Since my sponge daubering didn't go so well, I decided to try using a piece of Soft Sky card stock for the background. I stamped the trees (after stamping off so they weren't too dark) but decided it still needed the sun to add some color. So I did use a sponge dauber to add it:
No speckles needed on this one! Did you notice the greeting? I stamped it once in Soft Sky, then again slightly moved over in Chocolate Chip. It kind of looks like a shadow.
Colors: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Whisper White