Now to the hiccup in this magnificent plan....I wanted to have a food based layout, I loved every meal on my trip to the States, but once I picked the photos and paper line I realised the photo didn't exactly cut the mustard. The composition was off and didn't quite capture the hugeness of the breakfast, but combined with another photo it would convey the whole eating extravaganza .....here's where the 3d foam pads come in.....so I mounted the first picture and then adhered it to the layout. I then carefully cut around the plate image on the second photo, layered and inked it before mounting on foam pads and adhering to the layout, overlapping the main image. A few cropped photos from my trip and business cards from the diner, also on foam pads, captured the mood I was after.
Paper line - Papermania Midnight Blush Capsule Collection
This was the first time I'd cut around an image rather than just crop it and it worked out really well...at least I think so. It's a technique I will try again and combining it with the foam pads creates an interesting depth to the layout which isn't fully conveyed by this image but you get the idea.