Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rock Candy Distress Glitter

For this 21st challenge I couldn't wait to create a Valentine themed project using this technique found on Page 55 of Tim Holtz's Comdendium of Curiosities III book!  I have noticed that we have some "newbies" (yay!) who have recently joined us for these challenges, so, as they discovered, it's not too late to get your own autographed copy of Tim's book here.  Then head on over to Linda Ledbetter's site to read all the rules!

Rocky Candy Distress Glitter is awesome!  It is just perfect for anything that needs a bit of sparkle!  Here is my project:


I started off by following the technique on Page 55.   I used Tim's Stampers Anonymous Flourish stamp and Victorian Velvet.  The background is Antique Linen.  The tag looked like this:


Don't know if you can see the sparkle very well on this photo.  Here is another look at it:


I stamped the "With all my Heart" image (B Line Designs) with Black Archival ink at the bottom of my tag over the background.

I then stamped and cut out a heart and cupid image (B Line Designs) to add to my tag.  I used Barn Door Distress ink for the heart.  I created a black mat for the heart and attached it to my tag using foam tape.  I watercolored the cupid image with Distress inks (tea dye and tattered rose for flesh color) and used a Barn Door Distress marker for Cupid's sash.  I added some Rock Candy Distress Glitter to Cupid's wing too.  After cutting out Cupid, I attached him to the tag with foam tape and positioned him alongside the heart.  The final touch for the heart was the addition of an Idea-ology Arrow Adornment on the heart.

I used Barn Door Distress Stain to dye Tim's Crinkle Ribbon which was then crinkled and heat set.  A bow was tied using a thin piece of thread and an Idea-ology heart charm was added.

The final additions to this tag were the numbers 14 from Idea-ology Alpha Parts Newsprint, a small bunch of red rose buds tied with a red bow, a a small bit of lace trim adhered to the bottom of the tag!

Here's a close up of a portion of the tag.  I think you can see the sparkle a bit better from this angle:


A huge thank you goes out to the Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge.  They will be providing a $50.00 shopping spree to the winner of a randomly chosen entry for this challenge.  Tim and Mario have yet another fabulous prize package awaiting the Curiosity Choice winner as well.

Good luck to all!  We can't wait to see your entries for this glittery challenge!

Susan




























The Inspiration Emporium is generously sponsoring this challenge and has a $50.00 shopping spree on their site just waiting for one lucky randomly chosen winner.  Tim and Mario have yet another prize package for the Curiosity Crew choice winner as well.

Good luck to all.  Thanks for participating in this glittery challenge!

49 comments :

  1. Susan...your tag is beautiful! I love the large flourish background. Your Valentine theme is beautifully done.

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  2. I almost used this stamp! It's one of my favorites! Fun and romantic this one is! LOVE that cupid!

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  3. A lovely Valentine tag for sure! The stamp you chose is divine for this technique! Can't wait to see what my mojo delivers!

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  4. Valentine's is the best season for using this cute technique, I'm dying to try it. Thanks for sharing it...

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  5. I love the flourish on the background. Great base for SO many options!

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  6. That flourish is one of my favourite Tim stamps, it's almost worn out. I love that subtle sparkle from the technique. Beautiful x

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  7. Beautiful tag, I love the base also!! Love the pop of colour in the ribbon :)

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  8. Beautiful tag. Love the flourish background.

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  9. Beautiful tag and wonderfully done.

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  10. The large scroll is my most favorite, and probably my oldest, Tim stamp. It was immediately what I thought of when I saw this challenge. I might have to try something else now, but I can't promise anything! lol. Great Valentine Day Tag.

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  11. Its very nice - I like the way you have the metal arrow shooting out from the archer.

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  12. Delightful Valentine tag, love your Cupid with the bow and arrow.

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  13. The slightly shimmering flourish stamp in the background is gorgeous and I love the way the beautiful heart just 'pops' on your beautiful tag. Anne x

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  14. Love the flourish stamp too. Your tag is beautiful, so soft and feminine.

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  15. Oh my goodness, Susan, this tag is beautiful! I love the subtle Antique Linen background and that big flourish background stamp! Wow, I would use that on everything! All the details are so sweet, especially the three little rose buds peeking out behind the heart.

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  16. What a perfect Valentines tag :) Victorian Velvet is a pretty color, I"m going to have to use that more often. The cupid, the flowers all make this a super cool tag.

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  17. A perfect wonderful tag for Valentines, great!!

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  18. I love your Valentine's tag, Susan!! This latest Tim technique is perfect for adding those subtle, glittery touches in backgrounds!! I'm not much into glitter, and I don't end up using my glitter too much, but this technique is so subtle and pretty--Just look at your background! I Love it!! OK--I hope I have enough CRC DG to play!! :) Fabulous Tag, Susan!! Thank You sooo much for sharing!! XOXO-Shari

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  19. The flourish stamp done with Tim's technique makes such a pretty background for all your other elements. Beautiful tag for Valentine's.

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  20. OMG that flourish background is beautiful ... you rocked the technique ( just reminded me I have that flourish) ... hum...
    What a fun cupid ... love how you displayed him with the arrow adornment !

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  21. Susan, this is one of my very favorites from you!! Turned out brilliantly. I think your stamp choice for this technique is perfect and that little cupid is so sweet. Love it!

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  22. So simple looking while so ELEGANT looking!!! I love this tag!! Same as I said for the other Valentine themed project: perfect for this Challenge!!

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  23. What a fab tag, love your flourish and that heart is sooooo lush x

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  24. Oh, Susan, what a great tag. I love how your paper cupid is shooting that metal arrow!

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  25. Beautiful background stamping with all that shimmer! Wish I had that stamp! It is a perfect compliment to your brilliant heart and that sweet cupid!

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  26. Beautiful background stamping with all that shimmer! Wish I had that stamp! It is a perfect compliment to your brilliant heart and that sweet cupid!

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  27. What a beautiful Valentine! Love the colors and the sparkle, and what an adorable cupid!

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  28. I'll try gain. Fourth time the charm to get the page to load but it wouldn't take my comment... Where I daid I really liked the final tag as shown on Studio L3 since I couldn't get it to load here...

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  29. Beautiful tag! This is my favourite Tim stamp and I love the way you used it here! Wonderfully romantic touch with the rosebuds! hugs :)

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  30. Genle sparkle for a perfect Valentine's tag!

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  31. Lovely tag - adore your background colour choices to make the embellishments really pop. Nikki x

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  32. Gorgeous tag! I adore this background stamp, so versatile and it is perfect for this tag. Stunning!

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  33. I really like your sparkly flourish background, shows off the technique really well. Jan x

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  34. What a great Valentine's Tag! Your background came out great..just the right touch of sparkle in my book!

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  35. I love your classic Valentine tag! Your rock candy glitter background is awesome. Love the cupid and the heart is very pretty too! The colors are very nice and the bow and charm add just the right touch! Perfect to go with a big chocolate bar! =)

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  36. This is great Valentines tag, beautiful sparkly flourishes and a little cupid, so romantic!

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  37. very nice!! I love all the Valentine details. =)

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  38. Absolutely love the background!!! One of my favorite stamps!! The bow is awesome!! beautiful tag

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  39. Lovely tag. The Florish stamp works so well with this technique...I love the sparkle.

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  40. Susan, Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about the flourish image. Mine is not the same as yours, and I'm very envious of yours (and your glittering)!

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  41. Susan, Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about the flourish image. Mine is not the same as yours, and I'm very envious of yours (and your glittering)!

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  42. Love the details like the arrow, little flowers and great glittery background.

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  43. Susan - one of my very favorite stamps - thanks so much for your inspiration! Happy Valentines Day.

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  44. Your tag is fabulous Susan! I love how you created the background and the images are awesome. xx

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  45. This is great; it looks so professional! LOVE the cupid and the little arrow is perfect in that heart. Very nice!

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