Friday, May 29, 2015

A Linnie Blooms Blog Hop


At Linnie Blooms you're going to find oodles of fun projects to really take your mixed media in a new direction. We met this new company at CHA in January, and we immediately had heaps of ideas for using her clever products. What a new dimension to journals, canvases, books, scrapbook pages! We know you're going to love seeing the inspiration from this week's hop!
Plus there are prizes!! Three lucky winners will each win a set of Linnie Blooms Fabric Mini File Folders just like they provide for our team. Plus, you'll receive a Dreamweaver Stencil background, and our Vintage Press Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. You'll be creating Mixed Media fabric accents in no time! These winners have to have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here), but Aussie Fans - good news! The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring one Australian prize for this collaboration! You could win a Stampendous stamp, an LL sized Dreamweaver Stencil of your choice, a silicone buttons mould, and a Stampendous Embossing Powder (your color choice)... Wow!! Be sure to let us know you're from Australia in your comments!!

Today, I feature the conclusion of the Disney inspired project that I blogged about yesterday.  This project is really my first adventure with canvas.  I found that the more relaxed I was as I worked, the better the project turned out.  I am posting my favorite three today.  For all of them, I started by painting Gesso on the top of the Linnie Blooms canvas folders.  Then, I painted backgrounds with acrylic paint.  I stencilled with acrylic paint and a stencil brush.  The stencils I used for each are listed under the photos.

 The first one I am featuring today is based on Adventureland.  For it, I used LJ 815 Zebra Texture Stencil, LL 454 Long Bird O' Paradise,  LL 538 Primitive Masks, LG 642 Branch, LG 752 Toucan, and LG 706 Monstera Shape.

For this Liberty Square inspired project, I used  LL 525 Bats,  a retired LG 653 Columns (sorry.  I would have sworn it was still valid....), LG 699 Copperplate Corners, LL 359 Flag and the Stampendous stamp Crowscape Stamp.  I painted acrylic paint on the stamp instead of using ink.

Finally, I present this Tomorrowland inspired project.  Oddly, although I dreaded this one, it turned out to be one of my favorite.  For it, I used LJ 991 Gears, LM 289 Globe, LX 7017 Stars and LX 7029 Spiral Dots.
This project was really a lot of fun.  Pick up some of your favorite stencils and some Linnie Blooms canvas and give it a shot!  Better yet, leave a comment here and on all the other blogs and you could win some great stuff.
Let's take a look at the fun inspiration our design teams have for you today! Be sure to leave your comments for a chance to win!


  1. More fabulous-ness Laura! Wonderful collage work.

  2. All three of these are gorgeous but I really LOVELOVELOVE Tomorrowland!! Great colors and amazing scenescapes!! TFS!

  3. Amazing canvases, each one so unique and so look like a pro at making them!!!

  4. It turned out to be a fab set! Adventureland is my fav!!!

  5. These pages are so cool! I love all the variety of stencils that you used on these.

  6. the pages are wonderful. the patriotic theme is beautiful.
    Love the safari look on the first page.
    The last is so metallic and bold.
    thanks for sharing some amazing projects.

  7. They all look wonderful!
    Great coloring on them.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Oh, boy! This is one awesome project! You say it's your first time with acrylic paints? You'r a natural! Thank you for sharing these pretty amazing panels inspired by Disney!

  9. These all turned out so wonderful! Thanks for hopping with us!

  10. I'm really loving this project of yours. Each item that you used is perfect for your theme, you clever girl!

  11. These are awesome--thanks for sharing how you made them.
    Sue in Ohio

  12. Amazing project Laura! So much thought was obviously given to each one, just wonderful!

  13. These are wonderful Laura. Whoa....the artist in you has surfaced here! Gorgeous impressionistic work with these stencils! Wish we lived close enough to get together ...would love to play with these techniques!