Friday, October 24, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 13

I'm so excited to finally be participating in one of the challenges for Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities 3 book.  I purchased his book several months ago with the intention of playing along with the challenges, but things kept getting in the way.  Until now!  This challenge was to use a product, one of his worn covers.  I chose the Composition Worn Cover as my base.
I started by coloring the fabric on the cover with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.  I originally intended to add "Tags" to the cover as well, but it just didn't look right, so I stuck with my Big Ticket Die and the butterflies from French Flight.  I love the simplicity of it, as well as the addition of the word band.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but the butterflies are attached to the symphony paper with dimensionals, and they were given a touch of Wink of Stella for some twinkle!  A girl has to have some sparkle!
Here's a close-up of the spine of my book, I colored some seam binding with Evergreen Bough and Seedless Preserves. I added a Muse Token which states Knowledge.  This last weekend I took a class with Tammy Tutterow, and she talked about choosing embellishments with some meaning to you, I thought the K was great for the Knowledge I've gained while using distress products, and it's my first initial too!

Here's the inside of the book, I was inspired by Marjie's project, and loved how she designed the inside of her cover.  I used a combo of Distress Paint and inks, and also made my spray with Distress re-inkers and alcohol.  I used the Harlequin and Gothic layering stencils as well.  I love the "texture" created with the different techniques!
Here's a close-up of one of the quotes and detail of the layers:
Be sure to check out the other entries Compendium of Curiosities 3.  Inspiration Emporium has generously sponsored this challenge.  Check out all of the fun supplies they offer!



  1. YAY!!! It's so great that you could finally participate....always love newbies! Your cover is wonderful! I love the butterflies and ticket die, and the ribbon looks awesome! The inside is totally gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing in our Worn Cover challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. How fun!!! I love the butterflies on the front and the colors just make it so fun and whimsical! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

  3. Kriss, so glad you're joining us for CC3C!! This is a fabulous cover and we can't wait to see more from you!! Love it!

  4. WOW! I love your book! Those butterflies are BEAUTIFUL! I am so glad you found some time to use your Timmie goodies! You created an amazing book!