My intent was to try to recreate the color of the lagoons we saw at Moorea and on six islands included on the cruise. I used Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers (rapidly becoming one of my favorite Distress colors) Distress Inks to create a background over which I stamped a swirly background (Heather's Stamping Heaven stamp 275O) in Faded Jeans. Then I followed Tim's instructions to create the Rock Candy Glitter effect. You can't see it in this photo, but it is there, barely!
This challenge includes the very specific method of using Rock Candy Distress Glitter, on page 55 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3. If you’re glitter-phobic, as I am, this almost put me off, as I can never seem to a) get the effect called for and b) keep the glitter on the card/tag/whatever instead of all over my desk and myself. But despite this persistent head cold and cough, which is definitely constraining my ability to focus, let alone create, I did at least make an attempt.
As usual, the primary rule for these challenges is to NOT reveal the technique, which is so ably put forth in Tim's book. So it you want a tutorial, get the book and play along for the remaining segments of the challenge.
We have just returned from a bucket list cruise to French Polynesia and definitely the highlight of the cruise was the pre-cruise stay on Moorea! The color of the water: