The Story | It's not really a story, more a theme of bonding! When our little man was born just over 12 months ago, our daughter loved to view him from a distance but holding him was almost taboo as she was scared she'd 'break him'. Gradually she became more confident around him, especially now that he isn't as 'breakable'. The two of them are growing closer and closer each day and forming a beautiful bond.
How you communicated the story | I'm lucky to have snapped this photo of the two of them as it conveys everything I wanted to say in just this single frame. I decided that I would use a black and white version of the pic so that all focus remained on their faces and it remained the prominent feature of the layout.
Photos | Canon G12 and edited in PicMonkey. I've mounted three of the same photo on top of each other to create a softer edge and to add a little bit of dimension for interest.
Techniques or tips to share | I have been dabbling lately in adding applique on my layouts using fabric with a foam backing and lots of stitching to hold it all in place. Although the technique takes a while to accomplish, the results are definitely worth the effort as it adds something just a little different to the overall look of the layout.