Sunday, August 10, 2014

CC3C #8 - Faded Layers

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.
Ink:  Archival Hydrangea, Cornflower Blue
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.

18 comments:

Kimberly Cobb said...

I love the colors of your card and how you placed each component. I am sure that your card will be treasured

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Julia! I love the pretty dragonfly and background that you created!

Sue from Oregon said...

Ohhhh...so "PURTY"!!!

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a beautiful card, love the colours x

hugs sally x
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Redanne said...

Oooh, very pretty colours Julia and I LOVE the gorgeous dragonfly. I bet this will be left out on show for many weeks! Anne xx

Annette Allen said...

wow wow wow totally awesome..

Charlene said...

Beeeeeeautiful!! Love the colors and the design :-)

Candy C said...

Julia! I love your card. That greyish basket weave background makes for a really wonderful way to showcase your bright faded layers postage stamp die cut. Great idea! I also love your dragonfly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Bonnie McLain said...

Love the color and that DRAGONFLY... you are way over with this one... Love it all Julia... great piece. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Hels Sheridan said...

I can see all the different patterns you achieved with the technique... am sure this card will be treasured... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... gorgeous card for April ... she will LOVE it. The layering of the stencils looks amazing. Loll xx

Anita Houston said...

Great background! Love all the stencil use! The dragonfly is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us on this cool challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Deepti said...

Oh my superb! Love the gorgeous BG and the metallic dragon fly :)

Terry said...

Oh I see hearts and harlequin on the FL background! Julie, that dragonfly is gorgeous and your color palette so dreamy.

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness, I freaking love this, that background is stunning and that dragonfly is gorgeousssssss, all shimmery, beautifully designer card, thanks for sharing..

Lisa S. said...

Absolutely beautiful Julia!!!

Sara Barker said...

Your Faded Layers technique is spot on! Love the colors you chose for this.

butterfly said...

Ooh, that's beautiful - what stunning colours, and how cool does that dragonfly look?!
Alison xx