With AAA celebrating an 8th birthday and Less is More requiring a one layer only I decided to combine the 2 challenges with this card. I began with a stamp from a collaborative set from The Stamping Village, designed by Avery Elle, and stamped a little up from the bottom of the card. I extended the lines and balloons by masking and used a ruler to get a better impression of the line. The balloons were coloured using Inktense pencils. I also used a white gel pen to get the balloons to look more realistic and added a tiny hand done #8 in gold on 3 of the balloons. To minimize the starkness of the card I tried something I have viewed on Pinterest and really liked, but with no instructions available it was a bit of guess work on my part. My feeling is that the person who is doing these type of cards is using a Retiform technique that she developed and instead of using straight lines she uses curves. I made a plastic circle, and tested it on a scrap piece with some inks and a brush – liked the result – so used it on my card. For what is basically a first attempt I don’t think it is bad, but I shall try it again to see if I can improve on the technique. I also added a tiny bit of spatter using part of a StampinUp stamp from the Daffodil Daydream collection. The stamp was used because I wanted to control where I placed the spatter. Thanks for spending time with me today.