2012/07/30

Dessert - all quilled

New challenge at Homyachok challenge blog: the sweetest theme this time - dessert!
At first I planned a magic box with teeny-weeny pastries on a round table made of doily... but my plans changed dramatically when my friend called and said she'd love to come and see my baby on the upcoming weekend. She just had her birthday and I needed to give her a gift. So I had to think of something very quick. Luckily, my baby agreed to sleep in her cradle - unlike now =( And I had a couple of hours to create a shadow box.
The shadow box consisted of two parts: the one I'm talking about - it's a kind of "greeting card", and the other one - on the left side, a box of her fave parfume, covered with the same paper as the background.
I was in a hurry, so I don't have a decent pic of the entire box, only this dull one:
The sentiment says: "Happy birthday! Have a sweet life! Choose the tastiest option!".
So let us sheck out everything's what's inside! Welcome to my little paper cafe, have a cup of coffee and a quilled dessert =)


The room has a shabby chic background - all "rosey and girlie" (kept this paper in my stash for AGES, never knew what to do with it =))) ), the table is made of a piece of cardstock, coevered with a doily and has toothpick legs. The chair is quilled, and has toothpick legs too (tip: I used small pieces of clay to keep the legs in their place). There's a cup of coffee on the table (quilled, and filled with glossy accents with a drop of acrylic paint, as a beginner barista I tried to create a heart shape inside of the cup), there's also a napkin, a plate with an orange&berry tart and tiny fork & spoon. See the table a little closer:
Speaking of the size =))) Remember that I'm all nuts about miniatures? =))) I didn't have much time to take clear pics, so I only have two pics to show the size - with my hand:
The cafe shadow box measures 12 cm by 12 cm (4 3/4 "), all the cookies and cakes are about 5-10 mm (1/4"-1/2"). That's the little cup (the flower is a nail decor):
And that's a gallery of my cakes and sweets:
Some seed beads and microbeads to imitate berries. Actually I DO like what I created =) My friend was happy with it too =)
And frankly speaking I have to admit that this idea isn't new, I've seen something like that on the blog of Sandy Diaz:  http://sweetspotcards.blogspot.com/2011/01/life-is-sweet-even-at-100.html - so I spent like 20 mins searching for her creation, because I think it's pretty fair to let people know that she made cool quilled desserts too =)
Join us for the sweet challenge!

That's all for today. Have a sweet week! =)
Thanks for looking =)

22 comments:

  1. Алёна!!!!!!..специально не писала ничего в нашем бложике, когда ЕЁ увидела, там всё ненадолго.
    Я обезумела от этой работы!!!!!!! разглядывала несколько раз, кроме того, что я влюблена в миниатюру, ты ещё так интересно всё завернула, такие детальки и разнообразие.. и невероятная атмосфера волшебного кафе!!!! Улететь просто))))

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    1. Анна, огромное спасибо за такие добрые слова! Я тронута! мне очень-очень приятно!

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  2. Алена, работа шикарная!!! Просто чудо!

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  3. So beautiful and creative! And those desserts are so tiny and cute! I could eat 100 of them and not get fat! lol! Beautiful doily tablecloth too :)

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  4. Oh wow!! They are teeny tiny!! Outstanding job! Working with such tiny detail can get really frustrating- especially on the days when it seems you have become all thumbs! :D love your work!!

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    1. thank you =)
      not sure i'm all thumbs. but having a baby really makes all that kind of a hard task... =)

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  5. Ты не перестаешь меня удивлять :)

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    1. рада такому отклику, спасибо =)

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  6. My goodness, your friend is very lucky to have recieved such a fabulous card/gift. An amazing amount of effort into such a tiny piece of artwork, just beautiful!

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    1. Melinda, thank you very much! I'm flattered!

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  7. Алена, нет слов! Какое все интересное,какое миниатюрное, сижу разглядываю.

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  8. Ух ты! Здорово! Сколько же времени на это ушло...

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    1. Спасибо. Не очень много, около 3-4 дней по 2 часа или около того, не помню уже.

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