The background shows all the things he is happy about. :o) Lots of colorful friends, cool houses, fire hydrants, bones, and love - what more does a puppy need? I picked out my design papers before I colored - this is the best way to ensure your finished project is color coordinated. Usually I color first, then dig and dig through my paper stash to find a match. :o) I stamped the Dachshund (Sku#D973) onto Cryogen.