New layout! Keyword: colors!
A few layers of pretty colorful papers, chosen at random or almost. There are 3 different colors yes but also 3 different patterns because i don't think repetition is good on the eye (yes, there is such a thing as too much polka dots if you want my opinion.). Beside the fact that i wanted different patterns, i also try to be careful about the base color of the paper, that is if they are white based or cream based. All of these, including the background are cream based which helps bring them all together. The only white elements are the 3 tags (from my PL kit, the same as you saw yesterday on my PL spread). It seemed like a nice way to bring the eyes to the embellishment clusters.
Another thing you might have noticed on my layouts is that i never mix brown and black but always choose between the two. In this case i knew i wanted to use those woodgrain thickers by Amy Tan (gorgeous right?), so everything was inked in brown, and the journaling was written with brown ink. On this layout for instance, because the background wad grey, i did everything else with a black pen. Do you do the same thing on your layouts?