Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fun with Faded Layers

Here we are at the 8th challenge for the CC3C!  Hard to believe!  I am having so much fun exploring all these wonderful techniques from Tim's book!  How about you?  I am honored to be a member of the Curiosity Crew and I can tell you that we have SO enjoyed seeing your wonderful projects - you are all so incredibly talented!

Here is my project:
Am I hearing gasps from those of you who were expecting a project featuring one of my relatives?  Don't worry, they'll be back, just wanted to try something different. (no, these guys are not my relatives)

I started by cutting out an extra large tag from glossy cardstock and then followed the technique found on page 58 of the Compendium of Curiosities III book.  I love it!  I apologize that I forgot to take a picture of the tag before I got very far on it.  Here is a bit of a close-up so that hopefully you can see a bit of the final look that you get using this technique.
Can you see the letters?

Once I finished the technique, I die cut Tim's  Weathered Clock using a piece of Core'dinations cardstock and distressed it a bit with his sandpaper block.  I then adhered it to the tag along with several stamped images including the three gentlemen and the hand and writing fluid bottle which I colored and cut out from the Typography stamp set.  I stamped the alphabet from the same set along the bottom of the tag.

Next were the Ideology pieces (I am addicted to Ideaology!).  I used the Note to Self and Arrow from the Alpha Parts set, two pen nibs, one hinge clip, one wire pin and , of course, the wonderful word band.  I used Tim's Natural and Cream trimming to attach the word band.

I finished the piece with a ribbon bow that I created using Tim's crinkle ribbon colored with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Ink Distress Stains.  I added some chain and the Believe Philosophy Tag.  Here is the finshed piece once again:
I hope you have fun with this challenge.  This time it is sponsored by the wonderful folks at The Funkie Junkie Boutique who have a $25.00 gift certificate for one lucky recipient!  Hop on over to Linda Ledbetter's website for more information and to see all of the fabulous projects!

Happy crafting!
Susan

68 comments :

  1. Susan this is very nice and I do like it... even though I am not personally into steampunk... but I miss seeing your relatives too... I am building a relative wall... your inspiration totally. something I have wanted to do... but just didn't put it on the front burner... you did that for me... keep the relatives coming... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  2. Love this even though I am not a fan of steampunk either. Your color palette is one of my favorite.

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  3. Susan, I love how you've pulled everything together to make a story here. The faded layers are fantastic. Jean.x

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  4. Great piece. You did such a great job with the ideology. I have such a hard time with that.

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  5. The faded layers background you created looks fantastic with the black embellishments adding wonderful layers on your tag. I think my favourite bit is the hand, it looks fantastic and yes, I can see the letters in the background.

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  6. What a wonderful background on your Oh SO masculine tag Susan! Love all the pieces you added here!

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  7. I love your steampunk tag. Your background is perfect.

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  8. Susan, this is just so cool! I love the steampunk vibe and that background is stunning! Love this masculine wonder! Enjoy!

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  9. Susan...you crack me up with your blog writeup. I could have SWORN that those three guys were your long lost uncles! haha Just kidding! You used Tim's gentlemen brilliantly on this tag. Love your use of the Alpha Parts, too. I think I may need to get that set! Your faded layers background looks great! Love the color choices here and the black embellishments are outstanding on it. <3 Candy

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  10. I love how you work all those embellishments into the tag; they work so well together to get your message across.

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  11. Oh my gosh, do I love this, Susan! The overall color scheme, the masculine grunginess, and the excellent coloring of the ink bottle and hand. Awesome!

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  12. Wow! First of all, I love reading your right up! Fun and I get to giggle. Second...Wow...I Love what you did here! The color scheme...the layout of the embellishments everything about this tag is fabulous! You ROCKED this challenge girly!!!! Ah-mazing!!!!

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  13. What a fun tag. This has so many fun details, it's one of those pieces that you can look at a million times and find something new every time. Awesome.

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  14. Love your steampunk tag for this faded layer challenge!
    Very nice.

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  15. Look forward to seeing your relatives again! You do such lovely work; the ribbon on this is a great final touch. We don't see enough masculine projects; this is fabulous.

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  16. What no relatives??? ha ha I love this piece. So many goodie layers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. I love the 3 gents and used them on Tim's August tag challenge! This has such a nice feel to it with the warm colours you have used. I have large tags too...I must fish them out, I had quite forgotten about them!

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  18. I love steampunk and this tag is a beautiful example!

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  19. Love all your fun detail and the masterful steampunk look.

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  20. Your fade background is great on this tag! Love all the steampunkness too!

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  21. Cor this is gorgeous, love the colours and I love the whole design... awesome xx

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  22. Susan, this just grabbed me! I think this is one of my favorite Susan Mostek pieces, of course, until you do the next one. Your collage is PERFECT. You shine on this challenge, girl!

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  23. Fantastic contrast in colors. Love all the dark embellishments

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  24. Fun tag ... love the ideology ( yeah I'm addicted to pretty much anything Tim) ... the color combo is great ... I've come to love that rusty hinge lately ! And yes I see the letters ...

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  25. OH MY WORD!!! You rocked this challenge Susan! This is my new favorite of yours! I ADORE every grungy vintage bit! Absolutely my favorite!

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  26. This is Wonderful, Susan!! Your Faded Layers background looks like suede!! It's a Gorgeous background for the theme/feel of this gentlemanly tag! Your Idea-ology goodies are Fantastic additions--I'm crazy for idea-ology, too ;) Such a rich and distinguished CC3#8 creation! XOXO-Shari T.

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  27. Love the tag ! I love all the layers of goodies .. super cool !

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  28. I love this, its just my style, very nice.

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  29. Very cool! The white you added really brings it out.

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  30. Stunning - these are some of my favourite stamps

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  31. Love the vintage and masculine feel of your tag

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  32. This technique is amazing and I really love how you've used it to make this stunning tag.

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  33. Fabulous tag...thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  34. brilliant tag Susan - love the colour and design - it reminds me of the first Tim project I ever did with the lovely Hels Sheridan at a workshop a number of years ago...its been a long journey since then! Hugs rachel xx

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  35. I love the vintage goodness of your tag! Very Tim-like! So much to look at! I love this style!

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  36. Great tag Susan!! I love the vintage feel with your choice of colours. The little bottle is lovely too. Karen.x

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  37. Just too beautiful. I would love to frame it ;-)

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  38. Glad they are not your relatives as they look a bit stern ! Think we all got very into metal after the last challenge but loving the use on your tag x

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  39. Susan, I think this is my fave of yours so far... what a stunning tag! Love how you've layered so many different embellishments. They all look perfect together.

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  40. Wonderful tag - such a clever composition- all works perfectly xx

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  41. Love how you designed this tag Susan, it's wonderful!

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  42. Your color palette is beautiful and unusual! I love Black-brown contrast ! Wonderful inspiration for this challenge! BArbarayaya

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  43. I love how you've incorporated all the Idea-ology pieces...I'm a big fan of them, too! Great piece!

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  44. Love the grunge, funny we have the same relatives!

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  45. Susan... your tag is fabulous! You have done a Super job with the faded layers and I love all the stamps and embellies you have used... Thank you for the beautiful inspiration ...Jan x

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  46. You make the best collages! Such a great tag :-)

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  47. Love, love, love this tag. Like the technique and all the vintage elements of the card.

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  48. Love the vintage look you gave this tag! Really amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  49. What a fabulous tag, love the rich toffee, caramel colours as a backdrop to the dramatic black and white images. Gorgeous.

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  50. Love your tag...the richness of the background hues and the Ideaology elements are perfect together. Look forward to seeing more of your family in future challenges.

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  51. Love the colours you used. Your tag turned out great!

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  52. I love the feel to your art tag! So wonderful, thanks for sharing with us out here! Have a great day!~kim

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  53. Great challenge, great technique. Thanks so much!

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  54. Steampunk always has so much variety and texture - lovely

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  55. I love all the layers and textures. Such a rich tag...

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  56. Great tag Susan! Love the color scheme!

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  57. Love the vintage feel to your tag!

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  58. Love your faded layers and the weathered clock looks fabulous combined with the gentleman. Great design. Tracy x

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  59. Love your faded layers , as well as the images you have used x

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  60. Love the colors and the images. Great tag.

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  61. I love your tag and I do love the vintage colour feel to it, I really enjoyed this technique and had so much fun, I even experimented with some different colours and used some pearl mixative before the last stage of the technique which gave the technique a beautiful finish.

    Denise xx

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