The March technique challenge at Oscraps is more of a technique or keyboard shortcut, but one I did not know. Ctrl-Alt-Shift-E apparently causes all visible layers to merge. Now, for me, it is just as easy to highlight all the layers, right click and select merge.
I created the tulip cluster in the corner of the page. I extracted the tulips from a picture taken on Arezzo Drive, added the palette and poppy from my collagable file, threw in a dictionary scan and some brushes.
Apparently since I was dealing with brushes, something interesting happened when I merged and the brushes became more prominent. I wish I understood this better, but the end result is that I like the result.
Perhaps it's no great masterpiece, but I like it. It's available for free download at box.
The page is a picture taken from the uppermost tee on the 17th hole, with the plum blossoms in full bloom. I love this background, created from the Oscraps 7 collab
Additional credits: Anna Aspnes_ArtPlay Palette Blooming Marvarvelous, Anna Aspnes_ArtPlay Palette Blossom, Anna Aspnes_ArtPlay Socialize Bonus_Frame, Dido Designs_earthSong