First, I added gesso to the 8 x 10 canvas, then added a sheet of cardstock so I could transfer the design to the background.
The scraps of paper are from various paper collections. I ripped up some pieces and inked the edges (one of my favorite things to do). The flower are single petals glued down using Glossy Accents. The initial is chipboard that I painted and embossed.
The quote: "The Eyes are the window to the soul" is a chipboard sticker (K & Company Studio 112).