I don't think I've mentioned the rice thing yet; it is the same technique as using salt.
Colour spritz some card (I used watercolour paper), sprinkle on some rice, and spritz again.
I haven't used any of this paper yet, as I think it looks too much like something growing in a petri dish!
Anyway, thought I would die-cut it, so the pattern didn't show too much. Also die-cut some of the left over card prepared for my Summertime canvas (previous post).
Both these backgrounds are created by swiping Distress Ink pads onto an acrylic block, misting a little water onto it, then using it as a stamp. I then overstamped with some script.
I love silhouette stamps, and I just couldn't resist the people set from Clarity. The background is lightly brayered (though a stronger colour than has come out on the photo), and the rain (or stars) are created with Stickles.
Finally, indulged myself with new bee and ladybug metal dies - I think these are adorable.
The last card says it all!