Saturday, 9 August 2014


Page 58 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities has details of how to create Faded Layers and all the details for this challenge can be found HERE. There are prizes to be won too. Tim and Mario have provided an enormous pile of prizes for the Curiosity Crew to give out and this week the Funkie Junkie Boutique are sponsoring the overall winner. To say I had a little bit of trouble with this technique I'm really happy with the end result - a lovely little card for my stash box ready for sending to a pal for their birthday. I'm a bit of a Tim fan and have rather a lot of his products including ALL the alcohol inks. I use them for all kinds of things but really love the effect of Faded Layers because how ever you begin and whatever you use you will never ever get the same background. It's so exciting.
I decided to use some greens, yellow and caramel for my base. Unfortunately that's all I can tell you. Have a look at page 58 and you will see how to create yours.
Plastic packaging makes lovely flowers, leaves, butterflies etc and that is just what I used for the flowers on this, coloured with alcohol inks of course. The centres are little piles of Beadazzles which I always end up chasing around my craft room!! The rub ons are from Tim's Botanical Remnant Rubs, another simple embellishment but one that adds just the right touch. I had fun today completing my card so why not give it a go yourself??


Candy C said...

Hi Joanne. Your card is so pretty. I love your faded layers background that you've done with Tim's stencil. Love the colors and that very marbled effect! Your having matted it on black cardstock first and then again on colored cardstock really makes for a nice, finished look. Love the flowers and vine, too! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous! Love the colour choice and those fab flowers! Been catching up-connection has been terrible! Chrisx

Hels Sheridan said...

Grand card Joanne, loving the blotchy background with the stencilling... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Very pretty card, Joanne! I love alcohol inks, too, and I especially love how you repurposed packaging for your pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us for CC3C!