Why do I not seem to like themed papers? I dunno. I don't have a lot of Christmas paper, or Halloween, or birthday, or zoo or travel papers (well, travel, we don't really go anywhere). I have a little bit of each, but not much.
Anyway, I had zoo pictures that I wanted to scrap, so I dig out the few pieces of zoo paper I had and started cutting it into strips . This is super old Reminisce paper. But I paired it up with some new feathers (got 'em at Michaels--used a coupon; actually kind of impressed that they had theses).
It's not a hugely embellished layout, but I like the simplicity and I especially like the feathers and the wood veneer butterflies against the black background paper.
I did a secondary page to include the rest of the photos I had. It almost looks like a pocket page--which (If I had any) would have been a good place to use one. But, again, I'm liking the simple and straight lines and the pop that the feather and veneer butterfly gives it.
I also used an Amy Tangerine Thickers set for the title. I've had these for awhile and they just never seemed to fit or coordinate with what I was working on, but I gotta say I do love them against the black on this page! I did the outlining and journaling with a white gel pen and said done!
I'm still not ready to go out and buy up a whole big bunch of themed papers--but I am going to start to keep an eye out for a few more themed papers to use.
Have a great weekend!