Materials: paper - Junkitz and Bazzil cardstock; ink - Distress Ink by Ranger, VersaFine by Tsukineko; stamps - Autumn Leaves; shape and alphabet dies - Quickutz.
This is the first of many layouts I used the Distress Inks to blend together and create a moody backdrop for my stamps. This is a pretty simple technique and almost as much fun as finger painting! Just start with your lightest colour and using a circular motion work the ink from the middle of the page out, going the furthest out with this first colour. Using your second colour, start again in the middle and work the colour out but not quite as far as the first colour. Leave some of the first colour to show through in places. Repeat with the 3rd colour. Then stamp with flourishes making sure to go just under the the paper mat so you don't have gaps which I found to be distracting. Now do it your way, you know I encourage deviancy!