I had a lot of fun creating the background paper on this layout. I started out with a couple sheets of kraft cardstock. Using a credit card I smeared white Making Memories paint on my page. You can see some areas are thicker than others and it picks up a little of the texture of the paper. Then I used an old plastic alphabet stencil and my pretty pink Maya Mist along the right edge of my pages. I hate to waste all that ink on the stencil so I flipped it over onto the center of my pages and blotted. Next I splatted some walnut ink across the page.
I used the edge of a 'postage stamp' stamp along the top border, smearing it with a little Pinecone ink. I also used a 'print', a 'world globe' and an 'airmiles' stamp on various areas of my pages.
I loved the idea of the vellum, with the cut out hole, on the photos. I've been saving that one in my 'to try' folder for a while.
Papers I used are 'This & That' by Echo Park and an old Imaginisce design (arrows).
Now some closeups...