Sunday, October 12, 2014

Altered Worn Cover

Have you seen Tim Holtz's Worn Covers? They come in a bunch of styles and a couple sizes. They are great for mini scrapbooks or just to hold little projects you have made.  I have a couple that I use to store my completed tags.
The covers look great the way they are, but I decided to dress one up.
This is the current challenge happening over on Linda Ledbetter's blog.  As always, I can't tell you exactly what I did but I can show you lots of pictures.  If you want to make your own Worn Cover you can still pick up your own copy of The Compendium of Curiosities III.  This challenge is being sponsored by the lovely Inspiration Emporium.

I love these flowers I made using the tattered floral die.  The washi tape adds an extra pop.  There are some vintage millinery stems in there and some funky green fiber stuff I thought looked like leaves.

This little lady is on an altered playing card.  

Industrious stickers, remnant rubs, tissue wrap, and stencils can all be seen here. 

I love this charm.  
You can see all the ribbon exploding out of the top from all of my tags stored inside.  The ring clip is held in by dyed seam ribbon.  

This is the back cover.  

Close up so you can see some of the detail work.  
There you have it.  My take on a worn cover.
I am also entering this into The Mixed Media Monthly Ribbon Challenge
What have you been crafting?
Jess



20 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Jess. Such an attractive and inviting altered cover makes you want to pick it and and peruse those tags again and again. I love the picture you chose to tint and her little squint of a smile. You always do such cool projects!

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    1. Aw, Thank you Cheryl. That really means a lot :)

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  2. That is a beautiful Worn Cover! Great layering, flowers and colours. Your details are awesome! I really hope I get to play with this one. I have a few waiting to be spruced up!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! And congrats on your upcoming online tutorial. I can't wait to see what it is.

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  3. What a beautiful worn cover, Jess! You did a fabulous job! The flowers turned out so beautiful as well as the darling girl! Thanks for participating in this challenge!

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    1. Thank you Susan! :) I just love making those flowers.

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  4. Hi Jess. Your Worn Cover is awesome! I love all of it! The colors are beautiful. I totally LOVE your tattered roses. You are right...the Washi Tape really DOES make them pop! Your little girl on the altered playing card is adorable. Love the trellis die cut in the background. Love the rubons and the really cute dangles you have on the spine. A really cute project! I also wanted to take a second to sincerely THANK YOU for all of the very sweet comments you leave on my blog. I read them all and they touch my heart so much! Thanks also for joining us at CC3C and always being so willing to share your art and your steps in creating it! <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you Candy. I really love your creations :)

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  5. What a gorgeous cover! LOVE the tones, especially the purples, and the playing card is a wonderful addition! Thanks so much for joining us on the Worn Cover Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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    1. Thanks Anita. Purple is my favorite color. I don't think I use it enough!
      Jess

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  6. I do like your colour scheme, the outside looks so wonderful, I want to open it and see the tags...there is a tantalizing taste of the ribbon sneaking out the top of the book.

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    1. Thanks Belinda :) Most of the tags are from Tim's 12 tags.

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  7. What a beautiful book! Love your colors and the way you've given the gal a little artsy mat all her own. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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  8. Jess...your book is so fun and whimsical! I love the flowers too...you have created a beautiful book, I just love the flowers and the girl is an added piece of fun!
    THank you for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  9. Brilliant transformation Jess and a great place to store your precious tags

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  10. Wow, this worn cover is awesome. I love that you store your tags there. The colors and elements you used are beautiful and fun!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  11. Jess, your worn cover is beautiful! I love the flowers and your little lady, she is so cute!

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  12. Gorgeous altered cover project! Love the color palette and all the elements you added. Great place for tag storage!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  13. This is such a beautiful cover. The colors are great. I love all the layers and textural elements. Thanks for joining this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  14. beautiful cover! i love those soft colors you use... and the flowers look great! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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