Monday's Technique Challenge was "Stacked Ribbon"...two more layers of ribbon as an embellishment...with or without a bow.
I have been wanting to use this "citrus" stamp from Tart and Tany for a long time. I've seen some great bright and beautiful cards on Splitcoast with lemons, limes and oranges. I wanted to use the microbeads, and since they only come in orange, that slice got perked up a bit more than the others. I added them around the outside of the scalloped edge, but still dazzled up the lime and lemon with "diamonds" I used the Tombow glue for the microbeads and as you can see....some areas are thicker than others....oh well.
I wanted to try the watercolour technique I talked about the other day from Julie's tutorial...so the "Merci" card evolved. I liked working with the markers, aqua painter and watercolour paper! It's much easier for me than the
watercolour crayons...which I like, I just haven't learned to use them properly yet.
I drew a line of Elegant Eggplant around the edge of the paper and then used the aqua painter to draw the colour into the middle. I guess what I like best about this technique is that you can remove colour from the paper with the painter if you think you have too much.
On the "Merci" section, I just ran the brush tip of the marker along the exact edge of the paper....it still moved into the paper with the water but wasn't as "thick" as on the flower.
I used Eggplant only because I needed to use ribbon and it was the only purple I had. I'm slotting this under the "Limited Supply...Why, oh why, did I buy that" challenge from last week because the green ribbon comes from one of the Ribbon Originals that I love some of...but not all.
Happy Stampin' - Joan