Sunday, October 13, 2013

My Other Creations: Mermaid Cake

This week's theme for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is nautical.  Oh how I love the beach!  We vacation on some sort of coast as often as we can (which is never often enough)!  So for this challenge, I decided to make a fabric cake to display some of my beach treasures.



I pieced together various fabric scraps, many of which I bought at a beach-side fabric shop at my favorite vacation locale.  The mermaid and shells were also from some of my favorite sea shops.  I colored the fabric with lots of aqua and green inks and stuck the whole thing together with gel medium and E6000 glue.



I draped some dyed cheesecloth over the edges and stamped the sentiment onto fabric.  I also cut some numbers from a piece of Tim Holtz fabric (24 and 7) to represent my continual love of all things beachy.  I even added a "Love" sentiment from Prima's Lyric collection.

And that vial of sand?  Don't worry!  I didn't steal sand from the beach.  I used some brown sugar to replicate it.



I made this cake not only in sea colors, but also in bright pinks because my favorite coastal hang-outs also boast some of the most gorgeous flowers ever (Oregon, I'm talking to you!)  Ahhhhh...I can almost feel the ocean breeze now!

I used the following fab products from Simon Says Stamp to make my Mermaid Cake:





Feeling some nautical inspiration yourself?  Why not share your creation with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog?  Submit your masterpiece and you're automatically entered to win free shopping money to the Simon Says Stamp store.  Not too shabby!

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17 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant piece, I always love your use of fabric and on this piece it works beautifully. I love how you stamped onto fabric too and that mermaid is gorgeous sitting in pride of place at the top. Love the added shells and bottle too. A wonderful unique quirky piece which I love. Tracy x x

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  2. Andrea...here you go again...creating such wonderful pieces out of fabric scraps! This little tiered cake is so sweet! I love that the fabric came from some sea side shops that you love. Your little mermaid is a perfect cake topper! :) Love the colors and your design. <3 Candy

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  3. you are so cool. who would think to make a cake for this theme? It is beyond fabulous!!!!

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  4. Wow Andrea, what a beautiful piece and a wonderful idea. Love all those fabric scraps, the sentiment you stamped, and all the little bits and pieces.

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  5. This is adorable! I bet you can find a nice spot to keep it on display to think about the beach 24/7

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  6. Fabulous project, Andrea! I am really inspired by it. I never would have thought to have used brown sugar. Very clever!! And that mermaid is so cool. She deserved to be a fabulous cake topper!

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  7. Fantastic! Love the way you frosted your cake! The seashells and sand decorations are so clever and beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful cake, Andrea! Love your color and fabric use. So very you! Love the mermaid on top too! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Amazing cake! I really like how you can mix different materials in a harmonic way! BArbarayaya

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  10. Oh... this is such a fantastic creation, Andrea. I love those beautiful fabric and your stamping. What a fun and creative project! :)

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  11. What a gorgeous fabric cake Andrea! All the seashells and the mermaid topping looks fantastic! So creative and clever!

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  12. This is a really fun piece of art. I love the mermaid and the colors are fantastic. It came out spectacular.

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  13. Such joy that finally I have discovered your Blog as I am very familiar with your creations from being published in Stampington & co publications.
    Beautifully distressed yet at the same time you allow the colours and patterns to shine through from those individual fabric pieces. This is so adorable and what a beautiful creation to display in a home to bring memories to the fore each and every day.
    Wishes
    Lynne (your latest Follower)

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  14. Cool creation! I love the colors & texture!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. What a glorious creation... whimsical, beautiful - just lovely.
    Alison x

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