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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge 13

The challenge at Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge is to use one of Tim's worn covers as seen on Page 35 of Tim's latest Compendium.  As always, if you wish to join in the challenge, you must work from your own copy of the book and you should not divulge any of the techniques in the book, in your post.  You can obtain a copy of the book from Tim, HERE and it will be signed by Tim himself!

As well as a fabulous parcel of goodies from Tim and Mario to be won by someone chosen by the Curiosity Crew, there is also a an amazing $50 voucher from one of the wonderful Sponsors, Inspiration Emporium to be won by a randomly selected individual.

So, on to my entry...... I did not have a lot of time this month and so I went at my worn cover project a bit like a bull in a china shop and was not happy with the result.  However, as I have entered all of the challenges so far I did not want to miss this opportunity, so I put it away for a day and then came back to it and ended up with this:
I am hoping Tim will continue with his tags next year and I am ahead now with my storage for the 12 tags!  I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Resist paper pad which has both white and Kraft resist pages.   I used stars for the outside and a dot fade resist for the inside.  This is my first time of using these papers, I chose the Kraft resist and sprayed both pages with Broken China and Picked Raspberry Distress Spray Stains, two gorgeous colours.  I love that 'sprayed' look and the fact that the Kraft still shows through and the resist elements do not take the colour.

I added a Picture Wheel, a Chevron On the Edge, a Pointed Finger (Mini Movers and Shapers) - the finger actually moves and can be rotated around the number of months.  The 2015 is from the WordPlay die.
Countdown Charms were added to the side, hung from some Idea-ology fasteners, together with a Remnant Rub and waste from the Chevron die.
The back is simple,, just a few Remnant Rubs and more Chevron.  I think this paper pad is my new favourite, it takes colour really well.
Here is a close-up of the charms I added, I used 'embrace imperfection' as that is what I did with this challenge!  The arrow has had a hole punched in it.  I did this by using Tim's mini Drill Punch - it is a fantastic and easy to use gadget.
Inside I created two pockets to hold spare tags, added a dozen of the Pocket Pages and put a plain tag into each, all ready for next year.

I have not shown you my disastrous original cover but, needless to say, I am much happier now that I have covered up my mistakes - embrace the imperfection, as Tim would say.  Simple, understated and using my favourite colours, I am happy with the result now!

Thanks for looking, thanks for your comments and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx

42 comments:

  1. I think it turned out amazing! I am lovin those wee tabs on the inside. Great way to use up unused space. I wish I thought of that! You should have shown your disastrous one ;) It's beautiful! So much to look at.

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  2. I am pleased that you persevered with this Anne, the end result is stunning. Your design is wonderful, I love the papers and fantastic detailing. I especially love the charms you have added.
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. Your book is amazing Anne. I love your ideas and the cover itself is wonderful. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. And so you should be happy with it - this is fabulous. Mr Holtz HAS to continue with his tags now! Love the clever idea with the pointing finger in the picture wheel calendar and all the items you've added. Jenny x

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  5. You are on the ball making an album for next year...love that! The color is wonderful and love the dangles! The inside pocket pages are wonderful as well! Thanks so much for playing in our Worn Cover challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  6. Somebody's been busy and it's great and will look even better when it's full of lovely tags.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  7. You should be happy with your finished album! It turned out beautifully! Great idea to put your tags of 2015 in inside - you have a great start on next year's rage!

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  8. Your tag book is wonderful Anne, yay to you for getting organized ready for next year. Glad your plan came together in the end and you were able to show us another great make.
    Take care Hugs Lottie x

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  9. What a fabulous place to store your tags Anne. You've created a wonderful background behind the stars and I love the heart hanging from the word band. Great job. Karen.x

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  10. What a clever idea to make a holder for next years tags! I have not decided what is going into mine yet. The pockets on the inside covers are a brilliant idea too.

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  11. What a lovely place to store all those tags you will be making next year.
    Toni xx

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  12. I think your binder is super and your 2015 tags will enjoy their special home

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  13. How wonderful!! And you don't even have to tidy it away becaue ist's gorgeous enough to be left sitting out ((hugs)) xxx

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  14. Hello Miss Anne, WOW your ahead of the game already, its a FANTASTIC, GORGEOUS book for all those amazing tags you will make, love the colors and charms, thanks for all this inspiration, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  15. Ooh this is awesome! Wonderful colours and detail. It's a fantastic home for all the equally fantastic tags you will make! xxx

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  16. Someone is getting organised ....... I hope the 12 Tags continue next year too!
    I love your storage binder .... the colours are fab and the extra little details really make it special ..... hugs Linda xx

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  17. I think your binder turned out great!! Smart to walk away and come back to it. I love the Picture Wheel on the cover and the hand pointing to the relevant month, that's genius! Also great idea to have a pocket on the side to house extra tags. Very cool. Can't wait to see all the tags you fill it with in 2015!

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  18. Wow Anne, this turned out incredible!! What a fantastic idea, to use this for your 2015 Tim tag's...you are just such a creative genius! I love the charms you made and that chevron pattern is fabulous!! Such great work! hugs :)

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  19. That's a heinous idea! To be so organized! Love the dial to select the month! Pretty colors! Your little book is perfect for the tag artwork! Congrats, you did it! And it looks beautiful too!

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  20. Anne...you are too hard on yourself! I think your worn covers book is wonderful! That dial idea is pretty awesome! How in the world did you come up with such an "organized" idea?!? haha This will be a wonderful place to store your Tim 2015 tags! And see...because you did the challenge, you've got it ready to go for 2015! :) Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  21. This is great - sometimes you have to walk away and give the matter some thought. Love the colour scheme with the blue diecut and all those charms finish it off nicely. Elaine x

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  22. FABULOUS!! Anne, I'm calling it now--this is a CC3 Winner!! It has to be :) It's totally wonderful and look at you go with pre-organization for 2015 Tim Tags!! Fabulous and way to go and good luck at CC3!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  23. Wonderful make Anne - I love your forward planning - and those numbers on the spine look brilliant - love it - hugs rachel x

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  24. Oh Anne, I think Shari is right in saying you could be onto a winner here. Such an apt storage solution for Tim's Tags next year. Such a brilliant idea.
    Julie x

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  25. You are too darn hard on your self. Your book is fabulous and I love the idea of hanging the charms from the clip. And those little knobs on the binding . Very clever. I truly don't understand how you get everything done that you do! Which just goes to show that you can't keep a talented lady down!
    Sandy xx

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  26. You are so day gone talented - love those colors!!
    Me

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  27. gorgeous! love every little detail ^.^

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  28. Hi Anne, well I think it's amazing, what great storage..great for your tags too...yes it's a real winner, hugs Carole Z X

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  29. I love the picture wheel and how the finger points to the month!
    Great place for storing your tags :)

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  30. Oh look at you also doing the inside! Anne, this is fabulous! I love the picture wheel and the rotating hand is so clever. Great way to start the 2015 tag year. Love it. Hugs!

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  31. What a lovely place to hold all your tags Anne! love that paper - I've seen it in the store but didn't quite know what the purpose of it was - now I see! and wish I had picked it up!! love all the sweet embellies you have hung on the edges and the great picture wheel! (I have a TH journal in my craft room just waiting to be altered but have not had a chance to do it! sigh......)

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  32. This is so awesome... great idea to add pockets !! I love your embellishments too so fun (great reminder ... I forget about my drill ...humm light bulb moment ) !

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  33. WOW...Anne this is fabulous what a wonderful creation to store your tags...Love it all... the colours, design & all the elements.. simply Beautiful....Hugs May x x

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  34. Way to plan ahead Anne. This is going to be the perfect binder for your 2015 creations. Well done!

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  35. What a gorgeous USEFUL book you have made here! I love it! Thank you, Anne, for your sweet comment about the winners and pinworthies on AVJ Heavy Metal. So kind of you, and what a fun time creating for that! Wish I had time to do TO DIE FOR, but it doesn't look like it's in the cards this time! Sara Emily

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  36. Here I am trying to do some catching up on my favourite blogs and look at what I have missed! You are clever to plan ahead to 2015 (although frightening to consider it is not too far away). I like that you have a pocket for the blank tags.
    Wonderfully embellished, it shows your attention to detail.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  37. Your make is wonderful Anne and will certainly help to keep you organised in....2015. I love how every embellishment has been chosen with purpose.

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  38. I'm not sure what you are not happy with on this project, it looks pretty awesome to me! (In fact I just added a Redanne Project to my Pinterest boards so I could pin this one!). Love your spray colors - I'm trying to get some of these products. Love all your clock faces, the chevron die shape at the bottom and those delicious little charms that you always manage to have 'just the right one' to compliment your particular project. What a beautiful storage for your tags. I really liked the 'worn' look of the cover. TFS (and yes, Karen was very personable and I enjoyed meeting her - what a fantastic creative mind she must have to design these intricate dies. The class was fun, but a bit overwhelming. I am going to be busy trying to view lots of youtubes to remind me what I was supposed to learn!!! LOL) Happy Sunday, and TFS.

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  39. Fantastic storage idea, love it.

    Patricia xx

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  40. This is so super cool, Annie! You are a magician with those new sprays! They must be easier on your wrists than the sponging, huh? They are incredible and so are all those charms! At first glance your awesome tag album reminded me of an old-fashioned telephone that used to hang on the wall with the ear-piece hanging off the side. Of course, I am a bit jet-lagged so that could explain it. In any event, I love it!! Awesome job, as ever!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  41. Now I just can't imagine you like a bull in a china shop Anne!! Anway, what can I say here but just keep posting superlatives!! Its BRILLIANT, as always! I would love to see you on video and how you craft it all. The backgrounds are fabby, love the dangling elements and then that moving finger is the most fantastic tactile topper. You are on an amazing creative roll. Nicola x

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  42. That's the best use of the picture wheel and hand, ever! Love the backgrounds and the way you've created that hanging bling... fab! Thanks for joining us at CC3C Anne.

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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