I use the lovely new Tim Holtz Distress Stains for the background. On water coloured paper I layered on colours, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint with lots of sprays of water as well to lessen the colours. I then dabbed the backgrounds with crumbled up kitchen paper. I put this background on to a mat of dark blue start burst card from craft creations. Then embellished with some aqua coloured broderie anglaise lace, flowers and mini printed vintage postcards.
I have written about the Folklore of Aquamarine on this post here, if you would like to learn more about this dreamy stone.