Thursday, January 29, 2009

Love and Scandal Cube

Over at One Powerful Hour my good art friend Moira has selected Cubes. Here is her outline: Your cube can be any size; made from any type of material, wood, card etc; it can be made to hang or sit and decorated in whatever manner you choose. Moira has used a Ready to Go Blank Board 3 inch cube which she has painted and collaged and attached beads with which to hang it. HERE you can find an Inchie Ornament Tutorial by Patty Szymkowicz. Shelly Rae Wood has generously shared on her blog The Art and Musings of Shelly Rae Wood a one inch cube template I, using Shelly Rae Wood's one inch cube template as a guide, made a 2 inch cube...I have a really hard time working with the small sizes. Anyway there is a template at the bottom of this post. To start I stamped the definition of tea all over a background paper and colored in the flowers. I then embossed in gold on each side either a tea cup or tea spoons...I alternated...Next I selected 4 images from a Collage Sheet from Alpha Stamps. I dusted them with gold pearl ex and clear embossed them to make the powder stick and to make the images more sturdy. On a separate sheet of card stock I stamped the phrase "Love and Scandal are the best sweeteners of Tea" i dusted it with coordinating ink and cut it out...placing a word or two on each side. I outlined the words in gold pen and added some diamond glaze. the finishing touch was some gold along the edges of each side of the cube and the beads. Oh, I stamped a tea bag on the same paper I used for the box and have that hanging from the bottom of my cube. I had a great time making this little cube and I have a ton more may be seeing quite a few cubes in the coming future.
I hope you enjoy my cube, thanks for looking.


Moira said...

This is gorgeous, love your Tea theme, well I would I am English! Isn't working on this shape fun, it gives you so much scope to play with

Anonymous said...

thanks for the template - and your cube is divine!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love what you've created with the inchie cube template, simply stunning!!! The close up views are very nice!