I inked my background using every single color of blue and green Distress Ink (yes my fingers were an inky mess, but i love the richness that comes from blending the different shades). Next I stamped the Wheat Background from River City Rubber in India Ink. After everything was dried, I spritzed it with water to cause a slightly spotted reaction on the background (click on the picture for a larger view).
I stamped the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp on Green cardstock to create my "wooden" frame and matted the panel with a thin border of black cardstock for a little pop.
I stamped a flourished corner from Inkadinkado on two corners and repeatedly stamped a tiny Art Butterfly from Stampendous. I finished with an overall coat of Frost Glimmer Mist for a fabulous shimmer.
To make my punched butterflies, I glued a page from a French textbook onto a scrap of cardstock and inked it with Wild Honey Distress ink before punching out my butterflies. I sponged some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges for a bit more depth.
The final touches were an SRM Sticker sentiment and some light peach pearls on the butterflies and corner flourishes.
I can't wait to see what you create.