Sunday, July 23, 2017

Worn Cover

Oh this challenge was the most fun!  I have had a week to get my entry ready for the latest Simon Says Monday Challenge. Here are the details on this challenge:
Ever since I took Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry classes I have been wanting to put together 3 books using his Worn Covers to house my tags I created. These were tags he had us do to learn various techniques and the instructions are on the back of each tag. The Get In Shape challenge was the answer! I created my first volume which will house my Creative Chemistry 1 class tags. I had so much fun putting this together!

My Favorite Part
I cannot choose between two things! I love how the Steampunk Gears turned out. The photos really don't do it justice; they have a very old metal look to them with a beat up texture. I also love how my word Distress turned out.  

What I Would Do Differently
I spent quite a bit of time working on the big number 1 that I eventually didn't use. When I placed it on the cover it just felt like it took away from the other items on there. So I decided to move the small 1 from the spine to the cover. My gut told me from the beginning that the big number 1 wasn't going to work, but I didn't listen. I also would have moved the block Moments word up slightly so the photo and the washi tape didn't show through.


Surfaces: Tim Holtz Worn Cover, Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper Stash - Menagerie

Distress InksVintage Photo, Salty Ocean,Walnut Stain, Broken China, Frayed Burlap, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke. 

Distress Stains: Vintage Photo

Alcohol Ink: Tim Hotlz Adirondack Mixatives in Gold and Alcohol Ink in Aqua

Distress Paint: Antiqued Bronze, Antique Linen.

Die Cuts:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations - Steam Punk, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations ThinLits - Woodlands, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations ThinLits - Friendship Words: Block

Mediums: Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Embellishments:  Tim Holtz idea-ology Tissue Tape - Commute, Tim Holtz idea-ology Salvage Stickers, Tim Holtz idea-ology Photo Booth.  Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag, Jump Rings, and small bird. Tim Holtz idea-ology Alpha Parts - Signmaker, Tim Holtz idea-ology Chit Chat.  Tim Holtz idea-ology mirrored star  

Stencil: Tim Holtz Clockwork, Gears, Nordic

Tools: Craft sheet, heat tool, sanding grip, Ranger Glossy Accents

Embossing: Distress Embossing Ink, Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear

Some Details
1.  After using Distress Stain Vintage Photo over entire cover and splattering it with Distress Ink Salty Ocean, I rubbed in Distress Ink Broken China and Mustard Seed in random areas. It isn't on the photo below, but I also used Distress Paint Antique Bronze randomly on the edges.

2. Left hand inside cover: Distress ink walnut stain, rusty hinge, wild honey, black soot with Clockwork stencil THS013

3. Right hand inside cover: Used the sanding block on the letter E, distressed with Vintage Photo and then sanded it again.  

4. Back of book: globe from Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper Stash - Menagerie
Here is how I did that large number 1 that I decided not to use. You can see it to the right of the book in the above photo and in the middle of the book in the photo below. I will try and add a better photo of it later. Tim Holtz idea-ology Alpha Parts - Numeric.  Used Distress embossing ink with Ranger Distress Glitter - clear rock candy and American Crafts Brand Spark! Tinsel Glitter. Distressed with Distress Paint Antique Linen

Piecing it together

I would love to know what you think; please leave your comments below. Also, if there are more instructions you would like on anything or if you have any questions, please leave it in the comments below as well.
Happy crafting!


  1. Love your blog and the book, the pages and the layouts are amazing :)

  2. This is so pretty, love alle the techniques you've done and it's perfect to store your CC101 tags in. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

    1. Thank you Sandra! I hope to make two more for the other two classes as well. That is why the number 1 is on this one. :)

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