Compendium of Curiosities II challenge was a technique I've done many times. The technique is spritz and flick from p. 42 of Tim Holtz's book. The resulting background is always a fabulous distressed look. This week's challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful Simon Says Stamp.
For the background technique I used several of the spring and summer distress inks. I wanted a brighter look to my card. The background stamp is from Hero Arts and has a coordinating embossing folder which I also used. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp. Besides the embossing, I added picket fence distress stickles and spiced marmalade distress stickles to the flowers. I like the added texture.