Saturday, May 10, 2014

Distress Glitter Fun!

It's time for the second challenge of the Compendium of Curiosities III, Distress Glitter!  Still haven't heard about the Challenge?  It's not too late to participate!  Head on over to Linda Ledbetter's CC3Challenge.com blog page and find out how to play along with us!

You can find the Distress Glitter technique on Page 56 of the Compendium of Curiosities III book.  I decided that I wanted to use my favorite color, Seedless Preserves, to create a glittered frame using Tim Holtz's Ornate Frame die.  Here is my finished project:
The "surprised" girl in the picture is my grandmother.  I wanted a vintage birthday card with a colorful twist, so I kept most of the card vintage by not only using my grandmother's photo, but Tim's fabulous paper from his new Wallflower collection.  I thought it all blended perfectly with the sparkly frame and the brighter colored hat, gift and cupcake from Tim's Blueprint set.  I stamped the images on cardstock first and then reduced the size slightly so that everything would fit well into the frame.

Here's a photo of the frame and Grandma before I mounted everything on the paper:
I think the paper really set the card off as you can see above.

I have so many ideas for using this image and frame for more birthday cards.  The sentiment could say "You're how old? No way!" or "Surprised I remembered your birthday?"  The possibilities are endless!  Don't have an old photo to use and make this card?  No problem!  You can always substitute one of Tim Holtz's Found Relatives.

This challenge's sponsor is The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  They will be providing a generous gift for one lucky winner, so come play along!

Susan

112 comments :

  1. This is wonderful Susan. Love your image and added elements and your use of the glitter. Love the frame
    x catherine

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  2. This just makes me giggle. Like you, I have my own Found Relatives and use them often in my work. I just love everything about this!

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  3. How precious is that baby!!! Love the contrast of the black and white with the brighty glittery colors! You rock!

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  4. OMGosh the pic of your gramma is brilliant!! Lovely card :)

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  5. Your art piece is amazing. That is the perfect image and she looks wonderful in the glittery frame.

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  6. This is just the cutest combination of Tim's products! That cup cake stamp is on my wish list! I love the fact that you know this cute girl and she is not some random kid out of a book.

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  7. Great piece and it all ties in with the Wallflower paper! The glitter really makes it pop! Fun stuff and love the photo! Lovely.

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  8. Such a sweet card and just great use of that glitter!

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  9. Beautiful card. Love the use of the sketch stamps and the purple glitter frame.

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  10. This picture of the little girl made me giggle, oh that face! Love the color pops that the purple distress glitter brings, great card!

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  11. Nice job, Miss Susan! I LOVE the expression on the baby's face, it adds such interest and whimsey to the piece. And the Picked Raspberry glitter is perfect. Well done.

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  12. Very sweet, so fun to use family photos in your work.

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  13. Aaaaawwwwww! So cute! Love the sweet little picture of your grandma surrounded by your gorgeous glittery frame . Love it x

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  14. Indeed your grandmother does look a bit surprised! But I bet she'd be thrilled to know she's the center of attention here!

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  15. Fab use of glitter the picture really pops out of the frame :)

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  16. Such a wonderful card! I love the glittered frame and what a lovely picture of your grandmother! That expression is priceless!

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  17. What a wonderful b'day card with the vintage photo of your grandmother on it! love that glittery frame - and the fun hat and presents!

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  18. Love that adorable picture of your grandmother! Such a cute card!

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  19. Grandma's picture is priceless! I agree that the bright purple against the muted tones of the wallflower paper is a great contrast. I also love that you shared about decreasing the size of the stamped images - that gives me some great inspiration for future projects.

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  20. What fun!!!!!!!!!!!! What a fabulous picture of your grandmother and you've made a wonderful piece with it!!!! I just love her expression!!!

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  21. The Wallpaper print definitely brings the true beauty of the framed picture to the forefront.

    I have one question. How did you shrink the stamped elements?

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  22. Great photo! Nice idea with the glitter frame - awesome job!

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  23. This is just adorable. I love the little precious face in the glittered frame!

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  24. What a great combination of supplies!

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  25. Great picture, I love that you use one of your family. Tim's new paper is beautiful. How nice of the Funkie Junkie to offer discounts.

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  26. your grand mothers eyes are popping at whatever has caught her eye but the frame makes everything pop.

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  27. How totally adorable is your piece!! Love your Grandma's baby picture and the glittered frame is perfect!!

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  28. What a fabulous photo of your Grandmother, she look perfect in your lovely glittered frame.

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  29. What a brilliant photo of your grandmother - and I love how you've made that wonderful expression of surprise into such a hilarious element on your sparkly card - fab! Sadly, I won't be able to play this time around... I didn't include my Distress Glitters in my travelling stash - bah!
    Alison xx

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  30. I love the photo, how cute! Lovely card!

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  32. What a great photo to use on a vintage birthday card. Love your grandmother's expression - Priceless.

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  33. Cute! What a face peeking out of your creation.

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  34. The paper and frame are beautiful. Love the expression on her face!

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  35. What a lovely card. The glittered ornate frame looks fab and the photograph with the hat and cakes made me giggle. Such a priceless expression on your grandmother's face. Thanks for sharing this with us. :)

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  36. The look on her face is classic! She was probably surprised by the awesomeness of that purple glittery frame.

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  37. Wonderful mix of elements , glitter and stamps! Amazing! Barbarayaya

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  38. Loved your paper choice for the background and also your glittering frame is beautiful!

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  39. OMG..this is so sweet Susan!!...Love your cute pic in its sparkly frame!! :) Looking forward to getting all distressed and glittery with this challenge now! ;) Jan x

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  40. Oh my gosh, Susan, that photo is perfect! LOL! I love the Seedless Preserves glitter with the paper you've chosen. Such a great card!

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  41. That picture if cracking me up ! I love the glitter color on the frame .. Awesome !

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  42. Hihihi....I dont know why but I find this card funny.

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  43. This is fabulous ...... love the photo and the glitter frame. Linda xx

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  44. Simply Adorable Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  45. Great card! Love the image. Karen.x

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  46. wonderful image - great card!

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  47. What a beautiful card and love the pic of your grandmother.x

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  48. Susan this is just all kinds of adorable! Love it.

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  49. The glittered frame certainly does enhance the look on your grandmother's face! Wonderful project :)

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  50. Love the image of your grandmother! Great card!

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  51. Just love how the frame POPS off the page and the quirky image made me smile x

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  52. How fabulous is this. Love the little Lady, she's so cute and so is the card

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  53. Love this frame! And I love the look on that baby's face! And it's your grandmother! How very awesome is that. :) Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! :)

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  54. How fun is this!?!? Love how you've gifted that gal with a hat and presents, and the frame is a DG beauty, Susan.

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  55. Omigosh, that picture is too funny! What a great keepsake. The glittery frame is so lovely.

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  56. This card makes me smile. Love how you've added some current images to a very vintage feeling card. The glittered frame brings everything together beautifully.

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  57. Pure cuteness! The glittered frame looks spectacular!

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  58. This is sooo fun and festive, Susan! Love the vintage photo of your G-ma...I used a vintage photo of my Mom for this challenge, too :) Great minds think alike? ;) Just adorable and so special! Lovely DG challenge inspiration, Susan! XOXO-Shari

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  59. One of my favorite dies and it always looks amazing with glitter. Beautiful!

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  60. this is so much fun - I love it to bits! Hugs rachel xx

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  61. LOL I love the photo! This is a great card.

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  62. Susan, this is so cute! love how your glittered frame turned out.

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  63. I have the perfect sentiment for this card (it's one I used to use myself with a stamp of a big, happy looking dog): On the outside, it says Happy Birthday! On the inside: "What are you looking in here for? Wasn't that enough?!!"

    Even with the hilarious expression, you can tell that baby grew up to be a beauty!

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  64. What a sweet photo and I love that glittered frame. Gorgeous project! xx

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  65. Oh I love this Susan. No wonder she looks so surprised - glittery presents as well as a glittered frame! Jenny x

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  66. I love I love the way you have used the glitter. It is amazing

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  67. Love the little guy surrounded by the birthday bits.

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  68. So cool to use a photo of someone you know! Did you copy it first?

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  69. What a wonderful personal card! The elements come together perfectly.

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  70. I have my family photos and now want to make a card for my brothers and sister to surprise them on their next birthday.

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  71. What a darling card! That baby is so cute! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

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  72. Her


    Her "royal" cuteness... just adorable! Love that purple glitter!!



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  73. Thanks for letting me participate in the cc3c again! Never let anything dull your sparkle!

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  74. This card is both fun and adorable! Great way to show off his glitter!

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  75. I was having trouble getting started with this challenge, but when I saw your great project inspiration hit. I am off to craft now. Thanks!

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  76. The photo of your Grandmother is gorgeous and she looks beautiful surrounded in the Seedless Preserves sparkle! I love the additional party elements that you added too, the little hat looks so sweet!

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  77. What an adorable photo-and I love the glittered frame; you created a beautiful piece of art!

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  78. Awww she is so cute. I love your card, it's perfect.

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  79. Giggle! Smile! Love grandmas look. Wonderful combo of vintage and sparkle. Thanks.

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  80. This cracks me up! Love the look on her face. I have the frame die and will definitely have to try some glitter on it. Great look!

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  81. Beautiful creation! Love your use of Tim's stamp on your vintage photo! And the frame is Amazing! Gorgeous work! Barbarayaya

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  82. That is a great photo! The glitter on the frame was perfect, and I like your first saying.

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  83. I used that frame and I think the same color glitter on a Halloween tag. So versatile!

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  84. What a great way to embellish such a fun photo!

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  85. Such a pretty card and great idea! Love the birthday boy and hos presents! Pretty glitter!

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  86. Such a pretty color combination on your card!

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  87. Susan, that CUTE baby popping out of that purple glittery frame is Fantastic! LOVE this!

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  88. Sooo cute, her face is gorgeous. The glittery frame and colours are fab and love the little additions of the cake and present.

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  89. I love this, the image is so cute and framed so well! Great piece! x

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  90. This is fabulous, I love your surprised grandma lol xx

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  91. fab picture, really made me smile x

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  92. Such a lovely card with a gorgeous glitter frame.

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  93. Oh wow, how stinking cute is that little bub!!! Love your creation Susan, the Glitter looks really sumptious xx

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  94. What a great design Susan! Love the party hat!

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  95. That frame looks amazing with glitter! I'll have to try that next.

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  96. Such a pretty card and loving the sparkles xx

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  97. Your piece is lovely! I love the purple frame and the expression is priceless! Have a nice day! kim

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  98. Love your card...the seedless preserves distress glitter frame really makes the picture pop.

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  99. so so cute! I love that it's your grandmother. and I agree, the paper sets it off perfectly!

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  100. Glitter frame how fun! So pretty!

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