What I want to do is convert the text 'take you' to a path so I can then join the paths togther, create a bottom line and close the object. I then want to fill it with the pink so it looks part of that pink image, and the outline of the image happens to be text. I don't how to achieve this though, can anyone help?
Type>Create Outlines then ungroup if needed.
Depending on how the font is drawn, you may not be able to simply assign it a fill color once you convert it to paths. After you close the path, filling it might just change the line color since it is not a solid font. So, you may need to use the resulting path as an edge for Pathfinder overtop of your pink box. I would try Divide, Ungroup, and then delete the unnecessary resulting paths.