15 February 2011

HEY CUPCAKE! A BIRTHDAY CROWN - GINGERSNAP CREATIONS VISITING ARTIST SUBMISSION


HEY CUPCAKE!

It is an Inspiration Challenge this  week at Gingersnap Creations  and the inspiration is Crowns.  I have been wanting to do a crown for several years after seeing some done for a Silver Bella event.  Truly I thought this would be beyond me.  But with the Inspiration Challenge right there in my face and an upcoming 1st birthday for the littlest GD (Olivia) soon - well that was it,  my submission was going to be a birthday crown.   Isn't every little one a prince or princess?  So I'm still in keeping with the overall theme of "Royalty"..:)

The birthday theme is "cupcakes".  I found some white paper with cupcake images embossed on it.  The images are purposefully ink resistant.  Sturdy paper with the right image - perfect for my background.  I purchased a paper crown at the dollar store which became the framework and pattern.  I drew and handcut the swirls out of plain turquoise card stock and encrusted the crown with "diamond", "pink tourmaline" and "aquamarine" jewels and plenty of glitter.  The "cupcake" I cut on my Cricut and covered the pieces using glitter, micro beads and double sided tape.  I covered the original head strap with coordinating card stock and adhered the new front piece.  I will adjust the strap with elastic to fit Olivia's head.

Now this certainly isn't as intricate and complex as the crowns I saw several years ago but for a first effort I am pleased.  Now let's see if this crown stays intact long enough for a picture of Olivia wearing it while eating her birthday cupcake!

7 comments:

  1. Great crown, fit for a princess to wear during her birthday celebration! Helene

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  2. Suck a lovely crown and congrats on being the Gingersnaps Visiting Artist...your work is amazing.

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  3. Wow, Sandi...you are so creative...love visiting your blog! xo

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  4. Super Cool! Love the crown and cupcake! Hugs!

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  5. I JUST found you!! Beautiful. This afternoon I will be going through your archive. Love it.
    Thank you!!

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  6. another outstanding project! I need to make one of these!

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