Recently I made a doble page LO about my 5 beautiful grand-daughters. My eldest grandson was a little disappointed and said to his Mom, "What about me?" I had to reassure him that the next LO wold be about my grandsons.
Since the LO is about boys, I thought roughening up the paper edges would give the LO not only a bit of a vintage look, but also a more masculine one as well. I used both the 8 x 8 pad and the 12 x 12 pad for this LO. I had intended that the I would cut strips out of the fancy rooster diamond shaped paper. When I had completed fussy cutting out this strip as a single length piece, I saw the leftovers of this strip laying on my work surface and realized that they could be made into shapes by piecing them together as the patterns matched. So I used them as you see.
I have seen some LOs where ink was dripped down a page and liked the look. I used a water pen nib and wetting it I picked up ink from my Vintage Photo ink pad. Starting from under the diamond strips working downwards, I made some squiggly lines at various lengths. I think it makes it look like water damage make some ink run. I fussy cut the rooster, postcard and stamps from the 8 x 8 pad.