I chose to make the black my dominant color, using it as my background paper. It has been a long time since I have created a layout against a black background and it was a refreshing change. Here is my layout:
For evidence, I used paint and a frame. For testimony, I journaled about the duals that are sure to come in the later years as my daughter grows into a teen. It is written on the pull-out card and reads:
I'm not so naive that I believe our duals will always end with fits of giggles and hugs and kisses. You are your mother's daughter, and that's a double-edged sword...you have my stubborn streak and my determination, both of which will likely cause us to butt heads often when you hit your teen years. When that time comes, I will draw upon this memory an remember the love and lightheartedness; the prophecy of standoffs to come. And we will get through it...and maybe even giggle, just a little.
Here are a couple of close-ups: