For my project I actually did one of my favourite techniques and just to mix things up I tried a new technique that is one of my favourites on others projects.
The first technique I used is distressing, I love the look of the edges when distressed in either Chocolate or Cocoa ink. The second technique is stitching on my layout. I love the look of it on others and one of my new Close to my Heart tools is the Stitch Guide with Foam Mat
Now onto the pictures of my layout: