25 January 2013

Chocolate cake and macaroons ...

Sometimes you just glance at an image prompt and instantly know what you are going to use from your scrappy stash to replicate it.  This is what happened when I first saw this delectable image challenge on Show us your stuff.



Quite aside from the fact I was instantly hungry and desperately wanted in sink my teeth into one of those delicious looking macaroons, I was instantly drawn to the lovely bird patterned background.   I knew I had THE perfect paper - a half sheet hidden at the bottom of my paper draw.  It had literally sat there for years.  It wasn't exactly the same but the bird images on this background reminded me strikingly of the birds on this other paper.  I paired it with a couple strips of teal coloured patterned paper and one of brown I had in my offcuts box, added some shell buttons, brown gauzy ribbon and my handmade crochet flower and button embellishment.


This is me as a toddler with my Dad and resident cat in our backyard.  I don't remember the cat - his name was Whiskey but apparently he was one very fickle feline.  He tolerated my Mum as she fed him, he barely tolerated my Dad because he didn't feed him yet poured his love and devotion on me probably because I was of a similar size.  

7 comments:

leannes scrappy stuff said...

Great page love those photo's thanks for joining in at SUYS cheers!

Marelle said...

Aww love that layout!
Thanks so much for joining in at SUYS !

Kaitlynne Roil said...

I love that you do 8.5 x 11 layouts like me!
Love your take on the inspiration
Kait

Leanne J said...

LOVE the colours and the take with the birds.. woohoo.. and what a story..
thank you for having some fun at SUYS>. oh and i know what you mean about taking a bite...

Ebony van der Starre said...

beautiful photos!!!! Great take with the birds!

sarah martin said...

Awesome layout. Love the story and the paper choices. Thanks for playing at SUYS x

Penny said...

Yes - perfect choice of papers and embellishments!