Monday, May 7, 2012

CC2C #4: F-F-F-Fade Away

Welcome to another installment of Linda's Studio L3 "Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge" This week we are on Page 43 of Tim Holtz's marvelous book, Faded Layers.  And you know; I'm not supposed to give anything away; you just need to get a copy to join in...believe me; it's worth it!

So, for startes, my mask comes from Heidi Swapp, so its' a bit thick. And this made the next part tricky...Tim had shown this technique part in one of the 12 Tags of Christmas; I thought how cool and simple!! So not!! Again, I'm sure practice, and a thinner mask, may have allowed better results on the fading; but then again....The masking part is cool!

The stamp is from Art by Moonlight..sorta fitting with the Beltane and the fabulous full moon we just had. Once stamped, she sorta got lost though.  So out came my new Distress Markers...colored in the flowers, then the moon with the picket fence (and how cool is that; it didn't look like anything happened, and then it dried, and wow!) I used Shabby shutters on her gown, which was in the background already, to sorta darken her gown, then tattered rose for her skin. 

I have to say; I like it; it would have been a bit better if the celtic text had come out--but then, maybe it would have been too dark for her gown.  Oh, and the spots are from the Gold Perfect Pearls I misted on, but hadn't primed, so it got a bit heavy in places.

So, I'm posting early (for me) so if your new to the challenge, you have plenty of time to get your sample in by Thursday--what are you waiting for? Grab a Compendium (Vol. 2) and go!


  1. oh this is one,really super tag Hun,just love that background its stunning,super colours too hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxx

  2. OOOO! Kim! This is super gorgeous Honey. It might even be worth a slice of cake if you were here to eat it!! It would seem we have both done our pieces today!
    Hugs xx

  3. Well I think its lovely despite all your reservations! The masking looks great.

  4. Kim, this is stunning!!! What great imagery, and the faded layers are perfect. I think the text is great as it is-- mysterious and magical. Beautiful work!


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