"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Last but not Least

I'm finally getting around to posting my last projects from the "Time To..." Front Porch Kit. 

For this mini cupcake stand, I used one of Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts which is a thick, durable paperboard surface for altering. It's much sturdier than chipboard and can be painted, decoupaged, inked, misted and stamped.  I first painted it with white paint and then decoupaged the gorgeous floral paper from the kit on the top and base.  The scalloped edges were covered with tiny circles punched from the book pages in the kit.  They were already this marvelous antique shade. I glued buttons to the four corners.

The "stem" was painted a bright yellow-green and then I wrapped the sheer ribbon around and tied a bow.

I also created a tiny cupcake for display.  The cupcake paper liner is a large circle cut from aqua paper and then folded multiple times.  I formed a "cake" from a strip of chipboard stapled into a circle and then glued on one half of a small plastic Easter egg for the cupcake top.  

The first layer of frosting is a strip of white rick rack glued to the top of the paper liner.  Then I spritzed cheesecloth (also in the kit) with a pink glimmer mist and, when dry, glued it randomly to the plastic egg, covering completely and retaining the folds.  The whipped cream/frosting topping is a strip of white cardstock misted lightly with water and then scrunched and pleated.  This was all topped off with a tiny candle I had in my stash and a generous touch of Stickles.

Here are the two displayed together.

If you haven't ordered your Front Porch Kit yet, we still have a few available.  Check out the website or order directly from The Little Blue House.  And be sure to visit the gallery to see all the fantastic projects made by the Design Team!