Saturday, October 11, 2014

CofCIII-Worn Cover

Holy cow! Where did the last two weeks go?!

The fabulous Linda has challenged us to use Tim's Worn Cover for this go-round. Our sponsor this time is The Inspiration Emporium and they are giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky player. 

I've still got Japan on the brain! I bought this Worn Cover with the intention of using it for Japan pictures, so here we go! Since this is more about using the Worn Cover than an actual technique as is usually the case, I'll let you know what-all I did to "fancy up" my book.

I started with a piece of one of Tim's new fabrics and backed it with Phoomph to give it some stability. I used two of Wendy Vecchi's  Archival Inks, Fern Green and Cornflower Blue along the edges and also thru Tim's Latticework stencil. I also used the same colors of Wendy's Embossing Powders on Tim's Letterpress Alphabet. I colored some Crinkle Ribbon with Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky and Antique Bronze Distress Stain. I used some KraftResist papers to make pockets for the inside front and back covers, along with a map from the Crowded Attic paper stash. I even got a few pictures added! All of the pictures are of the Imperial Garden tour that we were so fortunate and blessed to be able to take when we were in Kyoto.

The dangles on the spine of the book we picked up in the different cities we visited while we were in Japan. Oita is where my mother in law was living when she met dad almost 60 years ago. Hakata is where she was born and where her ashes are interred. The little Japanese Geisha was just too cute, and I had to have her!








10 comments:

Anita Houston said...

I'm sure all of your photos of Japan are wonderful, and they will be housed in a treasured album! LOVE the stitched map! Thanks so much for joining us on the Worn Cover Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Yvonne said...

Your Japan book will be a treasure. Love that you stitched the map, so clever. Love the use of the letterpress alphas too! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3Challenge.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

What an attractive way to store your memories! I love the size of these little books. It will be easy for you to bring this out and enjoy your trip again and again.

Annette Green said...

Sue, I love your Japan book! What a great idea and you're really on the ball getting those photos in the book already, since I know you've only just returned recently from your trip. I love that little Geisha in the cube on the spine, so fun! And your map on the cover is perfect.

Belinda Basson said...

The charms you have used really work so well and great that you got them in Japan. This will be a special keep-sake for you photos and other items you collected en route.

Candy C said...

Hi Sue. What a wonderful way to catalog and keep your beautiful photos and memories of Japan. Your worn cover album will definitely be a keepsake for you! Great use of color and stencils. I love your Japan map and Letter Press letters on the cover. Your dangling charms from the spine are darling! I'm like Annette...Love the Geisha in the cube. Great job on this challenge project. Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Sue! What a treasure to hold your trip keepsakes. Love the pockets and charms. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

crafty creations said...

Hi Sue and what a wonderful place to store your treasure - love the way you have made it your own

Jane Wetzel said...

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Thanks for commenting!
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Lisa S. said...

Love all of the details on this and what a way to display your photos. This is so clever and I'm pinning it for future inspiration when my daughter travels to Japan. :)