I have foam taped most of the die cuts to add more depth to the layout.
I have created an embellishment cluster around the journal block to draw your eye to the photo.
Keeping your embellishments in a diagonal manner also ensures your eye is drawn to the photo which is important when using a 'busy' or patterned background paper.
Don't be afraid to use patterned papers as your background as all it is, is a matter of contrast.
Thank you for stopping by for a look today.