Wish 51

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I'm so excited to have my first project to share with you today for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge on the Simon Says Monday Challenge blog! This week we are celebrating the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge's 3rd birthday. To celebrate, we are having a birthday inspired challenge. The theme is one of celebration ~ I hope you come join in the fun!

A party isn't complete without treats to share so I opted to create an industrial inspired cake. 

Quite some time ago, I fell in love with the foil technique that Tim Holtz shared here. Now Tim has designed the Riveted Metal Texture Fade embossing folder that makes all that tedious work unnecessary! 

I covered two various size paper mache boxes using Metal Foil tape sheets that were embossed using the Riveted Metal Texture Fade embossing folder. I adhered the boxes together then randomly sponged on black soot Distress Ink. Now the cake was ready to be embellished so I made a variety of die cut flowers.
To create the flowers, I adhered Metal Foil tape sheets to Grunge Paper, die cut using the Tattered Florals Bigz Flower die and Tattered Flower Garland Decorative Strip. Once all the flowers were die cut, I embossed all the flowers using the French Script Texture Fade embossing folder, layered together then added color using Pink Sherbet Alcohol Ink and black soot Distress Ink. 
I added a variety of metal embellishments: Idea-ology Keyhole, Sprocket Gears, Idea-ology Locket Keys, Metal Watch Clock Face and Mini Gears Sprockets. I completed the cake with a stamped sentiment from the Stuff To Say that was framed using an Ornate Plate. To add a bit of interest to all the metal findings, I lightly applied Snow Cap Acrylic paint and  black soot Distress Ink.
If you would like to see a 3D view, please feel free to watch the video below:


Products: Ranger Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape SheetsTim Holtz Sizzix Riveted Metal Texture FadeTim Holtz Ideology Grunge PaperSizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz Flower Alterations dieSizzix Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Tattered Flower Garland Decorative Strip SizzlitsTim Holtz Sizzix French Script Texture Fade embossing folderTim Holtz Pink Sherbet Alcohol InkTim Holtz Idea-ology KeyholeTim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket GearsTim Holtz Idea-ology Locket KeysTim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Watch Clock FaceTim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Gears SprocketsTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Stuff To SayTim Holtz Ideaology Ornate PlateRanger Adirondack Snow Cap Acrylic paintRanger Tim Holtz black soot Distress Ink

Come join in and show us your green for a chance to win a gift certificate from the ever generous Simon Says Stamp.
Thanks for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)
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51 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Lelli said...

Your industrial cake is OUTSTANDING! The topper is AMAZING! LOVE the metal and gears and the clever idea! GORGEOUS creation, Mona!

JennyGerber said...

OH MY GOD, Mona! What an absolutely magnificent project! This is one of your best designs ever! I love the metallic industrial look! Very unique looking "cake"! WOW!

Pammy said...

So fabulous, Mona! This is a stunning project! Love the foil with the embossed rivets, etc! How amazingly creative! Love your video too!

Kathy M said...

Phenomenal project Mona! Love the foil metal look and all your gorgeous flowers and gears! That topper is gorgeous too! Love the pink crown! Your most creative project ever! Love it!

IrinaR said...

Waw! Amazing!!! Super!

Tapeva said...

Wow, I never thought about steampunk pinkish "thing"...that works! Good job! :)

Alina said...

Gorgeous project! Love it!

KathyO said...

AMAZING project! Love your beautiful video too!

Candy C said...

Mona...first if all, welcome to the DT! Boy...do you ever know how to start off with a truly amazing project!! Your industrial grunge birthday cake rocks! Loving everything about it! The distressing if the metal base is awesome. Love the added flowers and all of the Ideaology pieces. Hugs. Candy

Paper Profusion said...

Oh wowsers Mona!! This is outstanding - truly exceptional. Fantastically done. What a start to your designing for SSS&S. Nicola x

Ros Crawford said...

I'm speechless! This is just so unusual and unique and wonderfully done ... that embossing terrific ... Well done to you Mona!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Mona, welcome aboard, hope you enjoy your creative journey with SSS. What a start to your DT, this is one amazing piece. I absolutely love your industrial cake. Love the feminine touches too with the flowers and the pink Alcohol Ink. The Idea-ology pieces add wonderful dimension too. This piece looks so tactile and definitely needs pride of place on someone's birthday table. MINE!!! Tracy x x

Stampin' Always said...

Mona! You have outdone yourself! This is an absolute piece of ART! You are the bomb, girlie! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with the all of us! You are an inspiration.

Jan Evans said...

WOW, Mona this is absolutely breathtaking! Love the concept and love how you made industrial look girly! Those flowers are awesome and I love the topper! Brilliant work!

Gale Evans said...

Mona, you are amazing! Absolutely stunning project! Amazing video too!! Always incredible!

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cool Mona and a fabulous idea for this challenge! Love all the different metallic elements and the great colours and textures. So glad to have you on the team!

Lisa said...

GASP!!! Mona, Mona, Moan this is stellar!!! The gears as a topper are perfect. Great debut ;)

Angi Barrs said...

You have outdone yourself Mona! GORGEOUS!!!!

Heidi said...

OMG, Mona, I'm so blow away by this incredible project!! I'm speechless!!! The video is amazing too; you can really see all the gorgeous detail you put into this! Wow!

MichelleZ said...

Mona, this cake is a work of art! Your attention to detail is so impressive. Thank you for sharing your process. Have a great day!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Mona, this is such a gorgeous creation! Love the beautiful textures and great colors on this cake. Very inspirational! And welcome to the team! :)

Theresa Merkling said...

Beautiful creation. Love the industrial and flowers together.

Lisa S. said...

Absolutely fantastic Mona! This is a fascinating project and I love Tim's technique. Will have to give it a try when life slows down a bit. Those flowers are gorgeous!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the steampunk feel of your cake! Amazing work!

Ashley said...

Wow! This is an amazing work of art, Mona! Love every detail!

Cecilia said...

Incredible project, Mona! Just amazing! I love the industrial look and the softer flower details! And your video really shows it off so well! Looks like an expensive product shot! WOW!

Davi said...

Oh my Mona that is one stunning cake you have created!! I love the industrial look with all the metal and fabulous flowers :)

Dana Nelson said...

W.O.W.!!! Absolutely stunning! I love that texture and detail! And the colors?? Mwah!!

Lori A said...

Absolute mind blowing, Mona!!!!! Love the industrial concept. Super gorgeous! How did you do this? Must have taken days!!'

Isabel Jett said...

Wow Mona, like everyone else I'm so blown away by this phenomenal project! Absolute stunning!

nmnastali said...

I agree with all of the above !!! Lol !
There aren't many words left... But here are a few!
Congrats on your 1st project --- it's absolutely no wonder why they chose you !!!! Amazing exceptional outstanding job!
I'm seriously speechless, which says a lot!
Xo

Karla said...

Fabulous project! Never seen anything so creative and beautiful! WOW! Love that video too!

Crystal said...

Wow, I really love this grungy birthday cake! So creative! Love the pinkish flowers and the gorgeous topper!! Absolutely magnificent!

KathyO said...

Outstanding project, Mona! So beautiful and creative! Looks like this must have taken days to complete! So many gorgeous details! Thanks for the wonderful vid too!

Helen Tilbury said...

Goodness gracious Mona this is an absolute masterpiece!! Wow you really need an Etsy shop to sell all these amazing pieces of art! I would have no idea where to start on something like this. I will be back to watch your video when I have more time xo

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Mona, this is really STUNNING!! All the detail you have attended to is just amazing! Great, great project - a true work of art! TFS.

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is soooooooooooooooooooooooo cool! I have never seen an industrial style cake.....how clever!!!!!! You go girl!

Mirna said...

Oh wow, Mona! This project just knocked my socks off!!! Absolutely fabulous and so creative! The metal industrial look is so brilliant and so perfectly done! I love the girly touches (hint of pink flowers) too! You are one incredibly talented lady! WOW!

Penny said...

Beautiful project! The perfect low calorie cake too! The flowers are so pretty! Thanks for sharing this!

Heather Jensen said...

What a fabulous project! I love the Steampunk feel of this cake. I see loads of details, this must have taken a while to make. Great job on your first project for SSS. :)

Laural said...

Amazing project!!! One of your most gorgeous and creative yet!!! Wow!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

OMG!!!! This must have taken hours! It is outstanding! I know Simon Says is beaming ear to ear to have you on their team!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Holy awesome cake, Batman! WOW. I can't wait to see what you come up with next and I am beyond honored to be serving with you on the Simon Design Team.

Susie said...

Mona, I'm surprised there aren't a thousand comments on this piece. You have certainly done yourself and Tim Holtz proud on this amazing piece of mixed media metal artwork. I was absolutely dumbfounded when I saw this last night on SCS! So much so that I keep going back for another look. So glad I came over to your blog, otherwise I would have missed the wonderful video of this marvelous 3D cake. It's fabulous! Absolutely fabulous. Congratulations on your newest Design Team honor. We (my husband and I) became first time grandparents a year ago - a real surprise since our children are much older. We decided to sell our home in Arizona and return to our home in Virginia. But ... since we are "Zonies" a piece of our hearts will always remain. I'm so proud to tell people that some of the best artist and designers come from my home state.

Very sincerely,
Susie Lessard ~

Sandra said...

Ohhh my! What a stunning Industrial birthday cake, Mona! It really looks sensational! What a great piece to start of you're new adventure! Welcome to the team! And what a stylish video! So happy to see it in all those different angles! Hugs, Sandra

Angie said...

Wow!!!! Quite stunning! What a fun "cake"!

(I have missed a few posts! Our internet has been very spotty)

Vickie Z said...

Jaw drops in amazement!! Where does a "dumbfounded" girl like me begin!! Lord...it looks really like metal and so fabulously embellished!! Can't believe I almost missed this....busy week!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Mona this incredible ... what an amazing cake!!!!! INCREDIBLE (did I already say that?!?!) Wow!! Welcome to SSS&S Monday Challenge. What a way to make an entrance :) -- Mary Elizabeth

Linda R said...

Oh my stars... I am totally speechless. This is absolutely gorgeous. I do believe you have outdone yourself here my friend. I LOVE it.

Hugs~

soapHOUSEmama said...

THis is beyond amazing!!! So glad to have you on the team :)

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous, stunning and just wow! Fantastic project! So happy to have you designing with us on the team!


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