The Meadow Dies on page 160 are a stunning tool.
You can use these dies with different colors of card stock, or DSP
(Designer Series Paper), layering them up.
In this example, I did an experiment with the Soft Pastels
Assortment on page 126. I scraped some chalk bits on to
cardstock and then sprayed it with water. It made some spots and
did some blending, which made kind of an entertaining background.