Thursday, 12 July 2018

Beach... by Josefine




Hi everyone and welcome to our July challenge. This month's theme is all about beaches, so I decided to create a nautical themed canvas with a little twist. Emerald Creek has a huge variety of stamps and I had the "Out the Back Door" stamp laying around. The perfect stamp for a beach scene ;) well, a snarky beach scene.

I started by coloring a canvas in a variety of blue shades. An easy way of adding the color is to put little drops all over the canvas and then brush the paint from left to right - not mixing it up too much.


Next, I added a few bubbles to the background by blending Versamark ink through the Retreat Circle stencil and adding Deep Sea embossing powder all over the canvas. Obviously, some areas of paint weren't entirely dry yet, so the powder ended up all over the canvas. But to be honest, I actually liked it. Then I adhered a few fishes to the background that I cut out from a napkin.


Then I mixed Candy Orange and Dirty Sand, stamped the "Out the Back Door" stamp with Versamark ink on a scrap piece of paper and embossed it with the mix of embossing powder.


I created the actual beach by adding Dirty Sand to the bottom of the canvas. I mixed it with a little Patina Oxide and carefully melted several layers of both together. At the end I adhered the house to the beach and surrounded it with seashells and stones. Because the adhesive was showing between all of them, I added more Patina Oxide and Dirty Sand all over it.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join our challenge :)

Happy holidays, wherever you are! 

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECJULY2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


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





Monday, 9 July 2018

Beach... by Karla


Hi friends! Karla back today with another take on our Beach Themed Challenge this month - I've created a beachy layout using lots of beautiful Emerald Creek Craft Supplies embossing powders. I love putting a little extra texture and bling on my layouts, and these powders just push that to the next level!

I used some cutfiles from the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog for my title, the waves and the seashells. One of the my favourite techniques is using embossing powders on cutfiles. The Baked Texture Patina Oxide Embossing Powder has such a gorgeous blueish patina and worked perfectly to coat my shells and the edges of some Canvas Corp seashell paper cut with a stitched circle diecut.


This sweet Emerald Creek Camera Charm works so great layered over the papers and a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Snarky sentiment sticker pad.


I really love the texture and colour of the Baked Texture Dirty Sand Embossing Powder. It actually resembles sand you'd find at the beach with a bit of glitz!


I finished off with some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins layered over the Wild Whisper Wild Whimsy papers.


Here's a look at the process video where you can see how much fun I had completing this page and playing with these gorgeous powders.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your own 'Beach' project featuring anything beach related - shells, water, sand... we'd love to see what you come up with - see below for details! Have a wonderful, craft week ahead <3

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:


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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECJULY2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


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





Wednesday, 4 July 2018

4th of July Winner & New Product Reveal - #26 of 40

Happy 4th of July

The Celebrate Winner #2 is ......

Mary Nasser




We couldn't pass up the opportunity to showcase her celebration pages! Check out her post for all of the details!

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Now it's time for our next BIG reveal

We Welcome .....

Rita Barakat 




to our list of Designers.

We are excited to launch her Magical Mysteries line of embossing powders.

Hold on to your wands as we share the newest colours.

Check out her blog post for her creative expressions

Mermaid Fin - I love the glittery colors!!!! Just like a mermaid fin should look like! SOOOO much sparkle it's amazing! Glittery blues and greens!



Dragons Egg - This is so cool - it looks like mica powder at first but when you heat it up it bubbles and transforms it looks like dragon skin. Well, I've never seen a dragon up close but if I had, it would look like this! 😉



Fairy Wings - This has several amazing iridescent colors on top of a purple-ish iridescent backdrop, just like fairy wings!!! Of course, I have seen those! lol!


Midnight Magic - Black and Royal blue swirls of midnight magic. (Because fairies always play at midnight!)




Light it up during the day and then it ...wait for it...GLOWS IN THE DARK!



Kiss of the Fairy - Imagine if a fairy kissed you on the forehead, I think she would leave a little fairy magic behind!


This color would make a gorgeous holographic lip gloss and it also GLOWS IN THE DARK!



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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ecJuly2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.




Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


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