Friday, October 24, 2014

Worn Cover

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Today's post is all about firsts for me. I used a worn cover, muslin, phoomph and coffee for the first time on a project. Now I know what your thinking, where's the coffee? I'll reveal that later in my post.

Before starting my project I checked out Tim's worn cover technique on page 35 of his latest book. I decided that I wanted to add some snowflakes to the cover but did not have a stencil. I made my own with the snowflake from the Winter Wonder Die and added a few to the cover with distress paint. Once the snowflakes were dry I adhered a little distress glitter to each one with glossy accents. For the snowman I used bleached white muslin that I dyed with coffee to tone down the white. Once the muslin dried I attached a piece to phoomph and die cut the snowman's body. Next I cut a few smaller pieces of muslin and colored them with distress stains. Once they dried I attached each piece to double-sided adhesive and die cut the other parts of the snowman with the exception of the scarf. For that, I attached a piece of jute to double-sided adhesive and die cut the scarf. I then adhered the snowman to the cover and secured my ring binder with linen ribbon.

I'm entering this project over at Inspiration Emporium for their October challenge "In Disguise" and at Studio L3 for Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 13. Inspiration Emporium is also sponsoring the challenge for CC3 with a $50 gift certificate. Thanks for stopping by!

Bleached White Muslin
Canvas Corp Burlap Sheet - Denim
Coats Phoomph
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Glitter
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain
The Crafters Workshop Stencil Sheets
Therm O Web Adhesive Sheets
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jump Rings
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Linen Ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tidings Tokens
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Worn Cover - Memoir
Tim Holtz Sizzix Winter Wonder Die


  1. Here's to firsts!!! LOVE your snowguy!!! The muslin is a very cool thing to use! Great festive! Thanks so much for playing in our Worn Cover challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. What a cute snowman! So fun for the holidays!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

  3. What a sweet altered front on your Worn Cover. I know you'll enjoy using this and filling it this season with holiday goodness. <c <c <3 <c

  4. I am not exactly sure what phoomph is but I love how your made the snowman dimensional and also that you played with several 'firsts' - well done it all worked very well! Thanks so much for joining in our In Disguise Challenge at Inspiration Journal this time. Anne x