Inspirational Artist Trading Coin (ATC) chain with Emerald Creek

Inspirational Artist Trading Coin (ATC) chain with Emerald Creek

I finally did it… I finally created an Artist Trading Coin, actually several of them. Artist Trading Coins are little circles of 2.5″ in diameter. Super fun. I love adding circles to my projects, no I create on round surfaces. And they are perfect for all those smaller, gorgeous stamps from Emerald Creek. Once I was done creating my three ATCs, I decided that I want to go one step further. I put them all together to create an Artist Trading Chain, lol. But see for yourself: What do you think? For a first time, not too shabby? Don’t forget …

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In the Night ATCs with Emerald Creek

In the Night with Emerald Creek

The theme over at the Emerald Creek blog is In the Night and I decided to make it a Halloween project. I haven’t done much for Halloween this year, which is not normal for me πŸ˜‰ I couldn’t decide which of my many Emerald Creek Halloween stamps to use. So, I went with the easy way – creating multiple projects. That’s why I created 3 ATCs (short for Artist Trading Cards) using night colors for the background and bright embossing powder. But see for yourself: How about winning a gift card for Emerald Creek? Join the monthly challenge over on …

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Sweet cocoa with Emerald Creek aroma embossing powder

Emerald Creek Sweet Coffee

Hi everyone and welcome to a new project for Emerald Creek. This time I decided to create something using the Aroma embossing powder. They are called Aroma because they smell like whatever the name is, for example the Chocolate Dream that I’m using smells like Swiss hot chocolate, yummy. So, I had to pair it with the new Unwind stamp set from Pam Bray to create a sweet cocoa card. During the video I’m showing you how to create a fall colored background using water color powders and how to color an image using embossing powder. Both super fun and …

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Get Wrapped – Art journal blog hop with Emerald Creek, PaperArtsy, Seth Apter and Eileen Hull

Get Wrapped Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull blog hop

Oh my, I’m so excited about the Get Wrapped blog hop which is a collaboration between Emerald Creek, PaperArtsy, Seth Apter and Eileen Hull. I love hops like this where everyone has the same base and then you can see how differently the topic is interpreted. The paints Seth sent me had a medieval flair to them, so I decided to go with that theme. I found some stencils that had matching patterns, including some little buttons from Emerald Creek that were perfect for the opening and closing mechanism. Needless to say that I had a blast playing with my …

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Emerald Creek and the Great Outdoors

The great outdoors with Emerald Creek

Oh my, I had so much fun creating these four cards. It feels like I haven’t made a mixed media card in forever, even though I know it’s not true πŸ˜‰ So what better timing than the current theme over on the Emerald Creek blog Great Outdoors. I love playing a little and then making a few simple cards. These are a great combination of paint splattering (just a little) and embossing powder fun. You can see all the details in my video. Here I show you how I created the backgrounds using a brayer and my Gel Press and …

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Emerald Creek & StencilGirl Blog Hop

Emerald Creek and StencilGirl Blog Hop

Welcome to the StencilGirl and Emerald Creek blog hop. This hop is full of talented people, from Seth Apter, to Eileen Hull, Tina Walker and so many more. I’m definitely super excited to be part of this hop and can’t wait to hear from you what you think about all these incredible projects. I combined Seth Apter’s Baked Texture with other Emerald Creek embossing powder and stencils from Traci Bautista and Cat Kerr. I love silhouette stencil and just had to make them shine for this post. But enough talk… here is my video that shows you how I created …

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Beach Scene with Emerald Creek

Emerald Creek July Theme Beach

Hi and welcome to a new post for Emerald Creek. This month’s challenge theme is “beach” so I created a little, nautical canvas. It all started with the background for the canvas. I simply put a few drops of paint all over it – all in different shades of blue – and then spread them from left to right. To add some texture, I blended Versamark ink through the Retreat Circles stencil and embossed it with Deep Sea Baked Texture. The paint was not entirely dry, so it left some more stripes of embossing powder when I sprinkled it all …

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Make a wish – How to a create quick and simple ATCs with Emerald Creek

Make a wish ATC with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m “celebrating” with the Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps for the June topic “Celebration” πŸ™‚ I created a make a wish ATC using the fairy and dragon stamp, plus two of the new Baked Texture embossing powders. I’m in an ATC fever at the moment and just love to work on those small surfaces. In case you don’t know what an ATC is – it stands for Artist Trading Cards and they are 2.5 x 3.5 inches small. They are meant to be exchanged with other crafters – so if you would like to get one of …

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At Emerald Creek is where the magic happens

At Emerald Creek is where the magic happens

Hi everyone and welcome to a new blog post for Emerald Creek. Today I’m sharing three tags that I made with some of my favorite β€œmagic” embossing powders. The theme over on the Emerald Creek blog is “Guy Things” but I’m not very good with a male theme. So I decided to go with “grungy” instead to make it a little easier for me πŸ˜‰ I started by adding a little paint to the background and then went straight to the focal point. For that I used a mix of Seth Apter stencils and Paper Artsy paints. To add more …

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Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Hi everyone, I had a lot of fun playing with the new Distress Oxide colors and the ranger Gel Plates. I experimented with the Oxides and how they act for mono printing. In addition, I finally played with the new Baked Texture embossing powders from Emerald Creek and Seth Apter again to create some yummy texture on my tags. You can see all the details in my video, how the ink behaves, how gorgeous the Baked Textures are and most of all, how much fun everyone can have with just playing around πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoyed my little experiment …

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