Although I can't believe I'm actually going to say this out loud, because I'm sure it will put a giant jinx on things, I'm feeling pretty comfortable with blending inks after completing Creative Chemistry. Now, colors on ribbons, that's another thing. But I think yes, it's about the layers. I started with Scattered Straw, added some Wild Honey, and then finished up with Tea Dye Stain. I actually used a fair amount of Tea Dye Distress Ink on the tag too, and it was like finding a new color...which I already owned. I added some music and a flower just cause I thought such a regal birdee would be singing in a garden. That, and I thought it was a bit empty on the bottom.