Welcome to this month's technique challenge. I love Nicole's artsy papers! This month we're going to create an artsy paper and then use it in a layout. Here's what you need to include: A solid paper, reasonably plain. Texture - gesso, thick paint, or other textured element Colour - magic lights, styles, colored papers clipped to masks etc A stitch or scribble/loopilalooza/artstroke Script or text - brushes, elements, styles etc Your design should cover approximately half of the solid paper Then go ahead and create a layout using the paper you made. When you have finished, post both the created paper and your layout here. Here is my paper and the elements I used, from NBK Design's Wildflowers, which will be released this Wednesday. I also used text from the Artsy Bits & Pieces in artCrush 11. Here is my paper And here is the layout with the paper I created. Cindy and Danesa also did example layouts. Here are Cindy's paper and layout...using Wildflowers (in store on Wednesday) And Danesa's paper and layout, with the ever-popular Wildflowers RULES This challenge runs from 3rd - 16th of June. One lucky scrapper will be randomly chosen to win a $5 coupon to the NBK Design store. You must use 100% of NBK Design Products. You may use a template from a designer at The Lily Pad if it fits in with the challenge. Post your created paper AND your layout in the NBK Design Gallery AND in this forum, and link your layout to the gallery. I'll be checking the forum daily, so if you have any problems just post here or send me a pm. Most importantly, have fun!