Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Baking, Doilies, & Poppies

Bakin' Beauties inspiration at OCC

If you are looking for my Top Tip Tuesday Design Team post click here.

Wow, what a combination. I'm playing along with  Our Creative Corner's Bakin' Beauties Challenge where Kristin challenged us to make a creation based on these delish looking treats and the catch was to use something you would use in baking in your creations. How fun is that! As it turns out, a lot of fun!!! The next challenge I'm playing along with, City Crafter Challenge 116-Hello Doily, asked that you use a doily but NOT a paper, crochet or die-cut doily. Rather, they wanted to see stamps, doily embossing, or doily patterned paper on your project. The third challenge, Moxie Fab World-Tuesday Trigger, features this beautiful china plate with gorgeous poppies and the color combo is my trigger.

Moxie Fab World -Tuesday Trigger
Image Credit: http://wunderschoen-gemacht.blogspot.com/2012/05/poppies.html


So, how did I combine the three...



and a close up of my sparkly heart...



I'll start with the OCC challenge first because you have to explain your ingredient(s) so here goes. I used Sparking Sugar Cherry Pink crystals and they provide color {poppies} & texture. To adhere them to my die-cut heart cardboard I used a combo of meringue powder, sugar & water which is used a lot in baking to crystallize flowers for cakes or cupcakes. The meringue powder is a great substitute for egg whites and I placed a thin layer of medium gel mat to the cardboard heart. A cake palette knife helped me spread the mixture and I sealed it with Plaid Mod Podge which I applied with a nylon brush. Happy to say it worked like a charm but I was a sticky mess afterwards. :) In case it isn't obvious the inspiration I drew from OCC photo is-heart shape cookies, icing colors & sprinkles. I applied rub on doilies (yes I know, not on the list but they are not on the NO list so maybe I can squeak by, hope so) and burnished them with a bone folder. The colors are from the Moxie Fab Trigger as I previously stated and I hope I achieved the requirements for all three challenges. One thing is for sure, I completely and totally enjoyed making this project. To me, that is what crafting is all about. If you'd like to know how I made this project just click the tutorial tab at the top and view the pictures. :)

I am also entering my mixed media wall hanging in two *new to me* challenges, The Crafty Bloggers Network: Monday Challenge #1 Anything Goes & Tuesday Alchemy: Challenge #21 Anything Goes.

Have a super day & Happy 4th of July to those celebrating in the USA! We would not have the freedom we do without the sacrifice of those who have fought and died for this country. We continue to experience freedom because of the men and women in our Armed Forces and I join my husband in thanking you for your service and selfless sacrifice. May God bless you and the United States of America!!!
Hugs,
Lisa xx


Supplies:
Ink: Shabby Shutters Distress Ink (T!m Holtz/Ranger)
Accessories: salvaged cardboard; Pro Art gesso; Apple Barrel & Folk Art acrylic paints; acrylic paint dabber-watermelon, (Adirondack/Ranger); Mister Huey's Pretty Pink & Read Red Color Mists (Studio Calico); Christy Tomlinson She Art rub ons (Pink Paislee); Timeless Doilies rub ons (Kaisercraft); motifs-transferts stylises rub ons (BG); Spellbinders Cl. Heart & Cl. Scalloped Heart; doily lace edger (MS); leaf green ribbon (Ribbon Boutique); Mod Podge-Matte (Plaid); India Tree Sparkling Sugar-Cherry Pink; Wilton Meringue Powder; sugar, water, Ateco cake palette knife; ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever; eyelets & original Crop-A-Dile (We R Memory Keepers)

25 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous mixed media project Lisa! LOVE the sparkly heart! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Lisa! Fab project! That sparkly heart makes me swoon!

Shirley-anne said...

Love that heart and interesting post .Love your style and will be back again .

Sue said...

Hello Lisa
You provided us with a wonderful explanation of your baking ingredients, thank you so much for that, your Heart looks amazing with the sugar crystals creating a texture that you so want to run your fingers over, your Bg compliments your Heart perfectly, and I like the Doilies too!
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC, we are thrilled to see your work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous! You really did amazingly well covering all those challenges and such a sweet creation too ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Lisa, this is such a gorgeous card. What an amazing effect and outcome that you applied the ingridents on the card. Just brilliant! ... :)

Jeanne J said...

Lisa, you just keep getting better and better! Wow this is so pretty and elegant. I love the colors and that sugary sprinkle that is so glittery! Gorgeous!

Lisa M said...

Well, I am loving every little bit of this card. You have mastered all of these challenges so perfectly L1!! :) Your card is delectable. I love that you can combine cooking with shabby chic so amazingly.
Hope you had a good 4th.
hugs,
L2

MarcyK924 said...

Yummilicious, Lisa! You baked us a card! You are one of a few who really took this challenge by the "pans" and ran with it! I can see your inspiration you got from those cookies too! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Marcy

Shannon White said...

Goodness so Sparkly Sweet Lisa! And What Yummy colors too! Fantastic way to combine these challenges! Love your Pretty Cheery creation! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Lisa, I looove your altered bag and the heart is gorgeous! So much yummy texture and great colours ;))) xx

Jackie Rockwell said...

Your sparkly heart is stunning Lisa! It looks Delicious!!! :)

Elaine said...

Lisa that sparkly heart is stunning well done have a lovely weekend Hugs Elaine

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Great take on all of the challenges! Love that sparkly, sweet heart!

Chris said...

Hi Lisa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Tracy said...

Well I just love your sparkly heart and rub on doilies Lisa. :-) Your whole project is really clever. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. Hugs!

Marlena M. said...

I love the sparkly heart~yummy! ;)

Betty Manousos said...

wow, what a brilliant project!
i just love your sparkly heart. delicious!~

have a great remainder of your weekend!

first time here. i just love your blog!

Cath said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

donemark crafts said...

Wow Lisa your card is so pretty love the heart and the colours are great.
Thank you for playing along at CBN.
Kaz.xx
CBN.DT

Linda R said...

So Pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Lucia said...

Lisa, this is amazing! Can't stop looking at those pictures :D you are so creative!!! wow! plus it's my favourite colors :) thank you so much for your sweet comments, hope to be able to post and come visit more often! :-) xxx lucia

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, I love all the sparkle! Gorgeous!!!

Margaret said...

Ooohhh! I just want to reach through the screen and touch this! This is so pretty and I love the colors! Gorgeous!

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