I'm really enjoying making backgrounds with the Oopsie Daisy digital kit! In the paper world I've been into mixed media and layers lately--all kinds of layers--so I wanted to create the same type of look using digital.
Each digital collection comes with an assortment of backgrounds and overlays. I created the muted background below using Background #3 with various blending modes, like gradient overlays in multiple and lighter colors - your choice of which effects to use will vary, based on both background & overlay colors, so experiment until you get something you like.
I really like the look of text in my work, so I added Background #1, with more blending options.
To achieve the look above, flip Overlay #2 horizontally (so the daisies are on the right side) and layer onto the piece, using more blending tools. Adding the ink splatter stamp from Extra 01 was the icing on the cake for my final "look." I added several splotches of “ink” by picking up colors, from white and taking the opacity down, to using an array of colors on the background page. This "splatter" image will be a real "go-to" stamp for me, both in digital format and on paper using the same rubber stamp image from the Borders & Backgrounds unmounted sheet.
To finish the page, I added some really neat, ready-to-use elements from Extras 08 and 10, Sasha’s picture, shadows and journaling text using the Skinny Chick font. I finally achieved a digital layout with the many layered "mixed-media" look I was going for!
Love this kit!
CS Member Cathy Gray