January 11, 2011

Wedding Cake - New Beginnings CCC Challenge 101

Again I am extremely thrilled to be a Guest Designer on the Crafty Creations Challenge blog this month.

This week the challenge was to make something for a "new beginning"; birth, wedding, engagement, etc.........  That was the only limitation for the challenge so it was pretty wide open and it will be very interesting to see the different project created by all the amazing talent out there.  Go ahead give it a try and post your creation using the link on the CCC blog.
I have a couple of weddings coming up this year so it was easy for me to chose which new beginning I wanted to use.  I made this wedding cake using a digital image from My Grafico, if you are like me you are always looking for new digital images, check them out.
 There was not a lot to color on this image but the white was just too plain, so I shaded it around the edges and lines with very very light chalk using light blue and gray.  You can not really see it in the photo but it does give it depth in person.  The wedding colors are dark blue & silver, so I used papers in those colors that have a very shimmery/pearlized look to them.  I get the paper from Paper and More, they have such pretty papers and their customer service is outstanding, order some samples and see for yourself, plus shipping on the samples in only $1, can't beat that.
I colored the flowers and leaves using my ProMarkers that you can purchase at Carpediem Store for only $1.49 each.  I used Blue Pearl and Cobalt Blue on the flowers, for the leaves I used Meadow Green and Apple.  After I colored the flowers I put Ranger Crackle Accents on them, which gave them an unusual look, here is a close up to see the effect it gave them.

I printed and colored the image twice and the bottom off of the top one and pop dotted it on top of the other one, I like the way it gave the cake more dimension.  The cake was mounted on Spellbinder Labels Ten.  The "wedding wishes" was stamped and heat embossed with a dark blue embossing powder.

I also finished the inside using one of those same Spellbinder labels, the sentiment was computer generated and the paper that I printed it on does not dry very fast so with embossing powder in hand I pour it on as soon as it came out of the printer and I was able to emboss the inside.  I edged it using one of Martha Stewart edge punches.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I would love to here your comments.   Again stop by Crafty Creations Challenge and check out all the other talent.


Sharon said...

Oh Wow! This is just fantastic Donna! I love it!! :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful!!! i love everything about this card! you have certainly our done yourself. Gorgeous!!

Rhonda Emery said...

what a beautiful card with so much detail. just love it. hugs

Summer said...

Love the way you

Claire Phillips said...

Those roses are fabulous with the crackle glaze - perfect! Cheers Claire x

Claire's cards said...

Beautiful card Donna, I love the colours.
How do I get in touch with you, I can't see your e-mail anywhere.I'm the prize winner of your prize in the bloghop.

Anonymous said...

So pretty Donna!

jfcerv said...

Simple, yet so elegant. The Bride & Groom will love it!

shelly said...

hidonna :) its such a pleasure having you joining us this month as guest designer on CCC. your card is beautiful..ilove all your work :)

Cricut Couple said...

So Gorgeous! Love everything about it!!! You don't see much blue with weddings anymore and it's such a beautiful wedding color! Just love it!