i'm taking a class at BPC at the moment called Kit-Tastic (which is awesome by the way) with the aim of busting some of my stash. i put together a kit using the pre-class materials with Harry Potter & Halloween layouts in mind.
This particular layout features lot's of the props that displayed at the tour, which are on purple velvet. i HATE purple, and I did not want purple in my colour scheme. I don't even think I own anything in my stash that is purple. I thought the bright green would work well as the deluminator and Rita Skeeter's quick quill are that colour.
It's very unusual for me to have a dark background, but as i'm aiming to bust some stash and i've had that piece of paper for about a year it was going to get used. i thought it would be pretty funny to mix the mini doilies with a skull.