This layout was created for a Get It Scrapped article on layouts using pattern paper backgrounds. In order to keep the focus on the photo and story, I used a large mat (or series of mats) to separate the photo from the the background. Because the paper itself is so busy, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.
For more ideas on using pattern paper backgrounds, check out the article at Get It Scrapped here.
Supplies:Paper, Chipboard, Wood Veneer: Simple Stories (I Am); Enamel Dots: Simple Stories (Rad); Miscellaneous: tissue paper, acrylic paint
Process video (direct YouTube link here):