Saturday, 4 October 2014

Compendium of Curiosities challenge 12

Welcome to the newest challenge (Challenge #12 is Distress Photo Tinting) celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3.  The new theme is Distress Photo Tinting (found on page 41 – if you still 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. You can find the Rules and FAQs at Linda’s site… please take a moment to read these so you are definitely in the running for the prizes which are brilliant !
 This is my entry , it's my Mum & her friends on VE Day 1945, written on the back is 'This was taken
By a sailor on VE Day !'  What a wonderful snapshot in time !

I bought an oval canvas and covered it with tissue paper

I used some pretty flower paper from Tim's wallpaper pk
& watercoloured them to blend with the colours on my photo.

Then I added some Union Jack type paper from portabello road

As you can see above the photo is mounted on the reverse of the flower paper & stamped
In black over my mums jacket & red 'vintage treasures!'
Below is a close up of the details 1945 is cut from Tims paper

VE Day is stamped with DoCrafts typeset alphabet & punched out with a round punch. I
Rubbed blue ink and treasure gold around the edge of frame.
The Crown shape was painted in black then I used green distress glitter & treasure gold over that
Then I added the bow


  1. The tissue paper works really well as the background. Love all the layering, lovely project :)

  2. Beautiful image and papers, great design too.
    Linda xxx

  3. Hello Janna, This is such a beautiful canvas, Love the tissue paper and the papers. Beautiful photo.


  4. Fabulous project. Such a gorgeous vintage feel.

  5. What a treasure to even have this photo from such a special day! Love the bright yellows make me happy, and I can only imagine their joy on that day! Thanks so much for joining us on the Distress Photo Tinting Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  6. What a fantastic project and a beautiful way to treat a photograph. Hugs Jackie

  7. Brilliant! Love that you used a photo that captured your family in an important moment of world history. How cool is that! Your technique enhanced the photo beautifully. Just lovely!

  8. Hi Janna....this is such a cool project capturing that very important date in history. It is so neat that you used a photograph of your mom that was taken on that day. What a wonderful way to forever preserve such a neat memory. I love your photo tinting and the techniques you used on your layers of papers to create such a lovely piece. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  9. Love how this has come together! Jenny x

  10. Janna, thi si simply amazing! I love the photo & you've done wonders with it!
    Dawn xx

  11. Wonderful project, Janna! Love the coloring. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!


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