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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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