I started by gluing the top layer of a paper towel mop up sheet onto a #8 manilla tag; sealing, drying and trimming all round. This is one of my favourite techniques for creating a quick background.
I then added a piece of a dictionary page from an old Cassell's German-English dictionary down the right hand side in the same manner.
To colour the dictionary page and to add extra intensity to the left hand side of the tag I used Distress Crayons in Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and a little Mustard Seed.
|The first option|
|The final choice|