Using AA's gorgeous stencils and applying the Dimensional Velvet paints and adding gold embossing powder really enhances my background paper. Once the stenciled paint was dry I applied Coloration Sprays for shadows and depth.
I also then embossed my chipboard pieces, portions of the butterflys and matting paper to enhance the layout.
Layers always add interest to your layouts and you can achieve this simply by adding recycled cardboard to the backs of your photos which provide space underneath to add tags, embellishments, chipboard etc. Distressing the edges of your photos also provides a more vintage worn look.
Scrapbooking allows you to take a very simple photo and create a wonderful story behind the picture. I hope this has provided some inspiration for your next layout.
Wishing you a beautiful day and please be sure to drop by Art Anthology's blog with some unbelievable art. Creatively yours, Toni