Challenge 43 at Out of a hat creations is 'Most useful stamp'. Now this is very difficult as I love background stamps and have lots that I use regularly so for this project I have used 3 that tend to feature on more of my projects than any of the others. These are all from PaperArtsy and are Mini's 56 (cup stains), 57 (ink splats) and 60 (cogs) and they just make any project look great.
I started by stamping 2 of each of the 3 background minis in black ink on a Tim Holtz die cut tag and then coloured with Tim Holtz gathered twigs and brushed corduroy distress inks before spritzing with Dylusions London blue ink spray and edged with Tim Holtz black soot distress ink. I then spritzed the tag with water and once dry covered with Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint. I added a piece of the Tim Holtz film strip attached with the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Next I stamped the Tim Holtz balloon and air mail stamps onto cream card stock and again inked with the Tim Holtz distress ink before adding barn door with my water brush and spritizing water through the Dylusions dotted flowers stencil. Finally I added some highlights of white with the Sakura gel pen and attached to the tag with silicone glue.