The story in the layout is about how I love to travel because of my hobby. How those trips are really valuable and full of good times and memories. The journaling is hand-written in cursive to that tag peeking underneath the layers.
First thing I did for the background was creating a resist pattern with clear embossing powder. After spraying in the mists I then wiped the embossing clean with a baby wipe. To create more texture I added some stamping and some pencil doodlings.