Friday, August 29, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 5

OMG!  I can't believe we are on day 5 already!  And today I'm going to be showing you one of my very FAVORITE new products!  I love products with endless possibilities and this one truly delivers. Every time I'm working on one, I get more ideas.  So, I hope you like this too.

It's a canvas treat bag!


And here is just one of the projects I made with it.



Isn't it cute?!  So much fun to make!  Then, my friend Therese Hennessy made this one:


Isn't he cute?!  His name is "Frankie".  LOL!  AND, since Therese is the owner of Polkadots and More Store, she bought a bunch wholesale from me and kit them up to sell both online and in her brick and mortar store.  Here's the link if you are interested.  POLKADOTSANDMORE.  

Switching gears a little, here's another "non-halloween" use that I've found for my canvas treat bag:
Simply fold down the jagged edge after painting the outside of the bag and you have a one-of-a-kind bag for displaying anything!  
As you can imagine, I have lots more samples in the works to share with you in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions about how to color and decorate your canvas treat bag, just ask!  


Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 4

One of my favorite new products is the Garden Flag.  I can think of a zillion uses for these.  And, before you ask, yes, you can hang it outdoors.  Simply seal it with either some Mod Podge or a spray sealer like Americana Acrylic Sealer Spray.  
I created the background for this one using stencils, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz and some background stamps with Black Archival Ink.  I made the flowers with LB Bloom Stencil/Mask and Faber Castell Pitt Markers.  


The fence was simply drawn and colored with Pitt Markers and finished with a wood texture stencil.  Stamping the "Welcome" with LB Stitched Greetings Stamp Set on a scrap piece of canvas completed this project.  

I think it would be nice to create one flag announcing your family's birthday parties, holiday wishes, new baby announcements and more!  What would you create your garden flag for?

Have a great day!

Linda


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 3

Happy Hump Day!  Since Linnie Blooms products are all about the "Mixed Stitch" concept, it only makes sense that our first stamp set come to you in the form of Stitched Greetings!  These clear stamps will be your go-to stamps time and again!  Use them on cards, journals, layouts, and any creative project!

For the cards below, I stamped them in different colors of ink.
 Here, I stamped onto the canvas and then used that as my "pattern" to hand stitch the word.  There are so many uses!

As I reveal some more new products this week, you will see other examples of how to use our new Stitched Greetings Stamp Set.  

Have a GREAT day!

Linda



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 2

For this Fall/Winter, I wanted to feature some simple home decor items that you can use to create beautiful items not only for your home, but also as holiday gifts.  This is yet just another reason why I love to work with canvas.  It's so durable and flexible, that the ideas are never-ending!

So today I would like to share with you my new 13x13 Pillow Covers.  They are made from blank natural canvas, just like my other canvas products, so they make the perfect "canvas" for your masterpiece!  And again, you can either sew or NO SEW!  Here are two no-sew designs that I have made so far:

I used some scrap fabric, Linnie Blooms Canvas Dies and Linnie Blooms Stencils/Masks.  The pennant banners are LB canvas dies that I glued fabric to.  The bird, wing and flower petals were all created using my LB Stencils.  Everything was adhered to the pillow cover with Fabric Fusion.  



This Pillow Cover is loaded with fun mixed media techniques!  I started the background with various stencils, including the new LB Feather Stencil, along with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz.  Then I randomly stamped some of my favorite stamps with Black Archival Ink.  The flowers were LB Canvas Dies, including the center circles.  I colored them with acrylic paints.  The flower stems are made from Brave Girls Club tissue paper that I mod podged onto the cover.  The "sun" is the LB Sunflower Canvas Die that I stenciled and doodled on.  The bird I drew onto canvas and painted with acrylics.  I love the fall colors in this one.

So, what do you think?  Can you envision yourself creating with our new blank Pillow Covers?


Monday, August 25, 2014

New Product Reveal - Day 1

Yep!  Today's the day!  To start off I would like to share one of my favorite items to create with -- embroidery hoops!  Now, I hope you realize that you DO NOT have to be a stitcher to create with these!  With Fabric Fusion you can create a completely NO-SEW layout and no one will be the wiser.  Here's one that's completely no-sew:

I incorporated the Linnie Blooms Canvas House and Heart Die.  The beautiful piece under the house is a simple fabric scrap.  My doodle pen did the "stitching".  I colored the house with a mixture of Faber-Castell Gelatos and water.  To complete the look, I used my hot glue gun to adhere coordinating ribbon around the outside of the hoop.  

Starting today, Linnie Blooms carries wood embroidery hoops packaged with a piece of canvas in our online shop.  They come in numerous sizes.  Here are some more examples:
This one is another completely no-sew.
Isn't this snowman cute?  I hand-stitched this one and used a 3" hoop.  Perfect for Christmas ornaments -- don't you think?
As you can tell, sunflowers or any flowers are my favorite.  I LOVE the shabby texture you get from hand coloring the Linnie Blooms Canvas flowers.  Here I used Faber-Castell Gelatos and water to color them and then zap them with my heat gun to dry and curl.  Yay!

That's it for today.  See you tomorrow with another new product reveal!

Linda



Saturday, August 23, 2014

A girlish birthday card in blue

Since one of my doughters best friends turned 5 yo the other day I made this card with a Linnie Blooms Canvas Star as decoration.




Marie