I stamped this adorable summer Santa's laundry image on light brown paper and on the blue sky background. I sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink through several stencils to get a mottled sand appearance. I brushed watered down gesso over the blue to tone it down a bit - I didn't want too much of the pattern showing through.
I die cut the clouds, then used a piece of a cloud to mask areas as I lightly sponged around it with Antique Linen. It's hard to see in this photo, but they have a light puffy feel. I painted Santa's laundry and trees with acrylic paints.