Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Experimenting in the Studio

Today was a quiet day. Read the paper, drank coffee, lounged around in my jammies....Bill was having breakfast with the "boys." Decided to read some chapters in the book that's been calling my name for weeks.....

Then I couldn't stand it any longer, and had to go play with something in the Studio. It can only last for so long....

I had cut the cool Lavish Trimming that has the elastic middle, in half for a previous project, so this gorgeous piece of trim was sitting there, lonely.
The Baubles are so wonderful, you know they have to be used for something really special. SO.......put them together!!!!!
Glue the trim around the oblong pearl with the fabulous eye pin center, and just keep gluing and turning until you've used about a foot of the trim.
Draw a couple of leaves onto the Grungeboard Swirls leaving them attached at the center in a bow shape. Use Distress Inks Bundled Sage all over and Forest Moss on the edges.
Punch a hole with the Cropadile in the center. A permanent black pen creates the outline and center of the leaves. One single leave is made to create the set of 3. The grouping was sprayed with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.
The Bauble fits nicely through the punched hole. This piece can be added to whatever project you like.
Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Bundled Sage
Perfect Pearls Mist: Sunflower Sparkle
Baubles: Teardrop Pearl
Lavish Trimmings: Decorative Elastic Trim
Grungeboard: Swirls sheet
Glossy Accents
Other products:
Write 4 All pen-Stabilo

So, there you have it! Now, let me know what you'd like to see here on the blog. I see a lot of people looking, so tell me what you want to learn or know about. OK?
I'm here to serve!!!!! ha! Questions and comments are always welcome...it's no fun talking to yourself....
Now go Create ART!


Scrapthat said...

Your art is always stunning Linda...don't think you need me telling you how to do your job! ;)
Just keep doin' what your doin'! :)
and Thanks for sharing! :)

Linda Cain said...

OK, you had your chance, you'll just have to take what you get!

Big Hugs!

Lori said...

Yes, people, you need to leave more comments 'cause she's gettin' tired of hearing from me all the time.... rofl.... and oh my gawd, I just realized I'm on THE blog list, how honored am I? Takes me a while to see these things... I think this flower is superb and just a stellar idea for the trim and the bauble. It's also great that the leaves are one piece, less gluing and worrying about it staying together. Brilliant! I love reading your posts and how you create pieces, great inspiration! I wouldn't change a thing except to say can you post art several times a day? lol!

ellen said...

OK - I'll play along! I would LOVE to see some projects with the new CONFIGURATIONS boxes - not sure if you've been lucky enough to get your hands on those yet - I'm DYING for them to be available. Thanks for leaving a comment for me today!

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh lush flower.. thanks for the How To Linda, you is a star... loving your art and blog.. hugs x

Daniele said...

stunning flower will have to give it a go not sure about all the gluing though knowing me it'll be everywhere
hugs from Daniele

Elaine A said...

Awesome, awesome flower Linda! And as for what I want to see on your blog? More of what you are already showing us! Do you think perhaps you could just sit and post projects and techniques for us all day? LOL!!! We would allow you a little bit of time to eat, drink and use the bathroom! :o)

Elaine Allen

Anonymous said...

Ohhh just gorgeous my friend, you are a clever crafter and imaginative too
Hugs June xxxxx

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous flower!

Yours Artfully said...

Oh my!!! THis is sooooo pretty Linda, I love it!!!

Rhonda said...

Very lovely flower, and loved your box from the earlier post too. Keep the inspiration coming! Love your style Linda.

Betty said...

I especially love when you share techniques and products. I love your great products--I'll never catch up--and how you use others' products, especially the Tim Holtz line. I'm often inspired by your creations.

Wanda H said...

A gorgeous flower!!! I like seeing your art!!!! Very inspiring!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful relaxing day and got to play with some pretty flowers! my kinda day!

BeeBeebabs said...

Beautiful flowers tfs!!!

Jennie said...

Loving the ideas.. keep them coming.. just need to get my hands on the new stuff! :))