Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek embossing powder

Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek

New month, new challenge over at Emerald Creeks. This month’s challenge is “Canada the Beautiful” and I created a winter wonderland. Of course I could have used the obvious maple leaf, but I wanted to create a different version. That’s why I created a snow scene. I would love to see Canada in the winter. Unfortunately I have been up there, but I really want to go sometime. I like the winter and living in California and I’m missing the seasons sometimes. I imagine that the snow is white and puffy and it’s all quite. Forest scenes in the winter …

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How to use Emerald Creek embossing powder and Distress Oxide for a mixed media tag

Emerald Creek embossing powder and Distress Oxide on a mixed media tag

I have some exciting news for you: I’m now part of the Emerald Creek design team πŸ˜€ I’m super excited about that! The first time I heard about Emerald Creek was at Creativation when I took a quick class at their booth. I was stoked and I just had to ask her for a guest design opportunity. Since then I joined her for two guest posts and when a spot opened up at the design team, Kim asked me to join her. And here I am πŸ™‚ The great thing is that you can benefit from this as well. Emerald …

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How to create an Angel Canvas with Emerald Creek embossing powders

Angel Canvas with Emerald Creek

I’m up on the Emerald Creek blog again as a guest designer. Today I prepared a slightly larger project using Emerald Creek embossing powder. I already was in love with them, but after I finished this project I am even more. Because this project is a little larger than my usual projects, I took a few more photos. You can click on them to enlarge 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, …

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Father’s Day photo frame – life is not always black and white

Father's Day photo frame with Emerald Creek and Art Anthology

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! For today I created a Father’s Day photo frame and the theme is “life is not always black and white”. The idea came to me after seeing the two cat stamps from Emerald Creek. I found the photo frame at Michael’s for $1 and it was the perfect “canvas” for my idea. The black and white gemstones and my new Art Anthology paint were the perfect match. So I grabbed some stencils and got started. And of course, I filmed the process for you πŸ˜‰ I think that the black and …

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Video: Father’s Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Father's Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m so excited about this post. Kim, the owner of Emerald Creek, contacted me and asked me if I want to create another project using her unique stamps and incredible embossing powders. Well, heck yeah! So here I am, sharing a Father’s Day wood panel with you. I used several embossing powders to create all the texture and love how it turned out. These powders always surprise me when they melt. But instead of describing the effects, I prepared a video for you showing all the details. Be prepared for some jaw dropping moments πŸ˜› For all you …

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How to create a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide & Emerald Creek

Colorful art journal page with shiny hearts using Distress Oxide and Emerald Creek embossing powder

Yesterday’s prompt over at Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventure challenge was shiny and instead of finding anything shiny at home, I created a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide for the background and Emerald Creek embossing powder for the shiny hearts. I started with adhering pieces of an old German book onto my page. Then I added a layer of clear gesso. Next I used my Clarity stencil brushes to blend 4 of the Distress Oxide colors together… …and added some water splashes to add more interest to the background. Then I added the bigger umbrella girl silhouette by blending …

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Two “Simple” Cards – Guest Designing for Emerald Creek

Two simple cards with Emerald Creek and Ken Oliver Color Bursts

I’m so excited to be guest designing for Emerald Creek today and I’m so grateful for this opportunity. I met Kim at Creativation and after talking a bit I just asked her, if I could create a card with one of her amazing stamps. You should definitely take a look at her store, she has some super unique stamps, embossing powders and little gems. Because I liked the β€œsimple” stamp from Kelly Klapstein so much, I decided to create two cards with it. I just love that font and as you might know, I’m not a “simple” card kind a …

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