This patterned paper reminded me of receipts, so I layered pieces behind the photos. I thought this fit the theme of the page nicely without being over the top about it. I'm enjoying the freedom of playing with bits and pieces of paper. I see what I can come up with and then add the photos on top.
These do-it-yourself embellishments create a visual triangle. I'm still all about the visual triangle and have to tell myself it's okay if I occasionally make a page without one. Lately I'm buying fewer embellishments and investing in punches and die cuts so I can create my own custom touches.
Adding border strips and a bit of sewing is a new favorite technique of mine. I seem to be using it all the time these days. I really like the finishing touch it adds.
And that's how I put this page together. Do you have any go-to techniques or new design elements you are loving these days? Do tell!
(p.s. my next kitchen project is new appliances, so if you could leave a comment about how we need to replace that white stove, I'll be sure and share those with Phil!)