While playing around with Doodlie-Do, I experimented with using lighter colors and fell in love with the set's potential as a background creator.
Now, y'all all know I'm a huge fan of white space...the empty space on cards. Some of you tell me you get itchy if there's "too much" white space on your cards, while I have spent an inordinate amount of time figuring out how much white space I can get away with.
The answer is A LOT.
But occasionally, I do play around with filling that space, and Doodlie-Do is SUPERB for creating fun, simple backgrounds.
Of course, I keep it simple and monochromatic, but can you imagine this sort of line-art background in polychrome? So pretty! Add Stickles more liberally than I added the bling here, and you could create a really shiny masterpiece of a background. And those of you who absolutely love to color could have a field day making backgrounds with this set!
But I'm me, so I kept it simple and pared down to the basics. It was extremely plain before I put the bling on, but I love the font of the sentiment and the way the sentiment is the focal point.
To create a random background like this, start stamping slightly off-center and work your way out to the edges. This particular background was made with just one largish stamp. If you've never stamped a random background before, using a single, larger stamp is generally easier. There's not much "random" about random stamping, and it can take a little practice to avoid unsightly holes in the design or, worse, trapped white space.
And now for a comment about that glorious green ink. It's Impress Fresh Ink Celery. I LOVE these inks and will be buying a few more. They are rich, wonderful pigment inks that dry quickly and make good, crisp images. If you're in the market for a good pigment ink, check them out. But I'll have more to say about that in tomorrow's post.
stamps: Papertrey Doodlie-Do, Keep It Simple: Thinking of You
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Impress Fresh Ink celery, Memento black
accessories: rhinestones, dimensionals