This is a layout created with the fabulous December Scraps of Darkness kit (Ooooh January's kit is so close to arriving).
I thought I would step further out of my comfort zone and attempt a semi-steampunk kind of layout. This is the first layout I have created with this kind of look and also with a random photo (every other layout has people I know in it). I am really happy with how this turned out. Many thanks to Renea (Scraps of Darkness) for her tutorial on 'gussy up your chipboard', this really helped me get the gold and black effect on my steampunk chipboard (which is by a fabulous Australian company called Twiddleybitz).