The GM challenge is to use the technique that Tim showed us on his blog back in August of 2008. This particular technique has also appeared in this year's 12 Tags of Christmas, and if I'm not mistaken, in a past 12 Tags as well. It involves fragments, alcohol inks, archival ink, and for most of us, a good deal of finger crossing. A true challenge, but when it works, it rocks.
I used a large oval fragment and decided to use it as embellishment on a card. Not sure yet what occasion the card will celebrate or who will receive it, but I think it turned out pretty good.
I used the script stamp from Tim's reflections set, so with this technique it shows up the right way, not backwards. The oval fragment fits perfectly in the center of the fancy frame embossing folder, and I did that on glossy cardstock. I don't think I've ever embossed on this paper before, and I love the way it looks. It's important to use white paper with the fragment so that the technique really pops. The embellishments on top of the fragment (attached with glossy accents) are from pink paislee. Here's a sideways shot so you can see the dimensionality.
The Wendy challenge also involves a Tim technique....this one from tag #2 of this year's 12 Tags. We're to use the kraft resist technique and some sticky back canvas and Wendy's stamps. I created my own Wendy kraft resist paper by using her lace background stamp, clear ink and embossing powder on plain kraft paper. For the canvas part, I stamped two of Wendy's flowers on the canvas, colored them, frayed the edges, and popped them on the background. Quite a bit of perfect pearls mists were involved. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I did this on 4x6 light chipboard, and it will be a postcard.