Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Seattle- Journal Page

Hi Linnie Bloom fans

Mayoori here, sharing   an art journal page, made on linnieblooms--mini-mixed-stitch-book .

Few years back , we shifted to Seattle , a beautiful city in the Washington State.
The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and an icon of Seattle. its the highlight of the Seattle city skyline.

I have used same calligraphy ink, and faber castell gelatos. I copied the outline of the skyline from a Google image.

I got so engrossed making this, that i forgot to take any
 pictures. But I really enjoyed making it and am happy the way it turned out to be.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 28, 2015

You´re a Star!

Hi everyone!!

Noe here to show you my newest project using Linnie Blooms products!! I´ll tell you a secret: I love to add canvas dies in my cards, makes them more original and gives them texture! In Linnie Blooms Store you can find your favorite ways !! Don´t miss Christmas releases, cooming soon!

Do you like it? It´s soo easy to make!! 

1.- To start stamp your favorite background stamp on a piece of white cardstock and emboss it  in different colors.  Give this piece of cardstock and cut it in a pennant shaped. Paste it on a pennant cardboard slightly larger. Finally add a pennant acetate. To attach all these pieces make two holes at the top and go through a piece of ribbon.

2.- Take several Canvas Stars in different sizes and one Canvas Heart and paint them with a  gelatos, outlines its outline with a black marker and place them on your card.

3.- Finally, stamp and emboss your sentiment. 

You got it... Card ready to give a someone special!!

Hop on over to the Linnie Blooms website to check out all of these great products AND like Linnie Blooms on Facebook for more inspiration! 
Thanks for your visit!! 
Have a great day!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Linnie Blooms and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

This week our design team has teamed up with the amazing designers for Faber-Castell to blog hop and show you all of the wonderful creations using our products together!  As the owner of Linnie Blooms, I've been using Faber-Castell products on our products for quite a few years now, and I think they go together like PB&J!

Here's the list of links to all of the designer's posts for the hop.  If at any time you get lost, don't hesitate to come back here to find your way to creativity!

Faber-Castell Design Team

To make your life even sweeter, we have some goodies to give away!  Everyone that leaves a comment on the Linnie Blooms Design Team member's post will be entered to win the following package of goodies!

So enjoy the blog hop and be sure to leave your comments to be entered into the giveaway!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Little Lion New Arrival Card

Welcome a new arrival to your family with the cutest little baby lion card. Karen created a lion from two Linnie Blooms die cut shapes.
Let's find out how she did it.
  From a tree and sunflower to a cute little lion.

1. Use the Linnie Blooms canvas tree to make the head, body, ears, & muzzle. Use the canvas sunflower for the lion's mane. Cut the shapes needed and color the canvas pieces using a sponge applicator and Distress Inks.

2. Assemble the lion and add button eyes & a ribbon tail. Use chalk to give the lion pink cheeks and inner ears. Add facial details using a pigment ink pen and also add faux stitching by drawing dashed lines around the lion's mane.

3. Next, select four coordinating patterned papers and create a pedestal for the lion using two of them. Stamp the word "baby" on the third patterned paper and add highlights using a white gel pen. Cut out the letters and attach them to the base of the pedestal along with two strips of scalloped edging.

4. Mount the lion cluster on the fourth paper and lastly mount everything to a scallop edged greeting card. Finally, embellish the card: add a flag, hearts, a ribbon bow, and faux stitching around the edge of the card using a white gel pen.

A Closer Look:
Linnie Blooms Supplies: canvas sunflower, canvas tree
Other Supplies: ColorWays Emerald Mini Trim Cards 12" scrapbook paper (Paper House), Little Man 8" paper pad (Paper House), Distress Inks - Mustard Seed/Vintage Photo/Antique Linen (Ranger), sponge ink applicator (Ranger), chalk (Inkadinkado), pigment ink pen - Coffee (Zig Memory Systems), Stazon ink -Timber Brown (Tsukineko), Baby Blocks rubber stamp (Kolette Hall), scallop edge scissors, buttons, ribbon, white gel pen (Sakura­), fabric scissors
                                   Visit the Linnie Blooms shop HERE
            To see more of Karen's clever projects, stop by her blog, Art & Soul.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"You are My Happy" by Rochelle

Hello Crafters!

It’s Rochelle here today and it’s my turn to share with you my project that I created using Linnie Blooms product! :) 

Today I am sharing a burlap panel I altered and decorated with Linnie Blooms Canvas Petal Flowers.

Here it is: 

I started with this 5x7 burlap panel that already had a vintage image on it (sorry, I forgot to take a “before” photo).  I added a layer of Gesso and the color red to cover the image:

Here’s the Linnie Blooms product I used for the flower: 

I colored each canvas piece (and stamped the circle) and set aside to dry. I cut a small piece of the mesh (my fav!!!) for layering.  While I waited, I cut the vinyl quote from my Cameo and transfered it to the panel. 

 When the flowers dried I layered them and added a button, twine and a couple of stick pins
And there you go!  

A very fun, quick and gorgeous burlap panel with Linnie Blooms Canvas pieces!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Rochelle

Monday, September 14, 2015

Linnie's Laundry

Hello,   it's Ann from the Design Team blog here at Linnie Blooms with a fun and easy painting project.  Here is my small cloth bag that is just the right size for someone to use to carry the essentials (such as coins, some detergent, and maybe a few dryer sheets) on their trip to the laundromat.  I was thinking of the college students away from home who must still have clean clothes!

I used one of the "NEW" Linnie Blooms Patterns called "Laundry Day" (Available here) by downloading , scaling the image down by 60%, printing onto paper and tracing it with some carbon paper onto the cloth bag.  The bag is actually from Linnie Blooms and once held Canvas Shapes (Like these).

First I printed the image onto plain copy paper.  I inserted a piece of cardboard into the cloth bag.  I placed a sheet of carbon paper over the cloth bag, and laid the print over that.  I then traced the image with a pen.

Tho colour the image I used a piece of plastic packaging left over from some products as a palette. I used the Gelatos as a pigment which I coloured onto the palette and turned them into water colour paints by adding some water.  I then used a small paint brush and painted the images.

The supplies used:
Faber Castell Gelatos (Banana, Blueberry, Red Cherry, and Brown)
Linnie Blooms Cloth Bag
Linnie Blooms Pattern "Laundry Day"

Please come check out the other projects I make over at my blog here:
Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sunset in the Woods ATC by Gail Green

Use Linnie Blooms pre-sewn canvas ATC blanks to make individual ATCs or several for group challenges!

ATC cards are miniature masterpieces...but they don't have to take a ton of tine and talent!  You just need the right materials and techniques to create ATC projects that will impress even the most experienced crafter.   The secret weapon...Linnie Blooms pre-sewn canvas ATC blanks!

Let's begin....


Linnie Blooms Sewed Canvas ATC Blank

Clearsnap: Colorbox® Archival® Dye Inkpad (Wicked Black)

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps: F7787 Pine Trees

Beacon Adhesives: Gem-Tac® Permanent Adhesive

Acrylic Paint Glaze or Acrylic Paint with medium added
(Note: I used Plaid Decorator Glazes: Paprika, Sunflower, Aqua, New Leaf, Linen White)

Miscellaneous:  Printed text scrap (from old book, newspaper or other uncoated paper source)
                          Paint brush
                          Heat tool or hair dryer


1.  Prime the canvas with 2 coats of Linen White. Dry completely.

2. Squeeze a pea size each of Paprika and Sunflower.

    Spread each color with a wet paintbrush.

    Blend colors where they meet. Dry completely.

3.  Hand tear strips from the printed text scraps. Dab Aqua and New Leaf on the strips. Dry.  Attach to the ATC with Gem-Tac® Permanent Adhesive.

4.  Stamp Pine Trees onto ATC.  Dab ink around the edges.  Dry completely.

Try making a whole series of ATC cards using  a variety of stamp images and color combinations.  And...check out the entire range of Linnie Blooms products!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Stitched Country AND an Announcement

Happy Hump Day!  Linda here, excited to show you what I've been working on!

This is a mixed stitch project I created on the Linnie Blooms Canvas Garden Flag.  Such a great way to do something a little different.  

I started with a Linnie Blooms Pattern -- YES, we now have patterns!  More about that shortly.  
So, I traced the pattern onto the canvas and started with hand stitching.  I stitched the barn, flowers and fence.  
Next, I used Faber-Castell Gelatos mixed with water to color the canvas.  So Much Fun!

The sentiment was stamped on with brown archival ink.  Then I stitched through the center of the lettering to help it stand out.  I ended by sewing some burlap/lace to the top and bottom.  

What do you think?  

Okay.  Now let me quickly tell you about the "announcement".  

I have designed some downloadable patterns for Stitching, Painting and Coloring.  They are for sale on the Linnie Blooms site starting today.  I hope you will check them out!

Creatively yours,


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Forever & Always

Hi everyone....this is a special post from me to my Mom and Dad.  I found this picture of them on their wedding day August 30, 1946 and decided to make this for my mom. My dad passed away in 1988...they would have been married 69 years now. He is waiting for her in Heaven. :)

I had to find a large canvas for the picture so I used the Linnie Blooms 12x12 these...such a nice quality.

 I started out with the Linnie Blooms 12x12 canvas and used 3 different inks to get the color I wanted for my paper. I love how the ink works on canvas. 
 I used a piece of paper with roses on it to go with my mom's bouquet. I tore it up and sewed it to the canvas. I LOVE that I can sew on it! 
         I added the photo, some flowers with beads in the center, some vintage tatting,
                            leaves and 5 little crystals on wire to represent the 5 us kids. :)
I added the lace to the top of the canvas and diamond Stickles to my moms bouquet and around the project.  The photo is a copy that I is much better in person...just couldn't capture well.
 And there you go...:)  I love it! I'm going to add a ribbon to hang it.  I think my mom will love it too. 

Thank you and please visit the Linnie Blooms website for lots of nice products including the 12x12 canvas used in this project.

And please check out my Facebook page Morning Star Crafts and Collectibles and join us for more projects and fun.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Gift LB Card

Hi everyone!!

I hope your week is going very well! Noe here to give you a little inspiration using LB products!

Today I come to show you a card in which, in addition to write a nice message, we can hide a small gift for that special person.

Step by Step:

1.- Paint a mini file folder with red mini gelato. 
2.- Sprayed with water and a brush unifies color.  
3.- Use paste emboss or medium sparkle with your stencils to add texture and shine.


 4. Add fine glitter to embossing paste and covered with this paste the other side of your mini file  folder.
 5. Create a rectangular structure with hard cardboard and paste it at  mini file folder with hot glue.

6.- Paste Shabby trim on the side of the mini file folder that will be attached to the cardboard to do after the loop.
7.- On a piece of white watercolor cardstock sprayed Silver  Distress Spray Stain and create your background using your favourite stamps.

8.- Finally, create a tag using canvas flower petal, painted with green Gelato, and stamped on it your sentiment or message!

Now you just have to paste this structure at the base of your card !! You got it!!!

Any idea to give your gifts:
 Products used:

Hop on over to the Linnie Blooms website to check out all of these great products AND like Linnie Blooms on Facebook for more inspiration! 
Thanks for your visit!! 
Have a great day!!