I like to think that the overall layout looks either like scales or piles of rock and I tried to go for muted greys and yellows with pops of bright blue. I found the easiest way to make the shapes by hand was just to cut them pretty randomly and position them on the page. Don't spend too long perfecting the positions as they're pretty likely to move as soon as you start sticking! I then used gesso around the shapes, making it more opaque towards the edge of the layout to add dimension.
I added thin layers behind my photo to make it stand out and clustered some hearts. I pretty much just went for the obvious when it came to the title, there's no real 'story' to this page so I didn't try journaling but I wanted to remember where the photo was taken.
I'm not sure if 'cool' is exactly the word for a family outing but I love the bright blue and I think the sign/arrow shape kind of links to how the Lizard is about direction (being far South). I hope you enjoyed this post and as we finish our kits, this kind of design is perfect for using up scraps!