Another friend asked me to make a monkey head cake for her son's birthday. I have never done one before but she gave me a picture as reference and this is what I came up with. I was really excited about how this one turned out and I can't wait to do another monkey cake!
And just so you know that I haven't been doing nothing but cakes:
I asked the ladies on the Altered Arts design team over at ASB to alter containers. They rose to the occassion like the true artists that they are! Check out what they all did here: http://www.ashadeofblue.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1111
Can I tell you how I love this one. The papers are again from ASB. The flowers and the word friend are from SU's rubons (Sell-a-brations) and the ribbon is from SU.
I made this for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day
I asked my sister-in-laws' (is that the correct term? 3 of them? I don't know, anywho....) to send me pics of their kiddos. I used a frame I had gotten a couple of months ago, for this specific purpose and placed the kids pictures in the frame. I then looked online and found a beautiful saying about grandmother's from this site: http://www.great-inspirational-quotes.com/
The saying was printed off my computer and then I stamped a rose from the SU set Cottage Rose (I love that set!) so that it looked like the rose was behind the sentiment. The sentiment says: "Grandmothers and Roses are much the same, Each are God's masterpeices with different names. ---Author Unknown" I thought it was perfect.
My last one that I have to share with you (although I have done more I just can't find them to show you, sorry!) is this one. I did this one tonight. The technique challenge on ASB is the kissing technique. I love this technique!
So I have a story behind what some might call my odd color choice. I was folding laundry tonight and as I was folding the 4th shirt I looked at the pile of shirts that was sitting already folded. I had in my pile, shirts that were Night of Navy, Taken With Teal, and Groovy Guava. I thought, hmmm, that would make a good card combo! So, here you have it, the results of my folded laundry. ROFL! (all items from this project are SU except the navy ribbon swirly thing)
I stamped the paisley background onto Taken With Teal CS using Night Of Navy Ink. I am not a fan of Taken With Teal but I am challengeing myself to open my mind to new colors that I wouldn't normally use. So by stamping this with Night Of Navy ink I was able to tone down the Teal. LOL Then I DTP'ed the edges. I kissed the H & B from Headline Alphabet with the Navy ink on the Paisley BG stamp. Mounted it with Navy CS. Added some ribbon and the navy charm and then I mounted it onto my Guava cardbase. I decided to punch it up a little, using as my inspiration a card that my SU demo had us do in stamp club and I peirced the card right above the teal piece. You can't see it in the photo but I stamped the Aida Cloth BG stamp using Versamark on the Guava peice. On the inside I stamped a saying about birthday's although I don't remember which one. So in case you didn't guess it, HB stands for Happy Birthday. LOL
Anywho, there you have it, my very long blog post with all my latest projects.