Faded Layers

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Faded layers

Faded layers

A new page for my Tim Holtz Dies Album, page5! I was inspired to try Tim Holtz Faded Layers from CC3 and enter challenge 8, hosted by Linda Ledbetter, check out her blog here. The lovely creations from the crew gave me lots of ideas.
There are some great prizes from Tim and Mario and Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I had tried the technique before but not had much success, I think that more layers of ink was the answer.


Faded LayerI followed the technique in The Compendium of Curiosities 3 using the sun ray stencil and a rainbow of colours. I loved how the gold mixed with green disappears from the rays making it shimmer in other parts.
For my album I used Ornate Frame, Tattered Flower Garland and leaves from Spring Greenery.Flower detail using UYEE

The Ornate Frame was embossed with Tarnished copper.
I made the flowers and leaves from tissue wrap, coloured with Distress Stain and dipped in UTEE. I found this technique on Tammy Tutterow’s Blog.
I stamped my favourite Tim phrase using Archival ink and tied the frame with DP painted sisal.

I finished the page with a metal key and butterfly painted with Distress Paint and sanded.

Metal embellishments
Three more dies used, soooo many more to go!
I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation, I do appreciate any comments.

15 thoughts on “Faded Layers

  1. This is gorgeous! Love the background with the rays! The frame and goodies, as well as the color are just so eye catching! Great mixed media piece! Thank you so much for joining on on this Faded Layers challenge at CC3Challenge!

  2. Jan….this is such a lovely page for your album! The ornate frame beautifully displays your sentiment. The faded layers background you’ve created using the rays stencils and the rainbow of colors is so striking and immediately grabbed my attention. I love the technique you’ve done on the ornate frame. Very cool! I also really like the butterfly and the little tissue flowers that you’ve added as embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. What a beautiful creation, I love the colours, the frame, the embellies… well, all of it! Bravo! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

  4. Wow! I’m so glad you didn’t give up. Your work is gorgeous! Every piece of it….There are so many details that tie it all together! I think it was a difficult technique to nail down, but you sure did.

  5. Such pretty background paper — I hadn’t thought about doing colors in a circular pattern, but it turned out lovely!

  6. Jan, this is such a wonderful work of art and a fantastic use of the Faded Layers technique! We love is so much that you’re our Honorable Mention winner at the CC3C this week! There’s a badge for you on the Challenge site, if you’d like to display it on your blog. Thank you so, so much for inspiring us!


  7. What lovely bright colours, no wonder it won, well done 🙂 was amused to see your blog Title is similar
    To mine. Nice to know someone else has an attic craft room

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