Tuesday, October 15, 2013

So Thankful!


Hello! When is the last time you noticed the beauty around you? I am so very thankful for the air I breathe, the beautiful colors of fall, and just all the little things we sometimes take for granted..

With that in mind.. I created this mixed media "folkart-ish" canvas..  I live in the heart of farm 
country so my inspiration came from a country drive I took.. All the rolling hills, crops ready to be harvested, pumpkin patches, and of course the changing trees, all in different stages.. It's all is soo beautiful..

I painted my background with acrylic paint, then detailed with oil pastel sticks... Later I stamped a few swirls and music notes for interest.

I used Linnie Blooms Canvas Tree Shape to add texture for the "country feel".. I painted it with acrylic paint as well.. 

 I added Linnie Blooms Leaf Shapes (colored with acrylic paint and distress inks)  to the top corner.. 

I finished with pumpkin, roses, moss, a few touches of orange, and a quote..

Hope you enjoyed my last fall project!! On to Christmas!!! Dont forget to check out Linnie Blooms Shop for all her mixed media goodness!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Welcome to the  Genuinely Jane Studios(GJS) & Linnie Blooms Blog Hop!

 The hop will start today and last until the 11:59 PM EST on Friday the 11th
So if you are here..  You have came from Christine's Blog.. but if you would like to start from the beginning Linnie Blooms is your first stop :) 

 Genuinely Jane Studios manufactures small and medium size wood mini-albums for mixed media, scrapbooking and altered art in many shapes and sizes. All of the albums are hand made right on site in their Central Missouri facility. In addition to their albums, they also carry other art supplies in their online store. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/genuinelyjanestudios and their website at https://www.genuinelyjanestudios.com A love of creating has evolved into a studio where the owner, Linda Barutha, teaches mixed media art classes. Linnie Blooms is a local Mukwonago, Wisconsin  retail shop that offers craft supplies and art supplies. Fun and creative classes include mixed-media courses, monthly Pinterest classes, sewing classes for kids, crochet, and more. Linnie Blooms also manufacturers their own crafting supplies.  Linnie Blooms signature products are the Canvas Mixed Media Shapes & Blanks. These light weight canvas pieces are perfect for any of your crafting projects. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LinnieBlooms and their website at http://lindabarutha.com/  Both the GJS and Linnie Blooms teams have teamed up to share with you the wonderful things you can create with their products. Be sure to check out both the GJS and Linnie Bloomswebsites for the full line of products!

So I was torn between the two upcoming seasons.. Thanksgiving and Christmas.. So I decided to make a project for both :) I Used Genuinely Jane Studios  "Top Hat" wood album as my base for these adorable decorations.. 

 On this fall piece I painted the wood base black, then added a thin layer of clear tacky glue, then painted a light brown over the glue to achieve this crackle finish.. I added a brown burlap trim.. a few fall leaves, a few wooden buttons,and a burlap flower

I topped it off with an adorable Linnie Blooms Owl shape canvas piece.. I inked the raw canvas with orange and red inks.. added some flower petals as wings, then finished with 2 button eyes.. How cute is this!!

 On this next piece, I again painted the wood base black.. I then embossed the whole front with glittery black embossing powder.. Added some lace trimmings, an iridescent flower bead strand, and some Christmas Roses..

Next I added some Linnie Blooms leaves inked with Crushed Olive Distress ink.. To finish "Frosty's Hat".. I added SnowTek on the roses and top and bottom of the hat.. I just can't wait to put this on my Christmas Tree!! 

And because we love our followers, each company has generously offered up a prize! Two lucky winners will be chosen at the end of the hop to receive the following: 
 GJS - Gift Certificate for Wood Albums valued at $15 
Linnie Blooms - One long canvas blank and 3 sets of Mixed Media Shapes. .  
 How to Win: Leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop. 
The lineup is listed below for reference!   

For an additional entry, Like each of the companies Facebook pages!! While you are there, say hi! 
Thanks for stopping by.... 

So to celebrate this blog hop I too am doing a small giveaway.. In order to enter just comment on this post and be sure to include your email.. Open to all! Thank you all so much!!! .. Don't forget to subscribe!! 

 Your next stop in this hop is Karen  Have fun hopp'n!! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Warm Autumn Greetings :)

Hello All!! It's Fall!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE all the rich, vibrant colors this time of year!! I made this warm autumn card to help kick off the season!

I used these adorable Linnie Blooms Canvas Leaves.. These are perfect for Fall mixed media projects.. They very versatile and easy to use..
 I colored them with various inks, including Distress Inks, StampitCrazy Inks and Studio G inks..  I then added the leaves, along with a few other embellishments to my card base.. Hope you all enjoy my little project.. Be sure to check out the Linnie Blooms shop and Facebook Page.. as well as my personal Blog

Happy Fall!!!!!!!!