25.2.16

Rainbow Faux Cake

Faux Cake
         Dear friends I am almost embarrassed to post this rather childish looking creation! This started off as a cardboard box I had grand plans to recycle into something cheerful and happy to hang on the wall. I thought I would go with the rainbow theme and it all began well but somewhere along the way some immature child within myself took control and all went a bit awry!!
        Well now that I have admitted my "unhappiness" with this project I hope you can find something "happy" to look at on this "Faux Cake" wall hanging!
Embossed Butterfly
      The elegant golden water-colored butterflies are perhaps a salvage point...they look gorgeous !!
Embossed Butterfly
       I guess watercoloring all the beautiful colorful butterflies unleashed  the "unrestrained" impish child in me and I couldn't help adding color everywhere!!
Inlaid Die cutting
         The "Happy" lies flat on the central Spellbinders die cut using the  "Inlaid die cutting" technique I explained in this post : Altered Box.
Rainbow Butterflies
Oodles of dazzling rainbow colors everywhere on this one!! Even the pattern papers I chose have rainbow colors!
Golden Embossed Butterfly
        The pink "icing" you see on the border of my box / cake was made with collage clay ,a type of soft air drying clay from Plaid [the makers of ModPodge] It comes in a piping bag with different styles of nozzle and you can pipe it just like real icing!
Collage Clay
Here is the link to a detailed post on Collage Clay  : Collage Clay Crafts
Strawberry Icing
       Icing my "cake" was fun and the faux icing actually looks like real strawberry icing! Yummy!!
Faux Cake
        I haven't decided whom to gift this Birthday Wishes wall hanging to...I guess I have to find someone who doesn't mind a riot of colors!!

Edited : My daughter has claimed this as her "advance birthday present" and has happily took it to hang in her room!! I am so relieved someone likes it!

Supplies : Dies :   Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish ,Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773, Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway , Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday,Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25
Stamps : Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Papers : DCWV Stack Stack
Collage Clay : Courtesy Crafters Corner

50 comments:

  1. OH WOW!! This is so beautiful Sonia...Loz

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    1. Loz ...big hugs...you dont know how much your compliment means to me in this particular post!!

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  2. I must be a child, as I absolutely LOVE it and it's bright and happy colours and beautiful butterflies and the yummy "icing".

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    1. Oh Faith Thank you so much for boosting my morale...I am already starting to like my project better now!!

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  3. Don't be so hard on yourself Sonia as I can see nothing but beautiful elements to this pretty creation. And As I have said before, I find your use of colour so refreshing.

    B x

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    1. Oh you are so sweet and kind Brenda.... Thank you so much for being such a supportive blogger pal!!

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  4. Gorgeous, colorful and detailed! What a work of art, Dr. Sonia! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  5. Gorgeous hanging, Sonia!!! Love the icing!! I love every part of it!! Please don't be so hard on yourself!! It really looks like a photo cake!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much for finding something you liked on this one Berina...you are the sweetest blogger pal!

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  6. How could this not be liked but I'm a tad sad that it is not real icing! Lol.
    Love the riot of colours and of course those butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Hehe Mrs A I am infact happy it is not real icing...this way it stays forever!!

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  7. Hi Sonia, Lovely lovely card and the butterflies are like beautiful little jewels. I have been hunting for the Jef extra large butterfly punch that you have, the one that looks like lace. Have you seen it anywhere recently? I have hunted online and phoned devi and Co. They don't have it. I am from Coimbatore and was hoping to locate the punch and have my hubby pick it up for me during his monthly visits to bangalore

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    1. The Jef extra large punch though punches lovely delicate butterflies is a terrible punch in my experience...from day one it would repeatedly jam and one day it totally jammed and my husband had to open it up to release it. I dislike using it that is why after my initial posts on this blog you dont see it in any of my projects.

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    2. Oh my!!! Good thing I didn't find them then. Thank you so much for telling me that.

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    3. I am glad too...its an expensive punch and not just a money waste but a frustrating product to use too! Also a word of advise...try not to invest in the extra large/ jumbo punches...they often give problems. The medium lever punches by Jef in contrast are top class

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    4. On ye generous soul!! If I were anywhere near you, I would have hugged you and given you a smacking kiss on your cheek. Thank you for the advice. I will definitely keep in mind

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  8. Happy colors Sonia and those butterflies are gorgeous !!

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  9. I think it looks great! Very festive with all those lovely spring colors! Love the butterflies!

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  10. Afcourse the kids will love it, rainbow is in and here your coloures are beautifull and warm , I'm not a kid but still would not mind to hang it on my wall ;)
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  11. Oh, I absolutely love it, Sonia!! It makes me happy to look at!! The colors are so beautiful and I love the gorgeous butterflies!! That faux icing is amazing!! Gorgeous my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Oh Doc
    I adore that Butterfly
    do you believe me I have that Hero Arts Stamp too
    and it is my fav ever love this faux cake
    and that icing yuuumm looks like a real one soo yummy I want to try it hehe
    great Idea as always Doc Sonia
    hugs
    Monika

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  13. Absolutely stunning and I I love the colours and your design is wonderful.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  14. They say we are our own worst critics and I say you are too hard on yourself. This is really pretty.

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  15. so pretty, luv the details and colors! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  16. I think it looks amazing! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Not sure why you are unhappy. I think it is beautiful. Love the soft colors and it really looks like a cake. Love it.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  18. This is adorable, loved the inlaid happy die cut! Sometime its fun to just enjoy the colors!

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  19. Oh ! I am so sad it is a faux cake because it looks so yummy! Your idea of using clay is so brilliant Sonia! Beautifully made project! :)
    Suchi xx

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  20. There is nothing to be unHappy about it and Prisha is correct as any little girl is going to love it !The icing looks very much like real !

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  21. Beautiful design, love your colours too.xx {aNNie}

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  22. What an adorable creation !!!specially butterflies, swirls, the usage of clay and the vibrant colors all seems to be happy .BTW which element do you think seems to be unhappy .......so why are you unhappy?must mention we all are very happy to see your very beautiful creation.

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  23. This is super cute ma'm :) such a happy play with the colors :) It's totally awesome to let out the child in us :)

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  24. I love this cake. It's gorgeous. Fabulous colors.

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  25. Missed cking this out the other day so came back for a look. The piping of the icing on edge is so cake like. I would get startyed on something like this and then part way thru mess up so I applaud you for getting all the way thru it and it looks wonderful. Especially like the Butterflies. Fun to do a creation that brings out the child in us. I say "Forever Young!" Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. Gorgeous Sonia! It's like a rainbow exploded into your craft room and this beautiful project is what emerged! Love it! hugs :)

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  27. Lovely bright and cheerful card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Birthday Wishes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  28. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  29. A lot of cakes I've seen in grocery stores are loaded with color and embellishments too. Your "happy birthday" looks like it came straight off of a real birthday cake, as does the icing. And you obviously had a blast creating it. Good for you!

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  30. This is beautiful Sonia, I love your rainbow of colours together and your faux icing is a very cool idea. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  31. Ooh I can get this Mod Podge Clay in the UK, thanks again for sharing this beautiful hanging. Must get myself some of this for my faux 3D cakes as looks fun so much fun. TFS.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  32. This is awesome! Embarrassed to post?! It looks fabulous - I'm very impressed!

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  33. This is such a gorgeous creation! All the embellishments are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week. :)

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  34. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

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  35. So colorful! Great birthday wall hanging! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs

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  36. I think this looks wonderful Sonia and was surprised to hear you were disappointed by the outcome. Such terrific colours and I love the idea of the piping around the edge….too clever.

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  37. So fun! LOVE your "frosting"!

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