Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 23

Distress Markers!
(With an awesome prize from the big box Mario sent!)



Holy cats, guys, where does the time go?? Suddenly, September 2012 is packing its bags and heading off into history, ready to be replaced by the colorful and deliciously spooky month of October. I don’t know about you, but I’m craving hot spiced cider (and hot mulled wine!) in a big way. This is the time of year when my crafting genes kick into high gear, and getting inky is a bigger-than-usual priority. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than diving into a project or twelve using Tim’s way-cool Distress Markers!

I love these markers. I love the double-ended versatility, the rich, rich colors and the fact that they react beautifully with water. Have you played with them yet?? You’ll be smitten, trust me. Turn to page 50 in your CC2 and dive on in!


This feels like a prize kind of week! I’ve still got quite a bit of crafty goodness in the Big Box from Mario, so I’ll be sending a mighty collection to a randomly-chosen CC2C23 entrant. Check out that wood-mounted witch stamp!


To participate in CC2C #23, create your own work of art using the Distress Markers technique on page 50 and link it to this blog using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. You’re golden as long as you honor these simple rules:

Follow the technique as it’s written in A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 (adding your own special flair, of course!), and clearly state that the technique comes from Tim’s book.  

Include a link to this post in your blog post (or photo description if you’re linking from an online photo-sharing site).  This is required in order to be eligible to win the prize.

Out of respect to Tim, please don’t post the technique instructions on your blog! Any entries that don’t follow this rule will be unlinked.  

This challenge closes on Thursday, October 4 at 8 pm MTD. Please see the CC2C FAQ here for more information.


Did you play last week? The Funkie Junkie has chosen the winner of the CC2C22, and announced the name on her blog. Check it out to see if it’s you! Thanks so much to the lovely and generous Linda Coughlin, the fabulous Funkie Junkie!

Okay, guys, I’m off to work. Have a spectacular Friday and a beautifully crafty weekend! Can’t wait to see your Distress Marker creations!


P.S. Don’t forget to flip through the pages of the CC2C and take note of any supplies you’ll be needing as we work our way through the remaining challenges, things like a Melting Pot and clear UTEE, a Ranger Ink Palette, Idea-ology Facets or Fragments, Ranger Ink Refresher… and anything else you may need to stock up on. Lots of fun creativity still to come… thanks to Mr. H!