Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely Compendium-ers! Today sees the start of a
brand new Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. To see all the details
on how to join in with the challenge, CLICK HERE. Also, if you pop across to Linda's blog, you will see all gorgeous creations that my talented teamies on the Curiosity Crew have made... well worth taking a cuppa and a packet of Digestives :O) The challenge is sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium this time... so you will have a chance of winning a very generous Gift
Certificate to spend there. As ever, Tim & Mario have very kindly
donated goodies for an extra prize... which will be awarded to the
"Curiosity Crew's Choice"... so you have two chances of winning fabby
prizes! If you haven't got your Compendium book just yet, you can order
a signed copy directly from the man himself... HERE. And... Linda has also done a FAQ page for you.. HERE it is... all the info you will need is listed there.
This week we are turning to Page 35 of the book and playing with Worn Covers . Now, as usual with the Compendium Challenge neither I nor the Curiosity Crew will be posting the technique
instructions and participants must not do so either. We all want to
encourage people to buy Tim's awesome book; giving away the instructions
wouldn’t be fair to him. Linda will have no choice but to un-link any
entries that don’t follow this rule.
My Worn Cover has been well and truly inked into submission! I make no secret of my lurve of Distress Inks - in fact, it is a rare project that doesn't feature something Distressy on it. My Cover is the Diary Journal - there are several different cover designs to chose from and I particularly liked this one because of the printing on the front. It wasn't really my colour palette for the project I have in mind so... out came good old Antique Linen and voila, it changed the pale cold tones to nice pale warm tones! I added a smidge of stencilling using Tim's Layering stencils - Stars & Lattice Work - using Gathered Twigs and Scattered Straw DI's respectively.
Onwards with Wallflowers papers and Vellums... I totally LOVE this paper collection - you know sometimes you get a paper collection and there's one particular paper sheet you aren't keen on? Not so with this one... I loves them all... front and back (ooh-hooo all double sided which is always a bonus isn't it?) Because of my lurves for the Wallflower papers, I cannot bear to part with even a half inch snippet of the papers so I put to good use my hoarding ways and used up snippets of the papers to make some layers and blocks which were then stamped and inked and remant-rubbed.
I didn't want to leave them just flat though... of course, any chance of popping an embellishment onto my art, I am going to take it right? But... the insidey bit can't be too fat so I went for Prima flowers and some bits and bobs of embellies, a bit of Linen Ribbon to tie around the binder fixing and voila... finished! Now... I would show you the outside of my Worn Cover but... I am being cheeky and it is actually going to be my Sunday Stamper for tomorrow so please do pop back if you can to see it... oh and I made a page or two to go inside too... totally carried away with all this fun inking and papering!
That's all for now - don't forget, you will have two weeks to enter the challenge... and a bat at the chance of grabbing the Crew's Choice prize which is a mahooosive haul of stash donated personally by Tim & Mario... so if you are joining in, remember to comment on all the Crew's blogs and you will be in with a chance of winning that too *believe me, this is one gigantic pile of goodies*! I will just say a big thank you to every one of you who has taken part in the challenge so far, it has been great to visit your blogs and see your wonderful interpretations of the challenge themes! Thanks for looking, have an inky inspirational day! TTFN