Sunday, April 14, 2013

Let's Bake a Cake at Creatalicious

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We woke up to more snow on Saturday morning :(  Well, it is perfect weather for 'baking a cake' which is the theme this month at Creatalicious challenges.  Here is the recipe - use at least these ingredients in your project:
- 1 ribbon/bow
- 2 buttons
- 2 flowers
- 1 clip/stich/fastening
- 2 patterned paper
- glitter (any kind)

This challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the DT were provided with images to use.  For my project, I used Effie Trinket Sassy 2.  I haven't actually read the books or seen the movie, so at first I did not realize she was a character from the Hunger Games.  I thought she was a Christmas image because of the poinsettia-like flower in her hair and I was going to make a Christmas card.  Luckily, I did a little research and ended up making a bookmark instead - much more appropriate :o)
Here is what went in my cake:

Paper - white card, pale yellow card, 4 papers from MME Miss Caroline collection (the lace is paper too - not sure if it shows).
Image - Effie Trinket Sassy 2 from Sassy Studio Designs coloured with Prismas.  She is a full length image, but I cut her off at the knees.
Flowers, buttons & glitter - flowers are a poinsettia die cut by Spellbinders.  I put some Stampin' Up buttons in the centers and gave them a spritzing with Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz in Blazing Sun for my glitter.
Ribbon/bow - I used seam binding ribbon died with DI scattered straw and milled lavender and added a bow make from gold cord.
Clip/stitch/fastening:  I used a magnetic fastening which holds the bookmark closed and in place in the book.  I placed a piece of magnet between the image and papers on the top and the other is placed on the inside.  I left it uncovered to show that there was a fastening:
Other - flourish is Darrington Corner by Memory box.  OMGosh - I have never had a die cut just fall out of the die the way this one did!  I didn't have to poke it out or fight with it - it literally just fell out all by itself.  I will definitely be getting more Memory Box dies!  For this one, I just cut off the bits I wanted as it is a large corner die.

The team created some beautiful projects for your inspiration, so do pop by Creatalicious to check them out.  Sassy Studio Designs is providing our lucky winner with 4 digi images of their choice!  I hope you will join us this month and I look forward to seeing your creations.

I would also like to enter my bookmark in the following challenges:

Allsorts - Letter of your name - I used D for digi image
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bingo - I used glitter, die cuts and blooms

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate them and love having the chance to visit you too.




Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous Dawn. I love the image, beautiful colouring and the flowers and design are wonderful.
Sue xx

mixamatoasties said...

Wow this is lovely Dawn. I love the yellow and grey combo, it's one I haven't tried but I really must!

Susan xx

Bea und Doreen said...

amazing Dawn. fabby image as well
Big hugs
Doreen xx

~Tammy~ said...

So cute and sassy!

Linda Pekrul said...

What cool colour choices! They look just wonderful. Love how your flowers turned out using that poinsettia die and what a yummy flourish!!

Ira Huberts said...

She's just sooooo elegant Dawn, love your choice of colours, so nice and soft. And your flowers are fab! Hugs, Ira xox

Beate said...

Hi Dawn, you made an absolute wonderful boomark! I love it! And I agree ... the flower does look like a pointsetta *smile*

MIE(Mieko) said...

Beautiful card! I love your colour combo.
Mieko xx

Sarah said...

This is s gorgeous Dawn, I love the colours and design. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Use Your Name challenge x

Jules said...

Just gorgeous and nice to see something a little different. Thank you for joining us at OSCC. Good Luck xoxoxo

ladyjanet_56 said...

this is a lovely bookmark I love everything about it, thank you for joining in ay
OSCC. Janet

Dora said...

Wow your bookmark is fabulous Dawn, love the yellow and grey together .. so pretty. Wishing you a nice weekend xxx