Friday, 4 April 2014

Delightful Decoupage!

 Good Morning to one & all! Hope you've all had a good week & looking forward to the weekend?

For My Father's birthday, I've been wanting to make him a nautical themed gift for a while, seeing as he & his partner live next to the beach (at Clacton, Essex) and it certainly is a wonderful place to live.  Especially this time of the year (the non rainy part lol) where the beach is still bare, no tourists as yet and it is peaceful looking out to sea...Oh I feel another visit coming on...I digress, sorry...back to the reason why I am about my bits n peices! I decided to decoupage a couple of MDF hearts & I already had the themed napkins that I needed, so with a bit of planning what was going where, and a splish splash of decoupage glue & varnish I came up with these delights. I also printed a quote I found onto one of the layers removed from my napkin - by attaching it to a sheet of copier paper and whooshing it through the printer. Then decoupaging the same way as the rest of napkin.  The first one (on the left) I kept for myself, (Truth be told, the images & quote are a bit wonky - that's a trademark of mine don'tyaknow!) as our bathroom is nautical themed - and the other two are actually one - I decided to do both sides so if a change was felt then the heart could be turned over - PLUS I also liked the lighthouse and wanted to incorporate it into the theme....
So, there you go. I was rather pleased with how they turned out, what do you think?

Nautical napkins  - eBay
Decoupage glue 

That's all for now, thanks for popping by,

Until next time,


Avril Ann said...

Mandy these are amazing, I love them, would have them in my bathroom, beside the picture my dad painted me of a seaside and a boat, love and hugs have a fabby weekend hun xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Wow there both gorgeous love that there napkins xxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

OMG these are absolutely amazing! Such deep colours and gorgeous images. Your father will be so pleased because they are not only a beautiful gift, but so much thought has gone into them.
I know what you mean about the sea. We have a caravan at Hornsea and it is on the cliff. If you look out the front window, you see the sea. We go to sleep hearing the sea and wake up hearing it. So peaceful and calming.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are looking great and very beautiful Mand.

gr karin

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Mandy these are stunning! I love the scenes you have created and the lovely designs. I love being by the sea too.
Linda xxx

Stephanie said...

Both are beautiful!

Kate M said...

Two fabulous projects - love the scenes you have created - love em both!

jane stillman said...

So you should be pleased, they are fabulous

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooh these are fab! I live in a seaside town and I love nautical themed crafts! Beautiful. Xx

Laine said...

Such stunning creation. Love them. Vibrant colours.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Mandy, these are just amazeballs! I love them!I bet your dad is thrilled!
Dawn xx

Samantha K said...

They turned out wonderful, they really look the part and I'm sure your dad is going to love it xx