Tabitha of Creative Wings recently hosted a fabulous swap,
A Very Merry Unbirthday Cake Swap
We had to select from the following categories
a. shabby pastels (pinks, creams, white, aqua, lavender, yellow, peach)
b. vintage dirty ( tea stained creams and white with rusty elements.)
c. Primary brights (red, white, bright yellows think 50's retro & pinups)
I selected Vintage dirty (but obviously missed the mark)
Then we were to Create a lovely cake from a paper mache box (no smaller than 4 in. long and wide and not to exceed 7 inch)
Lisa Bivona of Creating at Pearl Avenue Studios and I were partnered up.
I started out on track with vintage dirty by creating the fence, see it's vintage dirty right??? The Roses on top are supposed to look vintage, I did paint them with Old Rose. I also went as far as to coat the brass dragonfly with gilders paste. But after that the project took on a life of it's own, and vintage dirty was not the direction it wanted to go.
Check out my Mushrooms. The Fabulous always inspiring Nichola of Pixie Hill showed me how to make those.
I saw the roses on Pinterest via The Polka Dot Closet. I changed mine a bit, and had a few problems with the given tutorial so I've made my own that I will share with you soon.
When I was completely done with the box inspiration struck and I just had to mount it onto a glass enclosed butterfly.
I ended up getting a mini trifle bowl from wal-mart for about $1.50.
Here are just a few of the items that I filled the box with. To act as padding/filling so things wouldn't bounce around I put a large lace piece. I guess at least I went vintage dirty with the inside items LOL.
I hope Lisa likes what I have created and I can't wait to see what she has made me.