Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friendship Mixed Media Tag

Hi Friends. Today I'm back with another Linnie Blooms creation to share with all of you : )
I created a friendship tag using the bird canvas piece that I'm giving to a very good friend of mine....

I also have a video that shows you the project up close along with a tutorial on how I achieved the texture on the bird canvas piece...

I knew I wanted to use a stencil to create the background so I could create a base that I could build on....
For added texture...I used some Crackle Accents on the colored parts of the's a before photo...
And this is how it looked once it was dry...
I used a paintbrush and dipped it into my Lindy's spray so i could add more of the Tiffany Lou Blue to the edges of the canvas bird...
Once this was dry...I added some Creme Brulee Cream Lindy's spray and some gold paint by Smooch. This really added some extra texture and dimension to the canvas bird and I LOVE how it turned out...
Don't toss your scraps leftover from another project...I was able to use the last bit of the Linnie Blooms Burlap piece as additional texture and background for the tag :)
I am lovin how this tag turned out. You can create so many layers and textures with the canvas pieces from Linnie Blooms and they turn into a piece of art. 

Be sure to head to the Linnie Blooms Store and grab some of the canvas pieces & burlap so you can create your own piece or art. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. I hope I was able to inspire you to create something fun with the Linnie Blooms canvas pieces & burlap.

Happy Crafting : )


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

4 U with 3 Girl JAM

Hi Friends! Today I have a quick and easy project to share with you that is perfect to include with any type of gift. I've made a "4 U" note card that you can give to anyone for any type of occasion. 

I also have a short video showing you the project up close along with the I crinkle ribbons I used...

Here are the ribbons/bundles I used
Tuxedo from the Celebrations Bundle
London Blue from the Wine & Jewels Bundle
Halloween Harvest from the Seasons Bundle

Pretty cool how you can mix Crinkle Ribbons from three different bundles for one project and make them all work together. One of my favorite things to do with the 3GJ, mix'n match. 

Be sure to stop by the 3 GJ Store and pick up some of the yummy Crinkle Ribbons for yourself. Use Discount Code: AH10 to get 10% off your total order. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. 

Happy Crafting : )

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Linnie Blooms Challenge~Outdoor Fun

Hi Friends! Today I'll be sharing another fun project with you for Linnie Blooms June's Challenge: Outdoor Fun. This month we'll be showing you some fun ways to use your LB Stencils/Masks and Canvas pieces to show what kind of outdoor fun we will be having this month. I have a secret outdoor fun isn't until July when we're on vacation so don't tell anyone ; )

I created a mixed media layout using some of the LB canvas pieces....

I also have a video that shows you the project up close along with a tutorial of how I created the leaves using some of the LB Canvas Pieces...

In the video...I walk you through the steps on how I created the leaves for this layout but below is a photo of the process so you can see the transformation...

Love how these turned out and how they added such a fun texture and pop of color to the layout....

I can't wait to put a family photo of us on the beach on this layout once we're back from our vacation next month. This is going to be a fun addition to add to my gallery wall at home and what a way to remember a fun day of my family enjoying some "Outdoor Fun". 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and be sure to head to the online store and pick up some of the Canvas Pieces for yourself. 

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

May Arts 2014-15 Design Team Call Submission

Hi Friends! Today's post is all about my projects I'm submitting for the May Arts 2014-15 Design Team call..Whoop Whoop!!! I have quite a few projects to share along with a tutorial so let's get started : )

My first project is an altered linen mini book which is also my tutorial for the DT Call. So be sure to watch for the additional projects below the tutorial and video.
I also have a tutorial video that shows you how I made several elements within this project using different May Arts Ribbons & Trims...
Since I go over in detail all of the ways I used the May Arts trim, I'm just going to show you a photo of how I used Item No.364-15-12 and turned the ribbon into some fish tail banners for the project...
I stamped an image on the ribbon, traced it with my Distress Marker and cut it out. I then used my distress tool and frayed the edges. Loved how this turned out and it looks great in the mini. 

Here are some photos of the completed project:
Altered Linen Mini Book

Project No.2 Altered Clock & Mini
Project No.3 Vintage Book Album
Click HERE to see a slide show of all the pages
Project No.4 Altered Tin Cans
Project No.5 Mixed Media Card
Project No.6 Bucket of Spring Flowers

Wow..that's quite the list of projects...I appreciate you sticking with me through all of the photos : )
As you can tell I LOVE to use ribbon in my projects in as many different ways as I can...and for the record...there is quite a lot of May Arts ribbons & trims in the projects above...I can't help but reach for this yummy ribbon when working on my projects. 
I will have a link to the videos I've created for each project above at the end of the post, this way you can see them up close and have a little more detail as to how I created each one if you're interested. 
Please keep your fingers & toes crossed for me...I made it to the Second Round last year for the Video DT spot so this year I'm hoping to get that far again and actually make the team...that would be the ULTIMATE and is on my crafty Bucket List for sure. 
Thanks again for stopping by my blog and for looking through my May Arts 2014-15 DT Call submission projects.
Happy Crafting!!
Links to videos:
Altered Clock & Mini:
Vintage Book Album:
Altered Tin Cans:
Mixed Media Card:
Bucket of Spring Flowers: