Saturday, February 25, 2012

CAKE!!!!!

Actually, no cake, just a box of Caramel Apple cake mix that I altered. You should have seen my hubby's face when he saw me painting the box black. He asked what I was doing, and I said I was trying to make a collage on the cake mix box. He walked away shaking his head while I was giggling (not too loudly). This week's Octopode Factory Challenge (TOFF#35) is about cake. After seeing Dawn's 3-D cake slice, I wanted to make something 3-D myself. Not having lots of patience today for templates, I decided to alter a real box of cake mix. I know my daughter is going to flip over this - I can't wait for her to see it. If you are interested in joining the cake challenge at Octopode, click here.

I painted most the box with some black craft paint, colored my image with SU! and Copic Markers, added some Ranger Crystal Stickles, glued down the images, and painted a layer of Gum Arabic over the whole thing to add some shine. Some silver Stickles and Mike's $1 gems, and it was done.

I used my Glenda the Good Witch Octopode image - she is the prettiest Octopode in my opinion, although there are a few close runner-ups. I wanted to have a profound quote - don't you think that quote is so true?

Hope your weekend is going well - if you were here, we could mix up that cake mix and have some caramel coffee together! Hugz!!!

9 comments:

  1. Great idea for an altered gift! And, Your immie is great with it! I am jealous of your ability to color images like this!

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  2. Excellant creation and love love this quote... amazing
    - Samir

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  3. Aah can you send me a piece plz, its looks so yummy. You have an such kind of blog, I never know, wow, your work is always pleasure to see, and your comment make me soooo proud, thank you visiting my blog and welcome my blog, I am really soooooooo happy to get your comment on my blog.Hugs to you too a lot.

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  4. Great quote LOL and use of it on the card :)

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  5. Thanks so much for the lovely comments and I'm very flattered to have inspired you to do this great project - talk about thinking outside the box (LOL)!! There's something for you on my blog today :)

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  6. What a clever idea for the cake challenge! How creative to use an actual box of cake! Fabulous work <3 So glad you could join us again at TOFF!

    Amy*

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  7. Oh, you're so creative, Nancy! Painting a cake mix box....now, that is different. Turned out great and I really like the sentiment.

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