Saturday, May 23, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 29 - Eroded Metallic


Happy Saturday everyone. These weeks are flying by! With a teenager finishing another year of high school soon, it's a busy time around here for sure. But it's never too busy for some creative time and it's time again for another Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.

The Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge is 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. This week's challenge can be found on page 44 in the book and is called "Eroded Metallic."

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. All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.

Okay, away we go! I've had Tim's little trophy cups in my craft room for a few weeks, just waiting for the right project, so I finally gave one a go with the Eroded Metallic technique.

Since it's Memorial Weekend here in the U.S., I was feeling patriotic so I created this little home decor piece. I have other Americana projects that I like to put out this time of year, and everything stays up until the end of August.



Here's a nice close-up shot of the trophy with the Eroded Metallic technique. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paints, then Brushed Pewter. I love these little trophy cups! They are so darn cute.



I later rubbed the trophy with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink for a more tarnished look.



Part of my base is a wooden cube from the craft store I painted with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint, then added some papers from the Correspondence paper stash that were inked with Vintage Photo.



Also from the Correspondence papers, I die-cut two smaller sized rosettes and the small star from the Star Bright 3-D die. I cut two stars, each from a different paper and pieced the two together, then inserted a tarnished brass brad in the center.



I painted a wooden candlestick holder with a reddish burgundy acrylic paint, then tarnished it up with some Brushed Pewter DP. Once dry, I glued my cube on top of it. With strong glue I adhered two metal wings behind my star, and glued the larger of the two rosettes on top of the cube.



I added a bit of Correspondence Tissue Tape around the red base.



The smaller rosette was then glued on top of the other, then the trophy cup.



From the "Bow-Tied" Sizzix die, I die-cut a small bow using red Kraft Core card stock and attached it to the front of the trophy.



I created three tiny pinwheels from the same paper stash (using the 3" x 3" page) and attached each to round toothpicks I painted red. A brass brad goes through their centers. I added some Big Chat stickers to two more toothpicks, cut them like pennants and inked with Vintage Photo. All the picks stick down into some modeling clay I pressed inside the trophy cup. I cut some tiny strips of paper and crinkled them up for filler to cover up the clay.


Here's another look at the finished project from a different angle. This little tribute sits on my foyer table with my other Americana-themed home decor pieces.


Okay, now it's YOUR turn to play along. Grab that book and try this fun and easy Eroded Metallic technique!


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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 many of these great products I've used today at Inspiration Emporium's online store


40 comments:

  1. Annette...this piece is too cute! Wow girl! You have used so many wonderful little elements to put this all together. The eroded metallic trophy looks amazing! Love the cubed and pedestal base! Papers are perfect choices for that vintage red, white and blue feeling! i love your stars and pinwheels.Really cute project! Very creative!

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  2. Hi, I am lucky to be in San Francisco on Memorial Day on holiday and can't believe how lovely your trophy looks. The technique really ages it. I like the layered rosettes and the pinwheels are so cute! Jan x

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  3. Annette, SO COOL! I've not seen the EM tech on anything as small as the trophy cup, my mind is spinning! Genius to stack the rosettes on one another as a base for the trophy cup. Every bit carries meaning and I love how you've pulled it all together. Awesome patriotic piece!

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  4. Wow, what a fab project Annette! I love this paper collection by Tim and your clever use of his trophy is brilliant. Absolutely love this project!!!

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  5. OMGosh girl! You have blown me away with this one, hehehe. LOVE LOVE LOVE. What a fabulously fun festive holiday piece! Now if I came to your house and saw such a piece I don't think I could not TOUCH it...lol...I would have to examine every inch, wink. HAve a great weekend! hugs.

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  6. You rock, you rock, you rock!!!! I LOVE this! I too think the paper line is very patriotic feeling, and I love that you used it here! Your trophy cup is FABULOUS!!!! A skyscraper of patriotic goodness here! You are amazing!!!

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  7. super cute Annette! love all the layering!!!

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  8. Wow what a beautiful piece of americana you have created!!! This is so cute. love the mini pinwheels and stars. Actually love the whole thing!!

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  9. Love, love, love! These trophies are so awesome and you just took it to a new level!

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  10. Annette, this such a great home decor piece, amazing. I just got the trofy from TH and was wondering what project to do with it. Very beautiful idea, and inspiration.

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  11. OMG, what a stunning piece! I adore how you used the technique there! All I want to do is touch that fantastic piece of art!
    Branka xxx

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  12. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Completely AMAZING, Annette!! My goodness, you've outdone yourself again!! :) :) Every single detail is more than fantastic and what a way to showcase the Eroded Metal technique on that darling little trophy cup! I just LOVE everything about this! I salute you!! XOXO-Shari

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  14. What a perfect little deco item for any Federal holiday!

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  15. Okay ... I am over here just as giddy as can be , LOVE your décor piece; the correspondence stash is awesome ... love how you used it EVERY DETAIL... the pin wheels, the rosette and the stars SWOOOOOOOn!!! Your eroded trophy cup just amazing... such a fun piece!!!

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  16. This trophy tower is awesome!

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  17. I'm a sucker for anything patriotic. The trophy cup looks amazing. The correspondence paper is perfect for this. Your attention to detail is amazing. Thanks.

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  18. Wow Annette what a fabulous piece to show off this technique - brilliant

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  19. this looks amazing Annette - I love it - the technique looks great on that cup - brilliant! Enjoy that cruise when it comes along too - looks like a dream to me! Big hugs rachel x

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  20. Annette, your creativity is really great! You've applied the technique perfectly with the originality that sets you apart.

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  21. You always amaze me, girlfriend! Love this great decor piece perfect for Memorial Day! Fantastic that you were able to use the technique on something so small such as the trophy cup. Love the way your mind works in stacking everything together in such a clever way!

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  22. To achieve that technique so successfully on the little trophy is nothing short of a miracle! It looks incredible and works perfectly on your beautiful patriotic tower. Jenny x

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  23. I had to laugh..I've only seen those trophies in pictures..then saw you holding it...I thought it was much bigger! This technique is perfet for that.

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  24. Annette this is a masterpiece! Love your project, your work with this technique is absolutely incredible! I love so much the little trophy! Barbarayaya

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  25. So creative!! i always love your stuff!

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  26. What a fun assemblage! Love the sweet banners with the words and the awesome treatment of the trophy cup.

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  27. The eroded metallic trophy looks awesome! Papers are perfect, really beautiful!

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  28. Hey Annette, Love your piece and the pinwheels are adorable. I decided to try this challenge and just posted on Linda's blog. This technique was a fun one and I enjoyed playing around with it.

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  29. Wow what a beauty. Love the tarnishment on the trophy cup. All the details are great.

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  30. This is just amazing; you have created a piece worthy of a showroom! I love all the details. I admit I giggled when I saw the pinwheels; I just made pinwheels a couple weeks ago for a party project and those lil' boogers are harder than they look! I ended up stapling mine and covering the staples with a button. Yours turned out really well and go so beautifully with the theme. Nice work!

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  31. Annette, what a brilliant idea to use Tim's eroded technique on the mini trophy and what a beautiful patriotic piece to display. I love all the details that you have included and the pinwheels in the Correspondence paper are my favorite.

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  32. In a word: BRILLIANT!! Annette, I adore this patriotic piece, and you have pulled out all the stops! Love the eroded metallic finish on the cup--I keep wishing for more of the Distress paint colors, and these blues are 2 I put on my must have list! LOVE this!

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  33. Fabulous trophy! Whoever "wins" this one will cherish it, for sure!

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  34. Beautiful project, love your great technique on this little trophy cup!!

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  35. What a stunning Patriotic EM work of art! I had to look back several times at all the little goodies you packed in there. Love how you worked this technique!

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  36. Happy Patriotic times to be had here. This is awesome sauce and so well thought out. Love the little trophy on top and the eroded metallic technique! ~Niki

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  37. Oh wow! I am in awe of this - the details are fabulous. nikki xx

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  38. Ohhhh, man.....U are KILLIN' me here!! This is outrageously AMAZING!!!! And here I was looking at those little loving-cup-trophies thinking "Naw...I don't care for thosee to much. Whaddamy gonna DO with one??". Oh yes, indeed: whadda I WANNA do with one, NOW?! SOOOOOO stinkin' NEAT, Gurl!!!!!

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  39. oooo, I love this! The Eroded Metallic turned out really well on that trophy cup!

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  40. This is an AMAZING project!!! Love it so much it's amazing!!!!

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