Coastal Themed Welcome Sign

I'm linking up with a group of bloggers today for a coastal themed craft.  At first I wasn't sure I was going to participate since we don't live near the ocean and it's just not warm enough to have me thinking of beach trips and summertime just yet.



However, my sister and her husband are about to close on their new home and I thought a coastal themed sign for their new home would be perfect!

I don't know if anyone else associates hydrangeas with the ocean but here in New England just about every home along the water is surrounded with beautiful blue hydrangeas and they are one of the first things I think of when I picture living near the shoreline.


I started with a very light blue wash over the slate tile.  Then I used my hydrangea stamp set from Stampin' Up with some acrylic paints to get the general idea of where I wanted my leaves and flowers.  I stamped the leaves but once I began stamping the flowers I decided to swap to a brush and just hand paint everything.


I started with the basic shapes in dark and light shades of blue.


Then started adding in actual petals and flowers.  Using the backside of the brush I made a dot in the center of each flower.


I decided to add in more leaves and a few stringy vines to fill out the corner more.  I really hope my sister and her family like it!


I used a pencil to sketch the welcome in an arch; trying to match the curve of the slate tile.



Make sure you stop by and see what all the other co-hosts are sharing today too.

Meet this month's co-hosts!

Across the Blvd | Purple Hues & Me

Slices of Life | Domestic Deadline

Chas' Crazy Creations | Sew Crafty Crochet

Coastal Bohemian | Vicky Myers Creations




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Linking Up With: A Morning Cup of Joe, Craft Schooling Sunday, Happiness is Homemade,






Comments

  1. You did a nice job on the Hydrangeas. I'll have to remember that for future projects. Pinned .

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    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun with it. It's been so long since I've painted.

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  2. Such beautiful work and it turned out fabulously - thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Your welcome sign is quite pretty and I'm sure your sister and brother-in-law will love it in their new home! You are very artistic, too - I love how you painted the hydrangeas! Impressive!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I took art lessons with my grandmother and sister for years.

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  4. Lovely sign! I love the hydrangeas and the leaves.

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  5. This is beautiful! I love hydrangeas, and I must clearly do not visit the coast enough! You are a good sister, I’m sure she will treasure it.

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    1. That’s a combination of ‘must visit the coast’ and ‘clearly do not visit the coast’ 🤦‍♀️

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    2. LOL. I always feel like I must visit the coast more... but I seem to be the only one in this house that feels that way.

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  6. Your welcome sign looks great! I love the hydrangeas.

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  7. Very cute welcome sign! I love hydrangeas and your tutorial was very easy to follow. I'm going to try to paint some. Thanks so much for linking up with us at the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 13. Pinning and sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I was surprised at how easy they were to make.

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  8. Love the hydrangeas! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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    1. I love them too; I've even tried growing them in our yard.

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  9. It's beautiful! Funny, I don't often think of hydrangeas as coastal, but beachy/coastal to me is also more lake life in my mind than ocean (since that is the water I grew up on). And we do have lots of beautiful hydrangeas there!

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    1. We actually live on a lake but I definitely think of the ocean and the crashing of the waves when I hear coastal.

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