You use a sponge dauber, ink, and a piece of clear acetate to make the ruled lines in both diagonal directions. The clear acetate is important because, when you start, you should go diagonally from upper left corner to lower right corner. It makes the pattern start at a central point. Then when you move the acetate for the second line to the right, you have to cover up the original line. If it weren't clear, you may not get the spacing even.
I wanted my little tabs of ribbon to match the colors of the leaves, so I used white ribbon and rubbed the inkpads over them until I achieved the depth of color I wanted. The leaves are colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, a coloring medium I haven't used in a while.
We'd love for you to play along with us, so come on over to the CCEE Blog and see what the entire team has made for this challenge. And, if you're so inclined, make a card and link it up with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Autumn Glory
Ink: SU Creamy Caramel; Memento Potter's Clay, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves
Paper: MFP Natural Vanilla, Rusty Hinge
Accessories: Ribbon, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol