This weeks challenge at Created Byhand is to use the colors green and pink. This background has Lumiere paints - pearl magenta, citrine, and brass... and also some distress ink shabby shutters. On the PID yahoo group this weeks challenge is painted paper towels. One of the ladies on the group suggested laying a piece of cardstock on your freshly painted paper towel, pressing and pulling them apart so you had 2 background instead of just one. I have to say this works very well. The background on this atc started just that way. I painted a paper towel with the Lumiere paints and then pressed a piece of white cardstock on it and pulled it apart... it left paint and a very cool texture on the cardstock. After it was dry I cut an atc sized piece from the cardstock and sponged shabby shutters ink in the white areas. The fiddleheads (Quietfire Design) were stamped across the bottom with VersaMagic ink and dried with a heat tool. The calligraphy stamp (Quietfire Design) was stamped with Archival Ink jet black. The fiddleheads were again stamped in the bottom 2 corners with Archival ink. The heart is punched from black cardstock. White highlights on the fiddleheads and all the dots were made with the Inkssential white pen. Black ink was sponged on the edges of the atc. Pink crystal stickers were added to the centers of the fiddleheads.