It gave me the opportunity of using the lovely Art Journey plate that I won recently (thanks Godelieve!). With regard to the faux batik - I ended up incorporating the piece of paper that I used to iron off the stamped image - hope it's still allowed!!! I'm going to mount this on acetate to make a birthday card.
EDIT: ah well - I did make one mistake - I didn't use 3 DIFFERENT brads. sorry guys! LOL