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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bakin' beauties


 


Here it is!  My last Our Creative Corner challenge as hostess.  I hope you enjoy it.  I do tend to make you work outside the box, but this one is pretty easy.  Are you ready?  
I'm obsessed with beautiful cookies and 'fancy' cakes!  I always try to make them myself, but generally fall a bit short...  Your challenge this week is to make a creation based on these delish looking treats - the catch?  You MUST use something you would use in baking in your creations.  Get creative - use food coloring, paper liners, or sprinkles.  Know any cool techniques with egg whites, flour or sugar?  You need to explain your 'ingredient' in your description of your creation.
Are you drooling?  Well, let the let's see if I can get your mouth watering!

This tag didn't exactly come out as I had planned, but it works.   I used a mix of inspiration from the 1st, 3rd and 4th inspiration photos.  I went with the black background....the 1st photo....the sprinkles....the 3rd photo....and the tag shape....last but not least 4th photo.  It only came out o.k., but I must point out my insanity.  You see those little white dots along the border?  Those are white nonpareils.  Yes, I placed each and every one of them with tweezers.  

See?  *crazy*

This next one I wanted to try out using powdered sugar.  I had hoped that it would give a burnt, vintage-y feel, but it ended up just looking like a water mark. Bummer.  It smelled kind of good though...

I wonder how egg whites or lemon juice would have worked?  Hummm.....  Any hoo, I covered my 'you' die cut with pink sanding sugar like glitter and added little white nonpareils again for a touch of dimension.
 Go ahead...raid your baking supplies, then link up your creation at the OCC!

Now, I don't want you to think I won't be around since I'm leaving theOCC DT.  On the contrary, after the 7th, I don't have anymore parties scheduled for the summer, so I can get my crafty on!  I really quite excited about it!

6 comments:

MarcyK924 said...

Oh Kristin - I will miss your EXTREMELY fun challenges! This one was right up my alley! I adore what you did with your cards! Brave girl! Thanks so much for all the fun and craft happy this Summer! Hugs, Marcy xo

Anita Houston said...

Totally fun fun fun challenge!!! I would love more info on the powdered sugar...how'd you do that? It looks like a resist! Both of these are so darling Kristin!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Kristin, these are so sweet and beautiful creations. And thank you for the fun challenges for the past two weeks... :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Super fun challenge and you really whipped up some sweet inspiration! Way to think out of the box. I'm sure going to miss you!! Big hugs! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your sanding sugar!

Kim x said...

Thanks for the fab challenge, it's been ages since I've tried the condensed milk background.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment.
hugs Kimx