Good morning everyone! I hope everyone's week went well. I'm not much of a summer/heat person, but I have to say, if we don't get out of this wet, dreary weather soon, I will not be held accountable for my behaviour! LOL! I'm so "blah", even with 3 (yes..3!) crafting opportunites this week, I just couldn't come up with anything I liked. Oh, and what are we coming up with? Linda in Studio L3 has assigned us another Tim Holz Technique Challenge from January, 2008--which you can see here. This is the Batik style, which does require the use of......The IRON! /gasp!! But I can't blame my overall ambivalence towards the iron, 'cause in the past I've always been pleased with the effect, just not this week. Maybe the ATC format just doesn't allow it to show through?
Anyway, Here is my 2nd attempt: Istamped a Penny Black Morning glory in Tumbled glass DI, then embossed. Overcolored with Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint and Faded Denim. After the ironing, I stamped the TH birds in Chipped Sapphire. The TH Butterfly was stamped in Walnut Stain DI, then dusted with gold Perfect Pearls. The Believe stamp is one of the first 15 stamps I've owned, but I can't tell you where its from at the moment! Im not sure if this will make it into the GM Tray; we'll just have to wait and see.
And just because, here is my first attempt: The TH Papillon Background was clear embossed with Milled Lavender DI. The card was then wrinkle free distressed with Concord Grape and Victorian Velvet (a much smoother look than sponging on, after ironing, I loved the polished look! Should have stopped there! LOL) Then I added the butterflies in black--to much, then tried adding the other butterfly, black with gold perfect pearls... maybe if I didn't use the black?? Eh, something...../sigh.
So, now go visit Linda's and see some Great examples of this techique..you'll want go give it a try yourself!