Saturday, October 11, 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge 13


Welcome back for the 13th Challenge from the Compendium of Curiosities III.
Lucky 13!
I LOVED this challenge! 
It is really free style...all you have to do is alter a worn cover!
Below is the one I used. 
I loved it like it was, but when you say I can alter, giddiness takes over, hehehe.
If you have been following the Compendium Of Curiosities Challenges you know that Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III is a must! If you are just joining in and you have it...you are set, if you don't have it, you can still get an autographed book here. 
We also have to thank are amazing sponsors! 
Tim and Mario sent a huge box of prized to be given away throughout the challenge. 
This week's sponsor is Inspiration Emporium! 
They have generously donated a $50 gift certificate. 
In order to be eligible you must follow the rules...they can be found here. 
Make sure to read them, there isn't that many rules, but I would hate to see someone disqualified  because they missed a rule. 
I also want to take a moment and THANK Linda Ledbetter for all the work she does to keep this challenge going! She is a doll and I just love her to bits! 
I also want to shout out to the Curiosity Crew...I am so honored to be with you on this journey! 
Each and everyone of you bring such a different creative gift to our crew. 
You inspire me more then you know...each one of you!

So on to the fun. 
Because this weeks challenge is not really a "technique" to give away...
I am going to take you step by step throughout my alteration. 
The first step was to cover the worn cover with ripped up pieces of Tim's Tissue Wrap. 
Matte Medium is my go to for any job like this. I use it as a adhesive and sealant. 
After it dried I used Distress Paints (Broken China, Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence and Antiqued Bronze.  I only use my fingers to apply it.  
Personally I find this to be my best tool, wink. 
It was applied very sporadically. 
This was done on the outside and inside of the cover. 
After it was the way I wanted I mixed a tad of Gathered Twigs with Picket Fence, spritzed with my mini mister and added drippage.  I just picked it up with my finger (while holding the book flat) scraped my finger with the paint over the edge...tilted the book and you get drippage! 
LOVE drippage...I just think it adds character. 
Then using Tim's bubble stencil I added Texture paste. 
After the texture paste dried I used my finger again to add some color to the bubbles. 

 After all the paint dried it was time to start embellishing. 
The sea horse, compass and enjoy the journey are from Tim's stamps. 
The greenery is an alterations die. 
I used Gathered Twigs and Broken China Distress Ink to colorize those pieces. 
 I also pulled out some Ideaology filmstrip, Ornate plates, Game spinners, brads and a knob. 
I just cluster it together until it looks right to me. 

 For the inside I embossed two large tags with the compass texture fade to make the pockets. 
I attached the binder mechanism with Crinkle ribbon. I was surprised at how tight this held..but it is super tight! 
 Back to the outside...I wanted some dangles added to the spine. 
Before I tied the second bow I added these Ideaology pieces to a swivel clasp with jump rings...
Corked vial, baubles, tag labels and philosophy tag. 
(the corked vial has Rock Candy glitter and is sealed with Glossy Accents. To attach the jump ring I used a memo pin coated with Glossy Accents and pushed through the cork)
So there you have it...another challenge completed! 
I cannot wait to get to see what the other members of the Curiosity Crew created! 
I love these Saturdays!!! So fun right?
I hope you join in....I love seeing what y'all do as well....the inspiration being shared is phenomenal. 
You all continue to blow me away with your creativity! 
One of the things I love about this challenge is the camaraderie...it is so fun to see so many supporting and loving what everyone is doing....total inspiration. 
Okay...time to go visit the Curiosity Crew's blogs and soak up some fabulous creativity! 
Have a great weekend...hope to see you back here next time! 

78 comments:

  1. You used my favorite colours again! I love what you have done to the cover. I am heading in a similar direction (cover it all!) with what I have in mind for mine, just a different theme and materials.

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    1. Thank you Belinda! These seem to be my go to colors of late...can't get enough, hehehe. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  2. I love your sea shore theme, the colors are perfect.

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    1. Thank you Vic...I think it will be a perfect place to keep the memories of our upcoming cruise!

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  3. A wonderful cover Yvonne! Great texture and wonderful background. Karen.x

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    1. Thank you Karen, It was a fun one to make...it started off totally different but ended up taking on a life of it's own.

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  4. Love your cover! Blues and greens have always been my "go to" colors. I've found lots of inspiration from the Curiosity Crew for this challenge.

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    1. Awe Sue..me too...the Curiosity Crew has given me reasons to buy more worn covers, wink. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. This would be perfect for my parents' upcoming cruise! Would you like their address??? LOL Stunning job on the color palette, embellishments, and layout!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I hope your parents have fun on the cruise...I will be using this for mine and my husbands first cruise ever! We have been married 20 years and NEVER taken a trip. So excited I will have somewhere to keep those special memories!

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  6. Yvonne, this worn cover turned out awesome! I happen to love the seahorses and you have made you ocean scene shine! I love all the amazing details on it - there is so much to take in! Love it, love it!

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    1. Susan...thank you...I have always loved seahorses...one of the happy memories from childhood. We used to have a huge salt water aquarium with Seahorses...we would go to the local marina and find them in the wild...it was one of my favorite things. Love ya!

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  7. This is PERFECT to house your cruise treasures and memories! The cover and inside pockets are PERFECT!!! I am in LOVE with this....just PERFECT!!! Are you getting the feeling I LOVE it?!!! And...I and we...are all inspired by you as well!

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    1. awe...Anita...thank you...you are so sweet! Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments...you inspire me tremendously!

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  8. Very beutiful covers Yvonne. Great for a gift. Thank you for the inspiration

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  9. OOOO....such gorgeous colors!! The lightness with all those layers is really captivating. Thanks for the run down on how you achieved it.

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    1. Thank you Sara...it's fun when we can share what we do!

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  10. OMG Girlfriend this is AMAZING ... you Rocked this... oh where to start... the cover great texture, colors are amazing; fun layers What can I say?! Pockets on the inside too !!!

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    1. awe...thank you so much Rea'! you are so cute! I hope you play along! Can't wait to see what everyone creates!

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  11. Your alteration is fabulous Yvonne! I know I should not have favourites but that seahorse is my favourite stamp of Tims ever! I love that you used it here and the background you created for it is just fantastic. The inside is so clever too, with the pockets - love this! Anne x

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    1. thank you so much sweets! I love the seahorse stamp too!!! Can't get enough of it!

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  12. WOW! Completely wonderful transformation of the Worn Cover, Yvonne! All of the texture elements you've used are so fun to look at and I bet neat to touch & feel, too :) Fabulous CC3 #13 inspiration! I'm sitting this one out, but I couldn't help still stopping by to say WOW! :) XOXO-Shari T.

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    1. Thank you Shari...sorry to hear you are sitting it out..but hopefully you will be back next week!

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  13. Your project is beautiful. Love the way you used the ideology pieces.

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  14. This is gorgeous - I just love staring at all the color and how it runs all over the cover and still stays bright and cheerful. You have so much talent and are so sweet too!

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    1. Awe...Mary..you are so very sweet, thank you for your comment!

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  15. It's an underwater wonderland! Fabulous scene you created with all the layers and drippage. I too am a drippage lover. Wink, the inside pockets are a clever addition.

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    1. Thank you Sharon...drippage makes me giddy! Glad there are others who understand! hehehe

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  16. The colours and depth of embellishment make this so interesting. Love all the dangley bits too.

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  17. I love the inside pockets! That is so smart.
    Jess

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  18. Wow, Yvonne, this is amazing! I love the textures and effects and the colors you chose. Such depth and richness. LOVE it!!

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    1. Thanks so much Annette! I sometimes have a problem with stopping, wink.

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  19. Yvonne your cover is gorgeous and beautiful. Love the textues and colors. Absolutely well done.

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  20. I just had to tell you again how much I LOVE EVERYTHING about this project! YOU are amazingly talented!

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    1. Awe Mylissa...you are too kind! It was fun to make...thank you for stopping by :)

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  21. I love the cover .. I love all the texture and the colors. Amazing !!

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  22. OMG, Yvonne! This is truly spectacular!
    Hugs,
    cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! Big hugs back at you!!!

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  23. Yvonne...this is awesome! I really really love your cover. The colors, the "drippage" the embossed bubbles...it's all just fantastic! Then the added seahorse and sea shell...they just complete these beautiful nautical themed cover. The blues and creams and tans are all so perfectly blended together to create this beauty. I also love all of the Ideaology you've used on the cover and on the charms and dangles on the spine. It's really a beautiful book! <3 Candy

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    1. awe...thanks Candy! you make me blush, wink.

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  24. Yvonne, This may be my favorite CC3C project ever. Just the perfect amount of grunge and clean for me. Really love what you did to bring it together (and the pockets on the inside are awesome too).

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    1. Awe...thank you Paula...you are to sweet...I loved making it...painty and inky is just my happy place, wink. Thank you for stopping by!

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  25. Your cover is fantasmagorical, Yvonne. LOVE all the stamping and texture and rich colors.... LOVE. Off to pin.

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    1. Marji....your comment is so sweet...and I am so stealing your word...hehehe...thank you so much for your sweet words!!! I need to pin..really need to go do that...hopefully tonight.

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  26. This is a textural delight! Honestly, I want to touch this and see it IRL! Love all the added embellishments and the colors are gorgeous as well. Love this!

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  27. Drippage! I LOVE IT. I want to try this right away! What a great cruise journal; I wish I had a reason to make one again. Went on a crafting cruise once and it was so much fun; this really brings back those memories. The colors and texture are so great. What a beautiful book; you really transformed it!

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    1. Awe...thank you...I hope you get to go back on a cruise again...this will be my first!

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  28. I am loving this cover!!!The colors and textures are perfect for a Cruise journal!! And thanks for the tip on the inside cover pockets...great idea!

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    1. So glad you like the inside pockets...I am going to stuff our papers we want to keep in them! Thank you for your sweet comment.

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  29. Wow all that texture those wonderful colours and wow just everything about it is amazing

    Have a wonderful cruise

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  30. Wow wow wow!! Everything you do is super awesome, so I guess this is "way super awesome"?? I'm going have to invent some new words. I LOVE the texture on the front. This is the kind of post that makes me want to go back and start over with mine! LOVE it!!

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    1. awe girly..you make me blush! I think you are super awesome yourself! thank you :)

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  31. If you don't mind, i'm going to "CASE" your idea for a cruise we are taking in January! Having a cover like that to hand would inspire me to actually commemorate the trip more effectively!

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    1. I would be honored Carol! Thank you so much for your kind words...hope you have an amazing cruise as well!

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  32. Yvonne, this is gorgeous! Your use of color, texture and grungy goodness is perfect, I love it!!!

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  33. Such gorgeous texture!!! I love your cover!

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  34. This is awesome!!!! I love it!

    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  35. this is stunning - the nautical theme is brilliant - I adore everything about it xx

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I appreciate your kind words.

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  36. Beautiful work and I love all the detail.

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  37. Wow! A cruise book. I love your Sea Life ideas! Everything flows so well, and is so very vintage! Love your projects!

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    1. Thank you Vic...high praise from you!!! wink. Thank you for stopping by!

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  38. Oh my! This is drop dead gorgeous!! Love it!

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  39. I love the watery feel you've got into the background of your book cover. All the embellishments just enhance this seaside feel. Great

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  40. Gorgeous transformation , inside and out ! X

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  41. Spectacular cruise scrapbook. You really inspired me this time Yvonne. I've been a bit hesitant to used texture paste and decided to play around with my newly acquired crackled texture paste. I'm still very much a novice, but I found out I love it. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration piece for this challenge. -- Mary Elizabeth

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    1. Awe...thank you for your sweet comments!!! I am so glad you used your paste! It is very addicting! hehehe. Have fun! There is so much you can do...it's amazing, wink.

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  42. Your underwater cover is a delight. Love each element of it. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

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  43. Great book! Wonderful design, wonderful colors( I love all shades of blue and green) , I adore seahorse and all details, textures and layers that you've created! BArbarayaya

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    1. Thank you so much sweets....loved this challenge...it was a fun one! Can't wait to check out what you do..I know it will be fabulous.

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  44. The colors are awesome Yvonne and the texture has me over the moon. I love the way you altered your Worn Cover and it's an incredible keepsake now. Thanks for the inspiration! xx

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  45. The texture is amazing Yvonne, and the color combo is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Kriss...I appreciate your sweet comment.

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  46. I'm loving this cover Yvonne! The detail is amazing!

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  47. this is just SO beautiful Yvonne! It's going on my pinterest board for mini albums. =)

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