Having seen the fab card made by Bobby here I was reminded of a Penny Black stamp I bought some time ago, which I thought would look great for this technique.
Having dug it out, I popped it into my MISTI and reached for every shade of brown Distress Ink in my racks.
The challenge I first had in mind was CAS Watercolour where a Monochrome palette is required.
After numerous stampings, with just about every shade used on different parts of the stamp, I spritzed a little shimmer over it and then stamped some splodges in Antique linen ink over all.
I found the sentiment is a box of previously unused stamps, bought as a Grab Bag from a craft show... I believe they are from Rubbernecker. It had different sized spots either side of the words, which I didn't really care for, so after cutting them off, I embossed it in gold. Having distressed the edges to tie in with the main panel, it was added it to the card.
Penny Black - Christmas
Here is another card containing shades of brown, although not watercolour this time. This was a fairly quick card... or at least it should have been if I hadn't pfaffed around with different tree line dies and trying to decide which tag die to use. Anyway the reindeer is a little digi which I gave up on trying to cut out with my Portrait and hand cut instead. I did an upgrade to my Silhouette as I hadn't used my machine for some time... it was like trying to learn a completely new piece of software!
For some reason yet to be discovered, I couldn't get the machine to read the registration lines, I'll try again some time, but frustration got the better of me this time!
I took my inspiration from Just Add Ink
...although the only ink on this one is from the Versamark for the sentiment!