Monday, June 30, 2014

CC3C #5: Distress Watercoloring Part I

I Love my Distress Markers!!  So obviously I was very excited to see the chosen technique for Challenge #5. And what is this challenge, you ask?  The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3, where we work through the techniques of Tim Holz in his third volume of, you guessed it:” 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, Inspiration Emporium has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the odd numbered challenges! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!

I wanted to pick a stamp that would give me an opportunity to work with shading; so picked this one of herbs and bottles; one of the first stamps I ever purchased! So while I know that puts us in 1996 territory, the side has "Stampington & Co., 1996" to prove it!   In the past I have covered the bottles with Glossy Accents, but as that makes the Distress blend (and smear my careful shading tries), I didn't do it this time.  And in true me fashion, while this was colored pretty darn quickly, I just wasn't sure how to finish.  So, as time is fleeting this week, I simply used Tim’s Burlap Stencil to give texture to the background, made a stenciled layer to look like a Gelli Plate print (cause I just couldn't cut up the one that would have worked…gahhh!) and added the burlap bow I had serendipitously found at Michael s during the week. Yes: it was a “get ‘er done” kinda project. 

So, there is still a week to get your Distress Watercoloring on; Stop at Linda’s to get all the details. And for those of you in the US, have a Fabulous July 4th!


  1. Love those bottles and your watercoloring! The background is great! Fab project! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

  2. Hello Kim! I love your apothecary bottles stamp! So cute! It reminds me of the ones that Tim has more recently released. I guess if you hold on to stamps long enough, they recycle, right?! :) Anyway, you did a very nice job of watercoloring the bottles and their liquid contents. Such a cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. These are beautiful Kim. Love this stamp and you have done a great job.
    I was thinking I have seen this already, but of course that was on Instagram! Doh!
    Wanna skype on Friday? Or will you not be able to? We can do tomorrow otherwise?

  4. I love this old stamp set and am glad you kept it and revived it. Your watercolor is wonderful. A great card! Thanks for playing along in the CC3 Challenge.

  5. Hi Kim,

    This is beautiful. I love the bottle stamp. What a great job you did on coloring too.

    I have a question for you -- it was you that told me you collect feathers, right? Poppy was happy that I put some of her feathers in with my ATCs. I haven't done anything with them yet - although I saw a butterfly made out of feathers. It was very cool. I have several of Poppy's feathers sticking out of a salt shaker.



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