Hello there, Claireliz here, how are you?
I love Sarahs AFOMFT monthly kits & I always try to make as many projects from them as possible but inevitably there are always small scraps of pretty patterned papers left over.
This months Neopolitan kit has been my favourite ever so far & I couldn't bear to leave any little bits unused. I came up with a really simple idea to use up all those little pieces of paper & create a simple & sweet layout...
I knew I wanted to use this Instagram photo of a cake that we made a while back... it was delicious. I had one 4 inch x 4 inch piece of paper which I knew would sit behind the photo. I took the paper & photo & positioned them roughly where I wanted them, then I took the small pieces of paper & began to cut lots of little triangles 2cm wide by 3 cm tall, I then paid them on my page in position, at this point I took a photo on my phone to make sure I put them back in the right place. I doodled a border & some lines for the bunting to hang from. When I'd glued all of the triangles down I doodled around them to make them stand out a bit, I also hand stitched 3 little buttons onto the layout where the doodled string hangs from. I drew & cut a frame for the photo from some corrugated card which is stuck to the photo with 3d foam pads. I layered up the pieces of paper I had left, each one being inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and attached them to the bottom corner of the page & attached the photo & frame using 3d foam pads, as a final touch I added 3 little gems from my stash. The title "Say it with Cake" was made from little alpha stickers & some large chipboard glittery letters.
Well that's all from me for today, thanks for stopping by, don't forget you still have time to enter our monthly challenge, you can find the details here.
Take care & hope to see you soon.