Who is a fast shipper if I try this again?
While I wait I have been looking for inspiration and found some today at Studio Calico.
I love the layered, collagey (is that a word?) look of this. I see brads, stamps, paper flowers, stickers, patterned paper... The variety of embellishments really give it a lot of charm.
I love this look because it works on many different levels. Overall it is pretty and pleasing to the eye, but as you look closer you notice so many details that add to your enjoyment. Seems like a good fit for a mini book about a frenetic city like New York that also has many layers.
I may "scraplift" this look for my cover. I hope I get a chance to work on it tonight, but unfortunately I also have financial statements to check. Darn.