Thursday, May 22, 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities 3 Challenge 2

Talk about getting in under the wire. I just finished my second project for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's Site Studio L3

I have been waiting for these challenges but it's been a super busy week so I'm right under the wire getting this one in. Hopefully I will be more on top of things next time.

Here is my project for the "Distress Glitter" Challenge that is on page 56 of Tim Holtz 3rd book, which you can order a signed copy direct from Tim HERE

I began my project by grabbing some distress paints and I used a paintbrush to mix and apply color to a piece of manilla card stock

I let that dry and then used a Tim Holtz stencil along with Archival ink for some cool effect to my background

I used Tim's technique to apply the distress glitter to my postcard, flowers and brads (make sure to check out his book for a full tutorial)

I colored my ribbon with faded jean distress stain and added everything to my card
I stamped the butterflies with archival ink and added glossy accents over the top and then sprinkled some rock candy glitter to them and let them dry, they have a touch of sparkle

Thanks again for coming by, I hope you like the postcard for today. If you get a chance Linda will be starting the newest challenge soon, check it out.

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  1. What a colorful creation, Claudine! Love the happy colors in the scene! great job! thanks for joining us in this challenge!

  2. So clever Claudine. It's always a treat to see which way you are going to take a theme as it is bound to be original and inspiring. Jenny x

  3. Love the glittery rays! The vibrant pink and stenciling on it is wonderful too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. Just gorgeous, Claudine! I love the TH stencils you have used here, and the colors are awesome (ok, so am becoming a fan of pinks--finally). Great postcard at all levels!

  5. It is so fun to see all the different ways to use the technique for the challenge. The sun rays are one of my favorite stencils. thanks as always for sharing.

  6. Love these vibrant colors, Claudine. So fun seeing the rays used this way. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  7. Hi Claudine! Your card is way cool! I love the bright, vivid colors here and the use of Tim's Splatter stencil! That makes an amazing background. I also love how you used his glitter to create the colorful rays on your card. That is a really original idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment and thanks for sharing your card with us at CC3C. <3 Candy