Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Paula!

Hello all you wonderful crafty people.  I hope your weekend is off to a sensational start!  I'm back today, just as I am every Saturday, to share my project for Our Creative Corner.  This week, Paula is our host again and we are celebrating her birthday.  And oh my goodness, she wants us to make her a cake!  That's right, layer upon layer and the decorations have to have to be red, blue and yellow.  

Well, I don't mind telling you that I was totally stumped on this one and a cake in red, blue and yellow was somewhat shocking to me - LOL.  I don't have any cake stamps so I decided I needed to actually build a cake.  So here is my three tier cake, which actually looks more like a wedding cake than a birthday cake.  I have to tell you that it definitely looks a lot nicer IRL than it does in this photo and I can confirm that I spent a LOT of time die cutting flowers!

The bottom layer consists of flowers cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die.  The blue is weathered wood distress stain and they are all edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The middle layer was cut with the Tattered Florals Decorative Strip die.  The yellow is a combination of Antique Linen, a dash of Mustard Seed and a bit of Scattered Straw.  Antique Linen was too light, Mustard Seed was too bright and so I kept adding to my stain puddle on the kraft sheet until I got the color I was looking for.  The top layer was also done with the Tattered Flowers decorative strip die and the flower was colored with my new favorite color - Barn Door distress stain.  

I built this cake on the white corrugated cardboard that I sell in the store, but then decided to cut it out and make it a free standing piece rather than a wall hanging.  I'm really not satisfied with how it looks in the photo, but IRL this is a pretty cool piece.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.  And do be sure to stop by for birthday cake at Our Creative Corner.  Happy Birthday Paula and many happy returns.  

I am also entering this into Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals challenge.  



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19 comments:

Sandy said...

Gasp! The cake really took my breath away. So unique and absolutely beautiful!

Sandy said...

Gasp! The cake really took my breath away. So unique and absolutely beautiful!

shari said...

This cake is just beautiful. You should enter it into TH challenge he issued today, you have to use his flower die on a project. I don't know if they pick randomly or not but you should win with this one. He is picking 5 $100.oo prize pkgs. Shari (cricutrookie)

Brenda Brown said...

What a fantastic idea and beautifully executed. The flower layers look amazing Linda and its so pretty.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

beckiev said...

Yummy!! Looks good enough to eat!!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is amazing! Every layer of flwers is delightful, just amazing! Trace x hugs x

butterfly said...

Wow, Linda - I can see why you were stumped to start with... red, yellow and blue cake - really?! But what a fabulous turnaround... this is so cool. All your flowers are amazing; I love the white "frosting" ones! I was also going to suggest the TH challenge, but I see someone beat me to it!!
Alison xx

Maryanne said...

This is such a clever idea! It think it looks beautiful in the photo!!

ednamburgess said...

So clever,I love it. Might have to try that one of these days. Great job. Edna

Buttons said...

What a triumph Linda! That's a really challenging theme and you've nailed it. Hugs, Jenny x

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous creation, Linda. I just love it! :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

How gorgeous! And fun! And innovative! Clever you!

Susan said...

This cake is out of this world! But then again why would it not be. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

Susan said...

This cake is out of this world! But then again why would it not be. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific idea and just Beautiful!

Sue C said...

Wow Linda what a fantastic project ! The flowers are fabulous ! Sue C x

Anita Houston said...

Where's the knife? This cake looks good enough to eat! Yummy!

toni said...

Brilliant cake , non fattening too! Lovely work x

Lili said...

Your cake is stunning Linda! Love your layers of flowers, they look edible, lol.
Hugs ;)

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