I finally got a project made for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge - Faded Layers. Our challenge is to use Tim Holtz' Faded Layers Technique - which can be found on Page 58 of the Compendium of Curiosities 3. We cannot describe the technique in our post - as the challenge creators request that you work from your own copy of Tim's book.
I needed to make a card for my son's long-time girlfriend's birthday - which is today! I've invited them to dinner in our yard on the deck. She loves dragonflies and I'd recently purchased Tim's Dragonfly die so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it. And I thought a Faded Layer background would be perfect for it! So I killed two birds with one stone so to speak (although isn't that an awful saying??!!!) I got the card I needed made and I got my challenge project done!
My card is a large 6" x 6".
First I made my Faded Layers panel using Tim's Technique. I die cut it with Alterations Postage Stamp Die and layered it over a piece of a lovely woven design patterned paper from Idea-ology Paper Stash/Destinations. I die cut the Dragonfly from a piece of Lovely Lavender metal craft sheet and white card stock and adhered them together to give firmness to the metal. Then I embossed them with the dragonfly embossing folder that comes with the die. I rubbed some Autumn Gold Rub N Buff over the metal, added a little piece of black wire for the antennae and black rhinestones for the eyes. I rounded the wings with my finger and adhered the dragonfly to the panel with foam tape along the body. The wings will flatten if pressed - but since I'm handing this to April today - they will stay rounded!
Here's a close up of the Faded Layers Panel - I actually used 4 different Stencils on this - Rays, Measured, Splatters and Harlequin. It's very subtle!
So I hope you will join us in the CCSC#8 challenge - check out all the details here.
This week the challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique and one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate
Just a reminder about the August Mixed Media Card Challenge - Summer
you have until Aug 25th to link up your card! see all the details here.
Stamps: Simple Sayings - Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
Paper: Glossy Paper - Ranger, White - PTI, DP - Idea-ology Paper Stash Destinations.
Accessories: Stencils - Rays, Measured, Splatters, Harlequin - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Lovely Lavender Metal Craft Sheet - Add a Little Dazzle, Alterations Dies - Layered Dragonfly, Postage Stamp Frame, foam dots, Autumn Gold Rub N Buff, black wire, Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Wild Plum, Stonewashed, Butterscotch and Alcohol Blending Solution.