Fresh Baked – Bon Appetit

Hello everyone,

Linda here with my last layout for Merly Impressions. I like to Thank Chrissy and team for having me – it’s been a blast!  And all of you for sharing my journey – what a ride!

So, my brief here was to feature the Plate die cut from the Bon Appetit collection from Kaisercraft. I wanted to make it look like a picnic quilt, so cut 3″ squares from Fresh, Recipe, Prep, Floured and others from the paper pad.

IMG_1532 smallAll the edges were inked with Black Soot and a blending tool, then assembled onto a sheet of Latte Kaisercard. I laid the plate on bottom right and trimmed to fit.

IMG_1533 smallThe “Stir” paper has a lovely cook book so I found the equivalent in the paper pad and cut two out, joined them together and added a ribbon bookmark. This was fixed in the centre but raised either side on mounting foam tape, and placed onto the plate along with 2 circular photographs of the cakes I had made – one 1 x 2 1/2 and 1 x 3 1/2 – both backed with Scarlet Kaisercard. I wrote part of the recipe onto one side with a Black Micron pen. The “baked for you” is from the sticker sheet and the mixer from the Collectables. I also tucked a folded piece of paper from the paper pad under the edge.

IMG_1535 smallI die-cut some large flourishes from Floured and tucked the edge under the book, and added some punched flowers from Fresh with pearls in the centres.

IMG_1536 smallMy other photograph is 4″ square, matted with Scarlet Kaisercard as before. Another flourish with flowers was added here. Little dots were added around the photo’s and on the flowers using a white gel pen and DMC thread was used to “stitch” the squares together in places.

IMG_1542 smallAt the top I added some words from a cut-off strip and the Bon Appetit sticker from the sheet, these were outlined with a micron pen and dotted with the white gel pen.

IMG_1543 smallFinally I added some words from the Collectables along with some black pearls (from my stash).

I’ve also made an extra layout this month as I couldn’t decide which photographs to use – so – just to share this one too……

IMG_1537 small IMG_1538 small IMG_1539 small IMG_1540 (2) smallThank-you again for sharing my journey, I’m sure Elaine will be made very welcome to the team and I’m really looking forward to seeing her projects. Check back in a few days for more inspirational layouts.

So farewell from me, take care,

~ Linda ~