This was a really fun challenge. It is a great sketch and I actually have another card already laid out with this design. I tried a new technique on this card. I found it in the resource section at SCS and it is called Frosted Filters. To complete this technique, you squeeze drops of re-inker onto a plate. Mist the drops with water and drop your filter onto the color wash. The filter absorbs the color in a mottled pattern. When dry, you have a great background! Here is the full tutorial. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/frosted_filter/
I do love trying new techniques! And, I see that it is time to start working on more projects! For Now, Happy Crafting!
I also used my new quilling goodies mentioned the other day. What fun!