Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Welcome New DT Members!!

Just a quick post to welcome our new International Design Team Members over at Emerald Creek.

So excited to welcome Shilpa, all the way from Bangalore, India to the team! Her blog is Neon Diary, please hop on over and check out her projects!

Also excited to welcome Claudia, all the way from Vienna, Austria to the team! Her blog is Von Pappe II so please go check it out as soon as you can!

Thanks for all the amazing support!!

Have a great night!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Which Way To The Beach?!

These days I seem to have a number of projects on the go!! Canvasses prepped and hanging on the wall, or sitting on a shelf, backgrounds done and drying on the edge of the table, pretty much anywhere there is space, I have put something there to dry.

It has been so great to get back into creating and being at my craft table more and more. It was the faith in me from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, designer/owner in choosing me to be on her Design Team, that has made me want to be creating and crafting and be covered in ink and paint and gesso LOL 

I finally finished my Beach sign and got it hung up on my wall. I truly do love being at the beach, it's so calming and peaceful to me, even when it's full of other people.

On my craft table with the finishing touches. Some of the shells are from a bag I bought at a store and some are right from Crescent Beach, BC and the small piece of driftwood is from the beach too.
And now it is hanging on my wall, so I can have a beachy feel anytime!

Isn't the crackle awesome?! That was done with my DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze! And the alphabet stencil is from DecoArt as well and it was the perfect size for my wooden banners.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!



Thursday, October 22, 2015

It's All About The Bones....

......Funny Bones that is!! Bright and dancing Funny Bones from Emerald Creek!! 

It is that time again, the Halloween blog release from our design team at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!

I'm not a Halloween decorating/creating kind of person.....usually. But this Funny Bones stamp from Emerald Creek is so awesome. I didn't go creepy scary Halloween, I went more fun and cheery Halloween, if there is such a thing.

I started with an 8X8 piece of cardstock, stamped the very cool Spider Web image and embossed in clear. Then swiped my Black Soot Distress Ink over that to color everything but the spiderwebs. Mixed some texture paste with a bit of Spiced Marmalade Distress paint and used a Dylusions stencil to add some skulls.

I used my Black Soot to go over some of the spiced marmalade skulls, just to add a creepy touch.

I stamped a number of images of Funny Bones in Tiger Lily and Violet, and yes, I did the fussy cutting again!! LOL Added some words, added my bones and voila...a Halloween design, which I think I'll put on my front door!

Don't forget to check out the awesome projects from the Emerald Creek Design Team!!

Julia - Paradise Lost
Diana - missusgmoments
Karon - Karon's Krafty Korner

And send in your own project for the DARE! You could win a gift certificate to use at Emerald Creek!! Don't forget to link back to the Emerald Creek DARE's page when you enter! 

Products Used:

Emerald Creek Funny Bones Stamp
Emerald Creek Spider Web Stamp
Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock
Emerald Creek Clear Embossing Powder 
Emerald Creek Flower Link Charm
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Ranger Ink Texture Paste 

Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Tiger Lily
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Violet
Dylusions Alphabet Stamps
Dylusions Skull Stencil  

Thanks for stopping by today! Have  a great day!

Challenges Entered:
Craft Rocket Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks 
Art with Heart Challenge
Simon Says Stamps Monster Mash Challenge  
Craft Stamper Take It make It Challenge

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October is half over!

How the heck did that happen?! October is already half over and Halloween is creeping up on us! 
I've been playing with some stamps and colors and getting my project ready for Emerald Creek blog release next week!
Can't give it away but I can post a teaser or two of what I'm working on. Using Tim Holtz Distress as usual, because I love all things Tim! Also using some great colors of Archival Ink from Wendy Vecchi

Can't wait to show you the finished page! But that will have to wait until next week! :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Welcome Fall

Welcome to the new blog release for Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!!!

It's all about the colors and signs of fall that are surrounding us right now. I love something about every season, but in the fall, it's all about the gorgeous colours that are everywhere. I see them in my yard, in Campbell Valley park, near my work and just about everywhere I go.

I don't decorate for all seasons but did this small wall decor piece to welcome the fall this year.

I used 2 burlap canvas boards, size 4X4 and sprayed them with Tim Holtz Distress Sprays in Wild Honey, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint, also a touch of Twisted Citron. Yes those are Scrabble tiles ( found old games at thrift stores).

I used the Thanksgiving Embossing powder and a Versamark pen to do the letters on my Scrabble tiles, because sometimes you just need a little glitter! I embossed images of the maple leaf image in the same powder just to add some sparkle to the background.

I then mixed a little Distress Stain in Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door with some Ranger Texture Paste and used a stencil for the design.

I stamped the maple leaf images and cut them all out and added them to the canvas. I used a few pop dots here and there to give it some dimension, I added a few metal curly cues and the adorable pinecone charm.

The finished project! Welcome Fall with all your beautiful colors!

Please go check out the amazing creations from the Emerald Creek Design Team

Julia Chupik
Diana Hetherington
Karons Krafty Korner  

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter the DARE for this month at Emerald Creek, you could win!


Products Used: 

Emerald Creek Maple Leaf Stamp
Emerald Creek Pine Cone Charm
Emerald Creek Thanksgiving Embossing Powder 
Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock

Ranger Texture Paste
Distress Spray Stain - Barn Door
Distress Spray Stain - Spiced Marmalade
Distress Spray Stain - Wild Honey
Distress Spray Stain - Peeled Paint
Distress Spray Stain - Twisted Citron