Wow! It is Week 11 over at the Nacho Average challenge site. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.
Here's my contribution:
For a little added texture, I used one of my all-time favorite techniques: embossing aluminum cans using my Big Shot and embossing folders. This technique is so easy to do and is a great way to recycle and reuse aluminum cans. Start with a empty, rinsed out soda pop can. Cut open the can (see a video tutorial here), flatten it out, then run it through the Big Shot using an embossing folder. For this piece, I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I wanted to add a pop of color to the aluminum, so I heat embossed it. I dabbed Versamark on it to cover, then embossed using Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and my heat tool. I then cut the piece down to size and punched the edge using my Scallop Trim Border punch.
It is a little hard to photograph, but hopefully this photo will give you an idea of the texture and deep cherry color. It looks great in person!
Here's the original sketch:
Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can. It means a lot to all of us! We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges. A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site.
Stamp Set: Clockworks
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: coke can, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Ovals #2 Die, Scallop Trim Border punch, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, heat tool, paper piercing tool and mat, brad, Dimensionals