This is one good natured dog. We love him so much. The background is red satin. I wanted to use just red and white , but things changed. This is one Christmas Day a few years ago. The borders are painted gold over white acrylic. Then gold pearlex powder with silver powder on top. The alphas are texture paste that i put on with a paintbrush. Then painted gold, then crackle then pearl white pearlex powder brushed on . I brushed it over a very thin layer of gold paint that was still a little tacky. I put some silver stickles on. I tried red, green and black to show more relief on the letters but nothing looked right. The bling on the borders is quartz chips, swarovski crystal, rhinestone, pearls, gold seed beads and moonstones. Lol i told my DH the title and he goes "Oh that's original." The silver chain on the right is from my sis. Inside the flower on the upper left is a little vintaj item.