Friday, October 10, 2014

CC#C #12: Distress Photo Tinting

Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3.  This is the Twelfth challenge in where we work through the techniques of Tim Holtz from, you guessed it…his 3rd Volume of the 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, The Funky JunkieBoutique has offered an extremely generous $25 Gift Certificate for all the even numbered weeks! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!

OK, onto the Technique: and I have to confess, this is a simple example of just going through the steps, as the entire universe conspired against me.  1) printer ink seemed empty, bought new cartridges 2) no, not the ink; printer has finally died 3) new printers are all wireless 4)sales guy is an idiot: Apparently you can’t use wireless printers when on dial-up w/o a router unless you have a new computer that is above Windows XP 5) my CD Drive can’t read the new CD-DVD disk with printer drivers & 6) You can’t connect to HP Support while on dial-up to download the drivers…GAH!

As I've only missed one challenge since the first compendium challenge, I was a bit bummed to be missing out, and then I found this image on the work computer (I honestly don’t know why or where it came from-in our signature file!) and as I have no image altering ability at work, it luckily was already a sepia monotone.  So I smuggled in a few sheets of photo-paper, and yeah! A bit blurry, but what ‘cha going to do? 

So, I followed the steps; again, bare bones; colored the lips, blouse and feather, added a rub-on remnant and some tissue tape, and counted myself done; and hopefully I’ll still be able to link in!

Once I get my printer/computer issues figured out I’ll give this a try again, because this technique does add such a nice touch to family photos. Go visit the Curiosity Crew to see what I mean!

Have a great weekend everyone...and a great Holiday for those Stateside!


  1. Oh my gosh Kim! Your photo tinting on this is amazing! I LOVE it! Great choice of colors and beautiful technique! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. Yay for work technology!!! Glad you made it happen, because you colored this exceptional! LOVE her dress, the lips, the dog!!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Distress Photo Tinting Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. Hurrah! you made it... and well done on getting the image whilst at work :O) Love that dog muchly... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

  4. I really love this image Kim and I think it was meant to be. Great job despite the grief.

  5. Love the tinting, especially that yellow feather! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  6. So glad you made it! The tinting you did is AMAZING! It makes the whole picture dreamy! Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!


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