For this lay-out I used gesso to first mute the pattern down and then distress paint to bring the background to a nice green. Then I ended up scrubbing the paint off with a baby wipe as it was too dark. Oh well, a work in progress.
Loving texture on my projects this one certainly has a variety of textures. including sewing, modeling paste, stamps, glassine paper, twine and more!
Paper used was a beautiful line from Crate Paper called Open Book. I've induced some of their embellishments as well (tags and brads, which are fabric covered).
I hope you are inspired to create something fun soon!