July 31, 2017

Dinner Party

The Monday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is Food and/or Drink and I thought I'd do something with Idea-ology Silverware.

Well, one place setting led to another and the result was a dinner party in an altered Idea-ology Vignette Box filed with silverware, an ornate plate and a salvaged doll with adornments.

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All of this covered in tissue paper stamped with tiny text and black dots plus two altered vintage light bulbs (not to be confused with ice cream cones). The large text is an altered quote chip and the roulette wheel is an Idea-ology Collector Layer.

The outside of the box was "pickled" with a white stain. The crown and scepter were tinted with alcohol ink. Red paper was used in the back of the box. Clear crackle medium and walnut ink helped to age some of the surfaces.

My tiny little box will find it's way to a shelf in my studio and remind me that, in art (and also in cooking), all the things we make are as unique as we are. Bon appétit!


It's been a real privilege to participate as a guest designer this month. I am so proud to be a part of a community that fosters so much creativity and joy.

Why don't you join us for this week's challenge?

If you upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog you'll have a chance to win a $50 voucher at the Simon Says Stamp store!

Here are links to the supplies I used for this project:


  1. Unique as your amazing creations...a feast for the eyes!!! xxx

  2. Fabulous creation Cathie, I love the whole dinner party theme and the little princess waiting for her guests is such a brilliant idea!! LOVE IT 😍❤️
    You are such a great inspiration to us all!! Thank you so much for being in the designer spotlight, it has been awesome having you along with us XXX

    Lols x x x

  3. Oh my! This is so super cool! I love the scene and the background. So glad to have you here last month with us and admiring your projects. See you soon around. Hugs, Macarena

  4. I love the idea behind your creation and your unique sense of design. It's been so much fun having you with us this month on the challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

    Cathie ♥

  5. Definitely unique! Love that pickle stain, and the black dots you've added to this awesome little vignette! It's been great having you with us again this month, and wishing you the best! hugs, Maura

  6. This is such a fantastic artwork! I truly love the whole design. It's so great to have you with us this month. I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations. :)

  7. Definitely a one of a kind craft! Love the detailing!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. What a delight! Your vignette is awesome!

  9. Delightful project! love the crackle effect and how you built this scene! Fabulous and unique as always! iwas so hapy to have you with us during July, you are always an inspiration for me! Barbara

  10. what an adorable dinner party you created...thank you so much for joining us for July...we have loved all your amazing projects...hugs kath xxx

  11. What a pretty project, love the gorgeous shadow box and the dinner party you've created! It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our GD this month! You've so much talent, love your work very much! Hugs, Sandra

  12. This is such a fabulous and unique project and I love the little scene you've built within the vignette box, it just looks fabulous! It's been an absolute pleasure to have you join us again over on Simon Says Stamp and I love seeing all your wonderful creativity... Emma

  13. Fantastic project! I love all that text and the black dots. The tiny crackles are perfect. Thank you so much for being our guest again this month! It is always such a joy to see what you have created.