For both layouts I just cut the paterned papers into equal strips (2") and varied the length and stuck it across the page. I mounted the photo on what was left of the cardstock, added some Bazzill Just The Edge, flowers with brads and finally a journalling card (sticking out from under the photo in this layout. The title (running across both pages) added the final touch!
I will be really busy next week as starting another course in the afternoon as well! Luckily, I can use some of the layouts I have already done so the pressure is off for a while.