Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Challenge 8...Faded Layers

Over at
 is the
 Faded Layers technique
as shown on page 58 of Tim's book).
I love the look of this technique...so couldn't wait to get inky!
I had lots of fun with this, and made lots of inky backgrounds...
This was one of my faves
(using the faded layers technique)
and this is what I did with it...

I made a special card for a very special person.....a wedding Anniversary card for Hubby...We will be celebrating our 25th year of marriage next week.
Love how the splash of inky colours really popped on the neutral decorated card.
...and a  little silver (idea-ology) heart ....the perfect token for our Silver Anniversary! Ahh!!! :)
Tim Holtz...assorted Inks, stencils (Hearts, numbered and splatters), Alpha parts(framed),Typewriter die, charms, chit-chat stickers & Crate paper

..In hindsight I should have created him a medal for putting up with me for the last 25 years LOL!!
decorated with (altered) alpha parts, type and heart charms, chit-chat stickers,)

If you want to see what this challenge is all about....Hop over to Linda's Blog...
for the
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #8
...who along with her talented Curiosity crew...have some amazing Faded Layered inspiration!
You will also need a copy of Tim's
Compendium of Curiosities Volume III book.
and for this challenge.
The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Tim and Mario have very generously donated more fabulous prizes!

Thanks for peeking
Jan x


  1. This is stunning Jan. Absolutely adore the background,reminds me of a packet of fruit salad sweets! Wonderful creation yet again your husband will love it and a happy anniversary to you both too :)

    Donna xx

    1. Now...that you come to mention it...it does make you think of fruit salad chews!! I haven't had them for years!! ;)

  2. Hi Jan! Wow, 25 years!! Congratulations!! Amazing!
    What I gorgeous card! The background I simply stunning and the added elements compliment it beautifully. I couldn't help but noticed the gorgeous vintage camera in the photo. I'm sure your hubby will live the card and will appreciate the effort.
    Ingrid xx

  3. Firstly, congratulations on your Silver Anniversary! Your card is gorgeous, I love the wonderfully colourful background you created with the technique and the embellishments make the colour really 'pop' - just gorgeous! Anne x

  4. Dear Jan, congratulations on your soon to come 25 years ,together... I`m sure your husbond will love this funny and loving card. Such a gorgeous background for your fun/sweet words.
    Thank you so much for your so kind words to me , they warm my heart, Jan.

  5. Hi Jan. Your faded layers background is way cool! It provides such a perfect pop of color for your card. I love the colors you've used and the Tim stencils! Your faded images really come through. All of the vintage typewriters really make for such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  6. Wow, Jan, this is fabulous! Love your gorgeous faded layers background and the way you treated the numbers, too. Congratulations on the big 25!!! And thanks for joining in with us at CC3C.

  7. Fabulous, fun and funky creation Jan, great composition! Ruth x

  8. What a super fun background! Love your photo set up too with that vintage camera! Great use of the die as well! Awesome card! Thank you so much for joining on on this Faded Layers challenge at CC3Challenge!

  9. Gorgeous colours! Happy silver wedding to you both come the day :-)


  10. What lovely layers and elements you used in your special anniversary creation dear Jan!
    Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetie and here's to many many more great years together.

  11. Hi Jan, This is amazing... the background is fantastic, Love every layer & all the elements you have used...FABULOUS creation... Happy Anniversary to you both Have a wonderful time.... Hugs May x x

  12. Oh this is lovely! It's a bit different and interesting which I love :-D

  13. Aww, happy anniversary! What a lovely card to make and give to your beloved... and I love the use of the technique, it looks fab with those bright colours... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

  14. A superb way to use your beautiful background Jan. Love it! Jenny x

  15. Dear Jan, first congratulations on your Silver Anniversary! What a joyous occasion.

    Your creation looks great! I love this technique from Tim Holtz with the alcohol inks. Amazing effect!

  16. What a stunning card, Jan - all the techniques, textures and colours combine to create something really special - love it!
    Alison xx

  17. I may be late with my comment, but this is really a fun piece, Jan! Your background turned out fabulously.


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