Over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog Monique has challenged us to use a technique on our creation. We decided to take it a step further and turned to Pat Huntoon of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Stampotique is teaming up with the Technique Junkies team to create something using the Faux Barnwood Technique. We want you to join us this week and use the Faux Barnwood Technique or any of the techniques Pat uses on her website.
*If you are a Technique Junkies subscriber and using a technique out of the newsletter, please highlight the name and issue you are creating from.
I chose to use Carrot for my faux Barnwood creation as I do like him. He is just quirky enough to avoid being too cute for me! I coloured him with distress inks and then trapped him under a layer of mica which I randomly stitched.
This week there will be two prizes on offer and two winners. Pat Huntoon is giving away one of the Fancy Folds and Motions CDs PLUS a two year, online only subscription (2010 and 2011 issues) for one winner and the other winner will be receiving a $30 gift certificate towards stamps to the Stampotique store. We will randomly draw 2 winners for the prizes before our next challenge on March 9th.
Make sure to stay tuned to the website as both the Stampotique design team AND the Technique Junkies design team participated in this challenge, and we will be sharing some creations using the Faux Barnwood technique over the next 2 weeks.
When entering this challenge please remember that as the second challenge of the month, this is Stampotique stamps only. Please link to the Faux Barnwood technique or the technique that you chose to use and remember to link to your post!
Here's a different view of my creation - you can really see the mica here:
When making the background I used cheap PVA glue from the children's section in the supermarket and found that this created the crackles really well. This is how it looked before I added anything to it:
Good luck! Byeeeeee