I started by blending on lots of rich Distress Oxide Ink into the background and then spritzed it with water and blotted up the ink using a paper towel, to give it this nice mottled look. I then stamped a typewriter background using a very old background stamp from My Favorite Things. I used the Lower Case Modern Alphabet from Scrapbook.com to create the title, adding some white gel pen details.
I fussy cut the flowers and typewriter out by hand and sponged some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink around the edges, and then added some details using a white gel pen.
I found this little scrap of paper in my scrap box and tore it from corner to corner to make a pocket, where I slipped in some ephemera bits from my stash. I added this pretty vintage blue bird to the corner pocket.
I used a Create Happiness Borders stencil to stencil the border around the entire layout using black ink.