The current challenge at PID (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/paperimagerydesigns/) is called Winter's Beauty. I decided to work a bit larger than my usual ATCs, so did a skinny, which is 3x5. The background is the faux tin ceiling tile technique, minus the scoring, which I learned from a wonderful blog called Mel Stampz. Here is the link to that technique: http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2008/08/faux-tin-tile-with-aluminum-foil.html
I swiped the background with several shades of blue distress inks, covered it all with embossing powder and heat set it. The blue sparkles are made with good old Crayola glitter pens! The image started out sepia toned. I glittered the coat, and used white flock for the muff, collar and even the snow.
I don't think the scan does justice to just how sparkly this piece is. The light bounces off almost every part of it, and I'm happy with the way it turned out.