I am not sure how many of you know about Trish Bee and her techniques. She is also a technique junkie - like me! Actually she is way more organized about sharing her techniques. I just post mine on the blog as I go along. She has challenges on her blog. I just do the challenges in the Mixed Media Art Friends group. Trish Bee also runs a Yahoo group. You can find the link to her Next Gen Stamping Group under her site links. I am part of that Next Gen Group.
You can see her techniques here - she even archives them! I just started labeling my blog posts.
http://trishbee.co.uk/?page_id=319 Art-Quest Challenge
http://trishbee.co.uk/?page_id=321 Background Noise Challenge - you will find a lot of great background techniques here. Most are quick and easy.
Just wanted to share.