Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Surf & Turf Saga - Pt 6 of 7

The Surf & Turf  - Part 6

As the Saga continues, and as we wander across fields and mountains, or dive through salt sprays and waterfalls, we are reminding you of our monthly dare.

The Surf and Turf  means if it is land or water, we want to feature it.

Show us what you can create for either Surf, Turf or a combination of both.




Claudia



Has your prince already come along? Well, mine luckily has (and he's no whale of course...giggle). But let's talk Emerald Creek business: I used the wonderful "blue whale" stamp from Emerald Creek's awesome "Native Art" collection and several EC embossing enamels alongside a lot of Distress stains and inks to create my little fun art journaling page. My son loves sea creatures and has been wanting to become a marine biologist from the very start - so whales have been his favourites since he was little (especially the humpback whale and sperm whale) and honestly I love them too. Imagine my little boy diving in the ocean and meeting one of these amazing animals eye to eye!!!! That's something I wish for him to happen - that he will meet his prince of whales. ;)


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I will now continue to brag on about my team. I love them, I feel they are the best and since all of them are on other awesome teams, I know others agree, that these ladies are the best.


Today it is all about Claudia. She is currently the longest running member on our team. Her ability to stay true to her mixed media art style, while incorporating many of the EC products, always blows my mind. She is truly a delight and an inspiration. She is so valued on my team, that if ever the time comes where life pulls us apart, I will be so sad. Luckily, there is no need for her to be leaving any time soon. I already have plans for her in the fall and don't miss seeing her projects in any of our tradeshow booths. These masterful pieces of art must be experienced live and tend to appear almost every where I go. :) 

Claudia, it is hard to choose a favourite piece from you but the one I do hold dear was my custom Wonder Woman logo you made for me last September out of embossing powder. It will be forever placed on my wall. Thank you! 

Don't miss more of Claudia's amazing talent. Follow her blog & Design Teams: DecoArt, Calico Craft Parts, Canvas Corp Brands, and other amazing challenge blogs.

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:


Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
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To enter this month's Surf & Turf Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Wings of an Angel - Guest post by Josefine

Josefine is Back!

Today she created an amazing canvas to share with us. I love the simplicity of the layers, the brilliance of the colours, and the accent of the embossing powders. 

Please follow along and share in the love and inspiration Josefine inspires us with. 

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Wow, I’m in love with the Emerald Creek embossing powder and at the end of this project, you’ll know why. Well, I was before, but this project left me in aaaw.

A few days ago I started with an idea and I had no clue that it would turn out that gorgeous (and usually I’m not one of those people who constantly brags about themselves…). Normally, I create smaller projects. Even when I work on a canvas, it’s usually small enough to fit on my craft table. But I had one large canvas, just in case, and that meant I had to work on my floor ;)

I found a pair of wings and a metal flower the other day, so I wanted to create a sunset background for them.

I started by painting the ocean.


Next up, the sunset. The first layer was just about getting paint onto the canvas.


Second color, but no blending yet.


I added the third color on top, but still didn't worry about blending.


The last color had to fill up the rest of the canvas.


 Now I started with blending the paint. I used a sponge brush and dabbed back and forth between the colors.


I added a little more color to simplify the blending. I always focused on the two adjacent colors and dabbed with both of them back and forth.


Then I added the reflection of the sun to the water.


I blended the white with the sponge brush and my fingers.


I also added a little black to the corners to frame the scene.


Then I gessoed the wings with two coats of white Gesso.


I blended some gold ink on top to add a settled shimmer.


Isn't it gorgeous?


The tips of the wings needed more gold, so I heat embossed them with Emerald Creek Charred Gold. I added three layers by dabbing Versamark onto the wing.


I briefly gessoed the metal flower and spritzed some water on top. I used the water to keep the Emerald Creek Fractured Ice embossing powder in place. Then I melted it, so it looks like water droplets. Careful, it's hot!


This was my squeak moment. I was sure that the Fractured Ice embossing powder would look cute, but this? You should have seen me, lol.


 I adhered the wings onto the canvas first and then added the flower on top. The flower needed a little stronger gel medium.


And this is the end result.


Here are some more close ups, so you can see how gorgeous the embossing powder is. I’m still in aaaaw and can’t wait to use these for other home decor projects.



Kim, thanks again for having me! I always enjoy creating with your products!

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Thank you Josefine, I look forward to having you join our team in the near future. :)

Hugs from Canada!



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Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Surf & Turf Saga - Pt 5 of 7

The Surf & Turf  - Part 5

As the Saga continues, and as we wander across fields and mountains, or dive through salt sprays and waterfalls, we are reminding you of our monthly dare.

The Surf and Turf  means if it is land or water, we want to feature it.

Show us what you can create for either Surf, Turf or a combination of both.



Jess


Leo and Shelly both knew it was love at first sight.  My quirky take on the Surf and Turf Challenge.  


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I will now continue to brag on about my team. I love them, I feel they are the best and since all of them are on other awesome teams, I know others agree, that these ladies are the best.


Today, I want to share my love of Jess. I was introduced to her through Nicole Wright when we were in Anaheim. We almost had her convinced to join us at CHA because I was hugely overwhelmed for my first show, but she needed to be home with her family. Her desire to lend a hand is what stuck with me, and she became a guest designer for this blog. (Do you see a trend here? I know I do. ) Since she joined the Design Team, Jess has continually 'WOWed' me with her ability to transform stamp images into patterns or designs, teaching me to really see beyond the box. She is an amazing friend, and she was there when I need help in Phoenix. Especially when blood pressures should have been going up, she was there, helping me to breathe and de-stress prior to the show by taking me out for little bit of junking and a whole lot of fun.  

See you in 2018 Jess!


To see so much more from Jess check out her blog here. I am delighted to share her with Canvas Corp Brands & Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. When Jess combines the 3 of us on a project magic happens!


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:


EMBELLISHMENTS:
Handmade Charm


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To enter this month's Surf & Turf Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Surf & Turf Saga - Pt 4 of 7

The Surf & Turf  - Part 4

So the Saga will happen each month with 7 designers (including me) posting through out the month. We will be introducing guest designers periodically and continuing with awesome of contests.

The Surf and Turf  means if it is land or water, we want to feature it.

Show us what you can create for either Surf, Turf or a combination of both.




Sara Emily-sarascloset



I had some fun incorporating a little turf with my surf on this mixed media tag. Can you spot the mammal? If you have time, head on over to my blog  to see how I used stains, inks, sprays, and embossing powders to create my Surf and Turf tag.


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A quick brag about my team. I love them, I feel they are the best and since all of them are on other awesome teams, I know others agree, that these ladies are the best.


Today, I want to tell you about Sara. I met her online almost 2 years ago now. She was one of the first people to play in my blog challenge when I started. She created this hideously wonderful head for Halloween. Click here to see it if you dare. Since then I  have leaned to her for literary help, talked about our kids, shared laughs and shed a tear. She is amazing. A devoted Mom to her kids, she has been a great advisor and friend to me. I love her to pieces.    



To see more of Sara's amazing work head to her blog and see her designs for A Vintage Journey, Scrapy Land, and one of my favourite teams Anything But Cute!


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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 

To enter this month's Surf & Turf Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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