Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3. This is the twentieth challenge in where we work through the techniques of Tim Holtz from, you guessed it…his 3rd 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 JunkieBoutique has offered an extremely generous $25 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!
Ohhh, how I love using these Distress Markers!! So any opportunity to use them better, or in a different way is a plus! This challenge is a continuation, obviously, of Pt 1 which was challenge #5 all the way back in June. And this part takes using the markers up a notch; but I can’t share all the deets. So, using my new Stampers Anonymous stamp, here is a birthday card…I tried coloring the butterfly like a map; as I figured using that as a reality would be better than using nature; if that makes any sense.
Now, I was getting a hang of the gist if the meat of this technique (still with me?) but by no means was it smooth. But, alas, in true Kimmy fashion; step 5 fell apart. I apparently am not coordinated enough to squeeze the Marker Spritzer thingy while keeping the aim in the right spot…or from jerking it closer to the paper….which resulted in a blotchiness, instead of the cool spritziness I was hoping for. But, now, looking at the photo...not as bad as I thought either…finished it up with an textured/sanded layer, and some linen ribbon, and done…and not at the last minute either!
There is still plenty of time to join in! Grab a copy of Tim's book, grab your Distress Markers, and get inky! Now go visit the Curiosity Crew’s sites…where you can see some truly inspirational work!