The Autumn Spice papers from Lily Bee definitely have something to do with it. I have been scrapping for fun, to document some important milestones...to just play with paper. It has drawn me to this dark polka dot paper as my base.
There are a lot of white colors in my photos so the dark works. I also used many light colored papers and embellies to compliment the photo.
My approach lately has been to grab any photos that move me and then scrap. No care of season or paper line. These pictures capture how much my kiddos love school.
I love.....love....love this honeycomb paper and cut it to add a random shape to the layout. I also put some under the top section of my page. To add texture, I tucked two fuzzy leaves under the honeycomb and sticker.
I think the dark makes the rest of the page pop. The only drawback is where to put journaling...I addressed it with the use of the typed strips.
At the end of the day...dark is a great option!