All About Animals" - include an animal somewhere on your layout - it can be in the photos, a sticker/embellishment, patterned paper, etc.
And I have to say: this really challenges me! We have no pets and I unfortunately have no picures of my kids playing with the neighbours cat (I think, the next time, I have to take some! ;-) ) So, I decided to use a picture of my daughter and use some animal-embellishments.
I wanted to create a girly pink layout with mixed media. So I first cut out a stencil from a cut file from just nick. How to create your own stencil - you can find here. Then I used this stencil to smudge some lilac and pink nuvo-embellishment-mousse and acrylic paint on my background. For more girly flowers, I used a very colorful paper from my stash, cut my white cardstock smaller and backed it with the patterned paper. Then I machine stitched the two papers together. For decoration I used some embellishments (cat and rabbit) and some cherry blossoms from SF-Stamps.
Some close ups: I colored the cherry blossoms with liquid pearls (Ranger) and my waterbrush. (I love the shimmer!)