I saw a layout similar to this and thought it was something I could have a go at. I'm loving the combination of purple and brown at the moment.
The black also highlights the picture.
I used a patterned paper with some white gesso spread in a circle. Sewed on some silver card stock. Then layered with purple stamps and purple texture paste. Purple and green scraps of paper. Some flicks and splodges of brown paint. Dry wall tape. And finished with black twine and card stock cut outs using the cricut machine.
Journaling to tell the story and my second layout share done!
This is a page I had completed years ago but never really liked. I'm much happier with the outcome after editing today. Same papers with some layering and texture paste with a cute journaling tag and twine added.
As I get better at the whole blogging thing, I'll share more info on products used.