Sometimes I just make backgrounds--they can be a work of art all to themselves.
The thing I love about blogging is getting to know other artists and learning from them. There are a lot of creative people out there sharing a lot of great ideas and new techniques. Lisa at studio rose inspired the background technique for the altered book page above, who got her idea from Lucy. I learned the secret is in the layer of glue over the background pieces. You can go here to learn the secret.
Hopefully, I have passed the inspiration forward.