..this is the story of a Valentines project which started with a packet of biscuits, ended with a bread bin; and doesn't really have anything to do with food.
A couple of weeks ago we went to Ikea (love Ikea) and we bought a grey trolley and a packet of biscuits, The biscuits had little hearts on them and they were too pretty to resist, so we took them home and thought about eating them until someone said Stop! Let's save them for Valentines Day, and put them back in the cupboard. But a plan had started to form in my mind..
I thought a picture of a heart shaped biscuit (or a few) might make a cute photo and that photo could be turned into a page. Or possibly a card? I opened the biscuits. I took my pictures. And then I went out shopping.
I found a bread bin. A cool bread bin: so cool it didn't look like a bread bin at all; but more like a reclaimed, salvaged, upcycled executive desk accessory. ..and that will be why my Valentine got a new file holder to sit on his desk, as a gift, this February 14th.
Ah, but the photos? I have to pull all this together, I know. So..
I decided to make a Valentines card with my biscuit picture
I was thinking ahead - maybe a few more general cards or notelets too? So I printed them out four to a 6x4. I could have spent a bit of time editing, but the photo is small, and it hardly seemed worth it, so these are from the camera, through my Selphy printer with its sepia effect and a border.
Lately I've been spending way too much time hunting through drawers looking for the pieces I want to use; so I decided to gather some bits together before I started and work with them until they were used up
And I ended up with this:
built on a white paper bag, stamped with a 99p stamp set from the Pound Shop and held together with a little clothes peg.
And he got the message! Now to put the rest of the photos to work...