Compendium of Curiosities 3 ~ Challenge #2

Tutorial with Sizzix Tattered Florals Die, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and Distress Inks

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Jumbo Tag with Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Inks, & Embossig Powder (Marjie Kemper)Thanks for all who joined us in our first CC3 Challenge! The Curiosity Crew was blown away by the amazing entries… over 125 people submitted projects!  This second challenge is based on Distress Glitter (pg 56 of Tim’s book). 

If you know me, you know I’m not much for sparkly things. That  being said, if ever there were a glitter for me to use, it would be Distress Glitter.  I like the shabby shine rather than the full-on-sunglasses-needed-sparkle of regular glitter.  You’ll find all the information for Challenge #2 ~ Distress Glitter ~ on Linda’s CC3C blog.

Sizzix Tattered Florals Die

I started  by die-cutting the four flowers that come on Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Tattered Florals die.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve used this particular die, as it is so versatile.  The four sizes/shapes stack nicely and can also be used alone, as I did on this tag.Tag tutorial with Dylusions Ink Sprays + Sizzix Tattered Floral dies - Marjie Kemper


I inked and stamped each one with Distress Inks and Archival Inks thinking I’d use all four flowers on this XL tag, but I decided use just the jumbo one with the text.  I’ll save the other flowers for another project.Tag tutorial with Dylusions Ink Sprays + Sizzix Tattered Floral dies - Marjie Kemper


After coloring my XL tag with Dylusions Ink Sprays and water, I then stamped Tim’s sentiment in jet black archival ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.Embossing with Sizzix dies and folders


The stem is from another Sizzix die (that one’s called Flower, Leaves & Stem #4). I painted it black and embossed it in the Dot Matrix Texture Fade.  I used a lot of stencils and a few Distress Ink pads on the tag, and then stamped a few extra images with jet black archival.  My large flower is glittered with Spun Sugar distress glitter and I used a black wooden gear and brad to hold it in place.Tutorial using Tim Holz Tattered Florals Sizzix die with Dylusions Ink Sprays - Marjie Kemper

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Kathy Jacobson says:

    Just love the colors! Such a pretty tag!

  2. thanks Marjie. The subtle glitter looks just right on this tag. the color combo is awesome

  3. What a beautiful tag…so bright and love the subtle use of glitter

  4. Dolly aka scrapthat/scrapscrapthat says:

    Love your tag!! TFS

  5. I love your tag! The colors are simply so amazing! The Dylusions inks are so fun, I just tried them out after seeing your project here. Beautiful art you share here in your blog. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Denise Shepherd says:

    I love love love it, I have just got some Dylusions, I will be playing with them xx

  7. I love how the gear in the center of your flower mirrors the stamping or vice versa πŸ™‚

  8. Awesome tag Marjie! Love the bold colors!

  9. Ya know what I loves about your art? The way you use layers and layers and make it look soooo dimensional, gorgeous creation hun x

  10. Your tag makes me happy.
    Wonderful colors…LOVE it β™₯

  11. wish the weather here was a bright and cheerful as your tag – the colour is fab x

  12. This is fabulous Marjie, I love your bold colours xx

  13. stunning bold tag!! =)

  14. A wonderful modern take on using glitter, such lovely deep colours, inspiring! x

  15. Stunning and so different but the glitter works beautifully on the orange and black, fabulous!

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and orange combo! Your stenciling is FAB and the glittery flower with the gear center is my FAV! THX for the inspiration!

  17. I love your use of rock candy glitter to maintain the beautiful colors on this piece. And the gear in the flower center is a great touch!

  18. So creative ! A stunning piece xx

  19. Yes, thats ist, its my color! I love how you give texture with stencels.

  20. So bold and beautiful! Love the black ink on the flowers! Love the glitter! Love the gears!

  21. Beautiful tag, Marjie!

  22. Barbara says:

    I love the use of stencils in this.

  23. WoW! Love you bold tag!! And I love the way you textured the stem…nice way to add additional texture; I never thought of that folder!

  24. Julie S says:

    Oooohhh…love the vibrant color of this tag. The subtlety of the glitter is perfect too.

  25. Oh this just pops! Love your color choices. Perfect blend of grungy and sparkle. Thanks.

  26. Going to have to try this product. Very nice

  27. Marjie, the color saturation on your tag is gorgeous. I am always drawn to bright warm color. Thanks for inspiring me.

  28. Wonderful tag Marjie, lovely rich colours and fabulous shimmering flower x

  29. I love the background you created, and the glitter on the flower is just perfect-can’t wait to try Distress Glitter now!

  30. Full of life…

  31. snazzy jj says:

    Love the bright colors, the stenciling and stamping.

  32. Theresa Fry says:

    I love the brightness and density of the colors you used! Absolutely beautiful!

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

  34. I so love tags… and I love the textures ; glitter flower and your background; sentiment is great too!
    Can’t wait to play … so much inspiration ( I keep saying that… you girls got me on a creativity high) !

  35. Hahaha, Marjie you’re so right about it looked like we designed at the same table. Such a pretty tag! Love how you’ve used the glitter! Really gorgeous ! Hugs, Sandra

  36. Sue Manion says:

    I love the vivid colors and bold black ink that sets it off.

  37. I love the way you can see the text through the glitter. Beautiful!

  38. Ah, Dylusions! THAT’s how you get such bright colors, and in my favorite shades of orange too!

    Love the dimensionality of this tag…

  39. The bright color is so eye catching and then you see all of the details…. This is really great.

  40. This is stunning. I love the vibrancy and the dramatic effect of the black on the orange. It is really inspiring

  41. I love how you use color Marjie and the glittery goodness on this tag is inspiring. The text on the flowers is the perfect touch. xx

  42. beautiful project with great colours.Kerstin

  43. BAM! The colors reach out and grab you! Love the gear detail; very classy piece altogether!

  44. Love your colour choices, the glittery flower, and such a great sentiment! I guess I love it all πŸ™‚

  45. I love how graphic this tag is Marjie. wonderful!

  46. a beautiful piece – I love the hot colours – just gorgeous xx

  47. So pretty and subtle!

  48. LOVE LOVE LOVE the warm, sunny colors you’ve used on this tag, Marjie! The stenciling, die cuts, the soft glitter on the blossom…AWESOME!! I’m with you–I’m not much of a glitter girl, BUT–the line of DG’s are really cool and I’m loving how the Curiosity Crew is inspiring us to use them!! Thanks so much for sharing your process! XOXO-Shari

  49. Beautiful Marjie! Your tattered glittered floral looks wonderful! Love the burst of color!

  50. Debbie Passamonte says:

    Love the bold use of color on your tag, and the light hint of glitter on the flower.

  51. Such a great sentiment! Beautiful project Marjie!!

  52. Ldybg93 says:

    Is that the clear rock candy glitter? I love it. Just got some today and haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. Can’t wait! Really love the look of your tag…the layering is gorgeous.

  53. There is such a beautiful warmth to your tag and I like the sparkle on the flower.

  54. This is so fun! I love the background and how you used a brad in the gear. I love gears! Thank you for the inspiration! πŸ™‚

  55. Deceptively simple but fabulously effective, wonderfully vibrant, absolutely adore the colour scheme

  56. love the colors of your tag and the way the glitter brings out the flower!!

  57. Linda H says:

    Your tag is so bright and cheerful! Thank you for brightening my day and providing inspiration!

  58. Theresa Fry says:

    I love the colors you chose for your tag! I also love how you used the flower!

  59. Cheri S says:

    The color of your tag really POPS! LOve the subtle use of glitter on your tattered flower. TFS

  60. Love the strong colour contrast here with the black on orange – the glitter is lovely and subtle too.

  61. Becky Bailey says:

    A beautiful tag the colours are my favs at the mo x

  62. Whau vibrant colors – love it!

  63. Gorgeous tag …. I love the bright colour and the touch of sparkle. Linda xx

  64. Ohhh wouw. Beautiful color!

  65. Hi Marjie, Love your bright color choices on this piece.

  66. Cim Allen says:

    The colors POP on this .. so awesome ! I love the tag .. thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration !

  67. Great tag, Marjie with all the bold color and highlight of Distress Glitter. That stamped sentiment is one of my favorites.

  68. Wow, Your tag is striking Marjie…Love the colours πŸ™‚ Looking forward to getting all distressed and glittery with this challenge now! πŸ˜‰ Jan x

  69. Wow! I love bright color! Your tag is full of life, I love so much your flower!! BArbarayaya

  70. I love it…

  71. Cindy Marlow says:

    Great bold color! It seems like all I do is muted. Maybe I’ll kick it up a notch!

  72. Your tag is wonderful, I love the vibrant orange. The stencil and stamped background detail is so nice and the flower really twinkles with the glitter. Thanks for sharing such an awesome tag. πŸ™‚

  73. Sandi Parrott says:

    Love the bright vibrant colors. The flowers have just the right amount of glitter.

  74. Brilliant colors! This really caught my eye!

  75. A gorgeous tag. I love the colours & the embossed flower stem is very effective.

  76. Janet Goshorn says:

    What a beautiful card. Orange is my favorite color and the sentiment is perfect!

  77. What a beautiful tag Marjie, I love everything about it!!

  78. Love this, Marjie – the bold fiery colours are fabulous, and what subtle use of the glitter to create the vintage shimmer – it’s lovely! Sadly, I won’t be able to play this time around… I didn’t include my Distress Glitters in my travelling stash. I didn’t think I’d use them, as I’m really not much of a sparkly type either – bah!
    Alison xx

  79. Love these warm sunny colors and the wonderful depth that the black accents add to this beautiful tag. One of my faves from you….Happy Mother’s Day, my friend!

  80. It’s great to see the warmth of your tag on a day that’s so cold and windy here, it’s really brightened my day. The black is a perfect accompaniment and the touch of glitter is perfect!

  81. Marjie,
    Your color palette Always brightens my day!! I love the simplicity of your tag and how beautiful it is! And your phrase is, well…Perfect! “)

  82. This is stunning, the flower looks like it just got caught in a rain shower.

  83. Carol Watson says:

    Love the bold colors of your tag and the stenciled background, makes your flower pop, what fun! Sorry the Funkie Junkie is closed, hope they are filling it with all kinds of goodness.

  84. akmoose says:

    I think this my favorite sample! Love the bright colors! and the gear piece on the flower..

  85. Another bight and beautiful piece Marjie! I love it! You are using a lot of bold colors lately.

  86. As always, you knocked it out of the park! The colors are gorgeous, and there’s just enough sparkle to not overwhelm. Happy Mother’s Day Marjie!

  87. Deborrah says:

    I love those flower die cuts! Great job!

    • Deborrah says:

      You know, I just took a closer look at your tag … wow! I love the stenciling and how you painted and embossed the stem. Really, amazing work!

  88. I like the colors in your tag and the subtle look of the flower glittering.

  89. A beautiful tag, Marjie!!!

  90. Jan Bianchi says:

    Love your wildly delicious tag!

  91. Your tag is WOW. I love the brightness of orange against the bold black. I lost count with all the different types of dimension you added. You have given some great inspiration to get started!

  92. I love your tag Marjie, it’s gorgeous! x

  93. Beautiful tag Marjie, gorgeous bright color and I love all of the layers with the stencils and wonderful touch of Distress Glitter!

  94. Love the bright colors on your tag Marjie! Your glittery flower adds lovely sparkly to the black and orange!

  95. A little bit of sparkling but a large amount of beauty!! It’s stunning, Marjie!

  96. Ooooooooooo! Love the stencil layers and colors on that background. Gorgeous. So fun to see you get out of your comfort zone with the glitter πŸ™‚ Beautiful job. Love the gear in the center of that flower and the texture on the leaves and stems. Such a great tag! Off to pin! — Mary Elizabeth

  97. Round two and looking BEAUTIFUL! Love that tag, GF!

  98. Wonderful layers on the tag and subtle glitter where it counts, love it!

  99. I am loving that sparkly flower!! An amazing tag.

  100. Love all the layers; your glitter is subtle…just the way I like it!

  101. So, so pretty, love the color and just the right amount of glitter.

  102. That’s an amazing tag, fantastic colors and the flower looks wonderful.

  103. I am not much of a flash glitter girl either but I do love Distress Glitter and I really love what you have done. As ever, your background colour is fabulous and your subtle glittering is beautiful. Love this! Anne xx πŸ™‚

  104. A girl after my very own heart. Love every element of this, Marjie. The colors, the stenciling, the sentiment (one of my FAVs), the single flower and the touch of glitter. Power in small amounts. Nice.

  105. This tag is amazing. Those reds and oranges offset by the black is beyond beautiful and the distress glitter adds just enough interest and bling. Love it!

  106. Love your monochromatic color scheme. The hint of glitter on the flower is perfect.

  107. For a non glittery girl, this is one brilliant way of using it Marjoe, love your bright tag and that gorgeous flower!

  108. Now I am a full on sunglasses kind of girl! Though I do like your subtle bling on your petals. Thanks for the step out photo for the rest of your tag.

  109. TheresaMP says:

    Just have to love those tattered florals. Never get tired of them. Love the colors on your tag too. thanks as always for sharing.

  110. Marjie, I love your tag. The colors are really awesome with the dark images. Love the touch of glitter on the flower.

  111. So cheery and sparkly Marjie…I know you love that glitter! ;0) That flower is extra special!!!

  112. So bright and beautiful – my favorite color family here. The glitter makes it perfect!

  113. Jac'y Kennedy says:

    Love the glowing depth of your background. I was surprised that you accomplished that with Dylusions – must go experiment!!

  114. Such a subtle effect. I love how distress glitter doesn’t have to be in your face.

  115. I just love the colours in this Marjie. Your stamping is beautiful and love your use of the glitter and the flower
    x catherine

  116. Marjie, your project is amazing. Love the bold, vibrant colors!

  117. Marjie…your tag looks awesome. I love the bright orange stenciled background and the black stamping! That really pops and looks so amazing. <3 Candy

  118. Amazing tag Marjie, it gives such a great warm feeling!

  119. So gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the colors and that flower!!!!

  120. Great tag Marjie! Karen.x

  121. Love the bright pop of Dylusions Squeezed Orange! Lovely flowers as well.

  122. WOW that’s loud, it literally jumps off the page and shouts IM HERE and im beautiful x

  123. Caroline says:

    Stunning colours, Dylusions are my new addiction (4 & counting, lol).
    Like you, I am not one for glitter but knowing Ranger/TH & distress element, I am sure they’re different.
    I am trying to think how best to help with brilliant cause as my creations are not good enough to auction… Tfs πŸ™‚

  124. As ever Marjie you’ve done it your way and I love it! Subtle and yet vibrant. what a creative lady you are. Jenny x

  125. Marjie, I Love the bright color of your tag… and the stunning BLACK in contrast… so very wild and fun… your tag is very exciting. Love, Light and Peace…Bonnie

  126. Your tag pops off the screen! I love it.