It's that thrilling time of the year yet again, folks – the annual New Jersey State Fair held in the sunny downtown North NJ township of Branchville! I entered nine cards and will be posting all of them throughout the month. While I've happily done very well over the previous six years, there was a new judge this year and this sort of change can always alter one's winning streak. Thankfully, I still scored . . .
. . . nine cards entered and nine blue ribbons won. Well, I always was into excess! Maybe I should consider retiring from competition? Nah – I'm having too much fun to quit now! Meanwhile, onto the first of this year's winners:
Blue Ribbon Winner #1:
I wanted some cheery colors for this card and what could be cheerier than going in rainbow order . . .
I consulted with my dear artsy BFF Mr ROY G BIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet) and I got the happy effect I was after . . . it's hard to be glum when you're playing with rainbows
Cardstock: Strathmore #90 Watercolor paper
Stamps: Hero Floating Hearts, Inkadinkado Exupery Quote
Inks: ColorBox Black, Frost White, Ancient Page Leaf Green
Emb Powder: Judikins Detail Black, Opaque White
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 23, Lil Inker Stitched Mats: Rectangles,
Watercolors: Gansai Tambi Red, Orange, Mid-Green, Ocean Green,
Cobalt Blue, Purple
Doo Dads: Perfect Pearls mist Silver, Fiskars corner punch Hearts