Monday, September 12, 2016


While into the youtube void, I came across the story of a handicapped cow named Dudley.. He was bought at a cow auction.. The farmer didnt noticed at first that Dudley was missing a foot and hobbled around on a stump.. The farmer kept him for 10 months not knowing what to do.. Finally, an answer came.. He was taken to Gentle Barn in TN, where through surgery and physical therapy.. along with a prosthetic leg, he now runs happy and free.. See Dudley's whole story here.. Well his story inspired me to do this piece.. He started out as a normal cow, with a journey.. Then I added all my little doodles and mixed media techniques.. I love the finished piece, but I also liked the process.. the "unfinished" cow.. This is acrylic based on a 18x24 stretched canvas.. I see more cows in the future <3

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

From my heart to yours <3

Welcome all!! Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved to create.. draw.. paint.. write stories.. anything my imagination could do :) This blog was made years ago.. I started it to post projects I made for the design teams I was on.. As you can see, I haven't used it for quite some time.. I have been on a little journey these past few years.. a journey to find myself... to find my happy.. I realized. I love to paint.. more so I love to paint for people.. I paint from my heart to yours.. Ive started painting a few years ago, and soon realized that my most favorite things to paint are things from your heart.. I listen.. I understand.. I use my intuition... Ive decided to recreate this blog.  To give it meaning.. My family, friends, and community have encouraged and inspired me on this adventure.. Not only will this be a blog to showcase my gallery, but a place to share stories.. stories about life, love, and meanings behind what I do.. It may take some time to get this blog in order (I have to reteach myself how to post, edit, design.. lol.. oy!!) I hope yall stick around.. ;)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

 Lost Mitten

Have you ever been walking around in the wintertime, and see a random glove or mitten laying on the ground? I always wonder who is belongs too.. I seem to lose one of my gloves every year.. 

I made this adorable winter card featuring Linnie Blooms Large Mitten Shape..  I painted the shape with Lindy's Stamp Gang in "Frosry Forest Green" then added some May Arts Pom-Pom Trim.. I wanted just a touch of more color, so I found a small crochet flower in my stash, added a pearl for the center.. I then tucked the mitten in some raggedy burlap  trim and a few pieces of floral sprays.. My background is a  kraft color card base and a few embossed snowflakes in silver.. I topped everything off with some Sno-Tek :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and Linnie Blooms blog today! Be sure to check back often! 

Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

"A Shabby Christmas" 
One of the new trends this year has been Shabby Chic..

With that in mind, I decided to make this cute 3 in 1 embellishment..

It can be used as a adorable decoration for my burlap bag, ready to be filled with goodies.. I attached it with a small clothespin..

It also serves as a To: and From: tag , so my gift gets into the right hands..

Lastly, after all the great gift giving, It can be used as an ornament on the tree :)

I used the cute Linnie Blooms Canvas Stocking.. It's such a good size!! I left it natural and only darkened the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Stain..

Next, I used some little scraps of lace, beads, and pom-pom trim from  my stash.. (everybody has those little snippets around :) I added a few flowers and a small piece of a snowflake Christmas ornament.. Topped it off with just a dab of Snow-Tek for a "snowy" look.. 

Thank You for stopping by and checking out Linnie Blooms DT Blog!! 
These canvas pieces are soooo much fun to play with.. If your new here, take a look around and see what other FUN projects the Design Team have came up with :)

 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wintertime in Indiana is like any other season in Indiana, You never know what you'll wake up to.. As a child, I remember I would wake up for school.. see snow and then listen to the local radio stations for news of school closings :D ..  SNOW DAY!! Back to my cozy bed!! Later, I would stare out the windows, and muster up the nerve to go explore this "WinterLand" After 30 minutes of  adding layers of clothes, scarfs, gloves, hats, boots.. I was ready.. Stepping out on the porch, a blast of frigid air instantly freezes my nose hairs.. BRRRR! Should I go back in? 
 Then I see it! The BEAUTY! This beautiful snow, so pure and white!! The trees are iced over creating a sparkling white and blue oasis..  I stand in AWE.. Thinking, just yesterday, there wasn't a flake on the ground.. The only sound to be heard, is the slight crackling of the ice on the trees, and a few sparrows singing..  After exploring the 7 acre farm.. I venture back into the house.. Strip off layer after layer of clothes, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and get cozy on the couch with my mama <3 .. These childhood memories inspired me to make this beautiful winter scene.. 
The Base of my project is a chipboard box lid.. It was long and narrow, perfect for a scene such as this.. I painted it white, and added vintage music paper for a background.. Then I mixed up an icy blue color using my Folkart Metallic Paints (it's opaque and shiny).. I glued snowflake ornaments, iridescent beads and some lace onto my base..  After that I added pieces of different sprays (some snow covered, some glitter covered, some with crystals) to make my "tree branches" .. I placed painted roses (with the same icy blue paint mixture) a few white flowers, and then a broken small snowflake ornament I had.. I used the same vintage music paper and cut into 3 stripes to make banners, then wove them into the background.. I finished my background with a key on the right side.. <3 Perfect!

For the sparrows, I used the Linnie Blooms Bird Shapes.. and small Tim Holtz metal wings.. I painted both with Folkart Metallic paint in Champaign.. Then I added distress inks in Tea Dye and Wild Honey on the tail and underbelly of the birds.. Next I used a black sharpie to add details to the birds, then darkened them up with black paint and a liner brush... I also added black paint to the tips of their wings... Let them dry, then hot glued the wings to the bird canvas shapes..
 Then I hot glued (i use hot glue for everything :D) the birds perched upon my branches..

 PERFECT!!! I had this project invisioned in my mind for a few weeks.. It turned out just like i imagined.. I was sooo happy to be able to create this for Linnie Blooms..  Every time I look at it, Im reminded of those beautiful cold mornings in my "Winterland" on the farm :) Thanks for reading my little story.. Hope you enjoyed!!
For a more detailed explanation on my project process, and more photos, you can view my facebook album.. <-- click here

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 Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

 Hello Again!!
 Im in full Christmas Mode! I just love making ornaments for Christmas! Every year I go to an ornament swap party.. It's sooo much fun! Good friends, good food, and good times!! I always hand make mine, but it's not necessary :) Last year there was a battle over my ornament :) Hoping for the same this year :D

 For this ornament, I used a Linnie Blooms Canvas Flourish Pocket.. I love making tags and pockets. I thought this would be perfect for adding these cute "Our Daily Bread Stamps" on the "Spellbinders Bookmarks Die" .. All the trim I used is from a Micheals trim set in red and white.. 
 For the canvas pocket, I left it natural adding just a light distressing on the edges (Tim Holtz Tea Dye. Distress Ink) , then on the base of the pocket I used "7 Gypsies Santa's Journey Collection", (6x6 Pad) 
I used a Lime Green card stock and a Red card stock to frame my embossed "Inkadinkado" Stamp.. I used the same green card stock and white embossing powder for the tags as well..  I finished it off with the Micheals Trims and a Wooden Button from my stash.. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Linnie Blooms Blog and Checking out all the great projects!! These canvas pieces are sooooo much fun to work with :D Also don't forget to check out my blog as well!!
Linnie Blooms - by Linda Barutha
Twitter:  LLLCreate