You can tell that I'm really working through the patterned paper stash when really "old" papers come into play. Sometimes I look at my patterned papers and wonder what possessed me to get them in the first place...then I remember that I have well-meaning friends who passed me their stash when they gave up scrapbooking. :)
I do like to challenge myself to use unusual patterns and colour combos.
So I added a punch of maroon for the photo mat and slowly added textured elements to create interest.
I really wanted to add stitching but an empty bobbin killed that thought immediately [ahem*lazy bones*] so faux stitching in the form stickers it became! *winks*
Playing along with The Studio Challenges.