This layout is using a photo of my very cute great nephew, Rome. This photo taken back in October last year. He doesn't look like this anymore, they grow too quickly.
I started to create a mixed media background on some patterned paper, and it just looked terrible, I didn't want to throw it out, as some parts of it looked great. So I decided to cut out 9 squares from what I had created, mount that on paper and use it as a background for the photo. I love how that worked. I then added some stamping and of course the flairs.