Birds & Words

Saturday, May 10, 2014

CC3C Distress Glitter!!

Welcome to the 2nd CC3C!!  Challenge... Yeah.  Good word for it.

Glitter?  Me?  Not really a glitter girl.  BUT!!!  I did have fun with Tim's Distress Glitter!  It really is different!  When I do use glitter or stickles (and its not often) I like to use just a little, as an accent and so it is on my Distress Glitter project.


I started with my background using Wendy Vecchi's Alcohol Archival technique on Specialty Stamping paper.  LUV (luv luv luv) this stuff.   Nothing takes ink like this paper.  I used Hydrangea and Tree Branch reinkers for the technique and then stamped a little Fancy Florals with Hydrangea ink. 


I embossed a panel of black cardstock using Tim's Eiffel Tower Texture Fade.  I rubbed over the raised areas with a Butterscotch Adirondack Pigment ink pad.  I used a blending foam and hit some of the raised area with Ranger Matte Medium and then sprinkled Antique Linen Distress Glitter over the panel.


I inked some strips of Specialty Stamping paper with alcohol and Hydrangea Archival Reinker (using the video technique linked above) and cut out flowers with Tim's Tattered Flower Garland decorative strip die.  I layered the flowers and affixed them with a brad, embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder.  LOVE Queen's Gold, its my go-to EP.

I dragged the flowers and the edges of the leaves through Ranger Matte Medium and then sprinkled with Antique Linen Distress Powder.

I cut letters from Tim's Typeset Decorative Strip die.  This is a really great die.  Full upper and lower case alphabet, plus letters and symbols.  ALL in one die!  Nicely sized.  Sadly, there's no apostrophe, which I needed for the French phrase "Je t'aime".  No worries, I just used the letter "2" and snipped off the top curve for my apostrophe.


I can't wait to see what you all will do with Distress Glitter and your own ideas & techniques.  Amazing the grungy look the Duke of Distress has given us with his unique glitter.  Amazing!!  Comment on this blog, on all the Curiosity Crew blogs and enter your your art for a chance to win this week's CC3C.  All the details you need to enter are here.  The talent we're seeing is just blowing us all away!!  The winners will certainly deserve the amazing prize packages, generously (GENEROUSLY) donated by Tim Holtz, Inspiration Emporium and Funkie Junkie Boutique.  But the first thing you'll need to play along is Compendium of Curiosities III, where all the techniques are taught.  Want a signed copy?  Just click!!

AND!!  Here's a thing.  Tim Holtz has added a CC3C board to his Pinterest page!!  Click here to go straight to the CC3C board.  Woo hoo!  Follow Tim to see CC3C entries and maybe have a chance to have YOUR work added.  How cool is that???

Location:Cherokee Dr,Estes Park,United States

125 comments:

  1. Paris, my favorite destination, loved that shine next to the Eiffel tower.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. I've never been; except on paper, of course. ;-)

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  2. Cheryl, viva la Paris! Love this project, and now it's inspiring me to get out all my Paris stamps, great job!

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    1. Thanks very much! Paris in spring... la ti da! Thanks for your sweet comment.

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  3. This is brilliant Cheryl. Love the image and your added glitter.
    x catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I love how an idea just carries you away to the next detail!

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  4. Is it possible you made distress glitter look even more distressed?! I love how it looks just blown across the card.

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    1. Thanks, Jess. That blending tool can be used so many ways and now I've got one for Matte Medium. Worked like a charm. ;-)

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  5. Love your flowers! Must rush off to try them :D

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    1. Great, Tikaani! Let me know how they work out for you.

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  6. How can you go wrong with this color combination? Just lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I'm looking forward to seeing your CC3C entry!

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  7. That is one of my favorite colors on DG, and I ADORE how you used it on the background...genius! It makes the tower pop! LOVE LOVE LOVE this Cheryl!

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    1. Thanks, girlfriend!! Have fun in merrie olde England and give Helsie a squeeze for me!

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  8. I do hope you are feeling better, I am the last man standing in my family at the moment...touching wood that I don't get the lurgy. Love the way your glitter is only on sections of the background. Great idea.

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    1. Ah, thanks, Belinda! I'm not too mean to get sick, but too mean to stay sick for long! I'm up and causing trouble again. Thanks for your kind words and looking forward to seeing your art on CC3C!

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  9. This is just stunning Cheryl!! Love how you have used the glitter on the background, - so very clever, and I love that particular colour too! A truly gorgeous piece!!

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    1. Thank you, Astrid. I like Antique Linen in all its Distress incarnations, ink, stain, marker & paint. Its one of the few colors I use up and have to grab a new one. I appreciate your kind comment!

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  10. Beautiful! Love the color combination and the hint of glitter.

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    1. Thanks, Kourtney. We met at CHA in January, didn't we? I like your profile pic. ;-)

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  11. Beautiful card. Love all the different techniques used to make it, yet it isn't overly busy... Perfect color palette for a little something French too

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  12. Your "touch" of glitter is perfect!

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  13. Beautiful work! Love black and gold together.

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  14. Black and gold plus distress glitter..always a winning combination!

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  15. You may not be a glitter girl, but this is a shimmering beauty! I love the gold against the black and of course the Paris theme! Beautiful!!

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  16. You rocked this glitter challenge, love the black with the Antique Linen Distress Glitter together!

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  17. The colors and design on your project are wonderful! I have to stretch to use glitter too! but the DT's projects are helping me see ways to use it!

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  18. Your artwork is so beautiful. I really like the way you added all the different textures - they all blend together so well. I look forward to seeing what you create next.

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  19. I love your minimalist use of glitter, it creates a lovely piece of artwork.

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  20. I love your minimalist use of glitter, it creates a lovely piece of artwork.

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  21. Beautiful!! I love the way you've just tipped the flowers in glitter!!

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  22. Beautiful - the flowers are my favorite part!

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  23. This turned out beautifully! I love it!

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  24. Beautiful! I love how you embellished the embossed background!

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  25. This is so effective. The gold stands out perfectly on the black background.

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  26. Cheryl- You made the glitter shine! Funny that you said you are not really glitter girl! Because your piece is stunning and you look like a natural with it!! heehee

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  27. I'm loving how you've made Paris so vintage glitzy. The light touch of glitter on your fabulous flowers is just perfect.

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  28. Very chic - love the Parisian glamour of this! Sadly, I won't be able to play this time around... I didn't include my Distress Glitters in my travelling stash. Didn't think I'd use them, as I'm not much of a glitter girl either - bah!
    Alison xx

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  29. Really nice how you created this! So beautiful!

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  30. Vive le minimalist glitterati! Thanks for demonstrating that subtle glitter is beautiful, too!

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  31. I am going through a Parisian phase right now and love what you did with your project. A little glitter with big impact!

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  32. Just perfect for the Parisian lovers.

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  33. Love the French theme and the tag. Beautiful.

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  34. I love your card. It's so perfectly Parisian and the antique gold glitter is perfect against the black background. I love how it looks like it's been blown across part of the embossed area, very cool. :)

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  35. The colors of you card are just gorgeous. So elegant.

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  36. Cheryl, Ia glitter girl either, but your project has inspired me to try this challenge...

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  37. I love PAris! Your card is so chic, just perfect for this city! Wonderful! BArbarayaya

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  38. Gorgeous creation Cheryl...Loving the colour combo :) I'm not really a glitter girl either...but looking forward to getting all distressed and glittery with this challenge now! ;) Jan x

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  39. Cheryl, this is so elegant. I have Antique Linen DG on my shopping list now. You're inspired me!

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  40. WOW ! I love the colors, so vintage looking. I can't wait to dive into this challenge .. thanks !!

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  41. Omg....great look on that black!!

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  42. I love Paris and I love your glitter project. The colours you've used give a very elegant look. Linda xx

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  43. A beautiful card I love Paris x

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  44. Gorgeous use of the glitter in the background.

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  45. I loved the French feel of your project! TFS

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  46. As a lover of France and French culture, your project stood out to me right away. It is very elegant (just like the French!) Absolutely beautiful!

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  47. Fantastic card! Love the creativeness of the apostrophe!

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  48. Cheryl that is beautiful! You don't need much glitter because you have such a sparkling personality!

    Donna McMillin

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    1. Thank you, Miss Donna. ;-p You've got a sparkly little personality, yourself!

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  49. Super project, I love the subtle glittered area, so pretty x

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  50. Very "Tres Jollie", I think gold was meant to go with black...always!

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  51. So pretty! I love how the gold goes with the back! Love it! :)

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  52. Beautiful piece!!! love the subtle way you used the glitter on the tattered florals. You've inspired me. Thanks for giving me another awesome blog to follow

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  53. Stunning! Love the contrast of the gold against the black and your flowers are just gorgeous.

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  54. Love how u glittered the fleur de lis - great effect!

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  55. Also love Wendy Vecchi's alcohol archival ink technique, the background you created works so beautifully on this piece. Just enough glitter to make it pop.

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  56. WOW--That's Antique Linen DG? Against the black background it looks gold!! That's awesome and soooo Striking and sooo Classy! A wonderful card! Tre Fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration, Cheryl!! XOXO-Shari

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  57. So fancy and elegant looking Cheryl!

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  58. How pretty! Love the way you used the glitter!

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  59. This is wonderful Cheryl - a great way to use the glitter xx

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  60. Cheryl, I also am not much of a glitter girl. But this distress glitter is fun! Love how you used the glitter on your project. Looks pretty :)

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  61. This is so elegant and lovely. I haven't broken out my embossing powders in quite a long time, and this has inspired me to get crackin' on them again!

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  62. Very beautiful - lots of interesting details to see, Kerstin


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  63. I love your glittered fleur de lis Cheryl and this is a gorgeous project. xx

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  64. Je t'aime Paris and je t'aime your work.

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  65. It's great how you glittered just portions of things, which makes it seem more versatile.

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  66. I really like how you accent with glitter. It makes the whole piece shine!

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  67. I'm like you when it comes to glitter. Your technique with the fade edges glitter application is wonderful. Very beautiful.

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  68. I love the black and gold. Very beautiful.

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  69. Stunning card! Love that you've used the glitter on the raised areas of the embossing! Hugs, Sandra

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  70. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ! I like the color combo... the techniques are fabulous... you girls are taking us to some awesome places... I don't think much work will be done at my house... I'm gonna be playing ... so much inspiration!!!

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

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  72. I really like how your project turned out with just the right amount of texture, color and sparkle.

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  73. I am not much of a glitter girl either but the more I see the more I like this Distress Glitter, it is not too 'in your face' and it works so well with your gorgeous Parisienne theme!

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  74. OK...this is how I'll start using glitter! I love the way it accented the Fleur d'Lyse... because I too am so not a glitter girl! (yup, definitely wished I had peeked at the Crew before I did mine!)

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  75. I love glitter, and, although I've not tried the Distress Glitter, this has inspired me--your Parisian piece is beautiful!

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  76. ooooo la la, Parisian chic all the way! love your touch of glitter on that fleur d lys fabulous x

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  77. Cheryl, that's a great idea for the glitter on the embossed cardstock. I never thought of using the multi matte medium. Great project.

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  78. Just a hint of sparkle with all that texture is fabulous. Nice color choice. Love it.

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  79. I love the smidge of glitter on your project - just the right amount. Before I read your post I was wondering how you got it on there so neatly - great technique!

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  80. I can't wait to use this idea in my Paris Scrapbook!

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  81. The distress glitter looks stunning on a black background!

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  82. I love how your glitter is part of the art. You have such a command of all the techniques. So beautiful! I want to see Paris!

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  83. Beautiful. I love how you take a toutch of glitter at the textur!

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  84. Stunning composition - just beautiful xx

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  85. The shabby look of this one is so elegant, and who doesn't love Paris as a theme?

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  86. Cheryl, LOVE how you subtly used the glitter on this FAB Paris card! Pretty! Makes me want to go some day!

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  87. So pretty and elegant, delightful take with the Paris theme, really inspiring!

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  88. A lovely use of all things French and glitter, beautiful!.

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  89. GORGEOUS piece of art!! love it!!! =)

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  90. This is beautiful, I keep trying to leave comments but I get swept up in links for techniques lol xx

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  91. love it - very classy looking x

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  92. Beautiful card with wonderful details.

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  93. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this Cheryl, the use of the Glitter is just genius... love it... oh, I said that x

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  94. This is so pretty Cheryl! Great way to add the glitter!

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  95. Your background using the reinkers is really beautiful. I need to try that technique sometime :)

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  96. I do love this delicate way of adding Distress Glitter to your project. So utterly vintage in feel. Jenny x

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  97. Your less is more approach with the glitter gives a very classy look Cheryl. Love the idea of using it on the background rather than up front. Mo x

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  98. This is wonderful, so detailed and soft too. Very nice feeling! Have a wonderful day!

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  99. Beautiful Cheryl! and it' not too in your face glittery either
    :D TFS

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  100. That looks really awesome Cheryl. I might just give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. What a beautiful piece. I am not really a glitter girl so I loved how the distress glitter didn't have too much bling. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  102. Cheryl, this is so beautiful! Love the mix of techniques!

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  103. Hi there - I could have sworn I left a comment on this post about the yellow rose of Texas - I have some former family that hail from central Texas and I loved it there. Anyway let me say again that I love your piece - brings back so many fond memories. Thanks as well for coming by my blog and commenting and for loving my "pipes" as much as I do!

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