I've been dabbling with watercolour paper and some ink pads, following on with some over-stamping to make a suitable background for this quite large llama stamp. Started by 'smooshing' the paper through spritzed inks on a glass mat then used a couple of stencils randomly over the whole piece once it was dry. Next I selected a good area and trimmed out a piece to fit my base card before over-stamping with a couple of grungy stamps, finally inking the edges with black soot ink. The llama was stamped and coloured using alcohol pens and then I decided to fussy cut him to apply direct to the background. I do enjoy some inky play although I appreciate this style isn't popular with everyone but it is always nice to have a varied selection of cards to suit many tastes. While I was working on this it occurred to me that this stamp could work well with paper piecing so that could well be something else to try before he gets tidied away.
Stamp - Luigi the Llama from Crafty Individuals
Over-stamping - free stamps from Phill Martin magazine
Words - stamp set from Tim Holtz which I've had for some years
Background - Distress inks
Stencils - All and Create
Llama - coloured with Copic pens