Wednesday, October 20, 2010

blog swap with A Glimpse Inside

Today I am blog swapping with Allison over at A Glimpse Inside. She just won an amazing contest from 3M that I am totally jealous of! She also has some amazing tutorials. I think my favorite is the crepe paper rose wreath . I am excited to introduce you all to Allison.
Hello! I am so excited to be blog swapping with Rachel today! Rachel is super sweet and super talented and I am so happy she wanted to have me over for a "visit" in her world today.

First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Allison and I am from A Glimpse Inside. I am an Army wife with a creative side. I LOVE to craft, paint, sew, take photos, decorate, go thrifting and more!

The dear husband, Travis, and I are currently living in KY. We just moved here in May from our first duty station in VA. We won't be here long but we enjoy being close to our home state of TN. He is super supportive and encourages me to create anything that comes to my mind.

But enough about me... I bet you all just want me to get to the good stuff. :)


On my blog, I share pictures and stories of our life along with my crafts, recipes, thrift finds, decor, and more. I started blogging almost a year ago and it has become quite an addiction.
Here are some things you'll find.

We bought these crates at a Flea Market and they are now a table in my husband's "man cave."

On Tuesdays, I share yummy recipes.
This one is AWESOME and a must try- Dalmatian Cupcakes.

I love to share furniture or project transformations. It is always so fun to see what something will turn into when you are finished.

Coffee Table Upcycle


But I mostly share crafts!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to craft! I love to share the tutorials on how to make them too.

"Spooktacular" Subway Art

Fun Fall Garland using toilet paper and paper towel rolls


Today, I want to share a tutorial with you creating pumpkin yarn art.

This is an easy project.

Supplies:
- Pumpkin Image
- Orange and brown yarn
- Glue
- Colored Cardstock
- Markers
- Picture Frame


How-to:
To start, I searched for an image of a pumpkin on Google. Once I found one that I liked I printed it out on a white piece of cardstock.


Trim the picture down. I just wanted a small white border around the pumpkin once done.


All trimmed.


I glued it onto a green piece of cardstock for another layer.


I then colored in the pumpkin so you wouldn't see white through the yarn. You could always just print the pumpkin orange but I didn't want to do that.


Then outline the stem with the glue. Place down the yarn.
Fill in the stem with more glue and yarn.
(I found it best to place down the yarn, then cutting it while in place. Place strips of yarn because when you try to keep one continuous piece it doesn't fill in completely.)


Place glue on accent lines.


I used brown yarn for the accents but you can also use a different shade of orange.


Cover all accent lines.


Then outline the whole pumpkin with the orange yarn.


Begin filling in the pumpkin. Again, place down the yarn a row and a time and cut in place.


Start on the outside and work your way across.


All done!


Let dry.


I then placed it in a 6x8 picture frame. I also added another layer of brown cardstock.


Perfect little fall accent!



I would absolutely LOVE for you all to come visit me in my neck of the woods and take a glimpse inside my world. Stop by, take a look around, stay awhile and maybe leave a comment or two. Who doesn't love those comments? I know I do!


Thank you Rachel for having me over to share this tutorial and blog swapping with me!
You are a fabulous host! :)


Allison, thanks so much for joining us! You are a amazing!

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Allison is a doll face....I am jealous over her win too.

cleverlyinspired said...

I love the pumpkin yarn art!!!! I am having my very first link party over at www.cleverlyinspired.com come visit!!

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Missy Schranz said...

I love your site! Very cute! I am a new follower of yours and I'd love a follow back when you have time.
Thanks!
Missy
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