda. Big hugs.

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  25. Magnificent, marvelous, delightful, thoughtful, superb, glorious.... I am not finding more words :)
    Truly fantastic Rupa... love all elements in this. Color, texture, charms, tags added more prettiness in to this.
    I wish I could see this beauty in person!! Lucky teacher who gets this :) She will cherish this forever.

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    1. Thank you soo much Shilpa. .you need to hurry up cos I am giving it to her tomorrow!

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  26. Oh wow Rupa!!! I bet Shopana will be thrilled that you've spent so much time and care on this incredibly detailed gift and hearing your story I can see why you felt the need to do it. Each little book is so special and I love the words on the first inside cover. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny. .A heartfelt one!

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  27. How beautiful!

    Love your book in a book, Rupa! So many gorgeous and delicate details to discover! Wow!

    Claudia x

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  28. As usual yet another master piece. And I am so glad I met the creator. N even more glad n happy that got to hold this beauty. Micro mini book is so adorable n the detailing to that extent is commendable. Love it love it n more.

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    1. Thank you so much Mridula..it was great to meet you, so enthusiastic and the passion for learning shows. Hope to catch up with you soon.Hugs.

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  29. Looks fab , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

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  30. This is just gorgeous,Thanks for sharing with us at Country View.xxx

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  31. This is INCREDIBLE!!! Absolutely wonderful :)

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  32. Oh my gosh, I just love miniature things! This is so amazing Rupa, wow! I love the warm palette and the texture on your butterfly is fantastic! That teeny tiny book may be one of my favourite things ever! Inchies, simply genius my friend! What a talented lady you are, how I missed my visits while I was on holiday!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my blog while I was on holiday! I had a great time with my Mom, although the week flew by way too quickly! Hope you had a great week! hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia ans so sweet of you to get back soon after your holidays. Time spent with "mums" are so very special and glad you had a nice time. Big hugs.

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  33. Hello, Rupa,
    I simply adore your creation! Books, tags and tiny objects are some of my favourite themes, so I really love your triple book! I also love vintage style, so I find your creation is just perfect! You have worked a lot to all details, to all decorations... Shopana must have been very happy to receive this precious gift made with love! I am also happy that someone appreciates the love and the patience that teachers dedicate to other people's children!
    Hugs to you all (Shopana, Shreyes and you)!

    Mariangela

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    1. Thank you so much Mariangela...that is so sweet of you and I am touched by your gesture. Big Hugs.

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  34. Love your box in a book, so clever! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  35. This is so unique and beautiful. I love all the details! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  36. The way you have visualized and created this beautiful piece of art is just brilliant and heart warming! I would have to look at this a few more times to really appreciate and understand all that you have built into it! I love the colors, the thoughts and sentiments etc. Hope the teacher will cherish this for ever. My very best wishes to your son with the new teacher. I have a niece with special needs in BLR and I know how hard it is for them to get used to new teachers/environment. The teachers are true angels! You are a genius!

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    1. Thank you so much for understanding the thoughts behind this projects, much appreciated. And rightly said, I am only worried about how he will take his new teacher...it's difficult once they are in their comfort zone.Thank you for taking the time to be here and for your good wishes. Hugs.

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  37. What a lovely gift for your son's teacher! I am sure that she will feel the special love you all have for her when she receives this! Thanks so much for playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

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  38. This is a lovely project. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  39. Oh my goodness, Rupa!! What an amazing altered tin and mini album!! I love anything miniature and you've managed to fit so much inspiration into such a beautiful tiny space. I almost couldn't believe it when I saw all the wonderful elements so gorgeously packaged in your tin. I'm so happy you've joined us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy...this sure is so encouraging.

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