Friday, May 2, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 1

Hello all, Im so excited about the New Compendium of Curiosities Challenges that have begun once again, you can find them Here on Linda Ledbetter's Blog. She has done these challenges for every one of Tim Holtz books and I have taken part in all of them. I'm thrilled that she is doing them again with this new book.
You can get a signed copy of this book on Tim's website HERE

For this challenge we have two weeks to come up with a creation from page 43 called Paint Marbling

This is a fun technique using distress paint and I have done it many times since the paint came out. It's great for creating backgrounds

For my creation I chose to make a card and I started with three colors of distress paint

 I didn't want to go with the brighter colors this time, I wanted more of a darker background, that's why I went with the colors I did
This is how my background turned out. I love it, that marbling technique is really beautiful

This is how it looked once dried

I used Tim's Dies and Stamps to create my words and leaves 
I also used distress stain to color my ribbon and added a heart charm

If you haven't joined in on this make sure you do, it's sure to be a blast!!
Thanks for coming by!!


  1. A splash of Spring! Great card and I love the technique, Claudine.

  2. Great marbley background the color! Great card! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

  3. Wonderful card, Claudine. Great colors.

  4. This is really beautiful, Claudine! Great blending of your distress paints for an amazing background with loads of interest. I also really love your dyed ribbon, pin and charm! Wonderful assembly of elements here!

  5. Beautiful !!! Love the colors... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  6. That is a great technique thanks for sharing the creative inspiration

  7. That is SO vivid and rich! Love it. And such a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Claudine!

  8. Your marbling is so vivid! Love the colors you chose! Thank you for playing along with us at CC3C!

  9. AWESOME marbling!!! I love it!

  10. Your colors are great! I love how you did your marbling! I still need to order my book, I need to get on that so I can start playing also!
    Great job!

  11. Claudine...your marbled background on your card is awesome. Such vibrant colors! I also love the way you've matted it with black card and added the black vining. Nice sentiment, too! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  12. My oh my you've really let the marbling do the talking here Claudine. Love it. Jenny x