Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Some Faded Layers

The technique over at The Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge this week is not one that I had tried before, and I really like it.  To get the full details of what you need to do you will need to look at page 43 of Mr Tim Holtz's lovely new volume of inspiration.
I do not have many masks (one actually) and as you can see it's the one with the clock and gears.  My new Spring Distress Inks came through the letterbox on Friday, and now I've finished my night shifts I can get them out and play. I wasn't too sure about them at first, but I think they are definitely growing on me.
Here's a picture of my tag before I put anything on it, just because I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.

The background stamps are from the Steampunk and Remnants  sets by Tim.
Next I must thank Hels Sheridan for the dimensional balloon idea, which I learned at her fabby workshop at the Stamp Attic a couple of weeks ago. The main balloon is also from Tim's remnants set, and the small balloon and the words are from a set by Artistic Outpost.

I made a tiny ruffle for the words at the bottom of the tag and attached this with some bits of Ideology. The ribbon is stained with the new Squeezed Lemon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, and I decided to stop there, because this is quite a busy tag.

And now I'm off to have a look at all the lovely creations over at Studio L3.
I really love this balloon stamp so I am also entering my tag in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Favorite Stamp this week


Helen said...

I love the new colours.... your tag is just gorgeous, I love the balloon stamp - I think it's my favourite of Tim's new ones. Your masking has worked so much better than mine (at least your stamping over the mask). May have to try this one again!!!

Elaine said...

Sue beautiful work fabulous colours and great stamping well done Hugs Elaine

Minxy said...

Gorgeous taggage, love the balloons x

Candy C said...

Susie...I LOVE your tag! The background is amazing! I love the colors you've blended together. I love the masking you've done with the weathered clock. I love all of the hot air balloons you've stamped onto your tag. It's a beautifully designed and done tag! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...another stunner from you Sue, great use of colour with superb inky work...a real fabby Tag...Mel :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sue, this is steampunk perfection! I love your faded layers technique-- the masking and stamping together is just perfect. Gorgeous colors, too!

Laura said...

Love all your images in the background too!

Hels Sheridan said...

ooohlalalaaaaa, LOVE your faded layers, I can't ever get my masking stuff to look right... hope you okies and have a lovely weekend hun xx