The Featured Stamper for Sunday January 11, 2009 was JayDeKay. Here is the link to the challenge site as well as to her wonderful work.
I chose to use Inspired By Nature from Stampin' Up! as the set for the challenge. The first one is made by sponging in layers to create the background. First I sponged So Saffron onto white cardstock, punched out a 1 1/4 inch circle from a post-it note and attached it to the paper. I took Bravo Burgundy ink and starting from the outer edges (where I wanted it darker) worked toward the center to create the look I wanted. The images were stamped over the background after removing the post-it note circle. I added a row of brads for accent.
This was created like the top one, except that I used bashful blue for the sky and old olive for the grassy area. The embossing is a cuttlebug border folder and the honeycomb on the bottom is a cuttlebug die cut.