The background is a technique scrap - like Shelly and Hetty, I subscribe to the Technique Junkies newsletter, and Like Shelly, I have a bunch of backgrounds that I've made that I can't even remember the name of the technique any more. I recall that it involved reworking scrapbook papers that I didn't like, by painting lightly over them and tearing them into strips.
About the key - I was walking to my crafting desk and saw this key right in the middle of the floor. It is a shiny new brass key, and it had no key tag on it, so I have no idea what it is for or to whom it belongs. No one is even home right now except me - the men are off at Boy Scout camp this week - so I have no idea how a strange key found its way onto my basement floor. I don't entertain down there. If someone wants it, it is on this card now.