I haven't done many actual 12x12 paper layouts. I don't have anything against them, I just always did another type of project or I did them digitally. I think that officially this makes number 4 or 5. Seriously. But I decided I wanted to make an actual 12 x 12 paper page using my Felicity Jane kits and looked up and saw this black and white photo of my niece clipped to something on my desk and it was a done deal. I knew the black and white photo would go well with the colors in the FJ kit as they all have a black and white base.
In the end I decided to go mostly with pieces from the February kit. I didn't plan on it having only two other colors besides the black and white - teal and gold - but that's just how it turned out. It's simple but sweet. I keep thinking I should have added some paint splatters or something but I'm holding off for now and just letting it be.
The teal chipboard hearts actually came from an Ali Edwards kit but they matched so perfectly and I decided to see if I could color block the bottom of them in gold like the letters were and used a gold Sharpie. It totally worked.
At the last minute I decided to add the strip of black lace along the bottom with my sewing machine and I adore it so much I did it again on my next layout which will be on the blog later in the week.
I didn't video making this one, but I'm testing the waters of recording process videos and hope to have some up soon.