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!