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!