I'm taking part in the Craft Barn alpha challenge. The challenge will not be in alphabetical order and each new letter will be posted on the Craft Barn blog every two weeks. I'm not sure if taking part in a challenge spread over a year is going to make the year feel it is going far too fast - 2012 slipped away far too quickly without adding a fortnightly challenge!
All the details of the challenge can be found here. I have decided to make a set of ATCs and if possible use techniques that I've seen demonstrated at shows, on blogs or in Craft Stamper magazine.
The first letter of the challenge is "V" and for this background I've used oil pastels. I saw Helen Chilton demonstrating this technique at the Craft Barn's Extravaganza last year.
White linen card
Copier paper for flower
Faber-Castell Oil Pastels - 101, 102, 154
Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Dylusions Ink - Bubblegum Pink
Inka - Gold
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Freebie with Craft Stamper magazine
Tim Holtz - Tattered Floral die
Tim Holtz Bubble Wrapping Embossing folder