Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CC3C #1: Page #43

Yay!!! I’m so happy that Linda has offered to host another Challenge to go along with Tim Holtz’s 3rd Volume of his Compendium of Curiosities!!  As in the past challenges, we can’t give details on the challenge, so don’t ask, but do go get your own copy of Tim’s fabulous book.  Also, Inspiration Emporium has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the odd numbered techniques! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!

 Week #1: Page 43-Paint Marbling
In the past I have done tags for the challenges, but while they look pretty, it doesn’t always let me translate into an actual project. So, for this challenge, I decided to focus on colors for Mothers Day Cards.

First, I did experiment with the technique on more than a few panels of card stock.  Like the Marbleized Distress Stains: I had to get the hang of it...and not be stingy!

After the Texture Fade: Wanted to show the whole sheet!
So, then with a variety of backgrounds, I finally decided on using a texture fade , using Tim’s Oval Diffuser; and how convenient that it is the same size as one of the Sizzix Oval Framelets??!!
I colored the stamps with Distress Markers, and I’m sorry, but I can’t for the life of me remember where the stamps came from (on is probably Rubbernecker Stamps…maybe both)

I cut up one of the other pieced I made, that had two spots that matched both backgrounds, then stamped one of Tim’s text stamps from his clear sets., added some pearls, and Done! And I’m so glad neither Mother nor Mother in Law will see each other’s cards, or read my blog! LOL!

So, grab a copy of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3, and join in! There is plenty of time…


  1. Love the colors of these, but the fact that you embossed these is wonderful! Beautiful cards!!! Thank you so much for playing along in our first CC3 Challenge!!!

  2. Hi Kim. Your embossed marbled background looks great! I think it's the first embossed one that I've seen on this challenge. Neat idea! Love the colors you've used. Your finished card is really pretty! I love the oval in the center...what a neat contrast! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Kim, these are just gorgeous! You're going to have a very happy Mom and Mom-in-Law-- anyone would love receiving such fantastic art! Thanks so much for being part of the CC3C!!!


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