Saturday, May 17, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #2 Distress Glitter.

I have to say I am really enjoying the process of the individual
challenges. So here we are on Challenge #2 Distress Glitter!!
I love this glitter! It isn't hard to work with and what beautiful
colors and contrasts to play with. The lovely Linda Couglin and the Funkie
Junkie Boutique is sponsoring all the even number challenges with a $25 gift certificate.
A big thank you to Linda Ledbetter again and the Curiosity Crew of Ladies!

I loved that I could stack the smaller framing around the larger
and the fact they complimented each other. I used my mom's high school graduation
photo for this piece. I used a piece of clear masking plastic from Tim Holtz
to act as a covering for her photo.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the backing of the larger wood framing.
On the smaller frame I used Antique Linen. I furthered distressed the background
frame with Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges. I lightly coated the
background wood with varnish. For the frame I used Antique Linen Distress Ink
on the wood, and then used Antique Distress Glitter. I went over the Antique Glitter
with Vintage Photo Distress and Black Soot.

My mother loves the ocean. So I went with Sand & Sea by Sizzix Alterations.
I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink & Pumice Glitter on the Sea Horse.
The little wood heart I used Festive Berry Distress Ink & Festive Berry Distress
Glitter. I used Black Soot on the edges. The Starfish I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink
& Distress Glitter. I went around the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
The Metal Heart afixed at the top of the frame is from Prima Vintage Trinkets.
The ribbon is a special ribbon I bought here locally sometime ago.
I used wording I had that reads: I love you. I used a small piece of Distress Paper,
used Antique Linen Distress Ink lightly over it and covered
it with Glossy Accents. I accentuated the wording with a small brass framing.

Here are the links to the current challenge & FunkieJunkieBoutique.

Thank you for stopping by!!! Enjoy the Journey.



  1. What a lovely frame ! I love the colors of glitter you used - your mother was a beautiful graduate!

  2. That's awesome! I love your creativity. What a tribute to your mother. Beautiful picture!

  3. Oh wow!! This is so special Jan, and mind it needed to be to frame such a beautiful face. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  4. What a beautiful photo, and I love the glittery frame! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the glittery challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  5. Jan...very neat use a photo frame as your glittered piece for this challenge. It works well! Great photo of your mother, too. Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  6. Such a lovely frame. Your Mother was beautiful and the photo and glitter you chose give it such a lovely vintage look. Really really lovely. :)

  7. I love the idea of layering the frames. Never would have thought of that. It looks amazing! And what a lovely tribute to your mother. So glad you're playing along in the CC3Challenges.

  8. Fabulous, love that frame muchly... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

  9. The frame and framed are beauties, well done.