Ok now I have to say that I don't like taking risks and facing upleasant surprises in general.
This is the story behind the page you're about to see:
A very talented scrapper that I admire is Georgia Heald. I visit her blog from time to time, because I find her style really classy (which is enough to inspire me). So just the other day I read in her blog that she experiments a lot and experimenting is what she recommends all new (ok I'm not new) scrapbookers do, in order for them to find their own individual style.
So today I decided to get out of my comfort zone and experiment. I mainly used distress stains and washi tapes. Some ribbon and some stickers, as well. The patterned paper is from BG's Soleil collection (you can find it at the Memories Trend's store).
My layout is a bit different than my previous ones. It's different because it's not as "clean" as my usual pages are. It's a little bit messy, as far as colours and embellies are concerned... The colour combo is very strong, also (but I love love love fuschia, purple and red all mixed up). It just happened that the sketch I used is from Georgia's challenge blog Paper Stories and is created by another talented scrapper, Emma Stafrace.
Without further delay here's the result of my experiments
and Emma's sketch (which I rotated)
I think I stayed pretty close to the sketch, the only element I didn't incorporate was the banners. And I used only one photo. I hope you like it!