Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014~Compendium of Curiosities V. 3 Challenge 8~Faded Layers CC3C & SSS WiW

Hey There,

Happy Hot Summer Day :) If is not hot where you are, Happy Cool Day!

Today I have the next challenge on the list from the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3, it is Challenge 8 already(!) using the Faded Layers Technique. Grab your copy of the inspiring book to play along, you can join up anytime at our wonderful Linda Ledbetter's blog at Studio L3 .

This even numbered challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique along with a generous prize awarded to randomly drawn participant. Check out the Boutique it is amazing, HERE! As well, Linda's Curiosity Crew will pick a winner for the Crew's Choice package provided by Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi! So wonderful, thanks so much to everyone for all the inspiration and cool prizes.

My project today came together more simply than ones before, I really am in awe of the results you can get using the technique. So subtle and beautiful.

My print has a more moody feeling and color to it. I did not start off in any particular direction, I was just playing and it is what arrived. I hope you like it:)

Please click each photo for a larger image:)

I still absolutely adore the Umbrella Man stamp from Tim Holtz. It is a definite keeper! I am nowhere near done playing with that image!

Umbrella Man pairs nicely with The Harlequin stencil as well.

For the sentiment I used a quotation reprinted in a collection by Neil Gaiman called "Fragile Things". Originally it was part of 12 very short stories he wrote to accompany the album, "Strange Little Girls" by Tori Amos. It is often quoted, "Whenever it rains you will think of her."

Thanks for reading and viewing. This is submitted to the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3, Challenge 8, Faded Layers, sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I am also submitting this project to the once a month challenge at Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: BLUE. I love this once a month challenge, great place to share a favorite project:)


  1. You are right about the technique, it really is a cool one! Loving your creation, those diamonds really pop from the background... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

  2. Kim...this piece is awesome. I enjoyed reading your writeup. I can certainly identify with many things that you said in it. I too, am one of those who starts on a project with no idea where it is going. That is the fun of creating, right? :) Anyway, your piece is awesome. I am also a huge lover of Tim's Umbrella Man. I really like your faded layers background. You're right, it does have a very moody feel to it...but I love it! The center of your piece, the harlequin embossing on the outer frame, the crooked frame, the sentiment; all work beautifully together. Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

    1. Thank you very much! That is what I enjoyed the most, the creating part and then seeing the lovely surprises at the end. The journey is the thing..... :)

  3. Love the moody blue background and umbrella man x

  4. There are so many layers to this piece--I had to look at every picture for a few minutes to really appreciate what you've done.

    1. ooooh that makes me all smiles! I am glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much:)

  5. COOL!!! Love the position of the frame, and umbrella man is my fav! Very cool piece! Thank you so much for joining us on this Faded Layers challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  6. Great use of the Faded Layers technique. I almost didn't see that Umbrella Man there! Thanks for playing along in the CC3 Challenge!

    1. Thanks for visiting! He is moody and hiding...... :)


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