The current Mix it up Monday challenge on StampTV is to do a color-wash background. The image is from Gina K Designs, "Holiday Basket" by Melanie Muenchinger.
I used Distress Inks on my acrylic block: basket area is Rusty Hinge, flowers is Wild Honey and some Dried Marigold, and the edges/non-image area was Tumbled Glass. Then misted with water, and 'stamped' the block onto the paper. Then I stamped the image on the color-wash using Memento, used a paper-stump and Peeled Paint Distress Ink to fill in the leaves. I added more Tumbled Glass around the image, and then use Broken China to darken the edges and corners. The flowers were darkened with Copic markers Y11 and Y17.