There is a challenge going on sponsored on Studio L3 blot (http://studioL3.blogspot.com) using all things Tim Holtz http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/ I usually don't enter these challenges but I received some new stuff in the mail - Distress Stain, Distress Embossing Powders, and a Stamp Set, al by Tim, so I had to play. I created a new page for my journal. This week's challenge required the use of Texture fades (I used Burlap) and distress. I colored the lace with the house (isn't that the neatest lace??? I have had it for about 25 years!) with distress stains, highlighted the burlap texture with distress Embossing Powders, Shaded the ticket and the shoes (a stamp from Stamp Camp http://www.stampcamp.com) and applied stickles to the stamp. The background paper is from a new DCWV stack I bought, Madamoiselles. I stamped the work Home in the ticket with a neat letter set given to me by my friend Tery - Love these Tery! and wrote in One Way with an Adirondack pen. The leaves are from http://www.ribbonsmyth.com and I distressed them using Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint distress inks. The flowers are left over from my NJ pages. I highlighted the lace with a Krylon 24K gold pen and Metallic Copper Paint dabbers.
I also have an announcement about my Madame LeChat pattern. I have never been really happy with the Black and white photos plus it is about 30 pages to print, so I have decided to change it over to CD. I have changed all the pictures in the pattern to high resolution color (slightly lower res for the epat download). I am going to try and do this with One Kiss is Not Enough too.
Also, look for a new release at the end of the Month!