I can't tell you how I made my background but I used Weathered Wood Distress Paint along with Victorian Velvet, Frayed Burlap, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, and Antique Linen Distress. Here are a couple of pics before I added any embellishments. All total I used 5 stencils: Honeycomb, Dot Fade, Harlequin, Latticework and Flourish. What fun!
I made a trellis from the Mixed Media Thinlit Die and distressed it with Picket Fence Distress Paint. I made flowers from the Tiny Tattered Florals Die form Kraft Core paper and placed them on leaves cut from the Spring Greenery Decorative Strip. I finished it with a single word...love, cut with a die in my stash. Here are a couple more pics.