Saturday, January 31, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 21 - Rock Candy Distress Glitter


Hey Gang, I know it's been a while. My apologies! Seems as though I'm still playing catch-up since CHA. And I've got two big classes this weekend in Jacksonville, so it's been weeks of prep for those. Meanwhile, sweet Emma Williams and Candy Colwell have both nominated me for the #ArtChain on Facebook and I AM going to participate as soon as I can get to it. Thank you both again, I am honored!

It's Saturday and that means another fun technique to try in the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge hosted by our lovely hostess Linda Ledbetter on her blog. Each challenge comes from the wonderful book "A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III" featuring amazing products and techniques by non-other than Tim Holtz.

Join us with your creation based on the featured technique and your project could win you an awesome prize pack from Tim and Mario and you also have a chance to win the random draw from our generous sponsor this time: Inspiration Emporium. That's a whopping $50 gift certificate! All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.


Okay, on to my creation...

Kids, let me tell you that it took two attempts that ended up in the trash before my mojo kicked in on this tag. It happens. What can ya do?



The funny part was, after working over a couple ideas and tossing them, I spotted this already colorized tag sitting on the shelf straight in front of me. One of those "don't wanna waste the ink on the craft sheet" things. So I grabbed it....



...did the Rock Candy Distress Glitter technique...



...and then the rest started to flow. 

The more I use those Industrial stickers, the more I love them! They provide such easy and impressive embellishment with just a touch of alcohol inks. And my butterfly took alcohol ink well too. I finished her off with a few highlights of Glossy Accents and popped her up with double foam tape. Whew! I almost threw in the towel, but am glad I didn't in the end. 



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Do you have the fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III book by Tim Holtz? (the master of all things vintage and distressed.) If not, you can find one at your local craft store, scrapbook store, or you can get a signed copy by Tim himself by going here. 

You can find all the CC3 Challenge details and FAQs here.  The lovely Linda Ledbetter is our hostess of this fun series of challenges, and all you have to do to participate is create your project, and upload to her site. Be sure, though, to read through all the FAQs so you're eligible to win...

We're working our way through this fantastic book of techniques and tips, and challenging you to join in the fun. This round's challenge is sponsored by the great folks at Inspiration Emporium who have a fabulous gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew's Choice scores a giant prize pack of goodies straight from Tim and Mario!

And don't forget, you can find these great products I've used today at Inspiration Emporium's online store

49 comments:

  1. Annette...you slacker!! Too bad you have absolutely nothing going on in your life!! 😊 For someone having trouble kick starting the ol' Mojo, your tag turned out beautifully! I love Tim's industrial stickers, too. Great background, too!

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  2. I agree with Candy...lol! You definitely had me at the red! LOVE the nested frameworks too with the green poking out! Gorgeous gorgeous tag!

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  3. I love how the butterfly is front and center on your red (fave color!) tag!

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  4. Very cute, I love the tag, super cute. The rock candy distress glitter is one of my go techniques for those subtle sparkly additions....

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  5. You can never go wrong going with what you already have!

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  6. Wow Annette, I love the subtle sparkle, looks great with your background. Just a case of Serendipity. Jan x

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  7. Your tag is beautiful!! Love the brightness of it, and the glitter :)

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  8. My mojo had been giving trouble lately too. So glad you stuck with it - this is gorgeous!

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  9. Oh, this is gorgeous! In love with that background.

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  10. Annette your tag is lovely. Love the red and how it all came together and love all the added little touches that really set the background off.

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  11. So glad you stuck with it....because the final project is gorgeous...love the hints of green behind the frame works. That compliment really sets it, and the whole tag off. Thanks for sharing your process with us.

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  12. Wow this tag is gorgeous Annette! It really is, and for something that originally just started from a few mixed colors of ink laying on a craft sheet, it really made for a gorgeous base for this masterpiece. I love it!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  13. This is fabulous - I haven't tried the industrial stickers but they look super and I like the way you have layered the framework diecuts.

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  14. Lucky trash can - seems everything you do is good. BUT, this one is gorgeous - the colors fly up and smack me and the butterfly is so pretty! I love looking at this one.

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  15. This is gorgeous! Colors work out beautifully in the design.

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  16. I think you well and truly found your mojo Annette because this tag is so strikingly beautiful. I love the glorious red background with the slight sheen and the beautifully framed butterfly is just gorgeous! Anne x

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  17. Beautiful, love your background and distress glitter, the red coloring is gorgeous.I seem to love the industrial stickers more every time I use them.

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  18. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!! I love the colors and anything butterfly of course. Simple, elegant and beautiful!

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  19. I love the tag .. the background turned out amazing !! The framed butterfly add's the perfect focal point to this tag. I love it !!!

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  20. WOW--Just gorgeous, Annette!! I LOVE the red background with the sparkle of the glitter over the surface--soooo pretty and subtle, but big WOW factor indeed!! This is such a romantic tag--I'm in love for sure!! :) XOXO-Shari

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  21. really a beautiful tag with a perfect butterfly in frame!

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  22. LOL I know about those don't want to waste tags ... I've got some of those !
    This is BEAUTIFUL , love the color and that background print... glittery awesome ! So love the industrial sticker frame too, what a great idea !

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  23. beautiful tag love all the flowers and the industrial frame

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  24. Love that warm background, the distress rock candy glitter has a different beautiful sparkle on the red!!

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  25. Your tag is a Stunner!! I love everything about it, especially the offset of the lattice.. what a cool idea. And sorry to say I'm glad you had a failed attempt too; makes me feel normal! LOL!

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  26. Gorgeous, Annette. I LOVE that you used that text stamp for this technique, great choice. And you're right, the industrial stickers are awesome, so striking on your valentine here. Lovely work, girl.

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  27. Annette, this tag turned out so beautifully! The colors are amazing! I wish I had that background stamp now - I think that will be the next one on my list to buy! I love those Industrial stickers too - it looks so awesome on that tag!

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  28. Very classy look!! I'm lovin' the background and the roses!!! ;)

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  29. Corrr Annette you rocked this technique with that fab background, love your heavenly tag x

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  30. Well, I'm certainly glad you didn't throw in the towel! This tag of yours is amazing! You did a great job with your background, but all those embellishments just make this tag fantastic to look at! Love the frameworks shadow idea..I'm so borrowing that! But everything together is just beautiful!

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  31. What a beauty! Love the framing and the frameworks. Super tag!

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  32. WOW! Amazing! Thanks for including the shot of the background after the technique and before the embellishing. Tim's glitter is so gorgeous but photos just don't do it justice. I love your tag. The colors are gorgeous and so many beautiful details. Think I'll go take another look!

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  33. Ah yes, the attempts that get discarded because there simply is NO WAY bits can be recycled! That has been my fate the last two challenges! But you pulled it off! That background is fab!

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  34. Gorgeous! I love the rich reds and romantic flowers, such a great contrast with the metal frame and butterfly! hugs :)

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  35. Great design Annette - just love the touches of green. Nikki x

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  36. Stunning tag! Beautiful! The colors are perfect!
    Branka xxx

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  37. This is so pretty. I love the doubled die cut on the bottom. The colors are yummy.

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  38. Annette, Your tag is stunning! The colors are so rich and there is an elegant feel about. I love how you used the rock candy glitter on the background. Beautiful!

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  39. Such an elegant tag! So beautiful. Striking color combinations too! Love your rock candy glitter background! A beautiful combination of everything, I love it!

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  40. For someone with creative block you certainly rocked this challenge. A very stylish creation indeed.

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  41. Oh what a stunner! Love that this started as a mop up tag. The distress glitter background is amazing. Love that stamp.

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous. Love those deep reds mixed with metallic elements.

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  43. This tag is stunning!! your mojo came back !!

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  44. Love how your did that butterfly and used the framelet.

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  45. Hi Annette - LOVE your use of the frame and diecut - really beautiful. Happy Valentines Day!

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  46. Gorgeous! I love how you framed the butterfly Annette. Beautiful background too!

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  47. I too had a lot of trouble getting started on this particular challenge and also tossed a couple of "duds." Glad to hear I was not alone - and funnily, I also ended up using a tag I had already colored previously. Yours turned out so incredible; must have been all that practice! LOL

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  48. This is absolutely beautiful!! I really love it!

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