I'm sorry I haven't been here much this week, but my personal life is a bit crazy at the moment and I've just had a lot going on. I am hoping I can get out of this stuff soon and get back to normalcy...is that even a word? I won't bore you with all the details because I really want you to come back to visit...hahaha. I do think that crafting is my therapy and I needed to dig into something time consuming so that I would be able lose myself in a project and this is what I came up with.
My friend Amy at Love to Crop has a challenge for the Decorate to Celebrate blog. The theme for this challenge is WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENTS, and BRIDAL SHOWERS!! So we want to see all of your decorations and party supplies celebrating everything fantastic about the UNION of two people in LOVE!! I just couldn't resist in creating this beautiful Wedding Cake. Now as I said, this was very time consuming, but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out. So here we go, (picture heavy):
Here is the cake....
doesn't that just look nummy?
The cake was cut with the Tags, Bags,
Boxes and more cart on my cricut
at almost 7 inches
I inked the edges with a soft
pastel pink for definition.
If you want to know where I got the idea from the Roses
head over to Penny Duncan's blog.
The rose for the slices were cut on my E-craft from
white copy paper at 1.5 inches. I misted the flowers with my
homemade glimmer mist before assembling them.
I did not coat each flowers to it's fullest to give it highs and lows shadows.
The roses for the center were cut at 1 inch and the
green leaves were cut from glitter paper also on my E-craft.
The slices open up.
I embossed each piece of cake with my cuddlebug
and the Textile texture folder. Isn't this just gorgeous?
The lace was from my stash, but I believe it came from
a yard sale or maybe a thrift store. I have tons of this stuff.
It looks so real.
I used my E6000 glue to glue the plate onto a candlestick
One last look. I am so happy with how this turned out.
Before adding this to my blog I had shown some of the pictures to a friend the other night. Her daughter is getting married on 9-10-11 (what a cool wedding date) and she commissioned me to make one for her with teal and brown. As soon as I've completed it, I will post it on my blog.
I am also going to etch the last name and the date onto the plate.
That will be my "gift" to them.
So now hurry on and create something for a Wedding, Engagement or Shower and enter the challenge.
I am also linking this up over at Sew Woodsy.