All the other elements on the layout came from my "brown" drawer--I love scrapping by color. The elephant has nothing to do with anything except that I was really lucky getting into Aida's class. Hence the "tickets". All of the grungy, natural elements really tie into the earthy feel of Ventura and the handmade theme of the Craftcation event where I took these photos.
Hope this inspired you to get outside of your comfort zone and have a Tim Gunn Moment: "Make It Work!"