Saturday, 9 August 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities 3, Challenge 8 - Faded Layers

I am so pleased I have found time this week to join in the fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Challenge hosted by the lovely Linda and this time around we are showcasing the Faded Layers Technique, page 58 in the book.The Curiosity Crew have created some fabulous pieces of art to inspire you along the way. The Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering a generous prize of $25 to spend in Linda's wonderful store.
It's my Sister-in-Law's 50th birthday today so I thought I would celebrate and create something to commemorate those 50 years and combine that with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. I began with a background of corrugated card to add texture to my design, adding touches of white paint to the background.
I then began with the Faded Layers Technique using Sail Boat Blue and Mermaid Alcohol Inks. I added a dimensional flower to add a wow factor and dimension to the design. I added lace ribbon to card and then die cut the layers using the Tattered Floral Die and then adhered all the layers together, once dry I then spritzed the flower with Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray to coordinate with my background. I love the texture the lace ribbon adds to the flower. For further interest I also included a wooden bird to the centre of the flower. My Sister-in-Law, loves her garden, hence the flower and I love the word band I added, I think it says it all really! I have also included a few Remnant Rubs to the background for further interest.
I added pictures of my Sister-in-Law to each of the hearts and then poured clear UTEE into each encasing embellishments into each of them. I also added 50 using Tim Holtz Alpha Cards, colouring the edges with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink. From this picture you can also see my faded heart layers in the corner, I love this technique as I love adding layers to my design.
Chitchat stickers add the perfect touches to coordinate with the vintage pictures I have added to my design and once again more heart faded layers in the backdrop.
I added a banner to a Memo Pin, adding white paint to the edges of the banner to lift it from the background. I have also included touches of background stamping using the background stamp from Tim Holtz Classics 9 Stamp set and white paint.
Fingers crossed my Sister-in-Law likes the card too lol.
Whilst I was playing around with the Faded Layers technique I thought I would also try it on an old bottle and it worked wonderfully. I also added a tissue flower spritzed with ink, along with coordinated twine and a key embellishment.
Hopefully from this picture you can see the faded heart layers to the background of the bottle.
I have also included Remnant Rubs along with a wooden heart and Chitchat Sticker.
A heart charm has also been added for a further layer of interest.

Thanks so much for popping by. Tracy x x



20 comments:

massofhair said...

WOW Tracy what stunning projects. Both are beautiful colours have lovely embellishments and i think they will both be out on show forever:-) xxx

Claudine Criner said...

Beautiful projects, I love the corrugated cardboard in the background there. Nice colors too.

Candy C said...

Tracy....you are so talented! I love the 50th birthday piece you did for your sister in law. She's got to love it! :) The colors are luscious and I like the corrugated card in the background. Those hearts with pictures of her are darling! Love the "50" playing cards and all the rest. :) So cute! Your faded layers background using Tim's hearts stencil and the added rub ons and chit chat letters are nice little additions as well. LOVE the flower! :) And....you smart girl....using Tim's faded layers technique to transform a bottle! Duh...why didn't I think of that?! Clever and so nicely finished out! You're awesome! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

rachel said...

beautiful pieces Tracy - love them both but that bottle is inspired! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is definitely worthy of a special birthday celebration.
The touches such as the photographs in the heart bezels, well that is simply so touching.
Very beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a lovely card! Love the way you have used the technique with the bottle too- thinking ahead to Christmas jars!! Chrisx

Debbie W said...

love the colours and the different layers of interest Tracy x

Sue C said...

Both pieces are gorgeous Tracy! Love the colours and the faded layers technique looks awesome! Need to find time to join in with one too! Sue C x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I love the muted mix of blue. The bottle is stunning and the flowers wow!

Annie said...

Love your makes Tracy...the card is amazing and i love the gorgeous layers and the photographs within the bezels. The bottle looks fabulous and the colours are just stunning. Wonderful keepsake pieces.

Hugs

Annie xx

Redanne said...

The first project is really beautiful, I love how you added the hearts to the piece, they are lovely! As for the bottle, that is such a clever idea and it is gorgeous - so is the flower! Anne xx

Denise Fletcher said...

Tracy l LOVE that you continually inspire me and give me an urge to get into the craft room and try one of your techniques! Question: When using hot UTEE and pouring it onto a photograph dont you run the risk of the photo melting too?! How does this work?

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, these are fabulous! Looks like you had a very fun artsy play creating the bezels and all your other wonderful embellishments. So glad you joined us at CC3C!

Yvonne said...

What fun pieces! I love what you created with this challenge. Love your colors too! So fun...thanks for sharing with us!

Bonnie McLain said...

Both pieces are beautiful... but I think you had a lot of fun with both and it SHOWS GREATLY!!! Love the flower and vase.. wild plus... Great FUN Tracy... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Dianne said...

An absolute TREASURE you have created, it being made with LOVE is THE BEST... You belong on any design team Miss Tracy, they are lucky to have you...

Hels Sheridan said...

How fabulous, love the card, that is such a special keepsake for your SIL... and the bottle is just perfect... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

Anita Houston said...

Of course I see hearts! LOVE that you used that stencil for this technique! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us on this cool challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

barbarayaya62 said...

Tracy your projects are both stunning! Especially I love the colors and the flowers!! BArbarayaya

butterfly said...

Very very cool use of the layers - the card is stunning, and that bottle is a fabulous piece of inspired thinking.
Alison xx