Fave Quote Courtesy of Dyan Reavley Art from the Heart

Don't wait for the light at the end of the tunnel........ Stride on down and light the bloomin thing yourself!!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

TOFF # 35 Anyone for cake

The challenge over at http://toffchallenge.blogspot.com/ (Octopode) this week is anyone for cake. I love their challenges as they're always something a bit out of the ordinary which need a bit of thinking about!!

I started out with creating a cupcake shape out of mountboard which I then covered in patterned paper from my stash as a base. I then applied distress inks in various colous but kept the top n bottom parts very different to mimic the icing. I added various marks with silver acrylic paint (used a credit card to make some horizontal lines to give Marie Antoinette something to stand on so she wasn't floating! I used some Debbi Moore shimmer spray to mimic the icing running down the sides of the cake.

My marie Antoinette image was coloured with a mix of promarkers and spectrum noir pens and I added stickles highlights to 'bling' her up a bit - Can't have a Queen without bling lol! The sentiment was computer generated and I chose the infamous words which she apparantly never actually said as they were written quite a while before she was anywhere near the throne of France!!!! - Let them Eat Cake ( supposed to have been said by her when she was told the peasants were revolting as they had no bread to eat!!!) The' cherry on the cake' was created with stickles.


  1. I love your cupcake with all of its colorful goodness! The Marie Antoinette Octopode was the perfect choice of image...the credit card lines in silver acrylic below her are a fantastic detail. A truly lovely entry! Thanks for playing withus at TOFF!


  2. Love this - so much work involved in it and such a stunning result! Love how you did her hair :)

  3. Wow - this is so great. I love the details you added. This image is on my wish list!!!