Friday, February 24, 2012

New Design post!!

 I'm so very happy to announce that I am now a designer for the The Octopode Factory !!  I was so thrilled to be asked  - (insert happy dance here!).    I love the quirky, off the wall style that the artist Lily Chilvers has and look forward to making lots of creations with her fabulous art!
         The challenge this week is "anyone for cake?" and I decided to make a cake slice gift box and then decorate it.  The cake slice is done using my Silhouette - it was a free SVG file but I can't trace back where it came from to give credit to, sorry :(
       Now I've done one slice, I want to make a whole cake!!  Wouldn't it look great with an Alice in Wonderland theme?
I used the digi "Going somewhere girl Jolee" and a bow, both coloured with Copics and then made a tag with the quote "I asked for diamonds and all I got was this stupid cake".  The box opens at the back of the slice so you can add your own goodies - even diamonds if you want!!

  Check out the rest of the wonderful DT's work at The Octopode Factory for a whole ton of inspiration.  Thanks for popping in and if you do leave a comment, it is hugely appreciated!


Carla S. said...

Congrats on your new design position, Dawn! This is fabulous! Love the cake slice and the fun image and sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, way to go girl!!! Congrats :D I love your idea of making a whole paper slice cake and doing Alice in Wonderland...I think that would be awesome!
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi and leaving me a comment!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Dawn! Your little cake slice is adorable. Love it!

Linda Palmer said...

Dawn, this is darling! So so cute. I forgot to put my calendar up but guess it is not a necessity. I did do it just before posting here. I'm loving your cake slice. I love your ideas, cased your masculine card using a different male image. Hope it is okay with you. If not, let me know before time to post them.

Amy* said...

Welcome to the team! I have been loving all of your guest design pieces and this one "Takes the Cake" for sure :) BTW I just followed you on Pinterest and went a little crazy with all the cool stuff you have pinned ;)


Tracy said...

Congratulations Dawn! I'm not surprised they asked you. :-) You're an amazing colorer and you've made some great cards with their images. The cake box was a fun way to use this image. Have fun in your new endeavor! :-)

nwilliams6 said...

Dawn, congrats on being asked to be on the DT for Octopode! I am excited for you and me - fun for you as you can really experiment and have fun with Lily's awesome images, and fun for me 'cause I get to see what you make with them. Your slice of cake inspired me when I made my creation for this challenge. Love the papers, the design, and the image you selected. The tag is perfect!!!! Well done.

Maria said...

Congrats on your new design position, Dawn!
Big hug,

Maria B.

Lynne Armstrong said...

CONGRATS Dawn...well deserved, you do a wonderful job with these images...they are so lucky to have you :)

Kathi said...


You do wonderful work, so they are lucky to have you.

Plus, you get to work with Cheryl, who totally rocks AND create with those fabulous images!

Enjoy your reign!