So i thought a plain piece of canvas in white would not make an effective back ground. So i went googling the "mottled effect" painting method. I tried that out and got a very nice background - atleast i think so :) The background is actually with green, yellow and gold tones. So i then added some quilled flowers. I followed Pritesh Dagurs tutorial
http://youtu.be/qiLk9wmIMSY which was based off http://azlina-lin.blogspot.com/2012/01/multicoloured-flowers.html for one of the main pieces. I like the effect :)
I have finally figured out that quilled swirls are best with card stock paper - they are easier to shape.