Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely readers! Today sees the start of a brand new Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. To see all the details on how to join in with the challenge, CLICK HERE. Also, if you pop across to Linda's blog, you will see all gorgeous creations that my talented teamies on the Curiosity Crew have made... well worth taking a cuppa and a Hobnob with you :O) The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique this time... so you will have a chance of winning a $25 Gift Certificate to spend there. As before, Tim & Mario have very kindly donated goodies for an extra prize... which will be awarded to the "Curiosity Crew's Choice"... so you have two chances of winning fabby prizes! If you haven't got your Compendium book just yet, you can order a signed copy directly from the man himself... HERE. And... Linda has also done a FAQ page for you.. HERE it is... all the info you will need is listed there.
This time we are turning to Page 56 of the book and playing with Distress Glitter. Now, most of you will know that "I don't do glitter" is a very common utterance out of my mouth. Oh no, I am not a glitterer kind of gal. However! There always be an exception to the rule and yes, it is in the form of Distress Glitter! So, what is so special about it? Well, first up, the colours match the palette of Distress (and seeing as I live my life in Distress colours, it is perfect for me) AND... you can ink it!!! Oh yesh indeedily! Anyways, I won't spill the beans on how you use the Glitter... I will tell you about how I made my tag though :O)
I used a bit of Tim's 8 x 8 Menagerie paper collection, sticking it to a Size 8 tag and then blending Gathered Twigs around the edge to cover the white bits at the edges. I made three mini Tattered Florals roses from Tim's papers and cut some Spring Greens using his Wallflower papers (LOVE these sooo muchly!) The glittered bits are Grungeboard cut using Tim's Movers & Shapers Branch, Butterfly and Leaves. The floral trim along the bottom was coloured with Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet DI's and then I added Rock Candy Distress Glitter to it to add a bit of bling before adding a few little taupe coloured pearls.
The rest of the Glitter colours used are: Tumbled Glass and Broken China on the butterflies, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters on the leaves and Vintage Photo & Tarnished Brass mixed together on the branch. As the papers underneath are beautiful, I kept the stamping to a minimum and just added a few diamonds to the edges and added a Remnant Rub along the top. The wordage is also made up from Remnant Rub's. Finishing touches were the Linen Ribbon and some tulle that I coloured with a smidge of Gathered Twigs DI and a few bits of Idea-ology and some pearly dangly bits.
Don't forget you have two weeks to play along with the challenge so plenty of time to get nice and inky. I shall away now... as ever, thanks for looking... have a great day! TTFN