Saturday, October 11, 2014

Worn Cover Quote Book

Can't believe we have arrived at the 13th Challenge!  I hope all of you have been enjoying these CC3 Challenges as much as I have!

This week we are using Tim's Worn Cover.  The technique can be found on Page 35 of his Compendium of Curiosities III book.  Remember, it's still not too late to get your autographed copy of the book here.

Our sponsor this week is The Inspiration Emporium.  They are once again providing a $50.00 certificate to a randomly selected winner!  Tim has yet another super prize package for the Curiosity Crew's Choice as well.

Not sure about the rules?  To be sure, head on over to our lovely hostess's website, Linda Ledbetter, to study them and learn how to create a project to share with us.  

Here is my project using the Worn Cover:


This is the front cover.  I began by cutting a label for the front cover using a Sizzix die (Frame Back, Ornate #3).  I added color to the label by blending in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.  This frame was then adhered to the front cover.

I decided I wanted an album to store all the quotes I have been collecting, so I used Tim's Sizzix Alterations Block Talk lower case alphabet and die cut the letters for the word "quotes" out of chipboard.  I then painted the letters with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint and adhered them to the center of the label.

To finish the front, I adhered butterflies from the Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack which were lightly watercolored with Aged Mahogany and Scattered Straw Distress inks above and below the word "quotes".  I just HAD to use two Word Bands (I love them!) that were perfect, "Collections" and "Encourage Your Hopes Not Your Fears" which I had previously painted with Aged Mahogany Paint and then wiped off, allowing the paint to remain in the recesses of the letters.  I added two brads for each Word Band and adhered both to the front, above and below the label die.

Finally, I adhered a Custom Knob to the front using a clock face.

I then proceeded to alter the inside of the worn covers as follows:


I started by using Tim's Burlap Texture Stencil and one of my new favorite paint colors, Aged Mahogany.  I randomly added paint through the stencil directly to the cover, carefully picked up the stencil and let the paint dry.

Once the paint was dry, I added a decorative paper panel to each inside cover.  Both are from the fabulous Wallflower Paper Stash.  On one side I stamped the Stampers Anonymous Butterflies and Moths 1 image using Wendy Vecchi's Potting Soil Archival ink.  I then lightly watercolored a bit of Scattered Straw Distress Ink onto the wings.

The second paper panel is from the same paper stash.  I stamped Stamper's Anonymous "Be Confident, Find Your Wings and Fly" towards the bottom of the panel.  I added this beautiful bird from the Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack to the upper right of the panel.

I carefully tore around the edges of both panels and finished them by adding some Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges.  The panels were then adhered to the inside covers of the album along with some greenery die cut from the Spring Greenery die and colored with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress inks.

I used some wonderful words from the Life Quotes Remnant rubs in various places on the covers.  Finally, I added a metal butterfly from the Adornments Nature collection which was previously painted with Scattered straw and Aged Mahogany to the right hand panel.

The final touch was adding the Ring Binder to the inside of the Worn Cover by threading a Black and White Natural Trimming over the Ring Binder and through the holes in the cover to the front spine.  I tied a knot and clipped the ends of the trimming.  To finish off the project I used a Swivel Fastener  which I added to the trim knot and placed a Word Key and Philosophy Tag at the clip end and chain end.
Here are close-ups of the inside covers:


Finally, the Book spine:

Hope you like this project and are inspired to create your own Worn Cover!  You will eventually be adding pages to this album which can be used for a number of purposes such as a photo album of quote book!  Use your imagination - the sky's the limit!

Have fun!  Susan

43 comments :

  1. I too love the word bands, but am silly about using them...I tend to hoard my idea-ology...it is a bad habit. What good is owning the stuff if I am not going to use it? I guess I need to feel that the project is "worthy!" Your cover is beautiful inside and out!

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  2. Beautiful! The colors and embellishments are wonderful.

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  3. A wonderful quote book Susan! Karen.x

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  4. What a great idea to make a book to keep favorite quotes in! I am finding all sorts of inspiration from the Curiosity Crew for this challenge!

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  5. I never thought about a Quote Keeper...now I need to get some more journals. You ladies have got me thinking about all the things that are just laying around on my desk and should be put together with like things.

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  6. OMGosh...the simplistic elegance here is amazing! You have created a beautiful place to store quotes! and the butterflies steal my heart! Beautiful work! Hugs sweets!

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  7. A quote album is genius! I have ripped out articles with quotes all over the place, and so need a place to house them! LOVE that! The handle is my favorite part....LOVE!!!! Gorgeous inside too!

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  8. Aaah a Quote Album ( why didn't I think of that )... LOL Love your idea and love how you embellished your worn cover... your butterfly is so beautiful ... and the sentiment below it is beautiful as well !

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  9. Aged Mahogany is such a rich colour and it looks beautiful on your album. I really love the simplicity of the cover, it draws the eye perfectly to the purpose of the album. The inside is beautiful with the gorgeous butterflies and the lovely bird. It will be great to have your quotes so readily at hand too.

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  10. Love your album and the theme. Hopefully it will inspire me to get all my saved quotes in one place

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  11. Susan, I love your quote book!! How clever and something that has completely piqued my interest :) I type all of my favorite quotes into a word document right now...I'd much rather have something like this :) I'm going to sit this CC3 challenge out, but I'll keep your idea filed near the front, for when I get around to working with Tim's worn cover :) Fabulous CC3 #13 notebook, Susan!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  12. Lovely butterflies, just beutiful. I love it Susan, thanks for sharing your quote book

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  13. Such a lovely organic feel. Love the clock custom knob and metal embellishments.

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  14. I love your panels using Tim's dies. I plan to make mine as a garden reference having built a perennial border this year for the first time. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. This is so pretty. All of the Wallflower paper works wonderfully on this.
    Jess

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  16. Lovely worn cover, Susan. I love that you did the inside as well, and so beautifully! I agree, a girl can never use too many word bands.

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  17. Love all the natural elements elements your choose for this project and the quotes! Good idea.

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  18. Your cover is beautiful .. I'm going to have to remember to do the inside .. I wouldn't of thought of that ! The word bands are awesome !!

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  19. Susan...your worn cover book is lovely! You over achiever...inside and outside done?!?! Show off! haha Seriously...your book is beautiful! I love the colors and die cuts that you've used on the cover. And then open up your book and oh my goodness! That very natural theme with the birds and butterflies just pulls you right in. I also love your ring binding on the outside spine. Very pretty! <3 Candy

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  20. Beautifu inside and out! Great quotes and colors. Love the way you've tied it off, too.

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  21. Wow, this is gorgeous all the way around! I love how you decorated the inside as well. Love all those butterflies.

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  22. I am swooning over the inside covers of this lovely book! Great use of the stencils to peek out from behind the lovely bird and butterfly embellishments. So many great ideas from the Curiosity Crew this time 'round - and always! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creation!

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  23. What a great idea for a journal! I love your cover and inside panels, but then I'm a butterfly freak!

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  24. A brilliant piece of work love all the elements you've added Susan - a wonderful place to store quotes that mean something to you

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  25. Beautifully simple quote album, Susan. Your inside covers are a lovely surprise and the charms hanging on the spine are, well, charming! Nice job. <3

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  26. I love how the cover and interior tie back to each other in theme and color. The simplicity of the cover is just right...

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  27. What a wonderful idea of a quote book! All of you ladies have been so inspiring! I love butterflies and birds so I'm already hooked, love it!

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  28. Beautiful! Your book is just perfect and will look even more fantastic filled up with all kinds of quotes.

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  29. Hello Susan, GREAT work!!! I'm crazy about butterflies so .... I love this !! the colors and details are also gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  30. beautiful work Susan - inside and out - brilliant xx

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  31. Your book is so beautiful, with some great details, but not overly done.

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  32. I love your quote book! The inside is very beautiful too! Such an inspiration. What a great idea and beautiful composition. Love the cranberry color with the brown. Love the colors of the charms on the side. Perfect!

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  33. Nice! I like your idea of a quote book.

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  34. What a good idea, we all hear little bits and pieces that have leaked out of your head by the time you want to use them. I like this cover a lot especially the secret inside. Lovely

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  35. Love that the inside of your cover is a gorgeous as the outside! X

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  36. This is so lovely. The butterflies are beautiful on the fron. I adore them. And then taking the torn-edged, distressed paper on the inside. Beautiful. Love how you attached the ring binder. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  37. Susan, just love the idea of a quote book. Quotes are always so inspiring and to have them close at hand in such a beautiful way is awesome.

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  38. Amazing book! I love all the embellishments but the butterfly on the cover is absolutely fabulous! BArbarayaya

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  39. I love the idea of a quote book Susan! This is SO pretty and I see we like a lot of the same products. :) You've done a beautiful job of altering this Worn Cover!! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

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  40. Awesome idea to use as a book for quotes! Beautiful job Susan!

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  41. This is beautiful inside and out Susan! Love the butterflies on the front cover!

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  42. so pretty!! I love all the butterflies. =)

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