Friday, 27 April 2012

Time For Tea Collage

Hello folks, hoping you've all had a good week and I'm sure like me that you're all looking forward to the weekend. I need mine as I've had a very busy week and can't wait for a rest.
Being Friday, we have a new challenge for you over at Polka Doodles and this week Daniele has chosen a theme very dear to my heart - Shabby Chic/Vintage and I've taken the opportunity to make something really different from my collection of Polka Doodles CDs and created a mixed media canvas.

For my canvas I tried out something I haven't done before which was to print out all the papers and elements for the collage on to canvas (I used a canvas block from The Works - very cheap but believe me when I say it works really well!).
The items used are as follows:
The gorgeous teacup and the 2 cup text - Sugarplum Daisy CD
Time for tea text - A Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD
Blue stripe design - Pretty Sweet CD
Yellow Dot Design - Magical Winter CD
Pink Large Dot Design - Magical Winter CD
Pink Polka Dot Design - Pretty Sweet CD
Deeper Pink Polka Dot Design - Pretty Sweet CD

I worked out the shapes for my crazy quilt style pieces on paper first and then ripped the shapes from the printed canvas. I added wonky stitching (I'm really out of practice!) in dark brown to some of the pieces.
I painted my 30cm square canvas with cream acrylic paint and inked some of the edges with umber ink. I then added some pieces of rectangular tray doily which I distressed with the brown ink pad to the canvas base.
I cut out the teacup and inked it with the brown again and then cut some flower from muslin using a Marianne flower die and layered these up with circles roughly trimmed with pinking shears and tiny buttons in the centre.
I assembled the canvas as you see, adding more pieces of doily and buttons together with the fabulous 2 cup text (I have to say here that in my case EVERY day is a 2 cup day!!!) and the time for tea panels.
It really isn't that hard to make and the only tip I can give here is that the paper designs print out paler on the canvas so if you give it a try do bear that in mind as if you want a fairly strong colour, you'll need to choose a darker shade of paper.

Challenges for my canvas:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Tandastamps Challenge - Beverage
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything But A Card
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Time For The Queen's Tea - Any 2
Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage
4 Crafty Chicks - No Stamping

Hoping that you all have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Gorgeous piece Fliss, love it! Thanks for playing with us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad! Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

A lovely mix of pastel colours and are those designs all on canvas? What a brilliant idea.
Have a great Friday.
hugs {brenda} xox

anna christensen crafts said...

Fliss, this is really gorgeous and unusual, I love the delicate colours and your composition is perfect - loved looking at this xx

anna christensen crafts said...

Fliss, this is really gorgeous and unusual, I love the delicate colours and your composition is perfect - loved looking at this xx

Lisa Sumpter said...

Really lovely! Thanks for joining us at PCJ this challenge.

Lisa x

Netty said...

Loving your very pretty canvas Fliss. x

Cheryl said...

this is one super piece Hun love all the elements you have used on this works beautifully hugs Cherylxxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful canvas, great elements. Love all the buttons.
Have a nice weekend.

Heather P said...

Very pretty card! Love the shabby chic elements mixed with the doodle look- very creative! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Heather P (Guest DT)

Happy Days said...

Fantastic canvas Fliss. It's really different.

Have a fab weekend

Claire x

Lisa M said...

I hope you found your weekend was relaxing and thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous mixed media canvas with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our challenge. Love the way you've done the wording on the sentiment. :)

Lisa xx

Caroljenks said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork - I love the textures you've used and the colours are fab.

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper prize :)

Thanks for playing :)

Carol x

Michele said...

i love your creation, especially the delicate coloring. thank you for joining our "time for the queen's tea" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Cazro said...

Hi, I love the delicate touch to this card, the colours are so soft, a lovely example of shabby chic work. Caz

Lori said...

What a gorgeous canvas!! Thanks for joining us for our "No Stamping Zone" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Fliss, absolutely love it.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



PetraB said...

Absolutely lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Vicki Romaine said...

I love looking at your creations. This canvass is just perfect for the challenge "Time for the Queen's Tea" at The Cheerful Stmp Pad. Do come back often.

LaJanette said...

Oh so shabby chic! I love the colors on your teacup! Just awesome creation!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!