Friday, 16 September 2016

Seaside canvas for Polkadoodles

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new follower.

It's challenge reminder time at Polkadoodles today where the theme as always is 'Anything Goes' and the Design Team theme is 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside' (hands up if you're singing along now).

I didn't have anything prepared in advance for this challenge because
a)  I ran out of time before my elbow op, and
b) I was expecting my arm to be back to normal by now

Unfortunately my current crafting abilities consist of painting (a little bit at a time), drawing wobbly lines, dodgy stamping and a tiny bit of cutting. Since the only PD products I had to fit the seaside theme were digi stamps, I was a bit stumped at first on how I was going to produce something. Luckily I hit on the idea of printing the digi stamp images onto tissue paper which I could transfer onto canvas board.

First I painted the sky and sea onto a 5"x5" canvas with acrylic paints

Next I opened CraftArtist and dragged in the beach hut digi from the Summertime collection and the fence/ shoreline digi from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles - I then resized and arranged them to fit into a 5"x5" square outline.

For printing I taped some tissue paper onto a piece of card - you need to tape down all four sides.

I slapped a load of mod podge on the canvas and put the tissue paper over the top (printed side down).

After glueing down the edges of the tissue paper with more mod podge I started colouring in the image with acrylic paints and a small paintbrush.

I covered over the windows with several layers of white because they were too fiddly for me to paint.

 For the finishing touch I typed the first line of the song into CraftArtist using Tempus Sans ITC font and printed it onto white card . I cut up the words and drew around them with a black fineliner pen before attaching them with pinflair glue gel.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Creatalicious Challenges #99 - Anything Goes with optional pick a song (Oh I do like to be beside the seaside)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party #12 Anything goes with something colored
Addicted to Stamps and More #211 Anything Goes
 Fab 'n' Funky #318 Go outside
Crafting By Designs September Anything Goes 
Country View Crafts' Challenge Travel
Inspiration Destination  #103 Always Anything Goes
 Crafty Creations #324 For the Home (this is going in our hallway)

Please pop on over to Polkadoodles to see the makes from my fabulous teamies. There are also two Polkadoodles shows on Create and Craft today at 2pm and 7pm (BST), where Nikky will be showing you some gorgeous new stamps.

You can watch Create and Craft on
Sky 674
Freeview 23
Virgin 748
Freesat 813

Thanks for stopping by today,
Katrina x


Bev said...

Not surprised you're happy with this Katrina it's awesome!!!

Tracy Welham said...

That is fabulous! Such a great idea to use the tissue paper. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Valerija said...

This is stunning. Great job!
Valerija xx

Pat said...

Lovely canvas, great colours, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Karon said...

WOW - this is fabulous and such a great idea using the tissue paper!!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely make xx

Fikreta said...

this is wonderful!

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

I love this it looks fantastic love how you have put it all together xx

Suchi said...

Isn't this an absolute beauty? Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM! :)

Kat W said...

It's a shame your elbow isn't back up to speed yet but your clever thinking is still allowing you to make amazing projects...this canvas is fabulous! I was by the seaside over the weekend but didn't see any beach huts as cute as this one! I think I will be singing this song for the rest of the day - lol!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Snowflakes and Lilies said...

Love the theme and the play on words. Very soothing project. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and hope to see you again. Good luck.
- Khushboo, DT

Creaine said...

wow!! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done and loving the sentiment too!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Let's Color Linky Party
Critters & Creatures Linky Party

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a cool project! Loved reading about your process and the finished piece is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps!

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Mieko xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful canvas Katrina, a fabulous scene.

Hazel Agnew said...

my favourite bits are the sea and the fence. great piece. thanks for joining us at Country View crafts.

Anonymous said...

Love this Kat, hope you will soon be 100% xx

Melanie said...

A wonderful project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional pick a tune” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…