As I was browsing the Eclectic Paperie store the other day, I came across this too cute stamp from Stampendous called Tiers of Treats. I just had to have it! I was thinking of getting some EZ Mount for my bellas anyway, so it wasn't hard to push the submit order button. :)
Well, today my order came in so I had to break in my new stamp. I thought this A Muse sentiment was the perfect compliment to the main image.
The treats were stamped in Palette Noir Black ink on a pale pink Arturo note card. Think Fabriano Medioevalis but in color! From the little experimentation I've done, I think I prefer the Fabriano notecards over the Arturo. While that is a little like saying I prefer Renoir over Monet, I think the paper is a little thicker and can handle the water a bit better. I also ordered some white Arturo cards, so maybe I'll do a side by side comparison on the blog tomorrow.
I ordered the variety pack of Arturo cards from Ellen Hutson's store but they are also available from Dick Blick in bulk. Then I colored in the image with my watercolor wonder crayons and my trusty aquapainter. Once it was dry, I added some shine and glitter with my Glaze Gelly Roll pens. I've had these for a while, but rediscovered them on the cape cod retreat. I don't think I'll be forgetting about that again any time soon. :)
To add that finishing touch, I tied a knot with some black May Arts ribbon from Cindy Lyles' ebay store.
Stamps: Tiers of Treats by Stampendous, Sentiment by A Muse Rubber Art Stamps
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir Black
Card stock: Pale Pink Arturo Cards Small Reply Folded Card
Tools: Stardust Clear Gelly Roll Pen, Black Glaze Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Gelly Roll Pen, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter
Accessories: Black polka dot organdy ribbon from May Arts