Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Compendium of Curiosities II - Faded Layers



Another week and another challenge from Linda at Studio L3 from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume II ............ Faded Layers.  I love this technique and have also been able to use the new fabulous seasonal distress inks - Shaded Lilac and Peakcock Feathers.  I think that Dusty Concord and Broken China have now been knocked off their pedestal!


I wanted a simple card for my friend and fellow guitarist and singer at church on Sundays who tomorrow undergoes a serious operation.  I think she will like these colours.  (It is stuck down squarer than it looks in the photograph, although things have not been quite the same since I got my new varifocal glasses!).


I made another piece using the same colours and made this into a card for a family member whose birthday is coming up shortly.

I can't tell you how to do the technique but I can tell you it is on page 43 of the book and a very good book it is too!  And it is amazing how many different ways everyone has used this technique, so it is worth hopping over to Studio L3 to see Linda's fabulous tag and the other entries.

Thanks for looking!



10 comments:

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous colours....I was not going to get those new colours but this has seriously made me think again! LOL
Lovely effect.
xoxo Sioux

Izzwizz said...

Fabius colours

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...super inky work Jennie, arn't these colours just amazing, your Faded Layers are just perfect...Mel :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous colors, Jennie! Love both of your cards.

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous colours and these cards are fabulous. Hope your friend recovers well.
Hettie xx

Sue said...

Lovely pieces Jennie with such vibrant colour.

Bonnie said...

Love these colours! The clean lines of the first card make it a stunning card!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous Jennie - love the colours.

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is wonderful, Jennie!!! What a great use of those pretty colors, and such a sophisticated design. You've definitely aced the faded layers technique!

Karen Shady said...

wow... this is stunning :) I think I may need to go buy that Timmy book :) x