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! 

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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

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 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!



Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Beach... by Peg


Peg

Summer is here and it is time for some summertime fun at the beach. I don't know if you remember the beach baby mermaid I created a while ago but it was super fun to make. Here is a link to that post.
Well, that piece just inspired another. 


You can see the process video here:


I hope you get inspired and take the dare for July.

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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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!




Sunday, 1 July 2018

Beach Treasures - Kim 25 of 40

Here We Go......


Well June was about the busiest I have been yet. So let's catch it all  up.

We doubled our embossing powder space, so we have spent the last 2 weeks, renovating, building, cleaning and reorganizing our space to try and pull 1 more year before we have outgrown our current space.

We have lots of packages ready to ship Monday & Tuesday and are 2 weeks away from being caught up in orders. Yay!, this was a long time coming, and I sincerely have to say Thank you to everyone. Your support and patience has made this all possible as we had an unprecedented 1000% growth over the last 5 months. An exciting and painful jump and blessing that I have loved every day. (even if I was crying, LOL)

Now for Winners.

My apologies for the delays in my preparation.

First - CONGRATULATIONS to our May Winner for the Masculine Challenge -

Ann Barnes with her Life Observed piece


Ann please email Katelyn at info@emeraldcreek.co for with your information for your prize pack.

Second - Winners, Winners....

HAPPY CANADA DAY! 


Here's Our Celebration's winner for today.


Congratulations to Ellie of Ellie's Creatie's,  winner of the 
Celebration Dare with her Celebrate the Summer entry.


Ellie please email Katelyn at info@emeraldcreek.co for with your information for your prize pack.

Special Mention Goes To:


Please email Kim, info@emeraldcreek.co and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


and you know we will have one more winner on July 4th because Hey! I felt like we need to celebrate both occasions this week.

Third we have an exciting announcement on July 4th as well so stay tuned and watch for that

and Fourth - We have a very exciting launch today.

Kristina Moyer of KMO Designs 

is joining the Emerald Creek family of Designers and Brands wither her very own style of stamps. I am really excited to have been chosen by Kristina to bring her art to a new medium. We are starting with the Canadiana style series, launching her Cities and Lighthouse stamps.


So here is my Beach inspired post using these new babies as I take them for a test drive.

Vancouver Card

Ottawa Card


St John's (to become a memory piece from my trip there)


Lighthouse Card


Happy Canada Day!

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 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, 25 June 2018

Celebration... by Nora

Nora


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 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!