I made this page for Scrap Whispers Challenge 156, which was to scraplift a page from their guest designer Gwynn Asbury. The main things that I pulled from Gwynn's page were the patterned edge to the page, the collage of hexagons and the single photo. I really like her hexagons, but I have no way of cutting them easily, so I switched to circles (having also considered squares and triangles along the way).
I chose my photo and headed for my scraps box again, finding a stripy paper (that ended up being my photo mat) that I liked and which led me to a matching full sheet of squares. I cut my circles from the central squares and then used the holey sheet as my background (with the centre covered up and just the edge squares showing). I arranged my large circles in offset rows, and added smaller punched circles and clear epoxy circles to them to break up the rigid rows.
Looking back at Gwynn's page again now, I've noticed that she sewed around the edge, and I think that I will go back and do the same with mine.
Paper - Daisy D's Playtime, The Robin's Nest (Shaped Piece)
Letters - Doodlebug
Ink - docrafts
Epoxy Stickers - from Stash
Fiskars Shape Cutter & Circles Template
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch