Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Little Twinchies Book

I was reading Neet's Artful Times challenge for this week and decided to give it a go because though I have done inchies in the past, I have never made twinchies!  So what is a girl to do? She makes a little itty bitty twinchies book!
Techhnically, the cover doesn't count, because they are just over the 2 inch mark... and I decorated the spine  with a chippy pocket watch and little glass bottle instead of the front cover because with the hidden hinge binding it gives a broad spine to work with.
but all the pages are 2 inches square... so 12 twinchies in all!
and this is one of my favourite themes and songs: Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
and yes, the lyrics are all there... in size 5 font! ;)
If I could save time in a bottle
the first thing that I'd like to do
is to save every day
til eternity passes away
just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
if words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
again, I would spend them with you
but there never seems to be enough time
to do the things you want to do
once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
that your the one I want to go
through time with
if I had a box just for wishes
and dreams that had never come true
the box would be empty
except for the memory
of how they were answered by you
but there never seems to be enough time
to do the things you want to do
once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
that your the one I want to go
through time with
The pages are little pockets which hold tags...
cardstock tags with transparencies coloured with alcohol inks
which swivel back to reveal journaling space beneath
the transparencies were embossed with Tim Holtz pocket watches folder before I alcohol inked them.
and just to keep them tidy, I added smaller tags on the backs with patterned papers.
Used lots of time emphemera and stamps and the papers are Fancy Pants It's the little things 6 x 6 pad which were perfect for this teeny size book.
I had a great time playing with this challenge!

22 comments:

  1. OMG! Wow Annette. This is absolutely gorgeous and that song always makes me cry and you have brought a tear to my eye now just reading the words!
    Love all the elements you have put in this book and that spine is just perfick.
    Hugs
    xx

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  2. WOWZA...how fabulous is this.
    Love that it is mazebook size but the hidden hinges make things more accessible - this is just beautiful.

    Toni xx

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  3. You must have a lot of time on your hands (pun intended), because these twinchies would have taken me a week to make, not to mention the cover and the tags. You did an INCREDIBLE job.

    You are going to have me singing that song all day long, now. I'll still be singing it when I link into WOYWW later tonight (grin).

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  4. Amazing project,love how detailed it is x

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  5. Holy Moly that is a fantastic twinchie book! I love that song too.

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  6. WOW !!! fabulous little book a great idea I love it
    Janet x

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  7. Amazing work!! How brilliant are you! How long did it take you to put this beauty together?

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  8. Ohhhh Annette, this book is fantastic, just luv all you make, would luv for you to video some of the things you do to show me how it's done :-) x

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  9. luv your work Annette, this is fab like all your other amazing things you make, wish you'd do a video for me to see how it's done to teach me :-) x

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  10. Everything you make is truly stunning, but this awes me...2 inch pages...just amazing! The amount of detail you squeezed into this little book is amazing--this will make a beautiful keepsake!

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  11. Well, what am I like? You will see what I mean with another comment of mine. Doh! Blonde Moment!
    Annette that is fantastic, love it - you really are the Queen of Books and you have made something which has now inspired me with regards to twinchies.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Artful Times and thanks for such a marvellous entry. Must go back now for another look and linger.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  12. OMG, this is brilliant, wish I seen this before I put my twinchies on my blog...your work is awesome xxxx

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  13. oh be still my heart!! your twinchies book is absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. Oh wow! Annette, your wee book is even more impressive on closer inspection. Love the lyrics and the time theme is perfect. Lovely. Elizabeth xx

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  15. This is a show stopper! Wow! I'm stunned. So many wonderful tiny marvelous treasures in one project! Absolutely can't believe you made tags too?! Are you kidding me?! And they are awesome in their own right! Amazing.

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  16. Cool book! Every bit of it is decorated, and that must have taken awhile. I, too, am a Jim Croce fan, so I really dig this book.

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  17. These are amazing! You're very talented. Great artwork.

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  18. What a fabulous idea for using your twinchies. Love the tags and embellishments and the theme running through.

    Sylv xx

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  19. Just absolutely amazing! I just cannot so small at all so totally in awe of this

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  20. This is stunning and inspirational

    Love Chrissie x

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  21. Stunning, absolutely stunning Annette, hope you have settled into your new home and new country. Cant wait to see more of your creations and your new desk
    Bridget
    Brisbane Australia

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Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment, it is truly appreciated - sort of confirms that it is more than my Mum and husband that read this thing! :)