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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

All Decked Out!: NSD Challenge 2015

And for my final project, Amy challenged us to come up with a nautical themed project.  She posted an awesome heat transfer vinyl t-shirt with anchors and a matching card that had a cute little crab.  If you are a cricut circle member, be sure to go check it out! 

I had been thinking about this project for about 2 months and Amy's challenge was the kick in the butt that I needed to complete it.  I had several pinterest projects that inspired this.  Some were chalkboard projects and some were quotation pins.  I just put them together into one canvas.  I gesso'd a flat 8 x 10 and then painted it with chalkboard paint.  Then I made stencils for the letters using some system fonts I have, Botanicals and ChalkBoard fonts.  I used a chalkboard marker to create the letters on the canvas.  I added some doodling dots around the words and along the outside edge of the canvas.  I heat embossed the ship with white detail embossing powder.  I was stumped on what I was going to use for the anchor until I walked into Joann's one day and there in the summer section were these 5 inch metal anchors - ON CLEARANCE!.  Providence I tell you!   I wrapped it with jute twine and popped it off the canvas with - wait for it - magnets!  Before I adhered to magnets to the canvas with E6000, I took one of my granddaughter's blue sidewalk chalks and rubbed the long edge across the surface of the canvas and then wiped with a dry paper towel for a really chalked looking surface.   I made this for friend going through some rough times right now.  I think it fits.

Thanks for stopping by and I cannot WAIT for next year's NSD challenges!


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