You can't go wrong with a little October Afternoon! I find all their papers so versatile, and you can mix 'n' match between collections so easily, too.
I decided to go minimal with this layout, and used just a little of the more gentle patterns from the Fly A Kite collection, to keep the emphasis on the photos.
I began with cutting the papers to the sizes I wanted, and chose a neutral kraft cardstock as my background:
I then decided to round the edges to soften the look, inked them too, and added an extra strip to give the design some breadth:
Having laid it all out, it seemed the page lacked something, so I dug out a stamp roller I'd never even opened, and had a play, creating a dotty background. I used ink, but paint would work equally well, if not better, and you could use any sort of pattern stamp for this, or even bubble wrap:
I also ended up misting the top piece of patterned paper, to add a little bit of glimmer interest, which unfortunately doesn't come out well in the photos, you'll just have to imagine it!
Finally happy with the background, I laid out my photos, title and journalling, adding some bling, flowers and ribbon detail (find pins here). And here is that funny little passport face!