Sunday, October 19, 2014

CC#3C - Worn Cover

Challenge #13, "Worn Cover" is the current lesson Linda and the Curiosity Crew have us working on. All the details can be found on page 35 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III and for extra inspiration really check out the CC team! This month's sponsor Inspiration Emporium has such a nice $50 prize for some lucky winner and for extra fun there is a package from Tim and Mario, chosen by the CC, so two ways to win.


You know the routine and you must work out of your own copy of  Tim's book, so I can't tell you all the details.


When I started this, I did not have a Christmas theme on my mind at all! Halloween crossed my mind, but I felt I had done enough Halloween. I had pulled out a few things earlier in the week and nothing was clicking. Honestly I am not sure how this came about! I thought I had to use the Window die that had never been touched, so I cut this on card stock and then added crackle and layered this up on two more chipboard cutouts.


So at that point, I decided we would go for Christmas and used Barn Door stain to add red to the cracks. Inspiration Journal's challenge for October is "In Disguise" and will go for a visit over there as well.


The front was card stock that was stamped, inked and stenciled. The little window insets were all cut from Tim's paper and I used some rubs and stickers, which had been treated with Cranberry alcohol. Added the photo corners.


All the little Christmas trims/embellishments are from my collection and the little deer and candy canes from Michael's just yesterday! Nice find!


The book spine, I added a ribbon that was saved from something my DD gave me and yes, I tied the bow. I did it!!! Added some fun items.


The back was inked and stenciled and all is good to go. I am thinking this may be a gift to my granddaughter to start collecting Christmas memories and photos.


Hope you enjoyed my little worn cover transformation. I had great fun working on it and have a second one waiting!! Thank you for visiting and enjoy!


 

30 comments:

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Terry this is just FANTASTIC, a fabulous gift for anyone, your granddaughter will treasure it, I looooove the crackled window and the windows are beautiful, love all the embellishments, the stenciling on the back is beautiful, thanks for sharing it, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Christi Conley said...

This is beautiful! If your granddaughter doesn't want it, I will surely take it off your hands :) I adore how you made the window into a mini shadow box and the embellishments fit the theme perfectly :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful cover, your granddaughter will surely love it! Hugs, Valerie

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is Amazing - Such a BEAUTIFUL present for your granddaughter - she will love it!!!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Journal. /Karin

Sandra said...

Ohh wow, Terry! This altered worn cover is amazing! Love it! Your famous Christmas lights and that cute reindeer are fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Perfect vintage Christmas memory collection book!! I love every detail and the overall vintage feel. The lights hung just under the window box - SO clever!!

Redanne said...

LOVE this Terry! I love your choice of theme, the beautiful window, the fabulous lights and the back cover is pretty amazing too! You have CC3C Challenge (wish I could come up with a doable idea...). Such a wonderful gift to give your granddaughter too.

Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal. Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project Terry , enjoyed looking at all the photos. Wonderful details and additions.
Yvonne

Amy Yingling said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Wonderful work.

MaryH said...

What a lot of creativity & work went into this wonderful look. You've used that window die so fabulously to add all your decorations against that lovely background paper. So many textures & great dimension to a stunning look. Well done. Off to check out your earlier Halloween look. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully created and wonderfully embellished. Love this Terry and great that Michaels had some bits and pieces for you. xxx

Michele said...

so many sweet little details Terry! this is awesome. happy week! xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun project- so many fun details to look at- and I love the Christmas theme...it will be here before we know it! We had frost here this AM.....!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow Terry this is such a great cover...lots to see and admire!
Have a nice day, Alie :-)

Annette Green said...

Well, of course you had great fun making it: it's so FUN to look at. Love that decorated window on the cover so much. The little light strands, the candy canes,... so cute! Well done.

Ira Huberts said...

Now that's a book I'd definitely like to read, lol! Wow Terry, you have really given your book cover a splendid and very festive look! Your granddaughter will be over the moon when she sees this! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Candy C said...

Oh my gosh, Terry! Your worn covers album is absolutely DARLING! I so love the retro feeling of your cover. LOVE IT!! The die cut window is so cute and reminds me of my house when I was a little girl. I have such fond memories of the Christmas lights strung across the front of our house softly bathing the the walls of my bedroom as a fell asleep. Funny the things that we remember and what triggers those memories! I love Rudolph on top of the window. TOO cute! The candy canes, the strung lights, the details in each window pane...LOVE IT ALL! Thanks for sharing your art with everyone at CC3C. <3 Candy

Karin said...

your granddaughter will love it, its beautiful! Groetjes Karin

Anita Houston said...

Oh my goodness! What festive fun is this?!!! LOVE the window all decorated up! Love those lights! The backside is gorgeous too! Fab job Terry! Thanks so much for joining us on the Worn Cover Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Super, super cool design, Terry! You've just perfection-ized every little detail. Like you do, always. <3

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Another breathtaking project.

Beth said...

Wow Wow Wow Terry this is amazing and what a wonderful Christmas album it would make.... your cover is gorgeous...love what you did with the spine now you just need to add so hinges inside for pages.
Hugs

cheryl said...

Oh wow hun this is stunning such fantastic detail and design love it to bits hugs cheryl xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

WOW - it is as though stepping into the scene from a Christmas movie (I mean that as the highest of compliments). Gorgeous detailing.
This is very special.
Wishes
Lynne

Bobbi Smith said...

WOW, I love all the vintage Christmas details!!! Your granddaughter will love it!

Linda R said...

So amazing my friend. Lots of fabulous details. Your granddaughter is going to love this. ..

Hugs~

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Terry, this is fabulous! Love how you used the window die and all the wonderful embellishing you've done.... you rocked this cover out of the park. So glad you shared this with us at CC3C!

Buttons said...

Brilliant Terry! Love how you've used the window frame as a focal point and built the Christmas theme from there. Jenny x

Karen Garrard said...

Gorgeous worn cover Terry! Wonderful background, cute window on front. I like Santa in the frame too. Karen.x

Kath said...

fabulous make for this month's challenge Terry...thanks for joining in the fun at Inspiration Journal...hugs kath xxx

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