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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Raiders of the lost stash with Nathalie Kalbach

Wow, what a topic. I knew that I have a lot of “lost stash” but because we are renovating our house, there is even more that has come back to the surface. So, over the last weeks, I put aside a some of those lost items, thinking that they would be perfect for this theme – and I’m telling you, that stash was a hot podge of stuff 😉 I really like this topic though. It gets you digging and you find some really neat things. For my project for the “Raiders of the lost stash” theme, I decorated a …

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How to create a journal cover with Eileen Hull and news about IntheMkng

Eileen Hull Handmade Journal with Seth Apter stencils

Hello everyone, I’m super excited to share this post with you! Originally, I wanted to tell you all about IntheMkng, a festival at the end of September for everything crafty, but then I got distracted and started playing with Eileen Hull’s die, so that’s what I’m going to show you instead 😉 But how did I get here? You might have seen that I’m currently signed up as a VIP AFCI Creator and that I’m planning to go the InTheMkng event in September. Eileen Hull is one of the designers that will be there and because I just recently discovered …

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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 😉 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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Endless Summer Cheerful Mixed Media Cards for N*Studio

Endless Summer Mixed Media Cards for Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! Summer has started, it’s official. We are having the first days with over 100 degrees in California, so I spend a lot of time in my pool. When we bought our house, we fell in love with the pool. It is plastered with a variety of blue tiles which shine amazing when the sun hits them. The colors of the pool were my inspiration for this month’s theme – Endless Summer. But as always, I started with those colors and then couldn’t stop. But let’s start at the beginning. I decided to create a few greeting cards. I …

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Creating my own Baked Texture with new Seth Apter stamps from PaperArtsy

PaperArtsy Baked Texture

Hi an welcome to a new post for the PaperArtsy blog. The topic is “Baked Texture” and instead of using Seth’s Baked Texture embossing powder for it, I created my own (texture, not embossing powders 😉 ). I combined the Baked Texture with new Seth Apter stamps that have been released by PaperArtsy just recently. I rarely create bigger 3D items, but I was kind of on the role with this project and I added quite a bit dimension. My quick video will show you all the details. Have you used Resin before? I thought that it is a lot …

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The Plain Box Society – A collaboration between Tina Walker and StencilGirl®

The plain box society - a collaboration with Tina Walker and StencilGirl

Welcome to the plain box society, a collaboration between StencilGirl® and Tina Walker. You might be wondering what this is all about, so let me explain. Tina Walker was looking for artists that would join her in a collaboration which was all about decorating a plain box. And wow, the response was amazing. Obviously I am one of the artists that got selected and this is the box I created – a tea box. You won’t believe the amazing creations everybody came up with. Definitely check out the StencilGirl® blog – Tina is sharing all the amazing pictures over there …

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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 😉 ) 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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What is he protecting? Let’s decorate a little box with Paper Artsy.

Let's decorate a little box with Paper Artsy.

Hi everyone and welcome to a new project from me using PaperArtsy stamps and paints. This theme was called “Enshrined” and I decided to decorate a little box for this 3D printed octopus. I also had a little wooden box laying around for a while, so I decided to create a lair for him. I used a variety of blue shaded fresco Finish paints to create an ocean scene and added a bunch of texture using Seth Apter’s stamps ESA07 and ESA08. Then I added a few fish that I cut out from a napkin, added his treasures to the …

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