Monday, December 16, 2013

May Arts Christmas Craft Challenge - Finalist

I always feel so fortunate when selected to be part of a May Arts Craft Challenge.  And, this time, is no exception as it is their Christmas Craft Challenge.  Who doesn't like working with gorgeous ribbon!
For this project, I selected the ribbon to work with from the below:
The decision was tough but I chose the:
3/8" Solid Stitched Center Ribbon
Mini Pom Pom Ribbon
1/8" Curly Sparkling Ribbon
1" Sheer Tinsel Edge Ribbon
I took a 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" glass deco block and collaged a holiday napkin to the outside.  A mini light string was added to the inside of the block.  The ribbon was showcased by use around the edges and top of the block.  
I love the way it looks both lit and unlit.

All of the wonderful entries are posted for the Christmas Craft Challenge.  

And, you have a chance to win your choice of 3 full spools of ribbon.  To enter, go here and view all of the projects.  Leave a comment as to which project(s) are your favorites at the end of that post.  In addition for an extra chance at winning, post on the May Arts Facebook Page, too.

How easy is that!  Plus, you receive all sorts of wonderful holiday inspiration.

Happy Holidays!
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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Gift of Bird

Happy Friday!

Sassy here bringing you today's Linnie Blooms Design Team post and a cute gift idea easy enough for kids to make this holiday season.

Stitch together two Linnie Blooms Canvas Birds leaving a small opening to stuff.  I stuffed the bird with small pieces from a plastic envelope and then sealed the opening.  Both sides of the stuffed bird were painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Aged Mahogany.  Gold ink was used for embellishing.  After drying, the bird was given three coats of a waterproof sealer.

The key chain assembly was done and VOILA.... a cute bird key chain.

Thanks for stopping!
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Leaves? Turkeys?

Trees and leaves were recently the theme of the week at Linnie Blooms.

But, are there other ways to use them?  I stumbled on my idea completely by accident.

I used leaves,
and paints, mists, ink, and a stamp.
I was rearranging my leaves for a different idea and then I thought "November" - cold, fall colors, mounds of leaves, and turkey.  There my leaves were lined up and they reminded me colorful turkey feathers.
 Wouldn't this be a fun and easy activity for kids to do?  Send a card, an invite, table decor, place sitting are just a few ideas to get them involved, too.

Thanks for stopping!

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