Monday, May 7, 2012

Tim's 'Faded Layers' Technique ...

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Happy Monday, hoarding paper-crafters ... hope your weekend was long and wonderful!

Today's card project was created for Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, using Tim's 'Faded Layers' technique found on page 43 of his amazing "Compendium of Curiosities, Volume II." 

This card also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for the complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all the products I used to create this card, check out the Card Recipe. 

Soooooooo, this weekend Sheila dragged me off to the Mall so she could hit the sale at the Clinique counter.  She hit it hard ...

When she got home, she dragged me into a chair next to her while she applied one 'miracle' product after another.  When she was done, she turned to her DH and asked, "So, honestly ... what age would you say I am?"

Carefully, he answered, "Well, judging from your skin, twenty.  Your hair, eighteen.  Your figure, twenty-five."

"Oh, you are so sweet ... I love you!" Sheila gushed.

"Well, wait a minute," he replied, "I'm not done adding it up yet."

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe: 
  • Card Stock:  Core'dinations Kraft Core Card Stock by Tim Holtz; Vintage Cream Card Stock by PTI
  • Manila Tag:  Ranger Industries
  • Stamps:  Embroidery Background Stamp; Quirk Stamp, Unknown; J 1812 Vintage Office Supply Stamp
  • Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
  • Distress Inks:  Broken China, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Other Ink:  Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime 'Dylusion' Inks by Ranger
  • Accessories:  Yogi Tea Bag Label; Adage Ticket by Tim Holtz; Photo Turns and Brads by CTMH; Heart Clip; Typewriter Key Charm, Jump Ring, and Charm Clip by Tim Holtz; Seam Binding Tape
  • Tools:  Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; Mini Sewing Room Die by Tim Holtz for Sizzix; Doily Die by PTI; Mask Sheets by Tim Holtz; 'Collage' Texture Fade Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz
  • Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

31 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Another fantastic card, love this color combination and all the details.

Kate said...

Great card. Like the use of a tag. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Danni said...

Looks like a great technique!! Fun colors and a great project!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh...been checking out your blog...love the Clinique story :) and your unique and fun style! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps Deb!

Dan said...

Lovely card and that citrusy orange is a great base colour for your scheme! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Candy C said...

Deb. I love your splashes of color that you give to your pieces! Last week it was yellow. This week, it's lime green! I love the orange background. Very nicely done card! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Pat Garvin said...

Very cool. Looks like Tim Holtz for sure. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Anita Houston said...

Sheila is an awesome friend...and hubby hilarious!!!! Why is it we can't except growing older until we get to a certain age??? LOL!!! Your card is fabtabulous!!! I love the green and orange! It's bright and fun and yet still grungy!!! Fab job Deb!!!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great card/tag - lovely and bright. Your story made me smile too.

Annie said...

Hi Debs, brilliant post/story as always. This is a fab colourful card. The technique is one I must try. Good luck in your challenges ........crafty hugs.......Annie x

suzARTe said...

this card is so eclectic and arty, I love the colours and the placement of the different elements, love it.

such an enjoyable post, nothing like shopping at a great sale.

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

Angie said...

LOL!!!! Great story about your friend's DH adding up her age!! Thanks for making me LOL!! Your Card is GORGEOUS!!! Lots of fun elements! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends!

Becky B. said...

Hi, Deb!! I'm just now catching up on reading/commenting on my favorite blogs...anyhoo...love this card!! :)

Theresa said...

Great color combo. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week. Hope to see you back next week.

Designing with Debbie said...

Cool card, Very colorful. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

MezzoKat said...

I love the combination of green and orange on this great piece!

papertrails leaver said...

I love this with the vibrant orange and then the pretty green! Great use if embellies, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Chris said...

great looking card!! love the bright colors!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! Those colors are Fab-u, and the faded layer work is perfection!

Suzanne Bier said...

Super cool card, Deb! Thanks for joining in on our "green" challenge this week at Drunken Stampers! :)

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning gorgeous card, love the colours and the tag is fab, had to laugh at you friends DH lol. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-)

Terry said...

This is just so cool, Deb! Love the colors and fabulous masking! Funny, I first look at using that die, but went totally different!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous! Love the lace and the metal and your masked dress form is to die for!

Stephanie said...

I love how you incorporated the tag into the card...love the embossed background! Gorgeous card, Deb!
Thanks for playing at Drunken Stampers!

CTgirl said...

I really like the colours you used and the way you combined all the elements to create a lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent!
Rene

Sharon said...

A great creation - love the colours and great to see recycling!!! Thanks for joining us at our Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge Blog this month!!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Wonderful technique, and lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers this week!

Donna said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

Chaitali Narla said...

Thats a great layout! Very eye-catching and bright. Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!

Sue from Oregon said...

Hi Deb! Your project is wonderful, as it your story! Ha! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment

Chris / CS Designs said...

Deb, I love the bright colors. Also love your little story. Thank you for sharing this with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs