The first layout uses a simply repeating diamond pattern (cut from card and used as a template to trace on the papers). Adding a stitch effect to the page with a white pen gives a patchwork feel with a difference and allows for journalling blocks to be created from the background card. I sanded the edges of my photo slightly and then completed the page with a thickers title and some days of the week words strips from October Afternoon 9-5 washi tape.
My second layout contained not faux stitching but the real deal to tie together wonky strips of 12x12 papers and some bubble wrap stamped background card. Another great way to see both sides of the double-sided papers from this range.
My little burst of contrasting colour came from a photo mount and a dimensional heart cut from three pieces of paper folded in half the stuck together as shown.