I hemmed and hawed about this pad for awhile. When it went on sale and snapped it up and I'm so glad I did. This is the nicest brown. Tea dye has been a staple forever -- I love the rusty tones. Gathered twigs could not be more different. This one is a lovely earthy comfortable medium brown. I find I use it for an entirely different kind of color "feel". It does not go with as many of the other Distress pad colors so that may matter to you.
I like using Rangers ink. I painted a small wood box that holds my art brushes. Adding this ink over the paint gave my box that the old worn look. I like the way it blends easily. Thanks