New layout, based on a design Shimelle uses quite often and that i love very much. i wasn't very sure at first if i wanted the black paper on the right and the blue on the bottom, or the other way around, so i just cut my papers both way to see how it looked like. I don't have issue with cutting such pretty paper because with simple shape like rectangles i know i can use it an any other layout. And i find it much simpler to use pretty papers once the first cut has been made! In this case i ended up thinking the darker paper would look nicer at the bottom since the pictures were already a bit dark.
I'm not a big fan of cardstock so i went looking for another piece of patterned paper for the background and found this green striped one from an the first Amy Tangerine collection (i think). I have like 5 pieces of green paper in my stash and i always have the hardest time using them, i guess green isn't my color. But in this case the green was a PERFECT match to the blue paper and i love the very thin stripes.
The black camera paper is from the Darling Dear collection by Studio Calico and there is a very similar paper in the collection, black as well, with speech bubbles on it. I decided to cut a few of those and spread them on my layout to balance a bit the black on the layout.
Then i grabbed my die cut bowl to create this little cluster on the layout. the orange one us actually a 4x3 card from my SC PL kit. It had a nice saying at the top "For the record" next to which i stamped a few things but kinda messed up so i ended up covering it with a piece of the blue paper on the background. i think it looks pretty nice so no big deal after all.
for the title i had this old green thickers that i never use (again, green issue) but were a perfect fit to the background and the not too girly style of the font matched the square design of the layout!