Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sneak peek- New products

Good morning......

Today, I am here to show you a couple sneak peeks.....a 4 x 4 mini canvas pillow and a new stitched stamp set. I thought that the mini 4 x 4 canvas pillow would make a super duper cute little pocket. I punched two holes and added ribbon so it could hang one the wall.

The word believe is part of the new stitched stamp set. I stamped it on the canvas with ink then I went over it with some 3-D puffy paint. This way it looks sort of stitched since it is raised!  You could decorate these up for all sorts of Holidays. 

These new products are coming out at the end of the month.

Take care and BE creative!

Hi Bev here today. This month at Linnie Blooms I had a chance to 
create using this fabulous canvas pillow case... 
one of the many new product lines to come out in late August.
I haven't dont any stitching for years now.. but it was coming back to me .. just like riding a bike.
No even sure of the names of the stitches... but I am thrilled with my finished pillow case.
I still need to buy the proper inner cushion but substituted for now to get a finished photo.

I started this project with my tree first. I inked the trunk and stamped the leaves 
with textured stamp and green ink. I then added the twine tied buttons.
Next  up was the inked leaves and the stamped look for more depth and texture.
Stamping of the sunburst and the background was next before adding the tree, leaves and  piece of burlap.

Next I stamped the words which I hand stitched using embroidery floss from my stash.
The design was still a bit off so I sew easy inked rolled the lower and side edge with the
stitch pattern which I then hand stitched over top with a varigated coloured embroidery floss.
I didn't worry about the ink splatter.. it added depth and rustic look to my projcet.

Supply List:
Linnie Bloom Supplies:Canvas Pillow Cover, Canvas Tree, Canvas Leaves, Word Stamps
Ink Roller: We R Memory Keepers stamp ink roller
Mask: cut file
Paint: misc
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger, StazOn, ColorBox
Other: burlap, embroidery floss, twine, Stitching, buttons

Special NOTE: the word stamps and canvas pillow case will be in the store around
August 25th.. so be sure to mark your calendar for the newest product lines to become available.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Happy Tuesday from Scatter Joy with Jessann! I want to share with you a creation I made using some of the wonderful products from Linnie Blooms.  I am looking forward (and you should be also) to Linnie Blooms new catalog! 
Products from Linnie Blooms that can be used on the Home Sweet Home block :
 (you can click on the item for the link to Linnie Blooms website)
-wood block (can be purchased on Linnie Blooms on 8/25)
-"home" stamp (can be purchased on Linnie Blooms on 8/25)
The rest of the supplies came from my private stash and if you decide you want to create your own version you can use similar items or substitute for items in your own stash.
A brief overview of creating my Home Sweet Home Block.
The first thing I did was choose a stencil for the background effect.  I applied gesso over the stencil on the front of the block, the sides, top and bottom of the block.  Then I left it to dry.
Once the gesso had dried I used the archival blank ink to stamp the House onto the front of the block.  I used he archival ink to stamp the top if the house and roof onto paper and then adhered the paper to sturdy cardboard.  The stamp set is from Close to my Heart. Each of the windows ad bricks are separate so you can customize your house however you choose.  I then colored the house and adhered the top of the house to the block.
I used a wooden clothes pin and cut a strip of patterned paper to adhere to the top of the clothes pin. I glue the cloths pin to the block.
I use the "Home" stitched stamp with the archival ink onto a piece of linen.  Once the linen dried I adhered it to sturdy cardboard and clipped it into the clothes pin. I used the archival ink on the patterned paper to give it a weathered look. I also took the archival ink pad and went around the edges of the block.
I used a small star punch and punched several stars out of a sticky back cork board paper. I placed three stars on the left side of the block.  I used the wire to create a floating look to the three stars above the house. I twisted three wires together and adhered them to the back of the roof of the house. Then I stuck two stars together with the wire in the middle.  and slightly bent them.
Hope you love my Home Sweet Home!! Please check out my blog for more fun creations.


Monday, August 18, 2014

August Designer Challenge~Quotes

Hi Friends! Abby here with ScrappinAbby and it's my turn to join in on this month's challenge "Create a project using a quote". Technically we're supposed to use our favorite quote but I really don't have a favorite...I have a lot that I really turn to depending on the mood or situation I'm going through. So the one I'm sharing today is more of a positive/gratitude quote. 

I created an art display piece that I already have displayed in my craft room...
I also have a short video that shows you the project up close along with the products I used...

 I altered a wood block using a combination of various craft paints...I wanted to match the green in the fabric I was using for the project...
While I was waiting for the block to dry, I started working on the butterfly canvas die. I am LOVING the new mixed stitch stamps Linda Barutha has designed so I wanted to incorporate them in my project...

 For the rest of the project I just used some sprays and crackle paint on the wood block and fabric to give it that shabby chic feel that I love so much and then I added the other elements...

 This was such a fun and easy project to create using the fabulous canvas pieces and stamps from Linnie Blooms. This would be a great gift for any occasion. 

Be sure to stop by the Linnie Blooms STORE and pick up some of the fun products so you can use them on your crafting projects. 

Thanks for stopping by the Linnie Blooms blog and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. 

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

I'll give you my heart

Karen N here from Craftily Yours.  Today, I'm sharing a card that I made using a pennant and a heart inked up through a couple stencils with TH distress ink.  These shapes are from the Linnie Blooms - Set of Canvas Dies - Shapes.

I had finished with the card and was stamping the sentiment when I bobbled and rocked my block.  Oh NO!  I ended up swiping on some black ink around the image to hide it, and I actually like the look.  It sorta gives it movement!  The paper is from PB&J from Basic Grey, and the stamp is Unity Stamp Company {Sense of Wonder}.  I finished it off with some 3 Girl JAM lace and ribbon.  The inside of the card says, "I'll give you my heart."  I gave this card to my husband for our 6th anniversary earlier this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Before you go, be sure to check out:

Linnie Blooms Catalog/Shop  

Craftily yours,


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quote Challenge- using masks

Today, I am here to show you my challenge project using a quote. I love using quotes in art work. I collect books just to cut the words out and use in my art.

For today's project I uses the following supplies:

1. wooden block (could use canvas, paper, etc...)
2. Feather stencil/mask
3. acrylic paint
4. paint brush
5. sharpie
6. old book

I took the wooden block and painted and stenciled the whole piece of wood. Once, dry  I took the feather mask layer it down and painted an off white on the whole top. Again once dry added my quote from my book. Then outlined the words and feather with a sharpie. Add dots around the edge.

Fun and simple project. Love that the Linnie Blooms stencils also come with the mask!

Until next creative!
K Hutchinson

Boo.... Did I scare you???

Hey, Hey everybody it's me Scrappin Madge!! Today I am super excited to share with you a fun Halloween Tag that I created using the amazing Linnie Blooms Canvas Shapes and Canvas Fence!! I absolutely love how it turned out!!! I used a Prima Tag (which is great to use spritz, Gellatos and watercolor on) I allowed it to dry. Then I used the Heidi Swapp color shine and spritzed the Owl and the Fence Black.  I then set them to the side and Used yellow Gellato on the Canvas Circle to make a moon.  I then took a canvas heart and used the Heidi Swapp Color Shine purple and mixed it with some yummy purple gellatos.  After everything was dry I started to piece my tag together.

Here are a couple other pictures of this tag.  Be sure to check out my blog for more info on how I created this super fun tag, along with all of the items used. 

And a close up of the moon and the stars...

Be sure to get your Linnie Blooms products HERE-
Canvas Shapes, Color Shine and Gellatos....