Sunday, 6 May 2012

Compedium of Curiosities 2 Challenge: Technique 4 - Faded Layers

Well, it's the 4th challenge from the lovely Linda.  What's it all about?  Each week Linda will set a challenge using techniques from Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2.

This week's challenge was faded layers.  Here is my creation:
I coloured a tag using broken china and shabby shutters distress inks.  I then applied to masks and continued to ink over the masks.  I stamped a background image in archival and rocked it across the tag and masks.  I then carefully lifted the masks and stamped nautical themed images in archival.  The stamped images are from 'The Open Sea' set from Stampin' Up that have just been released in the new summer mini catalogue.  To finish I spritzed water over the tag to give additional texture.

Really enjoyed this technique.  Pop over to Studio L3 to see what everyone else has created.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great week.


  1. Love that stamp set. Fabulous tag x

  2. Love the tag and stamps and the colours are great.xx

  3. Great tag - I love those stamps.

  4. Anonymous9.5.12

    Great tag!

  5. A nautical masterpiece, for sure! You did a great job with the faded layers, Miriam, and made a gorgeous work of art!