Since I have two sons, I wanted to make the same layout for both boys. I have been limiting myself to not buying two or more of every sheet of patterned paper that I like, and this time I made it work!
I backed the layouts on black card stock and dry embossed the aqua card stock for texture. I found ric rak in my stash that that was a perfect match. With one sheet of patterned paper and two of the aqua I think I accomplished my goal of stretching my supplies by a creative design.