“Favorite” ~ 12×12 Layout

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I am so thankful for the beautiful woman in this picture with me!  She is my lovely aunt and one of my best friends.  A bit of an inside joke between her, my brother, and I is that she is our favorite “Aunt Ruth Ann.”  She is also our only Aunt Ruth Ann, but she is certainly a wonderful lady that brings incredible joy to our lives.  This photo was taken on our trip up to visit her in 2014, when the twins were just one year old!  We had a lovely visit and stayed with her for a week.

My goal with this layout was to incorporate this gorgeous floral from the Felicity Jane October kit as well as all of the gold ephemera pieces to add the happy shine that my aunt brings to my life.


I used a variety of pieces to create my title, starting with a wood veneer word “favorite,” a label from the kit with handwritten “Aunt,” and the leatherette alpha stickers from the kit to spell her name.  Under the photo, I added a piece of black ribbon from the kit and light pink scallops from the exclusive subscribers cut apart sheet to create a base for the photo to sit on.  Adding on a couple of ephemera flowers and a cork tag from my stash, then splattering with Heidi Swapp Color shine finished off this side.


On the left side of the photo, I laid two of the patter papers from the kit together, covered the seam with gold washi tape and ribbon, then splattered with Color Shine.  To the top left, I added the date on a label with a gold ephemera piece behind it as well as three hearts punched from the paper scraps.


The top right was kept pretty simple to balance out all of the other embellishments.  Just a simple gold heart clip and the gold glitter tag from the kit with a small piece of lace ribbon through the hole.


Overall, I love the elegance of this layout and the sparkle just makes it perfect for me!  Playing with the Color Shine mists was a bit nerve-wracking at first, but I love the soft touch it added in the end!

Here is the process video for this beautiful layout:

I would love to hear your thoughts on this layout!  Either in the comments below or in my private Facebook Group.  I also have a Youtube channel for process videos and DIY tutorials, so feel free to check it out!

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