Sunday, February 10, 2013

Purple Valentine's Blog Hop Giveaway


Hello friends, a few weeks ago I received an invitation to participate in a Valentine's blog hop from my friend Tracie Dean of Dean Designs.  The catch - it's a purple Valentine's blog hop.  Here's my take on a purple Valentine.  As you can see, I had a little shabby chic fun making this card!  I hand painted the Venise Lace and the Tri-bud using Dusty Concord and Bundled Sage distress stains, embossed the filigree corner with Ranger Antiquities Weathered White Embossing Powder and sponged a white heart doily with Dusty Concord DI.  The stamp is from the Tim Holtz Love Struck set, stamped in Jet Black archival ink and edged with Vintage Photo.  
I hd a question from a new follower the other day about making flowers from canvas so I thought I would give you a short tutorial along with this post.  I cut three "flowers" from canvas using the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecones die.  I stack three pieces of canvas together and cut them all at once - those Sizzix BIGZ dies are sensational cutters!
I squeezed a puddle of Dusty Concord and another puddle of Milled Lavender distress stains on my craft sheet and gave them a couple of sprays of water to dilute them somewhat.  
I carefully smooshed the three flowers into the distress stains- carefully because my Tattered Pinecone die cuts a very thin area about 3/4 around the circle and that tends to pull apart when using canvas so you end up with two pieces instead of one.  
I had to add more stain and also dabbed some directly onto the canvas.  Then I spritzed water directly on the canvas so the ink would bleed and be absorbed throughout.  
Then I dried the flowers with my heat tool and yes, one came apart, but no worries.
Each time I needed to clean up my craft sheet, I spritzed a misting of water on the craft sheet and then absorbed the excess stains with a blank tag, drying the tag with my heat tool after each blotting.
I hate to waste the excess stains and I love having some pre-colored tags ready to grab when I want to start a project.  Drying each layer between blottings helps the blots stay individual rather than running all in together.  I even blotted up some Bundled Sage after I used it to stain the canvas leaves.
Now it's time to roll up the flowers.  Starting on the other end, I roll and pinch the first half inch or so, adding some hot glue to the bottom and pinching to create the center.
Then I just roll, add a drop of hot glue, adjust the placement and roll a bit more.  The flower below has one and 3/4 diecut canvas flowers in it.  The 3/4 was one that broke apart so I used each piece separately.  You can take tweezers and pick off the loose frayed canvas and even snip off longer pieces of they bother you.  
From the three tattered pinecone die cuts, I made three flowers.  The large one used 1 and 3/4 die cuts, the mid-sized one used one and the small one was made with the 1/4 piece left over broken piece.
You can blow up any of these photos to see the tiny details by clicking twice on the photo.  This is just one way to make canvas flowers.  You can make as many variations as there dies available.
I'm so glad you stopped by my blog for the Purple Valentine's Blog Hop. (If you've hoped into the middle, you can find all the participants linked on the Dean Designs blog)  I have a lovely prize package for one lucky winner consisting of three one-yard lengths of Venise Lace and a set of three Venise heart appliqués plus three tiny tri-bud appliqués.  And there is more - a lovely set of three vintage style ivory butterfly appliques and shabby white enameled corner filigree like I used on my card.  All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here on this post, no requirement to become a follower unless you want to.  I'll do the drawing early on the 15th and announce the winner here.  And if you don't win, these products and many, many for are for sale in my Funkie Junkie Boutique.








These products used to create this card can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Tim Holtz/Ranger and Melissa Frances products are always 20% below MSRP.


76 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh, Linda, I love how your purple canvas flowers turned out!! I will definitely try that one! Love the venetian lace! Have a great week! ~Lorraine

Karen Buchanan said...

Thank you for the turorial for the canvas flowers. Love the purple Valentine!

marda said...

Linda this is beautiful...LUV the purple. Nice change from the usual red/pink.

shari said...

Linda your card is Beautiful, I too am loving the canvas flowers. Thanks for the great tutorial.

MCatherine said...

Enchanting blog and delighted to be participating in the hop, otherwise I might have missed discovering you!

inkypinkycraft said...

Linda thisis beautiful and I adore your canvas flowers trace x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely post, adorable purple canvas flowers. Thanks for the tutorial. Just a fun idea and hearts and purple are a few of my favorites.

scrappymo! said...

Already a follower!

Love what you have done to create these flowers...love them!
Great card...I love the vintage, shabby chic feel to it.

AggieMom said...

Beautiful card, love that it is purple and not the traditional red valentine.

Sophie said...

Wow! Linda...
was für eine herrliche Valentinskarte.
Die Farbe - ein Traum
die Blumen - Ein Traum
Das Herz - alles ist wunder-wunderschön.

Liebe Grüße xx

Krafty Max said...

I AM a follower and I just Love your tutorial along with this hop.... wonderful idea!! ~KM

Jess said...

Wow! I love these flowers! Thank you so much for showing us how to make them! I just bought a piece of canvas too!

B. said...

absolutely beautiful.

butterfly said...

I'd've thought twice about purple - but this is so lovely, Linda! The purple lacy heart looks great, and those flowers are really gorgeous...
Alison xx

Monja Blue said...

The flowers are so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win this lovely card.

Pam said...

Linda, I love your Valentine! The canvas flowers are beautiful, I have to try some soon. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fab goodies. I'm hoarding the ones I bought, so maybe I would use these if I won. :)

Penny Duncan said...

This is so beautiful!!!! I love the soft delicate colors and your rose is gorgeous!!!!!! Purples is my favorite color!!!!!!! So pretty...

Donna Gibson said...

Linda, This is completely and utterly gorgeous! It makes my heart swoon especially since I love the color purple! The canvas flowers are very cool and I so want to give them a try! LOVE this!!

Diana said...

The whole Valentine is beautiful. I couldn't stop looking and admiring it. Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to try this.

bkazoo said...

Beautiful valentine. I love the lace butterfles.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

thank you for the details - i love this creativity. so fun!! i'm a new GFC follower. glad to find the blog hop giveaway. i love purple. so fun. enjoy your week. take care. ( :

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, be still my heart! Linda this card is just glorious. I love the shabby vibe, the sweet hand painted lace, the beautiful papers and images you chose! It just sings! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win those lovely goodies!

Maryanne said...

As usual, Linda, I love your card! And, a purple Valentine is very romantic, I think! Thanks for the tutorial on using the pinecone die for flowers. I love being able to use tools for more than one purpose.

My name is Cindy said...

This is just stunning and I love those fabric flowers!!

Artfully Musing said...

What a fabulous giveaway and thanks so much for showing how you make the flowers.

Pandora said...

What a delightful and deceptively easy technique~ thanks for sharing!

mitz said...

...uhhh.. one word.. jaw-dropping.. or is tath 2 words ? lol amaznig.. thanks for the opportunity at your blog candy.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Виктория Viktoriya said...

Your Purple Valentine is gorgeous! And I like your lace very much!!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Linda -- your work is fantastic -- I love everything about this card. I start my days checking your blog - great inspiration. Thanks so much too for the great tutorial.

hula-la said...

Having fun at the PURPLE PARTY!
And thank you for the step by step...
Nicely done!

Aloha

Melissa Burnette said...

Linda, you never cease to inspire me with your beautiful projects! Happy Valentine's Day and stay crafty. ~~Melissa Burnette

Gloria S said...

I find your work ALWAYS inspirational. Thank you for the canvas flower tutorial.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous creation, great tutorial, pinned it! Shirleyx

Cindy Marlow said...

I'm so glad I found your blog from Ranger's link regarding the background tag for CHA. Your style simply makes my day!

C M McKenna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Purple!!!!! and thank you for the canvas flower instructions....loved the texture of the flowers!

Joshua Orsak said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the idea on how to use a dolie on the card.

Karen Schroeder said...

Love purples for Valentines! Your canvas flowers are remarkable!

ParkNSlide said...

Your purple Valentine is stunning---love chabby chic style.

Cheryl said...

Linda, thank you very much for sharing- great tutorial.- My mom loves purple, so I am making her a version of yours-love love love the canvas flowers. Thanks Cheryl

Kelly_Deal said...

This is really beautiful Linda! Love the purple!

Bärbel said...

Das ist eine traumhaft schöne Karte in einer wunderbaren Farbe, ich bin ganz begeistert davon!
Liebe Grüße.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous vintage feel, love those canvas flowers and pretty image!

Terry said...

Purple never looked so good! Linda this tag is a real stunner and those flowers way gorgeous! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Linda! This card is sooo gorgeous! I think I would frame it and hang it on my wall! I am definitely a new follower by email as I don't want to miss anything! Thanks so much for the canvas flower tutorial! I have the tattered pinecone die and I love to use it for pinecones but I am thrilled to be able to use it for more! I never would have thought to use it for flowers on my own :) Thanks for the chance to win these lovely goodies! So glad I found you on this hop!

Linda Brady said...

I love the canvas flowers made with the pinecone die. And the purple color is so unexpected but very nice for Valentines!

Adair said...

Linda, I look forward to every one of your posts. This tag is just beautiful! Happy Valentines Day to you!

Wanda H said...

Linda, your purple Valentine is gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Lululiz said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your tutorial on the canvas flowers, thank you so much for that.

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh a purple Valentine is unusual and this one looks fabulous! A beautiful card Linda! Thanks so much for chance to win. Nicola x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I love how you've made your flowers ! Beautiful ! Sue C x

2amscrapper said...

Linda, you know I'd be stopping by. Thanks for the tutorial--I have that die and I have canvas paper so I'm going to give those flowers a try. Beautiful project. I so love lace so thanks for the opportunity to win.

Bonnie in SC said...

Wow, how pretty. Purple and green are my favorite color combination. Who ever receives this for Valentine's is extremely lucky.

Astrid Maclean said...

What an utterly stunning project!!!! Love it! Fab tutorial too, - you make it look so easy! And thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous give away!!!

SMYLING said...

Wow what timing, ive just scored a load of canvas from the local charity shop, cant wait to get started on the flowers

Karen Mallory said...

What a wonderful giveaway and your Valentine is Fabulous. Thanks for the tutoial. I have never tried to cut fabric with my dies before.
hugs Karen

craftyM said...

Opened to your blog and say Funkie Junkie and thought oh you must be my artsy soulmate! I too am a junkie for all that's fun and funkie.... Loved your vintage valentine and especially seeing how you made your lovely flowers.
Thank you!
Marita Kovalik
kmskfam@aol.com

Candy said...

Hi Linda,
Your lace is so beautiful! Looks wonderful coloured. I would never have tried the TH pine cones for flowers. Thanks for showing us how you did that.

paintedlady89 said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. Your card is so beautiful.
I feel like a winner by coming to your blog and reading your tutorial.
Thank you!
What a beautiful gift!
Hugs,
Gigi

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Linda - This is gorgeous! Your creations are always beautiful!
Michelle

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Linda ...I Have to say purple is one of my most favorite colors and you really did it justice... so gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work!!

Barb Cady said...

Thank you so much for the great tutorial, the canvas flowers are beautiful as is you whole card, I especially love the colours! X

Sarah said...

One of the prettiest purple Valentines that I have ever seen. Purple is one of my least favorite colors but you have certainly used it beautifully.

Evelyn S. said...

Linda...you are truly the goddess of shabby chic! And purple! For me, it's an unusual color for shabby chic, but it's so lovely here. Would burlap work for those flowers? I should try a piece. The purple Valentine is truly lovely.

Janis Morris said...

Oh my gosh, those flowers are so beautiful! I have to have that die. Thanks for showing this!

Blessings from Cindy said...

What a beautiful valentine! Thanks for a chance to win!
Blessings,
Cindy

Jennifer Blanton said...

so beautiful- I love the purple canvas flowers!

Barbara A. said...

BEAUTIFUL LINDA!!! Love the idea of using the canvas for flowers...wonderful and so creative!! Thanks much for sharing your wonderful talents with us all and keep them coming!!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a stunning piece and a great tutorial. - Kris
jeffandkris92@msn.com

kim Idalski said...

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Tee said...

Stunning! I love your style, very beautiful in every way! Glad to have found your inspirational blog thru the blog hop! Happy Valentines Day! Hugs,Tee

Sally said...

So pretty!! I would love to win this wonderful giveaway :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Maggie said...

Your purple valentine is a masterpiece! Thanks for the tutorial, too. All the lace in your giveaway makes my heart go pitty-pat!

maggie
www.themagrag.com

Tracie Dean said...

Thank you so much my friend for participating in the hop!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Lili said...

Stunning Linda! Thanks for the tutorial
Hugs ;)

Angelic said...

Beautiful card thank you for the tutorial and giveaway.

Sandy said...

Looks like I am going to be commenter 1.554! Linda this is gorgeous and I so appreciate your tutorial!!
Sandy

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