Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Cake is the answer ...

Cup of fun certainty by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique Originals
Text circles from Love Struck Lucy by Dylusions
Paints and stencils by Dylusions

I've been wanting to play around with repeating images on a journal page for a while, and this cup cake just seemed to fit.

Cake is the answer? Of course it is! 

I added a teeny tiny tag in the corner and borrowed a quote from Alice in Wonderland. Not that I need reminding to eat cake, I LOVE cake!

A bit of random stitching under each cake helped to 'ground' them a little ...

It can be quite tricky to achieve balance and cohesion when using repeating images used all over a page. I found that by repeating images and bringing them off the edge of the page I was able to achieve a truly random look. I used lots and lots of circles in the background, as well as added stamped text circles, to kind of hold everything together. And I was careful with my colour choices, adding touches of pink to tie the cupcakes to the background. 

The background was painted with the *new* Dylusions paints. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Nicely fluid which is great for your art journal and BRIGHT colours. Yum! And I coloured the cupcakes with my Copics but then scribbled a bit with my Polychromos pencils to scruff them up a bit. Can't have anything too neat and tidy now can we?!

So now I am feeling like eating cake! Byeeeee


  1. Hi Kate, I LOVE your cake page, it certainly made me smile :) on a very dull day :) xxx

  2. I am just about to have a mince pie which i defrosted yesterday with a little cheddar cheese... My mince pies are not the normal everyday ones but the Costco ones with a sponge top, minimal mince and wonderful pastry, off now!

    Oh by the way, loving you cake page very much and thank you for all the tips on balance etc :-) xxx

  3. This is so cool Kate, I just love everything about it.

  4. I just love this page, the colours are just fab. Thanks for the tips on repeating patterns too as I am working on a coffee cup one and it just doesn't lookright. I love that cake stamp... and so do lots as it was out of stock as well as ALL of yours lol.

  5. What a lovely page ! yum, yum, yum !!!

  6. Beautiful Kate! love that green and those cupcakes, well I LOVE cupcakes!! xo

  7. Lovely yummy page kate and loving those colours.
    x catherine

  8. oo oo great colours on this page and I love those cakes! :)


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