The large circles are covered in strips of ribbon (from the scrap ribbon jar I mentioned yesterday). I simply punched a circle from cardstock, covered it in adhesive, then lined up strips of ribbon. Once the circle was covered, I trimmed the excess ribbon to make it a perfect circle again. Easy peasy and a great way to add texture.
I love using kraft cardstock for my backgrounds, and I discovered a neat trick with this layout. I bought some pearl-colored Glimmer Glaze a little while back. It was too transparent for many of the uses I had in mind, but I thought I would try flicking it across this layout to see what happened. When the glaze dried, it was clear and shiny, making it look like wet drops on the kraft. I love the look and will definitely be using this technique again :). The white spots you see are Studio Calico's white Mr. Huey :).
Here's the fabulous sketch:
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