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Compendium of Curiosities 3- Worn Cover

 
I was in love when I saw Linda Ledbetter's CC3C.  I thought this would be easy...WRONG!  But only because I LOVE Halloween so my thoughts are swimming with ideas.  This took me 3 days which is unusual for me.  Now, I am working on a few projects at once...which also isn't normal.  And a pretty horrific migraine yesterday so I was slowed a bit.  I find after a migraine I get a huge burst of creativity.  Although I'm tired and sore today I pushed through to finish off and reign in those ideas.
 
My first Worn Cover
 
Luckily, I have a few lying around.  Do I create a Christmas one or Halloween?  Pfft...why did I ask myself that!
 
 
I wanted to work around this couple from the Found Relatives.  I did a little distress tinting and tucked them into the Big Ticket die.  Funny, I was wishing I had this die.  And then I saw it on my shelf...and I do.  Oops, some one owns a lot of dies.  I created the big ticket to look like Eroded Metal...YUM!

 
I ended up making a shaker box with these gross Ants.  I cut clear packaging with the Big Ticket die and crackled the "glass".  Creepy.

 
I threw every Halloween/ Autumn die I own at it.  Well, not really.  Movers and Shapers mini pumpkin and the Autumn Gatherings.  Then a Layered Leaf cut in the back.

 
I wanted to add a word band.  But I wasn't feeling it.  So I bent it, then I was feeling it.

 
Behind the couple I added another Layered Leaf, a tattered pine cone flower and this creepy spider.

 
For the spine I added the skeleton rub.  The book is inked with distress inks.  When I added texture paste with my Halloween and Shattered stencils it absorbed the ink.

 
The back of the book!  Here I stamped the skull from Apothecary.  You can see more texture paste and stenciling.

 
More Eroded Metal, more crackled packaging that I inked with honeycomb. I layered a glassine cut layered leaf the mini antlers and this mini skull from the $1 Store. 

 
When the book is opened more creepiness inside.  The Laboratorie paper is the background with more distress ink and stencils. 

 
I layered lots of Halloween cuts here.  My first time using the headstone.
 
 
I inked the ring binder so it wasn't so chrome looking then another rub.

 
I inked up the pumpkin parts with more glassine and rusty hinge stain.  The parts are painted rusty hinge then crackle painted.  I love my owl perched.

 
The Worn Cover open.

 
I loaded in some of my Halloween tags.

 
A good way to keep seasonal tags.

 
All done and tucked away.  I have just the spot to display this in my Crafty space.

 
Thanks, I hope you like my Halloween Explosion for the Worn Cover.  Be sure to check out this AWESOME Challenge and Inspiration Emporium is the sponsor.  WOOHOO!
 
A Vintage Journey- Halloween to Die for
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Color Coordinates
Inspiration Journal- In Disguise
Sizzix- Halloween Challenge
 
Sizzix dies used...ALL OF THEM!
Pumpkin Parts
Layered Leaf
Tattered Leaves
Tattered Pinecone
M and S Big Ticket
M and S Mini Pumpkin
M and S Headstone
M and S Skull
M and S Owl
Autumn Gatherings
D.S. Bats and Crossbones
D.S. Halloween Shadows 
 
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  1. This is a beautiful halloween project! I'm so inspired now to work on my worn cover! I love all if your ideas! What a fun keepsake you have! Love this book! Congrats!

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  2. Fantastic bit of creative alteration on that worn cover Nicole, wow, another stunning Halloween make! And boy, lucky you owning all of those dies! Well, you certainly put them to great use here, another fabulous Halloween make! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge and A Vintage Journey! Great to have you always play along with us!!

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  3. I am sitting here, running my cursor up and down this page so that I can see each part again and again...... Nicole this is a masterpiece, you really have taken Sizzix dies to another level. This is a superb creation.......

    Thank you so much for joining in our 'In Disguise' Challenge at Inspiration Journal. Anne xx

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  4. I am back with my A Vintage Journey hat on - thank you so much for joining in our Halloween - To Die For Challenge! Anne xx

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  5. WOW Nicole!! This is very, very cool! I love the bent word band, I've got to find a way to incorporate that idea. You went crazy with this challenge and I love that. Brilliant!! <c <c <3 <c

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  6. Thanks for the info on the fact that the texture paste took on the colour from the cover below! That is a useful bit of info! Saves my distress pads as they get quite rough when used over texture paste! I love the rich colours you have used and all the dies of course. I don't celebrate Halloween, but I really appreciate your cover!

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  7. Your first and your most gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE every part!!! All the alterations, the color, the embellies, the photo...all wonderful! Just amazing! Thanks so much for joining us on the Worn Cover Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  8. You have been very busy Nicole!! This is so great and very spooky. Love all the details. =) Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Journal.

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  9. What a marvelous Halloween book - love how you've inked and texture pasted and embellished! those ants in the shaker over the faces is the ultimate in creepiness!! Wonderful leaves and blossoms - so many great die cuts on this - a perfect place for your wonderful tags too! Thanks so much for joining us in the A Vintage Journey 'To Die For' challenge Nicole!

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  10. wonderful halloween book, rich of details! Love the colors and all the textures you've added! Especially I love the spiderweb on the spine! thanks for joining us this week on Simon SAys Monday Challenge blog! BArbarayaya

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  11. This is such a stunning creation! Love every gorgeous details you created on it. The colors and textures are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  12. Absolutely love your worn cover project, Nicole! Love how you went the word band and made shake box over the found relatives! Every detai is amazing! I love it!

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  13. This is lovely! Great project! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Color Coordinates!

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  14. Wow, oh WOW! This is so cool and full of texture and technique. How fun! So glad you joined us again in another CC3 Challenge!

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  15. Wow Nicole! This is one fabulous worn cover! I love your imagination on this...from inside to outside, this is eye candy for sure! At first glace, this just looks like such a sweet cover done to celebrate that the love of your "Found Relatives". But then, when you look a little closer, oh my....this becomes a Halloween delight! I want to think of this as a murder mystery unfolding as you look from cover to cover. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  16. Well, done, oh Mistress of Halloween! I kneel at your feet! This is truly a masterpiece beyond description! Thank you for giving us the priviledge of viewing it! I will pin this for future drooling!

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  17. PS Sara Emily again, love that word...pfft! I can hear myself saying that, but would never have guessed how to spell it!

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  18. I love your worn cover Nicole! So many wonderful dies and I love what you did with that word band!

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  19. Very cool piece Nicole! Lots of awesomeness going on here. I want to hold it and have a good look around everything. Beautifully done. Fabulous curved word band too. Karen.x

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  20. Fabulous! What a great idea to use the frame and the found rellies on the cover. Love all the stenciling too and your embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  21. Wow Nicole, this is fabulous!!!!
    So much detail and so much layering!!
    Had a chuckle at wanting a die and then seeing that you already have it ;)

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  22. Hi Nicole, Wow, I love this folder and so glad you decided on a Spooky Halloween. Your detail is incredible and I adore how you have featured the Found Relatives with the ants, such fun. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good Luck.
    Julie x

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  23. Love how you bent the word band and the ants are so cool. I'm really enjoying all of your spooktacular creations on FB and had to pop by and see this in person. You are crazy talented Nicole!!! xx

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  24. Wonderful book! It seems to me that Halloween is one of your favorite holidays! Or am I wrong ???? You have done wonderful work, I like it very much, but I loved all the others !!!! Great as always! BArbarayaya


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  25. Stunning work Nicole, I love it. xx

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  26. Fabulous eroded metallics, and I love the curve on the Word Band. Brilliant spooky make!

    Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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