This layout is from our trip to San Diego -- while the boys were at Warp Tour, David I went to Balboa Park. These pictures are from the botanical building -- beautiful orchids and other flowers. And the building with water garden in front is beautiful in itself.
I used the colors -- green, pink, and black -- from the monthly color challenge at Scrappin' Peeps. I had chosen the background any way and then realized the pink mats would go well. But the black really made the pics pop. I was also inspired by the Random Challenge (Scrappin' Peeps again) to use photo collage in the style of leafrance.com. Mine is not nearly as intricate as their collages, but has a bit of the stained glass feel with the black. I originally had my photos placed differently, but the inspiration led me to their final positions. I may go back and add some journaling or I may do it on the back.