Yay!!! I’m so happy that Linda has offered to host another Challenge to go along with Tim Holtz’s 3rd Volume of his Compendium of Curiosities!! As in the past challenges, we can’t give details on the challenge, so don’t ask, but do go get your own copy of Tim’s fabulous book. Also, Inspiration Emporium has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the odd numbered techniques! So grab a copy, and join in to play!! All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!
In the past I have done tags for the challenges, but while they look pretty, it doesn’t always let me translate into an actual project. So, for this challenge, I decided to focus on colors for Mothers Day Cards.
First, I did experiment with the technique on more than a few panels of card stock. Like the Marbleized Distress Stains: I had to get the hang of it...and not be stingy!
|After the Texture Fade: Wanted to show the whole sheet!|
So, then with a variety of backgrounds, I finally decided on using a texture fade , using Tim’s Oval Diffuser; and how convenient that it is the same size as one of the Sizzix Oval Framelets??!!
I colored the stamps with Distress Markers, and I’m sorry, but I can’t for the life of me remember where the stamps came from (on is probably Rubbernecker Stamps…maybe both)
I cut up one of the other pieced I made, that had two spots that matched both backgrounds, then stamped one of Tim’s text stamps from his clear sets., added some pearls, and Done! And I’m so glad neither Mother nor Mother in Law will see each other’s cards, or read my blog! LOL!