With all of this cold snowy weather I have had some time to play!! I was playing with my Distress Stains (my favorite things right now) and stencils to see what I could do. I used a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop for the background giving a tiled look. I applied the stain with the Tim Holtz Distress tool tapped it into a puddle of stain and dabbing with an up and down motion over the stencil. I like that look the best. For the fern, I made my own stencil with a Spellbinders foliage die and dabbed the stain right over the stencil and it soaked in a little more. Not the look I really like. But it is good to try different ways of doing things. The flower is cut with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Flowers #1 and cut from vellum!!! I then used my Distress Stains to color the vellum. I love this look a lot! The word stamp is from Paper Smooches called 'Pretty Phases' and the little dots are a stamp from a set called 'Petals & Stems' from Avery Elle. I also added a light blue Stickles for dots. I love how it came out!!