Here is my take
Annelie also has a challenge up which is a budget to blitz challenge ie
Create a LO with 1 sheet of double sided pp and 1 sheet of cardstock. Embellishments can be either handmade, recycled or non scrapbooking related and the same for the titles. You are free to create with inks, paint, oddments/leftovers of paper, material, packaging materials and wrappers and anything else you can find or think of.
Here is my layout - my alphas are from my oddments box
Will update later re THE RETREAT