Thursday, May 3, 2012

CC2C Challenge - Week 3

Today I have my entry for week 3 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge hosted by Linda on the Studio L3 blog.  This week's challenge is Marbled Distress Stain and can be found on page 46 of A Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 by Tim Holtz. If you would like to see the technique you can buy the book here!

The sponsor for this challenge is eclectic Paperie. They have generously donated a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant! I sure hope it’s me!

Below is my entry for this challenge.

I used this entry as a cumulative exam! I included this week’s technique and then also repeated the techniques from the past week's challenges. I created the marbled distress stain tag. Then I stamped it using foam stamps (CC2C Week #1) cut from the Movers and Shapers Mini Gears. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the tag. I cut the Weathered Clock from grungeboard and stained it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.  Then I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist in Sunflower Sparkle. It was cut to fit the tag and then glued down with Inkessentials Glossy Accents.  I applied the faux patina (CC2C Week #2) to the Ideaology clock face and spinner. The stamp is from one of Tim's clear sets.

I'm afraid I added so much that it's difficult to see exactly what the marbled distress stain background looks like.  However, it was a good practice to repeat the past challenge techniques so that I'll be able to remember how to do them without needing to reference the book each time!

Thanks for looking!


  1. I love your tag..its theme, design, and color you chose. It all compliments each other.

  2. Great tag, very "steampunk-y" and vintage!

  3. I like your tag is very vintage...

  4. Oh, this is fabulous, Donna! Those three techniques compliment each other beautifully, and your marbled stains look awesome. I love the rusty colors with the green patina clock. Great job-- times three!!!