This is one of my favorite photos of Estella. I just love lighting and the sweet expression on her face. I love it so much, that I can even ignore the fact that her face is less than totally clean (I think that might be chocolate around her mouth) and she is wearing a winter hat of her grandma's.
I used Bazzil textured cardstock in pine cone for my background paper for this layout. All of the other elements I used were leftovers from one of my monthly "Get the Edge" kits from Scrapper's Edge. I wanted the focus to remain on my photograph, so I used minimal patterns with subtle color schemes. I even kept my embellishments flat and just went with some rub ons and letter stickers for my title. I also used my glaze gel pen to create some shiny faux stitching.
In this photo of my layout, I used the flash setting on my camera because I thought it represented the true colors of the page, but the flash did create a large glare over my photo. So I have included a second photo of the layout below, so you can all see the photograph I used. I am sure there are ways around this problem with the photography, and I would love to hear any tips and tricks that you may have to offer.
Thanks so much for looking, and any comments you leave.
Remember-use those scraps!