Definitely brightening up now! This was done using the Jacob's Coat technique which I learnt at a Craft Barn class. I just couldn't get enough of it when I first started and churned out an immense amount of stuff using it. I messed up when I tried to recreate the instructions for the atc group and left them all looking at their work smeared in black ink wondering where they'd gone wrong. Sorry girls! Haven't used the technique for soooo long that I've now forgotten it and will need a refresher course.