Gratitude is the theme of this week's Created Byhand challenge. I just love the sentiment (stamp from Club Scrap). I wanted an elegant background for it. The antique wallpaper technique from the latest Technique Junkies newsletter and the regal flourishes texture fades folder from the Tim Holtz Alterations line seemed perfect. Coloring was done with the crushed sage and weathered wood distress inks. A simple ribbon and a pretty button were all the embellishments I felt I needed.