Maintaining background pattern when creating link

I am using a background pattern called purty wood. Whenever I create a URL link the the background of the link text defaults to none/white and there isn’t a way to get to the main background in the style menu, only colors, which doesn’t match the background pattern. How to get it to keep the background in the style menu when creating a link?

Sorry I’m not sure what you mean. Can you provide a screenshot perhaps?

I increased the size to make it easy to see. The link is complete but how do I get the original wood background back instead of the blank white.

Never mind! I figured it out! First time working with style menu’s and I got caught up trying to make links in variable sizes each time.