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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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 8 – Stencil with Glue

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 8 - Stencil with Glue

I’m back with one more page for the collaboration between Tina Walker and StencilGirl: The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 8 (which was last week’s prompt) is “stencil with glue” and I took that prompt rather loosely. I ended up embossing my page, so the glue is the embossing dabber πŸ˜‰ This page went from treasure hunt to Halloween page rather quickly. I definitely wanted to use the Scribble X stencil but the original idea was a treasure map. After my embossing powder started flowing, it felt more like something is taking over, literally. So I looked at my Halloween ephemera and …

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Welcome to the Art Journaling YouTube Hop

Art Journaling YouTube hop

Yay, the day we all have been waiting for (well, at least me πŸ˜‰ ) is finally here! Welcome to the Art Journaling YouTube hop, organized by the amazing Keren Tamir and she is accompanied by incredible artists. And to top it all off, we have a long list of vendors that all sponsored prices for you – but more on that in a little bit. I’m super excited to be part of this incredible line up of artists and can’t wait to hear from you how you liked the hop. The idea was to create a page that reflects …

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Take me by the hand art journal page with Visible Image

Take me by the hand art journal page with Visible Image

I’m back with a new art journal page using stamps and stencils from Visible Image. You know what I like about them? All of these sets can be used interchangeably – you can combine them in so many ways. Talk about versatility! For today’s page I’m using a mix of old and new stencils and one of my favorite sentiment stamps. It all started with the background. Sometimes I have difficulties starting with a page. What colors to choose, what technique to use, how to apply the paint? For those moments, I have the perfect way of overcoming the “fear …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2 – A tied up art journal page

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2

Hi everyone, welcome to the Stencilfied Journal prompt 2 – a collaboration between StencilGirl and Tina Walker. Every week, Tina is releasing a new prompt and this week is involving mother nature. We have to create a journal page and then tie it to something outside. A little scary, but I have my fingers crossed that it won’t rain here in Southern California πŸ˜‰ For this prompt, I ripped out the middle page of my journal already before I started. This way it was a little easier to work on it and I didn’t need to worry that I might …

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Dream and Inspire with the new stamps from Visible Image

Dream and Inspire with the new stamps from Visible Image

Eeeek, the new stamps from Visible Image are out and I love them. My favorite? The mathematical ones. That’s why I had to use the Elemental stamp for my first post using the new ones. As a great coincidence, I found a bunch of old math and engineering books on a second hand website that I just had to incorporate. So I started with a collage and combined it with my favorite Colorations spray colors and some of the new and some of the “old” Visible Image stamps. Thankfully, I remembered to put up the camera this time, because I …

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Use your wings art journal page featuring Emerald Creek

Use your wings art journal page featuring Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m back with a new project for Emerald Creek πŸ™‚ Today I created an art journal page using EC embossing powder, stamps and charms. Use your wings seemed to be a good quote for this one as I’m using the Cardinal stamp. I also used some StencilGirl stencils and Paper Artsy paints. But the best part is really the Charred Gold embossing powder that always leaves me in aaaw. But see for yourself: What do you think? Isn’t that embossing powder just unique? I always love how it melts πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to join the challenge over at …

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Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Emerald Creek and Altered Pages have a fun collaboration at the moment and of course, I’m joining. The November theme is “unsung heroes” and I used the topic to create a sparkling Christmas card. For me the unsung hero is not a person, but a feeling. I think that “joy” is not valued enough, especially when we are all trying to get our errands done, trying to keep life together, etc. Joy is the feeling that keeps us going. So I used my joy for experimenting to create a sparkling Christmas card with Emerald Creek embossing powder, Altered Pages digital …

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Monoprinting techniques for quick & easy tags – featuring Visible Image

Monoprinting techniques for quick and easy tags - featuring Visible Image

And woops, Thanksgiving is over and we are one holiday closer to Christmas and the end of the year… I hope you enjoyed Turkey day (if you’re in the US). Today I’m sharing my first project for the Visible Image design team and I’m showing you a few monoprinting techniques. Of course I’ll also finish the tags up πŸ™‚ Visible Image is a great company. If you haven’t seen them yet, you have to check them out. It’s exactly my style and I’m in love with all the silhouette stamps and fun sentiments. It’s super easy to create stunning mixed …

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