My very good friend (and Cookie Con roomie) Pam gave us all some beautiful new cutters while we were at Cookie Con. And then she asked some of us if we would come up with some creative uses for her new homespun tree cutter.
I love Pam, so naturally I said....ALI BEE IS GO!
I thought about it for a long time. An finally I came up with a design that has NOTHING to do with Christmas!
Because I'm a kook like that.
Nope, instead it has to do with THE END OF THE WORLD!
Actually I was chatting with a cookie friend or two, and was reading about the whole 12-12-12 thing. And I was saying to her...well, it's not Christmas .....but it's seasonal. ??
So I went ahead and did it.
Here's the shape of her homespun tree cutter. Cute huh?
Now, I would go through some long tutorial, but I think y'all are smart enough to see what I did. I just cut off the bottom "trunk" of the tree before I baked it so I had this blocky pyramid shape. Piped on a pyramid. Used my airbrush and my Americolor gold sheen to give it a little shimmer. I liked the idea of a golden Mayan pyramid (don't know why, South American sunset on the stones??). Put some grass on (flood green.) When it was dry i painted some "tree trunks" which were just lines. and then piped "tree tops" (aka blobs) over that. A couple "doorways" painted on the top layer and done.
The other symbols are Mayan symbols I Googled. I believe they mean:
Random yes? Good.
Anyway, it was fun to do. I was sick all weekend. I had plans to take this whole thing to an epic extreme! But, a runny nose and a congested brain make decorating kind of like painting on acid (or so I would imagine)....? Basically, not easy
Or in some artists cases...amazing art.
I'm not one of those artists.....
Anyway, before I get too weird....(I might still be a little sick) time to go and start working on the next project for December. It's promising to be an action packed month!
In the meantime, please go and check out these wonderful creations by all my friends! They also took Pam's cutter and made something unique and special.
1 Ali – Ali Bee’s Bake Shop
2 CeCe – Tactical Baker
3 Laurie – Cookie Bliss
4 Andrea – Cupookie
5 Christine – Sugar Cravings
6 Heather – Sugar Nosh Treats
7 Lorraine – Lorraine’s Cookies
8 Penny – Grammie’s Cookies N Goodies
9 Nancy – Seasons of Joy
10 Kim – The Partiologist
11 Maryann – Cookie Artisan
12 Jen – Posh Pastries
13 Jennifer – Cookie Cutter Creations
14 Tricia – The Cookie Loft Girls
15 Elizabeth – Lizy B Bakes
16 Stephanie – Ice My Biscuit
17 Melissa – The Baked Equation
Thanks for reading today!! I'll be back with more stuff next week for sure!!