I also used this layout at The Practical Scrapper. They challenge at their site was to use die cuts. The letters and some of the embellishments are die cuts.
I did not have the brace/bracket template or paper, so I had to create one and trace with an exacto! My aching finger....Anyway, I used metallic light brown and that reflected a lot of light in the picture making it hard to see the journaling which says
I am Brown-Digging in the dirt-Earthy-Planting seeds-Baking for my loved ones-Chocolate-Comforting their souls-Warmth in the home-Safety-You can trust me-Feeling the bark of trees-Woodsy-Nature's gentle hue-I am Brown
I used many different scraps of brown paper I had with different textures printed an embossed on them. I also used Jim Holtz distressed ink in Vintage Photo. I used various embellishments I had laying around and used my Cricut to cut out the daisies, the single brown slender leaf, and the title words. I used a Jolee's guitar embellishment and colored the leaves with distress ink, too. I altered my photo using Photoshop Elements 7 with a sepia filter, a diffuse glow filter and adjusting the color to be a more chocolaty-brown.