Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Timeless - The SG & EC Blog Hop #17 of 40

I am so thrilled to be joining with StencilGirl to inspire all of you!


First, I want to send a thank you to the whole team, especially Mary C. Nasser who organised this and led me through my first major blog hop.

Join the hop, follow along every day and comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win! 

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So let's get started on the evolution of  Timeless

 First I headed out to Michael's for hopefully a round canvas, instead I came away with this sweet wood board on a major sale!



I needed to make a test piece so I didn't screw up, and chose a piece of 12x12 superstock from Creative Scrapbooker magazine.


I picked out some stamps, Memory, Wired, Take 2, Eldergrove, and tree pieces from the Gone Fishin stamp.




Next up is a stencil from stencil girl and and I knew the Seth Apter's Timeless Stencil. I actually picked the stencil first and then the dilapidated building was the perfect stamp.


Add the 9x12 Barb Wire Stencil by Mary Beth Shaw and the 9x12 Chicago Stencil by Nathalie Kalbach and the pieces are selected. 

(FYI: I LOVE the larger stencils)


The Scene is Set!

I began stamping the board and using Distress Grit texture paste for the TIMELESS. 
(you may need to fill some of the deep grooves with a marker)



 I coloured with a direct to board technique for maximum colour. Then I added Wendy Vecchi's Cornflower Mica spray in lieu of water, for a beautiful night sky shimmer.

(I coloured the entire image this way)

Next I went back to the grit paste and pasted pieces of the barbed wire all around the image and dried with a heat tool.


I place the stencil back over the dried paste and used my Ranger Emboss it Dabber to apply the clear in for the Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder to stick too, heated it in sections until I had melted this fabulous powder over everything.

( I did the same with the charred gold to the word Timeless only I buffed it with my finger to create a dull tarnished effect)


I felt like the Chicago Stencil had a bit of the trendy window effect but I didn't want to compromise the wood texture and varied colours. So I used Crackle paste, sprinkled a like and random dusting of Fractured Ice Embossing powder and allowed to dry. Once it fulled dried and crackled, I then heated it adding a slight colouring and helping the embossing powder to maintain the same cracked effect.
(if you heat it before the crackle paste has dried you will get a smoothed effect like normal embossing ink and powder)


The project felt a little flat and 1 dimensional. I used my poinsettia die from Tim Holtz & Sizzix to whip up some brown paper flowers from a natural paper I received a decade or more ago from Vicki and I selected the copper Flower Crest brads for my middles. I inked with brushed corduroy, spritzed with water, dried with a heat tool and then used my hot glue gun to shape the petals up against the brad giving a low profile dimension.

When I was done, I went to my trusty box of dried flowers from the late 1980's. (seriously, my mom never threw this stuff away, and i am always using these sprigs on my projects now)


And we have a beautiful finished wall art......



or do we.

I really, REALLY wanted to add Christmas lights to my dilapidated house, but i didn't want to risk my post for an epic fail. now that I was done, I was ready to see if I would like the lights.

Back to the test piece



LOVE IT!
Now all I could remind myself was I have done this a million times at work, and I don't need to worry. I measured the correct size for the bulbs to have a snug fit. 
✔ we are all good.

I inked the holes with a jiffy marker to reduce the flash of light of the raw wood, and if you make something like this, make sure the bulb comes all the way through or else you will be staring at a glaring line of light instead of separated bulbs




(I added the proof that this is my drill. My hubby bought it for me and labelled it because he and Andy, a friend of ours, would steal my drill and my batteries) 



Now for the best part


THE GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Emerald Creek!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, December 19th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, December 20th.

Today ( Dec 13) check out
(This one is a prize! thank you Seth)



Tomorrow - Dec 14
Gwen Lafleur







DEC 15th

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and their 12 days of Giving. Emerald Creek is leaking a Creativation Surprise ;) ;)
    

Emerald Creek Supplies used Today:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek:
Emboss it Dabber

StencilGirl Stencils used:

9x12 Chicago Stencil
9x12 Barb Wire Stencil
Seth Apter's Timeless Stencil

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112 comments:

  1. This is really fantastic Kim! I like how the barbed wire is covered with embossing, it really brings it out, and the lights were a super idea! Great project!
    Congratulations on teaming up with Stencil Girl for this blog hop, super exciting! I can’t wait to check out the other parts of the hop.

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    1. Thank you so much Ann. The team at Stencil Girl have been an amazing and have so much talent. I have loved this experience!

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  2. This is fabulous! Kim . Love all the neutrals and your cchoice od stmaps and stencils look so good together. As for the lights - Magical .
    . Thanks for sharing the process x

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    1. Thank you so much. I am delighted that you enjoyed it.

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  3. WOW WOW and WOW!!!
    Kim this is outstanding!! So creative and so beautiful!! I love that you hung it in the middle of your photos <3

    Yay for your first hop= looking forward to checking out the others! woo hoo!!
    Jackie xo

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    1. Thank you Jackie. I still remember one of the first projects i saw you do and it changed how I looked at everything. You are an inspiration!

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  4. This is such a beautiful project. Thanks so much for sharing your technique.

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  5. Super cool, Kim!! I enjoyed learning those new techniques, about using the embossing powder on top of another product, like the Grit paste. You have great products, thank you for using our stencils :)

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    1. MB you are just awesome! I am in love with your products and can't wait to start using more. You have the widest variety of designs and so many I can already picture in projects. I really appreciate this opportunity.

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  6. Fabulous! Fractured ice is one of my favorites. I love your powders and need to get more. Happy hopping. Oh the lights are really cool too.

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  7. Wow! Absolutely exquisite, Kim! What a stellar work of art!
    Thank you for teaming up with StencilGirl!
    The possibilities are endless!

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    1. You make me smile. I am so thrilled and can't thank you enough for this opportunity.

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  8. What an amazing project! I absolutely love that you put lights in it and does bring out the warm wintery feeling! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your comments. they are truly appreciated.

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  9. What a great project!> Very inspiring. Ooh, Stencil Girl sounds like a perfect match.

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    1. Thank you Alice. With their variety in Stencils, I am a true fan of SG!

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  10. this is cool. I enjoy working on different materials. Especially if I can keep them from the landfill.

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    1. Thank you and I agree. upcycling projects and giving them purpose is one of my favourite things to do.

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  11. What a great canvas to add to your holiday fun! Very cool how you added the lights.

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  12. Amazing! I walk past those wood pieces all the time at Michaels but never have thought about stamping/texture pasting on them! You've given me something to think about the next time I'm in that aisle!

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    1. I am glad I was able to inspire some ideas. When there is a great sale, it is worth it. pallets and dunnage from hardware stores are also some of my favourite places to shop

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  13. What a lovely piece! Love the idea to use the wood substrate, and the lights are genius!

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    1. Thank you Gwen! I am such a natural elements kind of gal. the board just inspired me

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  14. Such an amazing creation, Kim! Love all of the products you used and the lights are over the top!

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  15. Lovely piece of art. The use of the lights was brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Mimi. I am really glad the lights worked and didn't wreck to project

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  16. Well, for a first timer you rocked the hop! Love the crackle paste idea too! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Awe Patty, you just gave me the biggest smile. Thanks for popping by and commenting

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  17. I love your project! I think the lights are genius!

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  18. Thank you for sharing both what you did each step of the process and why you did it that way. Very instructive!

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    1. Thank you Fran. I think I am such a sharer. I was saying to a team member I wish I could post faster but to eliminate the instructions is just too hard for me ;) Your comment makes it worth the effort.

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  19. What amazing effects! Thanks for showing us how to do it.

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  20. Really lovely! How wonderfully creative.

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  21. Oh my goodness! This is so creative and wonderful! Thank you for sharing your steps!

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    1. Thank you for coming to visit. I am glad you liked the post and project!

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  22. I recently bought some boards at
    Michael's. Haven't decided what
    I am going to do with them but
    I love your idea. Vintage is
    always a good choice. The
    picture inside the fencing is a
    wonderful idea. Thanks for the
    ideas. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you and I cant wait to see what you create. Make sure you tag me when you post a picture of the project

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  23. Okay, this is so far out of the box and I LOVE it! You pieced the most perfect parts together and it all worked! Wonderful! ~Rachel Bell bellbrzs (at) cox (dot) net

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  24. I love it!!! coriegochicoa (at) gmail

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  25. Wow! So creative! Thanks for sharing the steps to make this. Where did you get the lights - how cool are those! janisgraham (at) yahoo (dot com)

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    1. The lights were also at Micheals. right now there are lots to be found ;) but then ask your LSS. They maybe able to custom order them in from their suppliers

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  26. That’s a great creation ! margessw@icloud.com

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  27. What a beautiful winter scene!

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  28. So gorgeous! The dimension you created with the embossing powder is lovely.

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  29. This looks amazing! The board is just the right surface for this project. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  30. Great project. Thanks for sharing

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  31. I really want to try these embossing powders!

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    1. Yay! can't wait. You can always join in challenges to try and win some too

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  32. Interesting technique! I am falling in love with these embossing powders.

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  33. Your combination of techniques is just stunning. The barb wire done in the embossing powder is just wow and making the holes the lights go into dark...just beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Jill. I really love the stencils. That Barb wire is amazing

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  34. cool project! love that barbed wire.. textilerecycler (at) yahoo dot com)

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  35. I am totally blown away Kim ... I've never seen anyone use stencils to "create" a landscape ... and all the wonderful textures and colors. Just spent 3 weeks out West and the barb wire is wonderful! The lights were a make your piece Timeless. Thank you for sharing your creative process with us.

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope to see you play with barb wire in a project

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  36. How wonderfully creative you are and what a great piece! Love these embossing powders with stencils.

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  37. Such a brilliant and beautiful project, Kim! It looks amazing up on your wall!
    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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    1. Mwa! Hugs and I will be by your site next. Thank you so much for joining in on the journey

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  38. Wow! This is an awesome project! Thanks for sharing

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  39. Excellent project! Love it. Congratulatuions on your first Blog Hop. I will be visiting you again :-) All the best.

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    1. Thank you Shelby!. This was quite an interesting experience. I did a small one locally so at least I had an idea of what happens.

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    1. Thanks Melinda! i will bring to a show so you can see it in life!

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  41. What a gorgeous idea and love this so much!!!

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    1. Thank you and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stencil line!

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  42. Very cool project! Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot) org

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  43. Genius with the lights Kim! I absolutely adore it!

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  44. Oh em gee! I love that you added lights to your project! That’s a brilliant idea.

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    1. Thank you Julia! all of this creative evolution began when I met you and saw your canvases with stamps. I appreciate all that you have done and I'm excited to see you rock the Designers Circles. Thank you for joining in this awesome adventure.

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  45. Wonderful project! The lights are fabulous!!

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  46. What an interesting project! I am falling in love with the embossing powders! Fractured ice!! Wow! Thank you, Kim! jwaterhouse57@verizon.net

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  47. WoW Kim!! This is so amazingly beautiful!! Love the vintage look!!
    ((hugs))

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  48. Fantabulous! I can't wait to see what is next!

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  49. Great project and step by step. Love the lights. Thanks for sharing. nadineannwong@gmail.com

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  50. What a great project Kim. I need one of thos dauber tongot with my embossing piwders.

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  51. Super creative - thanks for the inspiration using embossing powder and stencils.

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  52. Great rustic feel with a twist, very cool idea.

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  53. This is lovely! Love the texture and colors. The lights are very festive.

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  54. Amazing Kim. I love this piece - and those lights are the perfect addition.

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  55. REALLY fabulous! The lights are genius!

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  56. What a special touch to add the lights! Pushes the piece out of the ball park!!

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  57. Such a cool project, thank you for sharing!

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  58. Wow! I love this! Great overall design and feeling. It has the right amount of texture and weathered loveliness. So, I thought it was beautiful before the lights, but now I’m just floored by how great that looks. Well done and thanks so much for sharing.

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  59. Beautiful piece ! Thanks for the tip on the crackled past, I will try this !

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  60. That's a great project. There are so many great products "out there" just crying out for some Creativity, and you've certainly brought that to them.

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  61. What a fantastic project, just recently bought some Emerald Creek Embossing powders to try!

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  62. What a beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing...

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