For some years now its been difficult for me to follow recipes and concentrate enough in the kitchen to do anything except for what I know best. The last few years I have been able to follow the backs of packet cakes or cupcakes.
But very recently I finally have enough headspace to look at recipes again and bake things. It's a small step to some, but a giant leap forward (to quote a famous quote - thanks Neil) for me.
So I used this blue and white challenge to come up with a page featuring my most latest bakes and a bit about that for me. I used IRL items which I don't use that much these days - like the window (which I made into a cupboard) and the basket, and the french metal gate. I loved the colours of the challenge- all those blues and checks, metallic, greens and white.
|My Inner Baker - digi scrapbooking page Double D June 2017|
It's hard to describe to others how I put a page like this together, considering its so many elements over so many different kits. I do alot of changing colours and lighting on pieces to get them to match - particularly things like the key, whereas others like the tea pot I didn't edit at all. The basket, for example, was light brown cane with two teddy bears in it. I cut the teddies out and made the basket white and put my flowers 'into' it. The French metalwork was in gold and was around a fancy doorway, and I just cut out the bit I wanted and repeated it to make this pattern. The checked heart I used above the photos, but I also upsized it to make it the 'table cloth' for my basket. It was originally brown and white. I used a combination of material items and hard surfaces like wood and metal to match the inspiration photos.
Kimeric Kollections Sisters - Patterned paper no 12 (blue background) | Far Far Hills Freebies Kit Light Wood 007 (white fence) | PrelestnayaP Because of You Element 28 (finding chainlet) | PrelestnayaP Designs Shades of Love Element 13 (key) | Laithas Designs Nocturn Whispers Elements no 13 (linen page), M Mullens Among The Wildflowers kit - prong (finding slider), Far Far Hills Sweet Christmas Dreams Skimersan 0011 (tea pot), Far Far Hills Feast Love Skimersan 008 (clock), Far Far Hills Gentle Spring 002 (basket), CSI #45 digi pieces (double window frame), Yalana Designs Light Feelings no 107 (cloth heart), Lara’s Digital World Bye Bye Summer Elements flower 1 (blue flower), Rachael’s Scraps Flowers Vol 24 no 6 (white flower), Disasterpiece Studios Goldilocks CU no 3 (gold cord), Far Far Hills Vintage Doors freebies kit 002 (French style metalwork), Lara’s Digital World Under Palm Tree - Fish Stripe (used for shape of fish), American Crafts City Park Patterned Paper no 2 - River Front Park (stripes/spots on fish), Far Far Hills Old Worn Metallic Surfaces 003 (silver work at top), JBS FreshLove - Sticker 20 (title is in it), my Nanna W’s cross shaped doiley.
Suppliers : Far Far Hills, Digi Chicks, Sugar Hill Co, Pickleberry Pop, Sweet Shoppe Designs, American Crafts Digital, CSI digi freebies, etc