I experimented with two types of ink and got two different looks. Love them both!
CTMH Exclusive Inks - Canary, Crystal Blue and Fern.
Stamp set and Thin Cut dies - CTMH Spring Critters
TwinTouch Markers - CTMH - Sap Green, Leaf Green, Pastel Green
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - faded jeans, worn lipstick and dusty concord
Stamp set - CTMH Your Beautiful Self
All you have to do for the background is rub the ink pads on a clear block, spritz with water and lay on the paper and "smoosh" it until you get the desired look. Great YouTube video to watch with Catherine Pooler.
Happy crafting and Enjoy Life's Moments!