I've had the background paper for a long time; it's pink toile and shows little girls playing at being grown up. The sentiment is one that makes me think of my own kids and grandkids, and literally brings a lump to my throat every time I read it. Colored ink didn't work for it, but the black was just a tad too stark, so I put some velum over it, which I punched with a lace border. The pearls seemed to be the right "soft" touch.
I enterred this in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft sentimental
Paula's Ponderings pink background
Sentimental Sunday clean and simple
Die Cut Dreams soft shades of vintage
The Shabby Tea Room old meets new