One of the things I really enjoy is dabbling with inks, stamps and so on to make backgrounds and/or images and today I had a play with a couple of the new Distress Stains from Tim Holtz. These come in a bottle with a dabber top which makes them easy to apply and they are of course compatible with other distress products. I swiped colour onto white card, splashed some droplets of water on and then spritzed a stamp with water and stamped three times blotting with a paper towel, which lifts some of the colour. I then overstamped one of the impressions slightly off to the side using a matching ink pad; then sponged and blended around the edges with more distress ink pads. The stamp used was a rose from the Doodle Birds and Butterflies set by Chocolate Baroque and the background paper also came from the same source.