The fourth challenge over at Studio L3 focuses on Tim Holtz’ “Shabby Chic” technique on page 49 of his “Compendium of Curiosities”.
I only used this technique to create the background of my ATC; I hope that’s not considered cheating. I didn’t really reach the level “chic” I’m afraid, I just got stuck at the “shabby” part. Anyway, once I finished my diamond background (Stampcamp), I stamped the clown (Stampinback) with black stazon on a newspaper, cut it out and glued it to the background. The image looks much crisper in real life than on scan. I finished my atc by heat embossing “laugh” (Fiskars) at the left and stamping the numbers (Fusion art stamps) with black stazon in the right top corner. I used a punch to create the rounded corners and matted my atc to red cardstock.