Compendium of Curiosities Challenge – Week Three

Well, I guess leaving it to the last minute is becoming a bit of a habit for me! I wish I could be more organised!

This weeks CC2C is use the Marbled Stains technique found on page 46 of Compendium of Curiosities 2 by Tim Holtz The generous folk over at Eclectic Paperie are sponsoring this weeks challenge.

Regular readers will know that I recently participated in Tim’s Creative Chemistry 101 classes, and the Marbled Stains technique was one of the classes. I loved it then, and throughly enjoyed having an excuse to have another play.

I started out by cutting a sheet of Manila card stock into three strips. I then coloured each strip in three differing colours of Marbled Stain.


I then die cut all three strips using the Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland. I then distressed the edges of each flower and leaf using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Next I stamped a little princess girlie that I found in my stamp stash onto water colour paper. I think she’s a Magnolia Tilda but couldn’t swear to it.


I then used Distress Markers and a Ranger water pen to colour her, drying her with my Heat Tool in between layers. I then distressed the edges of the paper using Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.


I then added a water coloured background using Pumice Stone and the new Shaded Lilac Distress Ink from the new spring line. But, I forgot to take a photo because I’m rubbish!

I took pages from My Minds Eye Be Happy pad, distressing the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, before cutting them to size and matting them onto a Kraft card. I then matted the girlie onto a scrap of Core’Dinations, adding a journalling tag between the layers.


Next I added a tiny doily onto the card and affixed the girlie over the top. I then layered the Marbled Stain Flowers together and attached them to the card using Glossy Accents. I added tiny pearls to the centres.




5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patch
    May 03, 2012 @ 19:12:45

    She’s sweet and I love the flowers. You put a lot of effort into your creations 🙂


  2. Sandy Dehon
    May 03, 2012 @ 20:21:09

    Your creation is so very creative – I love it!!!!!


  3. iamvics
    May 04, 2012 @ 05:08:15

    Your card is stunning!


  4. EmeralDQueen
    May 04, 2012 @ 13:58:22

    This is such a pretty card I like the way you use your distress markers. Love it!!!


  5. Linda Ledbetter
    May 06, 2012 @ 14:53:00

    Fantastic tag, Zoe! I love those flowers– what a great approach to the marbled stains!– and the entire piece is so artistic and sophisticated. Thanks for sharing this at the CC2 Challenge– it’s wonderful!


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