Thursday, August 7, 2014

Faded Layers with Compendium of Curiosities

Today is Compendium of Curiosities in my studio...My finished project looks like this... but you will see more pictures below.. Please scroll down... thanks for looking... 

  here are some details you need to know...

Just a Reminder:
Everyone is welcome to participate in the CC3C, but you must work from your personal copy of the CC3. The Crew will not be posting technique instructions on our blogs, and participants must not, either. We require this out of respect and appreciation for all the work Tim invested in writing the book. If you don’t have a copy, you can order one directly from Tim, who will be glad to autograph it for you! If you have any questions about the challenge in general, check out the CC3C F.A.Q. here.
Win! Win! Win!
As always, we’ll select a “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner who will receive a fabulous assortment Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his business manager and everyone’s favorite “Behind the Scenes” social media rockstar (follow Mario on Instagram and you’ll never be bored)! To be eligible to win, you must visit each of our team members’ blogs and leave a comment there. You can easily access their blogs by clicking on their project photos (your comment on this post counts as your comment on my blog).
The Funkie Junkie Boutique
The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponsor Challenge 6, and lovely owner Linda Coughlin has $25 shopping spree to one very lucky CC3Cer– just in time for those amazing new summer products that are hitting the market! For a chance to win, link your project here and link to The Funkie Junkie Boutique in your blog post!

Well I have to tell you that I had a very difficult time figuring out what to do...??? I must have been half asleep when I tried this the first time... but then the 2nd time... wow I really got it going... 

Here are the three pieces of paper I made for my project...  randomly choosing the colors... as I had nothing in mind when I created these papers... 

I used 3-4 inks on each piece and came up with this green one...  which I used for my leaves... 

This blue one for my background... 

And this brown one for the center of my sunflower... 

Can't honestly tell you how many sleepless nights I had to figure this one out...  and then this morning it popped into my head... as we are going to harvest our sunflowers this week-end... 
The heads which are filled with seeds, will feed the chickens for quite a few weeks of a nice treat... they love them...  generally speaking we grow a couple of kinds...  a short one and a very very tall one...  which is about 13 feet tall... they have all been harvested, due to a heavy rain the other day... 
I love sunflowers.. they are a HAPPY flower... always smiling at you... so here is some happiness for YOU... 

It really was very easy to create the tag, once I had decided what to do with that papers...  I drew and then cut out the large leaves.. and then a stem... and then the center of the flower.. since the center has a little big for leafy stuff around it.. I used some more of the green for that, around the head... then I cut the circle out for the center of the flower... 
I didn't use the faded layer method on the yellow... as I wanted a solid looking yellow... but I did use 3 inks on that also...

I drew and cut out the leaves for the flower and glued them in place... with my fav... Glossy Accents... and then cut out some letters using a Tim Lettering Die... love them...  so very useful for tags, and assorted items... the coloring can be done prior to cutting them out... or afterwards... I have stamped on them etc... but love them... so many ways to use them... 

I love the leaves... almost look camo...  but they are just multi green colors.. 

A copper butterfly that was a bright blue plastic... and then a little raffia...  Voila' done!!! 
I really like the way the colors came thru for me on this... and I love the way the finished 'tag' looks...  It is really a small wall hanging and will go into a very special place with some other pictures I am working on... love the look..
I will use this technique again... I really do like it... even though I had a rough start with it...  it is really quite nice on different pieces... 
Thanks for stopping by for a visit... and hope to see you again soon...  I really appreciate all your comments and I read each and every one a couple of times... Love them all.. thanks again. 
Have a super wonderful day... enjoy every minute of the day...
I won a $50 gift certificate over at Simon Monday challenge
and just received a huge pile of goodies... I bought ALL STENCILS... so I think you know what I am going to be doing for the rest of the day... maybe week!!! Yikes.. what fun..
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie   


  1. Wow,you have done it again Bonnie! The sunflower looks so real,how clever to make everything with the faded background technique. I have still got to do mine,not a lover of alcohol inks to be honest.

    Yes sunflowers are happy flowers....sounds like your chickens are happy too Bonnie :)

    Donna xx

  2. Wonderful tag Bonnie! I too love sunflowers...and many other flowers too!
    I know what you mean about retrying this truly was one fun challenge. Thanks for giving us a look at your backgrounds!

  3. WOW, I just love this one! So many different textures and they work together so well! I could never do anything like this! So summery and amazing Bonnie :)

  4. I never ever have left a visit to your blog without a big smile on my chops and today is no different. Sunflowers are amongst my fave flowers... I grew some from seed for the first time this year, most have gone over now but they are going to be feedyheads for the birdy's this winter. You pushed the boat out with this one hun, love that you used different colours of inks to make your flowers and background... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

  5. Wow! What an absolutely original way to use such fabulous ink techniques! I never would've thought to cut them up and make them into a sunflower! One of the best things about you is your unique way of seeing the world and that beauty translates into your art. Well done!

  6. Beautiful project Bonnie! You really rocked the challenge! Great mix of colors and layers!

  7. What a wonderful creation for the CC3 #8 challenge, Bonnie! I love Sunflowers and love how you've used the Faded Layers technique to grow your sunflower out of :) This looks like a winner to me :) Fabulous!! Good Luck!! XOXO-Shari T.

  8. Yowza! Those backgrounds are fantastic and I love your staked flower. Thanks for joining in at CC3C, Bonnie!

  9. always nail it when it comes to doing a technique on a project. This card is awesome! I love your faded layers that you've used as backgrounds and the center of that gorgeous sunflower. What a bright and happy card! It makes me smile just to look at it! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your spirit and your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  10. What perfection on the technique! This is just fabulous! I LOVE the sunflower! WOW! Thanks so much for joining us on this cool challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  11. Nothing I don't love about this! You layered Faded Layers on Faded Layers and sprinkled some Faded Layers on top. Gorgeous!!