I altered a journal with my background. It may eventually be personalised, but I haven't done it yet, in case the recipient spots it on here......
I used Starburst stain daubers on the background, with lots of sponging through sequin waste and embossing with moonglow 2 tone embossing powder. I stuck on scraps of book pages and red tissue paper.
Over the top I stamped a gorgeous Stamp Man swirl in Aged Mahogany and then used the Tim Holtz haberdashery stamps over the top in black. The journal letters are stamped onto black card with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. I've only got a little ink pad in Brilliance White, but I must invest in a full sized one, it's such a good white ink pad.
Lots of white gel pen and some ribbons on the wires and a Christmas present is born!
If you fancy a go, head on over to The Stamp Man challenge blog, there's a Stamp Man voucher up for grabs !
Starburst Stain daubers - Canna lily burnt orange, Sweet violet purple teal, Marigold yellow orange and Ramblin rose pink
Moonglow 2 tone embossing powder - golden pumpkin blush
Tim Holtz stamp set- Haberdashery
Aspects of Design stamps - 40 Dragonfly dreams
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Aged mahogany
Brilliance ink pad- Moonlight white