Monday, May 19, 2014

CC3C #2 Distress Glitter

Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3.  This is the 2nd rd Volume of the 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, The Funky Junkie Boutique has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the even numbered weeks! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!
challenge in where we work through the techniques of Tim Holtz from, you guessed it…his 3

I have to admit...I’m not big on glitter.  It gets everywhere!  Months after working with it, you’ll be petting a feline, and there will be glitter dusting the sheets!! And then the DH will wake up the next morning with glitter embedded in well…lets leave it at that!  I even stayed far away from glitter glues, until our dear Mr. Holtz created the Distress Stickles…not too shiny; stays where it was placed; can be heat set. Then he came up with Distress Glitter, without the glue.  Huh…again, nice colors; but I really didn't see if it would be my “thing”.  So here comes the challenge; there goes the order; shocking that my first two color choices where sold out! So I have Black Soot and Antique Linen, which, if I’m going to be using glitter, will probably be the most useful colors, so we're all good!

So, what to do with black?  A bird of course; so out came my bird and cage die.  I wanted the wing to be multi-colored, so I colored it red and yellow, then used the linen, hoping some would come through, aka Red-winged Blackbird style…not quite! So, following along with Tim, things seemed to go smoothly..but yes, I still have glitter everywhere.  I used Old Paper ink on the cage first, hoping for a bit of antiquing look, and I think that was successful.  A drop of White Enamel Accents made the eye.  Then, what to do?  I used a gelli plate page from my stash (yay!)  and it gave a feeling of old wallpaper. Then added some lyrics (an yes, I'm very jealous of those of you with nice handwriting!) , and Viola!  Distress Glittered!  Now, however, this photo does not do it justice...actually looks like a hot mess-lost the beak completely.  But, in person,  I think it’s quite pleasing. 

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


  1. Hi Kim! Your glittery project is awesome! You ARE a glitter user!!! haha I am like has to be just the right project for me to pull out the glitter! :) Your bird and birdcage look awesome. I also love your orange-ish background...very striking against the black bird and gold-ish cage. Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment and thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. Cool glittery birdcage! Love the background too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. Excellent example of forging ahead and using what you have and not giving up. Your use of the two glitters you had is wonderful! I had to order Antique Linen Distress Glitter after seeing yours and many other creations in the challenge using it. Great job with the bird and cage!

  4. I am so impressed with your glittery project! Great use of the colors you had on hand! You had to be so careful placing the different colors. The results were magnificent!

  5. Lovely card there Kim. For someone who does not like glitter you have done very well.
    Now you know why Mr Hettie calls me what he does. I am not telling you in public as someone laughed hysterically at the last crop when I told them!
    Now do I need to be checking my sheets when I am with you? LOL!

  6. Great job, Kim! I love that glittery bird just trying to get out of that cage. Thanks for playing CC3C!!

  7. Nice guilded bird in the cage, fun to be on the CCC3 journey again.


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