Hi Everyone, This week marks our 1st Birthday Celebration at A Vintage Journey and what a party we are going to have with our lovely followers. The challenge for the following month will be Anything Tim, with amazing prizes donated from the man himself - Mr Tim Holtz and our kind sponsor Countryview Crafts and Anne from our DT. We also have some very exciting news, so do pop over HERE to see all the details and my super talented team mate's projects. You are in for such a treat !
For my DT project my inspiration behind this was our 1st Birthday Celebration at A Vintage Journey. After all a party just wouldn't be a party without a Birthday cake.
This is a picture heavy post and I have tried to keep the written description to a minimum. If there is anything you would like to know please email me or leave questions in my comments box and I will reply.
My cake is just over 6 inches in diameter with a depth of almost 3 inches. I decided to use Tim's collage Technique for my strip around the cake as I had to put a join in my paper which hid it beautifully only making one visible join using a couple of screw brads and it added strength to my cake.
I find adding paint to lace especially on a 3D project makes it easier to adhere on.
Double layering papers together for added strength.
I now started to construct my cake. Giving this plenty of time to dry I started to work on my embellishments for the top of my cake.
My candle was made from a Sizzix die called Candles. I formed 4 layers together to get my 3D effect.
I added a coat of Beeswax to my candle with a brush then started to add drips from candle wax for a realistic look, rubbing on a little Gilding Wax and Perfect pearls to add shades of light and dark to candle.
I poured some Utee into my Jewellery finding and quickly placed my candle in the centre whilst still hot. Once cooled I glued the Utee onto the metal base as it releases from the metal when cool.
The finished result which I love.
With Tim having a love of game pieces this gave me the inspiration for my Scrabble style letters on top of the cake.
I wanted them to look vibrant against my white-washed background so I put a layer of Glossy Accents onto them.
My stars had Alcohol inks dripped on to them. Distress Glitter was added to the perimeter of my cake.
My flower was made from the Sizzix Bigz Tattered Floral die and seed pearls added to the centre. My metal leaves I added a touch of Gilding wax to.
The Happy Birthday banner is a Cheery Lynn die. I added Tim's wishbone.
The base is a Cheery Lynn doily die which I shaded at the edges to mount my finished cake on to.
Once my letters were glued in place I glued my base to the top of my cake and added my final embellishments.
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