Friday, 21 October 2016

Robin hanging

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new email follower :)

I've got a bit of sad news to bring you today.

As my elbow is being stubbornly slow to heal I need to cut down on my DT commitments, so I took the reluctant decision last Friday to step down from the Polkadoodles Design Team.

If I'd stayed on this would have been my post for the new challenge starting today, but instead it's a little 'farewell'.  Thank you so much to Nikky for having me on the team, you are a fantastic bunch and I've made some lovely crafty friends. 

So, onto my make - a little canvas hanging using the Festive Christmas stamps and co-ordinating CD 

I started by covering a 5"x5" canvas with Buff Titanium and White Titanium acrylic paint

and then some positively ancient red paint

Once I was happy with the background I dabbed the tree stamp in some green paint and stamped onto the canvas with it. This wasn't entirely successful as the paint didn't stay wet long enough.

I mixed the paint with some DecoArt stamping medium and tried again. This was a bit more successful although it will need a bit of filling in.

I stamped the robin with Black Archival Ink

and coloured him in with acrylic paints.

I touched up the trees with a bit more green paint and added white 'snow' highlights then added a sentiment from the CD, covered in glossy accents. The ribbon, berries and jingle bell are from my Christmas stash.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girls ANY IMAGE
Crafty Ribbons #172 Anything Goes..with ribbon or lace
ABC Christmas Challenge U is for Under the Pile (old Christmas stash)
Craft-Dee BowZ  CDB42 Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Not Just Cards  #38 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge #19 "Anything Mixed Media"
Happy Little Stampers (Mixed Media)  nature
Moving along with the Times # 31 trees and/or leaves
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges #75 use ribbon 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


  1. Really love your canvas and process. A perfect world for your robin. Sorry for your farewell DT. Many thanks to join us in Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week and good luck from Christelle DT.

  2. Wonderful canvas, great tutorial too. I hope you elbow recovers swiftly, take care xx

  3. A lovely hanging, beautifully done and a lovely clear tutorial. I hope your elbow clears up soon and you can enjoy creating more beautiful artwork. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck! Love Denyse (DT)

  4. Really beautiful,whimsical world on your hanging. It is such a shame that your elbow is playing up so much that you are having to stop being part of the DT.

  5. Absolutely fabulous creation with gorgeous detail.
    Thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl October Anything Goes - Any Image challenge.
    Good luck in the prize draw.
    Hugs. Donna xx

  6. What a lovely project ,love how you showed us all the pics on how you achieved the fab background ... It would make such a wonderful gift
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-DeeBowZ and good luck
    Tracey x

  7. A wonderful canvas. I love how you've created the snowy scene for the cute robin.
    Thank you for joining in with the October challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  8. That's a wonderfully festive canvas! Sorry you have have had to cut back on your DT commitments. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  9. Such a lovely Christmas project you are sharing,Katrina , thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Dorte x

  10. Beautiful canvas! I love the cute little robin. Sending you very best wishes for your elbow to behave and heal very very soon.
    Jannet *

  11. This is beautiful. I love the little robin. I hope your elbow gets better soon. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Sorry for the late comment Beckie x x

  12. This is a stunner.
    I really hope you heal soon x
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  13. This is just gorgeous Katrina, and I love your step by step tutorial. What a fabulous festive decoration this will be! I hope your elbow recovers soon.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  14. Adorable Katrina and I love your step by step instructions x

  15. Wowser!!! Stunning make. And fab tute too.

  16. This is beautiful Katrina, such a lovely scene.

  17. very pretty hanging, love the bird!!
    Thanx for joining us at Happy Little Stampers -mixed media challenge

  18. Great project - love your design.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

    Helen x


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