After sketching the first draft I went back and cut and taped edits all over. Graph paper is awesome to work with for that very reason!
The final product shifted a bit still - no chickens, I changed up some of the accessories, and I still have to add our family name.
I was able to use many different colors, but tried to use the same color at least twice in the portrait to keep a sense of unity. I also threaded a gold strand in the twins' hair to make it a bit different from Dad.
I can't believe how darn cute this turned out...and check Etsy and Google Images for tons of other great ideas for how to customize it even more.