I found a nice, basic sketch at Sketches in Thyme yesterday and decided to try it for this page. I liked all the white space it left on the page. I also liked how it kept the focus on the pictures. The original sketch only had one picture, so I decided to place both of my pictures together on one picture mat.
I also liked the color scheme in the For Your Inspiration challenge. It was all green and serene.
I had some scraps of My Mind's Eye paper from last summer that reminded me of the colors and decided to use that green background to highlight it.
For my strip across, I just layered 3 papers - white cardstock, the green side of the patterned paper, and the brighter sky blue colored patterned paper on top.
I added a white strip of ribbon with a little ribbon die cut spot. I added a wooden Kaisercraft flourish and 3 buttons from My Mind's Eye for a nice, simple accent.
The letters are light blue foam Thickers from American Crafts.