Welcome to Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #8! Our new theme is Faded Layers (found on page 58 – if you need a copy, you can get one autographed by Tim right here.)
Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and there are fabulous prizes available from Tim and Mario as well. The rules and FAQs are readily available at Linda Ledbetter’s site… please know one thing we do ask is that you not post tutorials on this technique, as we’d like to encourage people to get their own copy of the book.
I had such fun making this 5X7 canvas! I used one of Tim's texture fade embossing folders (Rays) and my choice of alchohol inks were Caramel, Cranberry, Wild Plum and Willow. That text up on top is one of Wendy Vecchi's background stamps. The little bird is one that was published in The Stamper's Sampler in the Spring. I figured when it came back to me, it needed a new home.
Here's how my paper looked before I added the embellishments of bird, velvet ribbon, and Idea-ology word band.
I used my Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker to apply adhesive to the ribbon. I like to rub against the edges with a stylus to make sure there's no stickiness… it works like a charm.
I pierced the ribbon while it was still on its backing paper, and attached the word band with brads straight through the ribbon. Double-stick black foam squares pop by bird up, and I added the word “Fly” with Tim's tiny Label Letters.
Please be sure to visit the main CC3C site and view all the design team's work. Every challenge is chock full of inspiration and the submissions we've been receiving have really blown us away.