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Friday, November 16, 2012

This Tops the Cake!


More Marie!  Really, she is such a wonderful muse. This piece is for another MAMA swap - this one for a cake topper.  I have never created a cake toper before, not out of paper, not out of icing, not out of anything!  So I head off to Chula Vista to a very small store that is not far from the Mexican Border right of the I-5 to look for cake topper parts.  I like to shop down there instead of at Michaels or JoAnns because I can find parts that are unique.  After fishing around in cardboard boxes I pulled out this little gate and arch set.  How perfect!  After assembling all of the parts I decorated it with festooning, crepe paper and flowers and birds.  And of course all of the decorations frame lovely Marie.  I think she would love standing in the garden. And Marie was now ready to be shipped to my swap partner, Kris Dickinson.

However, when I was finished and I stood back and studied her a thought came to my mind - "Holy Smokes, when did my art evolve to all of this foofiness? I think everything I have made in the past six months has been pink and light blue pastels, with lots of lace and tulle and crepe paper.  It made me laugh, and made me realize that maybe it's time to pull back a little!

And I received this beautiful creation from Kris - she found an entire gazebo to decorate! Thanks Kris, I love it.
 
Linking with Pink Saturday.

18 comments:

trisha too said...

Beautiful, Marti!

:-)

A Vintage Fairy said...

So very pretty!

LV said...

One of the pretties cake toppers I have seen in awhile. Looks so nice in pink tones.

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Marti, what an amazing artist you are! I love your sweet creation. The one you received is wonderful also. Happy to be following you now.
Hugs,
Jann

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ohh you did a fabulous job !

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marti, The cake toppers are so cute. Thanks for your visit and comment. Have a wonderful weekend! Joyous Wishes, Linda

Marilou Bain said...

Aww what fun Marti, getting lost for awhile in one color or another happens to all of us, just means you are having fun with the moment. Love creating and keep doing whatever you enjoy. I jump around myself too with this or that look and color.
Happy Thanksgiving to you :)
Hugs Marilou

JoAnne said...

This was such a fun swap...both cake toppers are wonderful!

Tami Kenner said...

I love your cake toppers Marti!!
Beautiful work.
Have a happy Thanksgiving & Happy Pink Saturday too.
xo Tami

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Marti,

So nice to meet you on Pink Saturday. Your cake topper is charming and looks so pretty in pink.
Have a creative day.

Blessings,
Erin

Chubskulit Rose said...

What a beautiful cake topper.

iHeart PINK
Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you get a chance.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh now....don't pull back. I think it's beautiful!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh how i miss the marie group...
maybe i should return...
hugs

Ira Huberts said...

That is one beautiful cake topper Marti! So sorry I couldn't come round to visit you any sooner, but I was abroad visiting suppliers. Lovely to see what you've been up to though! Sheer perfection!! Hugs, Ira xox

Bohemian said...

Loving your Vibe and Creativity!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Cottage and Broome said...

I love all the pink! Your cake topper was amazing. I wish I could make a trip down to that shop, it is fun to find unique items. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Laura

Jeanie said...

I do love reading the posts of you all who do Marie! These are terrific!

Bohemian said...

Thanks for stopping by for a Christmas Blog Visit... cannot wait to see what Artful Curiosities you have Created for Christmas?!

Merry Christmas from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian