Saturday, April 26, 2014

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT BUT COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES III BROUGHT HIM BACK!

Hello all of you Tim Holtz and Compendium of Curiosities junkies!

The wait is over and it's time for a NEW Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge with your host Linda Ledbetter.  This will be a bi-weekly challenge focusing on more of Tim Holtz and his amazing techniques and products. 

Linda has put together a smashing Curiosity Crew to introduce you to the various techniques from Tim's new Compendium of Curiosities Volume III and share some inspiration and helpful hints with you. I am honored to be a part of this curious team!  If you don't already have your Compendium of Curiosities Volume III, click on the red link above or click HERE to be whisked away to Tim's blog to order your copy now!

Are you ready to get started?  Let's GO!!!

Our first challenge is all about Paint Marbling.  This technique can be found on page 43 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III.  While we will not show you the actual technique of the paint marbling (that's what the book is for), each of the Curiosity Crew has created a project for you including the marbling technique.  Be sure to check those out for some added inspiration.  Then join us at the challenge where you can share your art and also win fabulous prizes from our most generous sponsors.  Tim and Mario are also joining in on the fun by sending Linda lots of products to use as prizes for each challenge as well.  So a HUGE thank you to Tim and Mario for their generosity and for allowing us to even have MORE prizes to give away!  This first challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful folks at Inspiration Emporium. And get this ... their prize is a $50.00 gift certificate to Inspiration Emporium!  How's THAT for motivation?!?


I created this fun triptych from Tim Holtz' Arch Frame die cut, some chipboard and some manila tags that I experimented with while doing the Paint Marbling technique.

Here is a list of supplies that I used in creating this triptych:

Distress Paints: Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Barn Door, Picked Raspberry and a touch of Tarnished Brass, Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Archival Inks: Jet Black, #8 Manila Tags, Tim Holtz Stamps: Papillon, Classics #11, Classics #17, Glossy Accents, Compendium of Curiosities II, ITissue Tape: Sketchbook, Elements, Ideaology: Small Jump Rings, Detailer Water Brush, Collage Glue Stick,  Tim Holtz Ideaology Design Ruler, Tonic Craft Pick, Miscellaneous Metal findings, wire and chain, Small Square Turquoise Glass Beads, Treasure Gold: Green Amber, Florentine 

I had so much fun experimenting with Tim's Paint Marbling technique.  It is a very free flowing technique where you can manipulate the colors with water and moving the paper as the paints flow and blend.  When they are dry, the colors are set!  Even if you add Distress Inks over them, the colors remain with a beautiful matte but vibrant finish. 
Way fun!!!  


Here are a bunch of #8 Manila tags that I created using the marbling technique. I picked my three favorites and they became the backgrounds for my triptych.


Next I glued the marbled manila tags onto some chipboard and ran them through my Vagabond to get three arched pieces.  I painted the backs and edges of the chipboard with a Salty Ocean Paint Dabber. (You can see where the tag didn't completely cover the chipboard in a couple of places.  No matter....I just covered those with Tissue Tape!)


I stamped the center panel with Jet Black Archival using Tim's beautiful butterfly from his Classics #17 stamp set.  Then I stamped the butterfly image again onto a piece of vellum.  I heat set it and colored the backside using a Detailer Water Brush and some Mustard Seed Distress Ink. Later I added some more shading towards the center of the wings with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. 


I added wire antenna for the butterfly and then attached the "floating" butterfly directly on top of this stamped on at just the body area using Glossy Accents. 


I added some Sketchbook Tissue Tape at the top and bottom of the arch and distressed it with Mustard Seed and a touch of Peacock Feathers. "Field Notes" is stamped onto a scrap of Gathered Twigs distressed manila cardstock and then added to the arch. 


I had some little metal squares that I thought might make a cool top piece on each arch.  So, I cut out one section of the square and used the daisy center of the square as the top for each arch. They are attached by using Glossy Accents.


This is the completed panel to the left. I added the tissue tape to the outer side and distressed it with Mustard Seed and a touch of Peacock Feathers.  I stamped the butterfly trilogy from Tim's Papillon stamp set onto the center.  Then I added more bits of black Tissue Tape from Tim's Elements collection in various spots.  I love the contrast between the black Tissue Tape and the colorful marbled background. Then I added some Florentine Treasure Gold around the edges to give the arch a subtle metallic sheen.


The right panel is finished off much like the left panel.  I stamped this side using the smaller butterflies from the Papillon set and stamped the sentiment from Tim's Classics #11 between the rows of butterflies.


Now that the panels were complete, it was time to put them together. Each flat side of the arch measured approximately 3 inches.  So, I laid my Tim Holtz Transparent Design Ruler on the edge, measured up 3/4" from the bottom and 3/4" down from the top of the flat side and pierced a hole through the handy little holes of the ruler using my Craft Pick.  The line where the holes are measures 1/4" in.  It's really easy to get your holes to perfectly line up using Tim's ruler.  I repeated this process on each of the panels.


Next I threaded a thin bronze-ish colored wire through the holes and wrapped it through several times.


I twisted the wire in the center, added the turquoise beads (in keeping with the application I'd done on the butterfly's antenna) I repeated this process on both of the top areas of the panels to join them.  On the bottoms of the panels, I simply wrapped some wire through them and twisted them off in the back of the arches.


Here you can see the finished joining of the panels with the wire through the pierced holes.  I also added some little metallic medallions that I found a long time ago at a flea market along the taped outer edges of the two side arches.


Once the panels were joined, I decided to add a piece of small bronze-ish colored chain to span the triptych.  I did this by cutting two pieces of 2 3/4" chain and attaching them to each of the three metallic daisy toppers with a small Tim Holtz Jump Ring.


So, there it is ... my paint marbled triptych using Tim's Paint Marbling technique from page 43 of his Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.  As you can see, the techniques in Tim's book can be used for all sorts of things, not just making a tag.  Won't you join us at the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge?  

Just create your artistic masterpiece and link it to our challenge.  Share your creativity with a community of others who love Tim's style and learn something along the way as well!  And ... you might be the lucky winner of products especially sent to Linda by Tim and Mario and/or the wonderfully generous folks at Inspiration EmporiumAnd ... as an added kick off celebration, Inspiration Emporium is offering a 10% code to all participants of this Compendium of Curiosities challenge!  Coupon code is:  CC3C.  See what I mean about generous folks?  Thanks so much to Inspiration Emporium for their support!  

Happy crafting and have fun with this technique!






 


186 comments:

  1. way to cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh so gorgeous Candy, just love the colours and images and another of your beautifully creative and inspirational works of art. Xx

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  3. Wow Candy, what a stunning inspiration piece to get us started! So beautiful, love the embellies you have added! A really great make, and of course congrats on being part of this team and for your blogworthy!! You are one of Tim's most talented ambassadors and always share so much inspiration with us all!!

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  4. Wow - this is stunning!! THank you so much for the step pictures!!! LOVE your colour choices!!

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  5. This is stunning! So much detail and I love the vibrant colours. So excited about this new challenge and what a way to start! Linda x

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  6. I can say just WoW, Candy!...again you did a Masterpiece with a beautiful bright colours and with a lot of imagination! I have to buy The book and join you on your journey! Hugs from Slovenia

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  7. Wow! What a burst of vibrant butterflies - a colour explosion! Gorgeous! Chris xxx

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  8. I love this, especially the way you have used wire, beads and chain to link it all. The colours are bright and cheery too.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE the colors in your triptych. It is beyond beautiful. I am so thankful to have such an inspirational "Curiosity Crew" to follow during the CC3C. Thank you

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  10. Love your title to the piece and more so I love your beautiful vibrant, masterpiece. I too have got a little carried away creating my backgrounds but haven't completed my piece yet. Thanks for being so inspirational.

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  11. Oh My what a great project. I love the metal arch work at the top and the bright vibrant colors.

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  12. wonderful project Candy. the colours are amazing (and Mario posted my signed copy out to me yesterday so i will be joining in eventually :D )

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  13. Soooo beautiful, Candy!
    LOve it! Hope my compendium will arrive soon! ;)

    Hugs,
    Claudia xx

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  14. What a gorgeous paint mess! Love the beautiful mix of colors you made shine in your art!

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  15. Candy, love your triptych. The colours are gorgeous - they just pop off the background. Can't wait to start along with the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration. Jean.x

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  16. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful colors! Beautiful project. Beauty abounds!

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  18. Hi Candy!!! So happy that you are sharing all your Talents with us all... .Love this one.. the colors are rich and bold... and the piece is truly an outstanding piece to stand on it's own in all ways... how lovely it is... Love the way that you have connected the pieces to create a whole... just GREAT.

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  19. Such a warm colors and the butterflies... I just love butterflies!

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  20. Congrats for being on the Curiosity Crew. You triptych is beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to visiting again and seeing more of your beautiful works of art.

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  21. OMG...I just fell of my chair! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! girl...you rocked this challenge!!! So so honored to be in this with you girls! WOW....just wow!!!

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  22. Gorgeous triptych and I love how you made your own hardware from the square. The butterflies are stunning, great piece! ~Diane

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  23. What a vibrant and fun piece! Can't wait to start playing with paint later today!

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  24. Oh so beautiful! it's so vibrant. TFS

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  25. Oh Candy...your trio of winged wonders is gorgeous...LOVE the marbling effect and what you have done with it :)...I have just got my book and can't wait to play along with you all ;) Jan x

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  26. Wow! That tryptich is gorgeous :-) can't believe I've not found your blig before - but really pleased to have found it now following the CC3C challenge.

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  27. Beautiful colors and theme. Love Field Notes. Great detail and color.
    Lovely piece. Thank you.

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  28. What a stunning creation Candy! What could be more beautiful than lots of colour and butterflies.... a perfect combination. Your triptych is amazing, I particularly love the treatment you have given the top of each of the frames. Anne xx

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  29. Wow! Ever since I purchased the Arched frame last year, I've been wanting to use it to make a tryptic, especially since I love religious motifs. Your gorgeous piece may have just encouraged me to work on it soon. Blessings, my friend!

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  30. My goodness what a beautiful and colorful piece.

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  31. Beautiful is still an understatement for your art....extraordinary, fantastic, stunning fits always (:o) You are awesome!!! (:o) ♥

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  32. Beeauutiifuuul! so much more amazing up close too.

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  33. Ohmygosh, Candy, this triptych is amazing! And what a genius idea to cut apart the metal square embellishment. The connecting chain is such a great touch. Oh, and I love your pile of tags for experimenting. Those will come to good use soon, I'm sure.

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  34. Wonderful bright, zingy colours and butterflies, can't go wrong!

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  35. This is stunning! I love it when you turn Tim bold with lots of vibrant colors! I am so impressed with all aspects of this piece (as usual) and I particularly love the metal arch toppers and chains. I would've never thought to do that, but the look is very modern and goth at the same time. Amazing textures and dimension, especially on the butterflies. You are always so innovative and I look forward to every new project and post!

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  36. Wow - yours is my favourite (so far!). Love what you did - all the detail is fantastic.
    Your assorted tags really show off this technique fabulously. All I need to do now is get
    some Distress Paint and I'll have a go myself. Thanks for the inspiration x

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  37. I just love the colours you have used all together. I have been waiting for this day like Christmas! Thanks for your wonderful piece of inspiration.

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  38. This positively glows Candy! What a brilliant make and congratulations on being part of the terrific team. Stunning make as always Candy with incredible depth of inking and wonderful emellishment. Nicola x

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  39. Yummieeeeeh!! This is so very brilliant, Candy. I love it to pieces. Suzanne xxx

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  40. Great project. Love it that you showed all the tags you created, then picked your favs! The colors are so vibrant and cheerful! Thank you for sharing and inspiring..

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous. So far my experiments today do not make me happy like yours. I am grateful for two weeks to create beauty.

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  42. Absolutely stunning Candy! I really love what you created with the marbling technique - those backgrounds look fabulous and all the wonderful stamping and different elements. Just amazing! Thanks for sharing such an inspirational piece. Jennie x

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  43. This is just so fabulous Candy. Love how it has all gone together. the images and the colours are wonderful
    x catherine

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  44. Fantastic creation - the colours are amazing - can i borrow the marbled tags you had leftover? LOL! Nikki x

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  45. The paint marvelling looks amazing on your piece Candy. The colours are amazingly eye catching and a wonderful backdrop for the butterfly. I love the touches of metal too and adore how,you joined them together. What a start to the challenge. Perfect. Tracy x

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  46. Amazing! Love all the rich beautiful colours!

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  47. LOOOOOOVE your colors, so bright :)

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  48. Candy, your art always stops my heart for a beat. So beautiful!!!

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  49. Just Beautiful, Candy! The colors are sooo vibrant and pretty! Love all of the fun embellishments and wire and chain! WOW!! This CC3 Challenge is going to be FUN!! Thanks for the inspiration on this Day 1! XOXO-Shari

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  50. I love all of the detailed embellishments! It really brings the piece together and unifies it. Everything is working together so well. I seem to struggle finding that right balance with my embellishments. I am really looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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  51. I just love all of the little embellishments and how they work so well together. They really unify the piece. That is something that I always struggle with. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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  52. Love all of the embellishments! Can't wait for more!

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  53. Hi Candy - Really nice use of bits from your stash. What fun! thanks for sharing

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  54. Wow, Candy! I knew it would be over-the-top! Fantastic project!

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  55. Beautiful Colors! I've always wanted to try a tri-project like this. Maybe I'll give it a try! I love your project. Can't wait to get started.

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  56. Well Candy, I do believe you have mastered the paint marbling lesson! Can you send me a couple?? Love, love your butterfly triptych and hardware effects! Big congratulations on your blogworthy award, so deserved! Happy Weekend!

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  57. Holy rockets, girl, this is STUNNING! Great use of the technique AND some very clever architectural tricks, too!!!

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  58. Hi Candy,
    I can see you had a lot of fun with the paints. Very cool. Love the vibrant colors.

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  59. Absolutely stunning. This may be my choice for Creativity Crew favorite! My favorite part is, believe it or not, the linked tag toppers. Looks like an art journal entry. Just beautiful!

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  60. Candy, your triptych is fabulous. Your marbling.is so vibrant and happy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. What a cool triptych, so many fun techniques used here!

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  62. Love the vibrant colors of your triptych, and your use of washi tape. Going to have to ad some of the raspberry paint to my order from Inspiration emporium.

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  63. Beautiful butterfly art. Thanks for sharing the steps you used to create this. Can't wait to make a space on my desk to get started!

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  64. i love this piece of art you created! simple gorgeous. looking forward to see ing more as it goes along:)

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  65. As always a beautiful piece Candy. WONDERFUL COLOURS! I can't wait to get started. Karen.x

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  66. What wonderful colors you chose for this technique! Hoping to get started on mine today.

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  67. Very cool! Your colors are awesome, and I love the whole butterfly theme! I noticed on the center panel where you added the wire body with glue, but after you added the vellum layer, the body looks different, like molded metal. What did you do? Thx

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  68. Candy, this is fabulous! I love your pile of paint marbled tags! The embellishments are perfect. I really love the chain joining the arches. Once again, you've created a treasure!

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  69. I love the rich colors you used,. I've never tried a triptych, but now I might. love all the metal details...such great ideas.

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  70. Wow - eye candy! I love how you put this together. The little chains connecting them all are perfect too. I'm inspired!

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  71. What a fabulous triptych! The butterflies and background are amazing. I love how you made it. Fantastic work.

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  72. Wonderful techniques and great job carrying the theme through on the three triptych pieces. So inspired to get to the studio and start my own piece!

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  73. you take your marbling serious!! i love these!

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  74. Love how you used the chain to link this together - as a jewellery maker I have loads of it but sometimes you just don't see what's in front of you! Stunning colours too.

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  75. Your triptych is a fabulous way of showing off the technique. Beautiful!

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  76. I really like what you did to top off each piece and the butterfly is gorgeous!

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  77. I'm in love with this!!! Do I admit that I didn't think of using the holes in the TH ruler to measure the exact distance between items?!?! LOL ... ugh!

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    1. Kathy... I could not find a blog for you so hopefully you will see this. I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment. Tim's ruler is an amazing little gadget!

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  78. Oooh lah lah, Candy! This is so rich and gorgeous. I love your coloring, and the way you chained the three arches, but the butterfly rising up like that is the icing on the cake! A gorgeous make, girlfriend.

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  79. Love your colors! Great triptych!

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  80. Such a delicious triptych and I love that you showed us exactly how you put it together. Candy, you know I'm a huge fan and you have no idea how thrilled I am to see you as part of this wonderful challenge. Jenny x

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  81. All of the little details really make the triptych simply amazing. Great use of color and technique.

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  82. I really love your use of wire and beads!

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  83. Wow it's the only word I say! This triptic is awesome, vibrant and rich of wonderful details! Fantastic project! thanks for sharing your tutorial! Hugs BArbaraya

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  84. Absolutely gorgeous, Candy - the marbling is fabulous, especially on that middle panel, and of course I love all those glorious butterflies! Love the wire fastenings and all the metallic accents too... Fantastic inspiration, thank you!
    Alison xx

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  85. Soo beautiful thanks for sharing this lovely art.

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  86. Such a gorgeous piece, Candy. The textures and colors are just wonderful! Love :)

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  87. I love your project. It's so pretty the way it's linked together. And the bright colors are awesome !!

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  88. LiebeCandy,
    soeben konnte ich einige deiner atemberaubenden Kunstwerke betrachten, die mich total fasziniert haben.
    Ich möchte nicht versäumen, Ihnen zum heutigen Geburtstag zu gratulieren und alles Liebe und Gute wünschen. Bleiben Sie weiterhin so kreativ und für Viele ein Quell wahrer Inspirationen.
    Liebe Grüße und eine lange Umarmung,
    Bärbel

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  89. Wow this is amazing, Candy! Love your marbeling! It's so colorful and really beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and so much fun that we meet again this way. Wishing you lots of fun with the Curiosity Crew. Hugs, Sandra

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  90. WOW what gorgeous colorful tags, together it is really a unique masterpiece!
    Hugs Anja

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  91. Candy!! your project is WONDERFUL, the colors are just spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Wow, Candy,

    I feel like in distress paint marble heaven after reading your post! Stunning colours and a brilliant project for the start of CC3C!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  93. Loving the colours, the marbling is a great technique and this project works so well with it.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  94. I am in awe of this artistry. Love the marbling, butterflies, the unique top metal pieces,........everything!

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  95. Ooooh your paint marbles triptych is bright and gorgeous and makes me want to run not walk for my distress paints!!! Great job!

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  96. Candy, this is just an amazing piece! Love those bright colors you got!

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  97. Another WOW from me Candy, this is AWESOME! x

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  98. I love the richness of the colors! Stunning!

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  99. thank you for sharing your tutorial on your project. I picked up a couple of nice tips for the future. Awesome creation you shared with us!

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  100. This is a beauty! Love the vibrant colors.

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  101. Hi, Candy! Wow....this triptych is so gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors and all the amazing details. The way you stitched it together and then added the metal flourishes on the top is signature you...the cherry on top. Love how you stamped the butterfly on vintage map...

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  102. You always AMAZE me and hold the bar so high! This is an absolute fabulous design! Gorgeous bold colors and your embellies are perfection! I am so happy to be on this new creative journey with you!

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  103. Candy that is gorgeous love the colours.
    Becky x

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  104. I really love the paint marbling technique of Tim's and your colours are gorgeous. All the details of the triptych are wonderful.

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  105. Wow, you details are marvelous and the peak topper is very clever.

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  106. What a lovely idea, so many lovely bright colours. The nod to steam punk style with the chains is inspired.

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  107. Wow love how you experimented with the background, they all looked fab, great how you don't know what you're gonna get though isn't it. I've just realised that I've used the stamp set as you have - great minds!!!

    Sam xx

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  108. Love the colors and the detail. Way to get this challenge off to a great start!

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  109. This is soooo cool! I love your marbled backgrounds and the butterflies. A very fun project! :)

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  110. This is really beautiful! I love all the detail like the antenna. Just lovely!

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  111. OMG, stunning backgrounds Candy! Love this project, as I always love everything you do!

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  112. Great project, love the vibrant colours.
    Sandra

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  113. As always, your work just amazes me Candy!! This is such a wonderful piece full of gorgeous detail and is such a feast for the eyes...stunning!! Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your lovely kind words, I really appreciate them and it means a lot to me... <3 Emma

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  114. So vibrant. Love the tryptich approach!

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  115. Hi Candy, I am seriously in awe of your work, every project is stunning. I love the attention to detail the antennae on the butterfly and the chain linking the panels look particularly good. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Mo

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  116. Wow! Really nice. Thanks for sharing all the details.

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  117. WOW. Your art is amazing. I love the colors - they are gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  118. I not only LOVE the colors you achieved with the Distress paint but I was fascinated by how you joined the panels together for your triptich! LOVE all of your metal details too as well as that chain! So inspiring!

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  119. Beautiful work! Thank you for the extra tip about Tim's ruler...time to add the ruler to my wish list!

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  120. This is gorgeous. I love the colours, but my favourite is the vellum butterfly. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work

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  121. brilliant creation!!! absolutely gorgeous!! =)

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. I truly appreciate it. <3 Candy

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  122. Gorgeous Candy! I love the vibrant colors and your marbling technique looks amazing! I can't wait to join along! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  123. Your backgrounds came out amazing, think I need a bit more practice.. Super triptych x

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  124. Brilliant creations. I love the tags they are fabulous. I am in awe of all this crafting as I am new to it all. I just got my Cc3 today and so excited xx
    Denise x

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  125. Utterly captivating! The colours are so eyecatching. Love it!

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  126. This is just great. I have a tryptic in the drawer I'm saving of just the thing, this may be it!

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  127. Love the colors, the butterflies, the arches - well, just love the whole darn thing!

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  128. Love your vibrantly colored triptich! what wonderful stampings and ephemera on them!

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  129. Wow! Your triptych is amazing! I especially love the butterfly with the wire antenna are awesome. Really love it, thanks for sharing and thanks for leading us on these challenges. :)

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  130. This is spectacular. And what a lot of work to photograph each step of the way; I imagine it took a good, long time! Wonderful to see all the details and such a thorough explanation of how you've done each part. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful project!

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  131. Such beautiful rich colors here, love everything about these tags, especially how you have linked them together with the chain.

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  132. Wow! Such beautiful detail. After doing that many tags - you must have this technique in the bag! Love it!

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  133. The bright colors are so lovely on this triptych -- I'm inspired to work on a Mother's Day card today.

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    1. Thank you, Velvet for your kind comment. So glad you liked my triptych. Have fun working in your Mother's Say card . I am sure it will be amazing. <3 Candy

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  134. I can't remember if I commented on this or not. I love the butterflies on there. And you made a TON of tags for this! Great start to the journey.
    Jess

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  135. Wow, Candy! What a gorgeous piece of art!

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  136. Candy, your triptych is Amazing! I sooo love this and am really inspired by it! Love how you cut apart the metal piece and used it! Great idea!

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  137. This is beautiful Candy, and so full of wonderful ideas for me to squirrel away for later xx

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  138. oooooooo yummy! I love your paint marbled triptych, gorgeous bold colours and lovely stamping x

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  139. OMG Candy this is sooooooooo AWESOME; love the color combo you chose. The butterfly is beautiful, so creative/fun... and how you attached the panels too ... OMG so fun! Your detains with the tissue tape are awesome as well... so much Tim goodness going on !!!

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  140. wonderful tryptych - gorgeous background tags - the colours are so vibrant - fabulous xx Hugs rachel xx

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  141. Fabulous!!! I love the rich colors of the paint and all the imagery.

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  142. WOW oh WOW, what amazing technicolour marbling! Love, Love, Love!

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  143. Beautiful project! I love all the different layers and the different color combinations of the Marbling technique.

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    1. Hi Kourtney ! Such a nice comment!! Thank you so much! <3 Candy

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  144. Wow, fantastic! This colors!

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  145. Your triptych is fabulous. I love all the added details.

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  146. I love the marbling on the middle triptych, beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you will be able to join us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  147. Thanks for letting me play along in the CC3C!
    Here's my first project from his book.

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    1. Hi Mandy! I need to check the CC3C blog to check out your project! Thanks for joining us. These challenges are so much fun to play along and also see everyone's interpretations of the technique or product. Thanks for leaving a comment! <3 Candy

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  148. Candy, this is beyond gorgeous! WOW factories huge!

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  149. I only recently became interested in making tryptychs so this is a great example!

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    1. Hi Tikaani...I could not find an email for you so hopefully you will see this. I wanted to thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. <3 Candy

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  150. This is incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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  151. This is incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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  152. I'll be braver with my marbling next time - these colours are fab x

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  153. Great to see you back in action - hope the new house is going well. This is fabulous!!! What amazing marbled tags you created. I want to do that so I have a store house. I ended up with some extras, but wanted pretty specific colors. I love your rainbows!

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  154. Thank for posting such a gorgeous piece of art you created! So lovely and the colors are so rich. A triptych is something I hope to make one day!

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  155. Wowsa! Amazing piece of artwork! Love the butterfly! :)

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  156. I really love this! The bold colours and all those fab butterflies... great inspiration!

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  157. Such a fab project! Love how you connected the panels with the metal pieces and the chains. Thanks for sharing all those gorgeous pictures!

    Angi@MakingMayhem

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  158. wow! what a work of art!

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  159. what a great piece of art! love it

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  160. Your art piece is beautiful!! I'm totally inspired!!

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  161. Wow, this is amazing! I love the rich colors and the little metal pieces you added are just fabulous!

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  162. You achieved such beautiful effects with this technique! I loved seeing all your painty tags together - you can tell you were having fun ;-)

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  163. Hi there friend! I know it's been awhile, but life has been raining lemons lately and I've had a lot of lemonade to make. Of course you would be one of the Curiosity Crew. What a perfect person to be a part of this challenge team. Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE what you did for the paint marbling challenge. Stunning colors and as usual, your attention to detail is amazing. The vellum butterfly is genius! All of the butterflies are genius. Can't wait to see what you do for the next challenge! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

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  164. As a butterfly lover, I have to say you rocked it!

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  165. I love the bright colors and the great design. Superb job! :)

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  166. Wow, this is a show stopper Candy! I love the design, colors and the images you used. It is fantastic and truly inspirational!!

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  167. Candy, I love your take on the challenge...it is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  168. This is just so awesome! I love how it's a beautiful piece of art that's NOT a card!

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  169. Absolutely stunning piece of art!

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  170. love the three folds and colors

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