Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hoops can be fun

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my first post for Linnie Blooms. This past January I was introduced to Linnie Blooms at CHA(while doing a make & take) I went to Linda's booth to tell her I was in love with her style and products. My first project is with a hoop and I laughed- I always knew these from my mom's embroidery days, I never learned to thread a needle.(SMILE)I arrived at my project while standing on the Monorail ramp looking down into the submarine ride at Disneyland..

 and here we go....             

It begins with the oval kit 3x5 with cut to size canvas fabric, it has a natural base, which I sponged to a dark brown.
Linnie Blooms has both Oval and Round Hoops
 I took from the "Flutter" mask/stencil (6pcs positive/negative) one of the pieces reminded me of a fish (my husband said owl) and the piece, that would be the owl's branch. I used scraps from misc scrapbook paper (Kaisercraft) and added them as  mosaic style. The branch looked like coral to me and I painted it all over the canvas with a variety of product.

Upon adhering the canvas to the hoop I added a half of a canvas butterfly for a mermaid tail, the top hoop as the bra part (other half of butterfly) I added gold yarn for hair (sorry didn't have red)

 *The gold bubbles are glue dots dipped in glitter

I learned that these hoops make great shadow boxes and also are perfect for dioramas.

Thanks for letting me share.