Thursday, January 13, 2011

Try that Techique- Aged Tiles

It has been a really long time since I have participated in the Technique Junkie Newsletter Try that Technique challenge...but it is a new year and with the new year comes a new resolve! If you are not familiar with the Try that Technique Challenge, it was started by TJ Design Team member Beth Norman, and Diana Enns, another long-time subscriber. Each week they select a technique and challenge you to try it.

This week's challenge is the Aged Tiles Technique from the April 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. This technique was an egroup favorite -- and I remember why! Any stamp will work, and it is easy. You should give it a try!

My card uses a giraffe from I Brake for Stamps layered over paper from Mark's Finest Papers. I found the grasses in my stash (um, that doesn't sound quite right to find grass in your stash, but as crafters, you know what I mean LOL), and I thought it added the right flair.

A couple of years ago I found "pastel pencils" in the clearance aisle at Michaels. They look like colored pencils, but they spread like pastels. I LOVE them and love to blend them with my fingers. That is how I colored the giraffe.

Take a moment to pop over to the TJ Design Team blog to see Beth's creation if you get a chance! She put a cool spin on it.

1 comment:

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh this is soooooo cool. I love what you did with this technique. I see you are using your favourite of animals--giraffe. When my daughter was in Africa (she works for Free the Children) she attended an excursion where you put a leaf in your mouth and let the giraffe take it out of your mouth. My daughter was a chicken--I can't understand why--LOL.