Friday, October 24, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #13 - Worn Covers

Hello. Well I'm squeaking in under the wire with this project. What a couple of weeks it has been! Challenge #13 is all about using the Tim Holtz Worn Covers and altering them as shown on page 35 of A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3. You can check out all the details and the fabulous inspiration from the Curiosity Crew on the Studio L3 blog. I won't say play along for this challenge because you'd have to finish it in a few hours lol. However, tomorrow there will be a new challenge! ;-) For this one, Inspiration Emporium is the sponsor and have donated a $50 prize to spend in their store!

I created my cover for some friends who just got a little cottage up in the mountains. They are planning on having lots of family and friends use the cottage in the coming years and wanted to create a guest book to remember them all by. I made the elements (especially on the cover) very sturdy and was sure to firmly glue down all edges. The overlapping layers are built up underneath so there aren't loose edges that can catch and tear. (No pop up foam this time!) This book has to last.

spine trinkets detail
On the inside covers I layered die cuts, embossed elements and ephemera. Again, I made sure everything was securely glued down!

Left inside cover

Right inside cover
I'm designing some pages for the guests to write on that will fill the binder. Thanks for looking! Be sure to go and check out all the cool entries that other people have done. There are some real beauties!

Most of the supplies I used for this can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)


  1. This is awesome!! Living in Colorado, this fabulous guest book really resonates with me. What guest wouldn't love to add their name to this beautiful book? Great job!!

  2. What a great idea for your friend!!! I love it! It's simple yet so elegant and professional looking too! LOVE the texture of the tree and dangles from the side! Thanks so much for playing in our Worn Cover challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. So pretty! Love how you adorned the spine. Thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C!

  4. What a BEAUTIFUL book inside and out I LOVE IT (one of my favorite hymns too) ! Wonderful idea ! :)


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