Louise Nelson's tutorial for Creative Jumpstart No. 7 was amazing!!! I totally loved the effects she has been able to achieve on her scrapbook layouts. I attempted to make a similar background to the one Louise demonstrated (step by step) and once again used products that I already had on hand. I encountered a few problems along the way and I have not been able to achieve anything like the crackle effect that Louise has created. I'm blaming the products I used, but also think that I would need to practice this technique a few times before I'd see improvements. However, I think it would be worth the effort, so I might need to go shopping!
This is a small layout (roughly 6" x 6")... I struggled to put this together today too. Having not had much experience with scrapbooking I found it difficult to get started . Anyway, once more I've kept the composition very simple and just added some fabric scraps left over from the making of my wedding gown.