Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You're an Angel

Hi again! It's Wednesday so that means it's time for another Pink Papery Studios challenge. This week Kimmie issues our challenge - to alter something! Oh - what a good idea!! Amy, the owner of PPS, gave us some new images to use this month. I think this angel food cake is darling!! It's such a clever idea! And there is a matching Devil's Food Cake to go with it. They are part of the Whimsy Studios collection.
I originally had another idea that used an actual angel food cake container. But I need a Big Bite Crop A Dile to make it work like I envisioned. Don't you know that the year I finally decided I needed one and requested it for Christmas is when they announce 1 month later they are coming out with the Big Bite. I haven't made the plunge yet on that tool. But hey, I collect tools too so it probably won't be long! LOL
I switched gears and used an empty peanut butter container instead. Just simple paper decorations where the label used to be. I colored my angel cake with my prismacolor pencils and used my blending pencil to smooth it out and add shading. One tip: this is a digi image I have and the ink can smear even with the pencils. Don't you LOVE the cake stand? Who could resist a pink polka dotted cake stand? I know I couldn't!!
I recommend using images that you've printed on a toner machine instead of an ink jet machine as you don't have to worry about the smearing then. I painted some Shimmer It on her wings and lacy edging, cut her out and popped her up with dimensionals. A quick ribbon treatment with layered buttons hid the red lid that did not match my color scheme. Here's another tip: lots of red sticky tape to hold these layers in place!
Now, be sure to stop by the other girls blogs today too! I've seen some of the creations on the DT blog and they are too, too cute!! Links are over in my sidebar!!
ETA: Testing adding links
If you've read this far, you deserve a treat!! Lori is the illustrator of the Whimsy Studios collection. Stop by her blog as she has blog candy to giveaway - and it's stamps!! Cool thing is there are 3 - yes 3 - winners that she'll be giving prizes too! And don't forget that I also have a sweet treat to giveaway - see THIS POST!


Christi said...

OMG this is SOOO cute!!!!

Lori McDonough said...

I followed you over from my blog and i am so excited to see how you used my angel food cake stamp here! I visited some of your previous posts too and saw some more of my stamps sprinkled throughout. Thanks for the links back and i'll be sure to reciprocate! Have a great day!...I'll be back, too! :-)

Sandra MacLean said...

Cassie - I love this!! And thanks for the tip on printer inks to use. I was just going to test this out too but with watercoloring!

Anonymous said...

This is just darling!! :) Love it!!

Heather said...

Hi Cassie,

I just wanted to come by and see what is new. Wow you have had lots of posts!!!

Great items to share, and I love this altered jar. I have got to start doing more altered items!!!

Well I finally got Madelynn's sketch done it was a fun one this week, but I am not seeing yours so maybe you did not do it this week??

TFS Cassie!!!

Loved your organization post. I am currently doing my room and though it may not look nice to others I love how I can go right to what I want and know where it is. It is hard to make Craft Items look all neat and tidy even when all in cubbies and containers I have found!!!!


Danni said...


My Paper Adventures said...

Love it!! The new PPS stamp sets are adorable!!

Your question about Shimmerz...I sponge them on heavy cardstock and a little goes along way and prevents it from buckling.

Janna said...

Cassie, this is gorgeous!!! What a creative altered item! And thanks for the tip about the ink! Sometimes I have that problem with the smearing. Oh, and let me know about the big bite, crop-a-dile, I have been eyeing that too!


Amber said...

Hi Cassie
This project is too cute! You did great.

Kimmie0270 said...

This is such a cute jar! What a great idea!

Katie Skiff said...

Very cute!! I love that image. I guess I need to find out where it is from.

Sue said...

How cool is that!!! Love it

xxx Sue

the whimsical butterfly said...

This turned out GREAT! Love it!

Lynn said...

Adorable! What a great way to recycle a peanut butter jar! Love it!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW Cassie this container is soo adorable! Love how you altered it! :)

~Christina~ said...

What an adorable little project!!! LOVE IT!