Sunday, 27 April 2014

Let Us Eat Cake by Lynne Moncrieff




This canvas was made as an alternative to a birthday card for a cousin who is celebrating her 40th birthday this month.



Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Paint First Bud and Shallow Sea
Idea-ology Memo Pin
Square canvas with easel (a great substitute would be a PaperArtsy 4”x4” canvas or one of the mini canvas with easel)
EXTRAS:- Oxford Impressions Distressed Numbers (4 and 0), vintage French book text



Apply First Bud to canvas then dry brush Shallow Sea and Sherbet. Heat set between each colour.

Stamp flower repeatedly with StazOn.

Paint book pages (I used vintage French book pages) with Antarctic and Sherbert. 

Stamp cupcake once onto each page. Layer together for a cupcake with blue frosting and a pink papercase. 


Layer onto scrap cardstock to make the stamped images more stable. Do this for all the elements.

Stamp candle, flowers, bird and birthday onto both pages. Fussy cut all elements.

First, adhere flowers over the stamped flowers on the canvas. Then adhere the other elements.

Apply Satin Finish to the frosting and candle.

Cut flag from the pink painted text. Stamp advertisement. Adhere the word birthday before tucking the flag into an Idea-ology Memo Pin. Tuck behind the cake, adhering with silicone glue.

Adhere bird to the cake also with silicone glue.


Paint the easel with Sherbert and First Bud.



Cut another of the blue painted book page to required size.


Stamp Happy Birthday and in this instance, 40.


Brush Sherbert onto the edges.


Adhere to the canvas.


Until next week,



  1. Fabulous canvas Lynne. Great stamps. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. At last a calorie free cake that is very satisfying! Adorable canvas, I appreciated the tutorial showing the level of detail that went into this wonderful work of art.

  3. love the color palette on this yummy treat!

  4. Love the polka dot candle and the layers. What a fantastic birthday canvas!

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  6. Aww! cute cake ! love the texture

  7. Eine wunderschöne Karte, herrlich gearbeitet.

  8. What a delightful birthday canvas, Lynne. But then you had me at 'cake' :-)

  9. The canvas is such a lovely alternative to a birthday card!

  10. such a beautiful canvas Lynne - stunning work. I bet your cousin loved it xx

  11. Gorgeous and creamy Lynne...I have this set and the stamps are just stunning. Love all the elements and I bet your cousin will treasure it. TFS and Best Wishes
    Annie x

  12. Stunning canvas Lynne, What a beautiful gift... Love the cupcake & all the elements...Your cousin will treasure this beauty always I'm sure...Hugs May x x

  13. What a great alternative to a birthday card and I bet your cousin appreciated the 40 being on the back instead of the front!! Margie

  14. A beautiful canvas Lynne, your cousin will love and treasure it.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. How beautiful, a canvas, a wonderful way of sending a card!
    I love your idea, dear Lynne, with the cupcake and one candel....the dots are so cute, and love the flowers cut by hand, and the flag in the Memo-pin ,alwayes you have such greaT 3-D effects in your creations. This is so lovely.
    Hugs and a happy sunday to you.
    Dorthe ,xx

  16. Gorgeous! What a wonderful pressi xx

  17. Really gorgeous Lynne and such a wonderful idea.
    Fliss xx

  18. A beautiful alternative to a card Lynne! xx

  19. Beautiful canvas and a great way for her to save it too as it is a memorable year. ~Diane

  20. Of course I am curious enough to see how you made it and to see the total work, Lynne.
    It looks great.
    Groetjes Gery

  21. Another Lynne Beauty! I love this! Great tutorial!

  22. Lovely Lynne. Well done.

  23. I love the idea of a canvas for a birthday and this one is delicious! A yummy make! Julie Ann xxx

  24. Honestly does look good enough to eat Lynne! The candy colours are perfect too! Fab pressie. NICOLA x

  25. That is such a great way to mark this momentous occasion. I love that cake and you've coloured it so it's positively good enough to eat. Great design work again Lynne. Jenny x

  26. Absolutely delicious, Lynne - what a wonderful way to mark a milestone birthday with a really special alternative "card"!
    Alison x

  27. How beautiful! Love the little banner and that sweet candle.


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