It just so happened that I had a similar piece of paper to the one shown in the inspiration photo.The only difference was that mine was turquoise. That piece set the stage for my color choices.Since the canvas had a lot of doodling and was very busy, it was important to have a text paper with a single word as the focus. I didn't have a multicolored piece of paper that said hello. I did have one in black and white. Given that the canvas was turquoise, the switch was a good idea. If I had not had this piece of paper, I could easily have recreated something similar with some of my stamps. I was also lucky to have a sheet of paper with gems on it. A more organic print with hearts would have worked equally as well.
The gem motif seemed to be quite the sticking point for me. I am not one to wear a lot of jewelry, so I knew I would not take the motif literally. Instead, I focused on concepts such as love and friendship being a treasure. This led to my choice of photos and inspired my journaling a bit. Notice the small handwritten pennant on the lower right. " A true friend is a gem." Even if you don;t have some of the paper patterns shown in the challenge, think about what motif they are trying to convey. Can you bring that motif into your layout somehow. Perhaps you can even consider a quote or phrase which would become the starting point of your layout.
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